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Thursday, 02 July 2015 13:11

Dave Matthews Band Returns to SPAC Once Again

SARATOGA – The Dave Matthews Band will be returning to Saratoga Performing Arts Center for a very special Fourth of July weekend. Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4, the much loved band will be lighting up the SPAC stage at 7 p.m. and playing two full sets each evening.

Dave Matthews Band has a distinctive relationship with SPAC, having performed at the venue 30 times since 1994. The band holds the record for sold-out performances with 10 sold-out shows under their belt.

With more than 30 million records sold worldwide, Dave Matthews Band has been a staple in the rock genre for nearly 25 years.  Beginning in 1991, the band currently includes vocalist/guitarist Dave Matthews, drummer Carter Beauford, bassist Stefan Lessard, keyboardist Peter Griesar and violinist Boyd Tinsley. The group won the 1997 Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group and 13 Grammy nominations overall.

Dave Matthews Band is known for their distinguished live performances, where they sample from any of their eight studio albums and play popular covers.

Adding to the performances this year will be banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck, who will be playing several songs with the band both nights.

Those who attend the SPAC show this weekend can also look forward to the typical “party” atmosphere Dave Matthews Band brings, mostly in the twenty-something demographic. With two nights full of music, attendees can chill out, relax and listen to their favorite Dave Matthews songs along with unique, collaborative performances the band is known for.

As usual, fans are encouraged to record and distribute audio for free from the two-night event, a practice that has bolstered the band’s popularity and contributed to the diversity of their archive of performances. You can purchase a ticket to see the show from the Taper Section, which allows you to set up your recording rig and tape the show.

For any local Dave Matthews Band fans, this is a weekend event that cannot be missed and will only add to the band’s vast history at SPAC.

Tickets are still available at SPAC.org and through Ticketmaster. 


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