Two nights: LeRoi-less DMB returns to JPJ
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.