The Dave Matthews Band, which begins its winter tour on Nov. 30 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., has pledged $1 million to regional recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
The group is essentially turning the first of two nights at Izod into a benefit concert. The Live Nation-presented event will feature special guest Jimmy Cliff. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com. VIP packages will also be available.Visit www.davematthewsband.com for more details.
All proceeds from the Nov. 30 show, including ticket sales and merchandise, will go to the Bama Works Sandy Relief Fund. Proceeds from tickets that were purchased prior to the announcement of the benefit will also be donated to the Fund. The Bama Works Sandy Relief Fund has been established at the Community Foundation of New Jersey to support immediate and long-term regional recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. For additional information, please visit http://www.cfnj.org.
Hans Dekker, president of the Community Foundation of New Jersey, said in a statement, "We are honored and touched by the generosity and commitment of Dave Matthews Band to our regional recovery through this relief concert. The event will raise significant dollars for much needed long-term recovery, and the Community Foundation is committed to helping the money raised greatly impact the communities in our region."
Corporate sponsors thus far include Groupon, Brita FilterForGood Project, Live Nation Entertainment, Ticketmaster, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Citi, The Izod Center and The Dreaming Tree Wines. For information on becoming a corporate sponsor of the concert, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.