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Feb.
19th

Dave Matthews collaborator Tim Reynolds on new tunes, Buddhism, DMB tour plans

Dave Matthews fans know guitar virtuoso Tim Reynolds from the live CDs "Live at Luther College" and "Live at Radio City." Several thousand saw the dynamic duo headline a concert in honor of the Dalai Lama last April at KeyArena.


But Saturday (Feb. 21), Reynolds will bring his main band, TR3, to Jazzbones. And recently I caught up with him to talk about Tibetan Buddhism, songs from TR3’s new "Radiance" disc, and his roots in Charlottesville, Va., where he met Matthews and helped push him toward arena rockin’ glory. Here

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Feb.
18th

Dave Matthews Band tour dates (in case you hadn’t guessed when the DMB is playing the Gorge)

Dave Matthews Band just announced summer tour dates, which include a three-night stand at (wait for it, wait it) the Gorge Amphitheatre. That would be the band’s traditional Labor Day weekend concerts, which will take place on Sept. 4, 5 and 6 this year with G. Love & Special Sauce and the Yonder Mountain String Band opening up.


The tour will kick off on April 14 at New York’s Madison Square Garden and wind down Oct. 2 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to the announcement. Other supporting bands recruited for this go around include the Hold Steady,

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Dec.
15th

Dave Matthews band unveil new album, spring tour details

The Dave Matthews Band will return with its first studio album in four years on April 14, the band’s publicist announced today. The as yet untitled follow-up to 2005’s “Stand Up” will be produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance), according to a related press release.


The band will also take the new songs on the road next spring. The band — Matthews, drummer Carter Beauford, bassist Stefan Lessard, and violinist Boyd Tinsley — will have support on the road from Tim Reynolds on guitar, Rashawn Ross on trumpet and Jeff Coffin, filling on saxophone for

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Aug.
21st

Fund set up for fallen Dave Matthews Band sax player, LeRoi Moore

Just read an update on the Dave Matthews Band’s site about a LeRoi Moore memorial fund being set up to benefit charities the band’s recently deceased sax player was passionate about. Click on the link for details.


Moore died Tuesday from injuries sustained in an ATV accident, in case you missed the news. DMB’s tour, which will make its usual three-day stand at the Gorge on Labor Day weekend, is going on with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones saxophonist Jeff Coffin, according to a Rolling Stone report, which you can read here.

March
6th

Hey, you’ll never guess where Dave Matthews is playing this summer

The publicist for Seattle rock heavyweight Dave Matthews released his band’s summer tour dates which — surprise, surprise — features a big, multi-night stand at Grant County’s Gorge Amphitheatre. This year the DMB will perform there on Aug. 29, 30 and 31 with jam heroes O.A.R. opening.


Other dates are posted on the band Web site.

Feb.
15th

How huge is Dave Matthews? The Dalai is opening for him

The Dalai Llama will “open” for Dave Matthews on April 11 at KeyArena. Sort of.


Matthews and long-time collaborator Tim Reynolds will headline an acoustic show billed as A Concert for Compassion, one of several events that will center around the Dalai Lama from April 11 to 15, Matthews announced on his fan site this week. And before the actual performance, Matthews, the Dalai Lama and others will engage in an on stage discussion about the role music plays in fostering compassion and building cultural, racial and religious bridges, Matthews announced on his Web site this week.

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