Two nights: LeRoi-less DMB returns to JPJ

What was once a quintet is now a quartet, as Dave Matthews Band embarks on its first full tour without saxophonist and founding member LeRoi Moore, who died in August.


For the first time in nearly three years, Dave Matthews Band will come home for a two-night stand at John Paul Jones Arena on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, January 17 at 10am. Members of the official DMB fanclub Warehouse can start making their orders online today.

Sadly, this will also be the first hometown show for DMB since the death of saxophonist and founding member LeRoi Moore in August due to complications from a June all-terrain vehicle accident on his farm outside Charlottesville.

Though the band's promotional photo would indicate that they have not opted to replace their fallen brother with a new, official member, Jeff Coffin of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones will join the group to play Moore's parts just as he did in the days immediately following Moore's injury and continuing through the end of the band's fall tour. DMB will also have longtime partners guitarist Tim Reynolds and trumpter Rashawn Ross on stage for the spring tour.


i hope they let us smoke blunts during the show...

I am glad that DMB is including Cville in this Spring's tour - and I hope if they do anything involving a memorium for LeRoi, that rowdy collegiates in attendance will respect them.

I plan to visit Charlottesville in the Spring with a friend! I'd love free tix from the HooK! That would be AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I'd rather see Phish...

It'll be schweeeete to see and hear Jeff Coffin performing with 'em and you know there'll be a nice tribute to LeRoi..

Geez, why bother? The last time they were here, they sucked so bad, I can't believe anyone would pay to go see them. They were drunk, unorganized, the sound was horrible, and just generally, one of the worst concerts ever. So long Dave. Change hometowns...

He already did. He lives in Seattle, way to stay current Capt. Newbcakes!!!

Thanks do you glide. Since they sucked so bad, I don't bother keeping up with Dave. re-jerk

i hope no one from the crowd decides to get on stage during the show again

It's me again! If you don't like Dave, why bother commenting on Dave. Leave it be, yo! No comments regarding my free tix request yet so...yeah, I'd love some tix from the HooK! Peace!

All you Dave-haters, please let us know what new, hip, bleeding-edge band you're into so we can all admire how hip you are, and join with you in trashing them when they become famous because that's how you keep moving against the stream and stay noticed. It's not about the band, it's about keeping the focus on you and how special you are.

I hope they play American Baby. Most. Rocking. Song. Ever.