DMB Calls Off International Dates
The Dave Matthews Band has cancelled eight international concert dates planned for November in the wake of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks and the ongoing U.S. military action in Afghanistan. PerformThe Dave Matthews Band has cancelled eight international concert dates planned for November in the wake of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks and the ongoing U.S. military action in Afghanistan. Performances were due to begin Nov. 6 in Mexico City and proceed to London and six German locales; all have been shelved. Matthews will, however, play a previously confirmed solo show tonight (Oct. 25) in London.
"In light of recent global events, the band, their crew, and management all feel it important to be close to family and friends," reads a post on the band's official website. "At this time, no plans have been made to reschedule the cancelled dates."
"We, as Americans and as members of the world community, must be united in our mourning, focused in our anger, and united in our resolve to find the solution," Matthews wrote in a previous online post. "Let us find strength and comfort in the wisdom and diversity of this great land."
As previously reported, Matthews appeared this past weekend at Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit concerts, held Saturday and Sunday at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif. Highlights of his solo acoustic performances included a cover of Daniel Lanois' "The Maker" with Tracy Chapman, a cover of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" with Young, and a brand new song called "Where Are You Going."
DMB's two-disc concert set, "The Dave Matthews Band - Live In Chicago 12-19-98" was released Tuesday by RCA.