Neil Young and Crazy Horse have been tapped to open the first date of Dave Matthews Band's North American tour, set for April 21 at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. The event, DMB's first hometow

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have been tapped to open the first date of Dave Matthews Band's North American tour, set for April 21 at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. The event, DMB's first hometown show since April 1996, is a benefit for the Bama Works Foundation, the group's charitable organization. DMB's new RCA album "Everyday" hit stores yesterday.

Tomorrow (March 2), local residents will have the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public, via the venue box office and Ticketmaster phone and online outlets. The rest of the seats will go onsale Saturday (March 3) at 10 a.m. EST. For more information, visit the band's official Web site.

In addition to all the release-related activity, Matthews has been making a variety of special appearances this week. Last night (Feb. 28), he joined Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio at Richmond's Landmark Theatre for four songs, including Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds," Sly & the Family Stone's "I Want To Take You Higher," and John Lennon's "Whatever Gets You Through The Night," according to DMB fan site Nancies.org.

As reported earlier this week, Matthews was a last-minute addition to Monday's Tibet House benefit at New York's Carnegie Hall, performing the new album's title track, "The Stone," from 1998's "Before These Crowded Streets," and dueting with Emmylou Harris on the latter's "My Antonia."

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