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Dave Matthews Band announces two shows

 

 

The Dave Matthews Band has announced their first two shows of the year.  They will play the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham, AL on April 6, where they will be supported by Vintage Trouble. They will then play the Snowden Grove Amphitheatre in Southaven, MS on April 27.

Tickets go on sale to members of the Warehouse fan club on January 17 at 10am, while the Citi Car preslae will begin February 4 at 10am.  General public tickets will be able on sale February 8 at 10am.

Dave Matthews Band, 5/22/12

Dave Matthews Band
Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Atlanta, GA
May 22, 2012

 

 

Time flies when you’re having fun, but for fans of the jam world’s claim to mainstream fame, Dave Matthews Band, recent times haven’t exactly been the stuff the stuff that “Ants Marching” is made of.

For many, it seems like it was just yesterday when Dave Matthews announced an undetermined hiatus, but last Tuesday night, it was fully evident that ATL Dave fans were in need of a good quenching from their beloved front man and his band of the original 3 – Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard and Boyd Tinsley — plus guitarist Tim Reynolds, trumpeter Rashawn Ross and sax man Jeff Coffin.

With a set that covered most era bases, from Under the Table & Dreaming‘s “Ants Marching” and “Jimi Thing” to Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King‘s “Squirm,” “Shake Me Like a Monkey” and others, the only album that wasn’t represented was 2001’s Everyday.

It is safe to say that the dancing and glowing fans did not seem to mind the album’s absence. They were simply happy to have received a good old fashioned Atlanta dose of Dave Matthews Band.

 

Setlist

 

Sweet, You Might Die Trying, Grace Is Gone >Eh Hee, Seek Up, Save Me, Shake Me Like A Monkey, Mercy, #41, Gaucho, Dont Drink The Water

Out of My Hands, Jimi Thing, You and Me >Funny The Way It Is, Squirm, Ants Marching

Encore: Pantala Naga Pampa, Rapunzel

 

Click the thumbnail(s) to view photos from the show by Michael Podrid

 

 

 

80 artists tip their hats to Bob Dylan to benefit Amnesty International

Two iconic forces that have impacted the past 50 years – the life-saving human rights activism of Nobel Peace Prize-winning Amnesty International and the incomparable artistry of Bob Dylan – are being saluted by 80 musicians who contributed new or previously unreleased recordings to Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International.

Chimes of Freedom is Executive Produced by legendary music executive Jeff Ayeroff and Julie Yannatta, who spearheaded Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur – a 2007 collection of John Lennon solo compositions performed by major artists including U2, Green Day, and R.E.M.

The collection is scheduled for physical (4 discs) and digital release in North America on January 24, 2012 through Fontana Distribution. It will be distributed internationally through Fontana International, a Universal Music company, on January 30.

Chimes of Freedom features a stellar and diverse group of artists across the generational and musical spectrum. The performers, including many of Amnesty International’s longtime supporters, range in age from teenage pop star Miley Cyrus, 19, to folk music legend Pete Seeger, who, at 92, records Dylan’s poignant “Forever Young,” with a children’s chorus.

The diversity of the musicians and musical genres – from rock, rap, hip-hop to pop, folk, country, jazz and blues — attests to Amnesty’s depth of support in the music community, the universal appeal of the core message of human rights, and the breadth of Dylan’s impact on culture. Almost every track on the album is being released for sale for the first time* – except for the title song, Dylan’s original 1964 recording of “Chimes of Freedom.” Seventy songs were recorded especially for this release – with the addition of a few previously unreleased recordings.

“This album is a powerful fusion of the music community’s respect for Amnesty’s life-affirming work and for Bob Dylan’s enduring brilliance,” said Ayeroff and Yannatta.  “We are proud to have worked with Amnesty to produce this remarkable project.”

In 1962, Amnesty International evolved from a one-year campaign to free political prisoners into a worldwide movement fighting for justice, freedom and human dignity; today the organization has more than three million supporters in 150 countries.  In March of that same year Bob Dylan’s debut album was released, launching an unparalleled recording career.

“Over the half century, Dylan’s art has explored and expressed the anguish and hope of the modern human condition,” observed Sean Wilentz, the noted historian, in the album liner notes.

“Bob Dylan’s music endures because he so brilliantly captures  our heartbreak, our joy, our frailty, our confusion, our courage and our struggles,” said Karen Scott Amnesty International’s Manager of Music Relations. “His words convey a depth of meaning that few artists can equal, inspiring us and always moving ahead of our expectations.  We at Amnesty International are deeply grateful to this legendary musician and to all of the artists who have contributed to this project.”

All of the artists, session musicians, arrangers, engineers, producers and recording studios worked pro-bono to support the human rights cause. Almost 30 tracks on the album were mixed gratis by famed engineer Bob Clearmountain. Bob Ludwig and Adam Ayan of Gateway Mastering donated their mastering services. The album cover illustration is by Grammy Award winning artist Mick Haggerty. Eight tracks were produced or executive produced by Martin Lewis, who as co-creator/producer in the 1970s of Amnesty’s ongoing “Secret Policeman’s Ball” benefit series, instigated Amnesty’s outreach to rock musicians by recruiting and producing Pete Townshend, Sting, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Bob Geldof and others. Executive Producers for Amnesty International are Helen Garrett, director of special projects, and Karen Scott, manager of music relations.

Through Chimes of Freedom, Amnesty International seeks to enlist support for its fight against censorship and attacks on free speech – whether involving artists, writers, musicians, political activists or bloggers. In this campaign, Amnesty is fighting for people such as the imprisoned Nobel Prize winner Liu Xiaobo in China, a scholar and human rights defender imprisoned since 2009 for writing about corruption and criticizing China’s political system.  In addition to purchasing the album at www.amnestyusa.org/chimes, supporters will find actions they can take to help individuals whose freedom of expression is under threat.

The rebirth of the DMB

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Just in case the world needed a reminder, the Dave Matthews Band can still kill it on stage.

It’s just too bad that it took tragedy to remind them how to bring it.

 A few nights ago, the band took the stage at the Beacon Theatre, and in front of a sold out crowd and tens of thousands of fans watching around the world via the live, televised broadcast, they unleashed Dave Matthews Band 2.0 upon the masses.

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Dave Matthews Band with Gov’t Mule

Riverbend Music Center

Cincinnati, Ohio

August 1, 2006 

Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule entertained a wilting, sold out crowd at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 1 while opening for the Dave Matthews Band. Combined heat and humidity levels topped out at around the 98-100 degree mark, and water became the preferred drink of choice. Haynes took the stifling weather in stride, delivering an inspiring set of Mule standards that kept the crowd engaged.

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