Dave Matthews Band Raises $1.5M For Charity With Summer Tour Opener

Dave Matthews Band
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Dave Matthews Band performs in concert at Citi Field on July 16, 2010 in New York City.  

Dave Matthews Band launched its 2016 summer tour with a sold-out benefit concert at John Paul Jones Arena in its hometown of Charlottesville, Va., that raised more than $1.5 million for local charities.
The band, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, donated 100 percent of net proceeds from the show — including tickets, merchandise, VIP packages and sponsorship fees — to Charlottesville area charitable programs via its Bama Works Fund. The concert was filmed for State Farm Neighborhood Sessions, an ongoing series about artists giving back to their communities. The piece will air on Turner later this year. 

Dave Matthews Band Announces 2016 Summer Tour

Founded in 1999 at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, the Bama Works Fund has raised more than $40 million to date, and made over 1,300 grants, primarily to charitable programs in the local community. The Foundation has also responded to immediate needs that have arisen due to a wide range of crises and catastrophes worldwide, from building a trade school in Haiti to $1.5 million for a Musicians Village in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, to helping rebuild a fishing village in Sri Lanka after the tsunami, to more than $1 million for victims of Hurricane Sandy. 
Managed forever by Coran Capshaw, founder of Red Light Management, Dave Matthews Band formed in Charlottesville in early 1991, and developed into one of the most consistent touring acts in history. Prior to the May 7 show, the band shared its memories with the local community by hosting “DMB 25,” a photographic retrospective pop-up gallery that opened the evening prior to the JPJ show. The exhibit featured more than 40 images taken over the past 25 years plus a selection of memorabilia, posters, lyrics and instruments. Twenty-five of the photographs will be displayed in an exhibit opening June 16 at the famed Morrison Gallery in New York City.
The band, which will be taking a break from touring in 2017, resumes its North American tour on March 11, with a show at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kan. Stops this summer run include two-night stands in Camden, N.J.; Elkhorn, Wis; Gilford, N.H.; Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Noblesville, Ind.; West Palm Beach, Fla., and Berkeley, Calif. The tour wraps with three Labor Day weekend shows at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash.

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Dave Matthews Band is the first group in history to have six consecutive studio albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200: Before These Crowded Streets, Everyday, Busted Stuff, Stand Up, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King and Away from the World. As a headlining touring DMB has reported grosses totaling $856.8 million from 19,221,918 tickets sold to 1,085 shows reported to Billboard Boxscore.
Dave Matthews Band – Summer 2016 North American Tour
5/11 -- Wichita, KS, INTRUST Bank Arena
5/13 -- The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
5/14 -- Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion
5/17 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena
5/18 -- North Little Rock, AR, Verizon Arena
5/20 -- Cincinnati, OH,  Riverbend Music Center
5/21 -- Cuyahoga Falls, OH   Blossom Music Center
5/24 -- Pelham, AL, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
5/27 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
5/28 -- Atlanta, GA, Lakewood Amphitheatre
5/29 -- Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
6/7 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
6/8 -- Bangor, ME, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
6/10 -- Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
6/11 -- Hartford, CT, XFINITY Theatre
6/17 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
6/18 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
6/21 -- Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
6/22 -- Syracuse, NY, Lakeview Amphitheater
6/24 -- Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
6/25 -- Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
6/28 -- Moline, IL, iWireless Center
6/29 -- Bonner Springs, KS, Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
7/1 -- Elkhorn, WI, Alpine Valley Music Theatre
7/2 -- Elkhorn, WI, Alpine Valley Music Theatre
7/6 -- Canandaigua, NY, Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center 
7/8 -- Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
7/9 -- Burgettstown, PA, First Niagara Pavilion
7/12 -- Gilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
7/13 -- Gilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
7/15 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/16 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/19 -- Toronto, ON, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/20 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/22 -- Noblesville, IN, Klipsch Music Center              
7/23 -- Noblesville, IN, Klipsch Music Center
7/26 -- North Charleston, SC, North Charleston Coliseum
7/27 -- Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/29 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre                 
7/30 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
8/26 -- Chula Vista, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/27 -- Irvine, CA, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
8/29 -- Berkeley, CA, Greek Theatre
8/30 -- Berkeley, CA, Greek Theatre
9/2 -- George, WA, The Gorge Amphitheatre         
9/3 -- George, WA, The Gorge Amphitheatre         
9/4 -- George, WA, The Gorge Amphitheatre