Dave Matthews Band tour opener becomes Hurricane Sandy benefit
Dave Matthews Band will help Hurricane Sandy relief efforts by pledging $1 million to the Bama Works Sandy Relief Fund and turning their Nov. 30 tour opener into a benefit concert.
The Grammy-winning outfit is set to perform two nights (11/30-31) at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ. All proceeds from tickets and merchandise sales on the first night (11/30) will go directly to the Bama Works Sandy Relief Fund, which supports immediate and long-term regional recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. More information about the fund can be found at the Community Foundation of New Jersey website.
"We are honored and touched by the generosity and commitment of Dave Matthews Band to our regional recovery through this relief concert," Hans Dekker, the Foundation's president, said in a press release. "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."
Proceeds from tickets purchased prior to the benefit announcement will also be donated to the Fund, according to the DMB website.
DMB unveiled "Away From the World," the group's eighth studio album, in September via RCA Records. That effort, which follows 2009's "Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King," debuted at the top of The Billboard 200.
30 - East Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center
1 - East Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center
4 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
7 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
8 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
9 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
11 - Duluth, GA - The Arena at Gwinnett Center
12 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
14, 15 - Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena
18 - Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena
19 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
21 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
22 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center