|English: Dave Matthews performing in 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Around 30 to 40 million copies of the David Matthews Band albums have been sold so far worldwide. The band tours in the United States and United Kingdom annually during the summer months and their visual lighting effects in their concerts is a treat to watch. The latest album Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King is their fifth consecutive number 1 debut album on the Billboard 200. Only Metallica has achieved this feat so far other than the DMB. The band has won a Grammy Award a NAACP Chairman’s Award too.
The first ever recorded song of David Matthews Band was “The Song That Jane Likes”, recorded in 1991. Recently and Tripping Billies were the other two songs of their first album which became instant hits. In 1991, at the Earth Day Festival in Charlottesville, the band performed for the first time in public and got an excellent response from the crowd. After a successful show, the band became popular and started performing on stage regularly.
The second album of DMB was released on 20th September 1994 and was called Under the Table and Dreaming. The album was dedicated to Dave Matthew’s sister who was killed by her husband.
Their third album Crash made them popular at both national and international levels. Crash helped them win the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or a Group. In 1997, the band released their first live recorded album Live at Red Rocks, which gave them unprecedented success across the United States of America. In 2003 Matthews and Reynolds came up with their own solo acoustic albums which were also hits.
On February 14th 2012, the band announced a schedule for their summer 2012 tour. Dave Matthews Band tickets and the 2012 schedule can be viewed at TonsOfTickets.