Dave Matthews Band + Ingrid Michaelson
DMB and Michaelson rock NYC, raising funds for Stand Up for a Cure, a cancer research group, as well as 9/11 first responders.
Dave Matthews Band + Ingrid MichaelsonCity: New York, NY
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Dave Matthews Band and folk-pop ingénue Ingrid Michaelson headlined a sold-out benefit concert at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, raising funds for Stand Up for a Cure, a cancer research group, as well as 9/11 first responders. Actress Julia Roberts, a close friend of DMB's, started the event, on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary, with renewed thanks to those who served, saying "We're forever beholden to all of them." Matthews, who was 10 years-old when his father died of lung cancer, expressed thanks numerous times to the crowd, many of whom paid a steep price for tickets. "One day, we hopefully won't need to have events like this," he said. DMB has had a busy summer, as usual, playing amphitheaters across the United States. Matthews also has been actively supporting Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign, most recently playing a gig at Red Rocks in Denver to help kick off the Democratic National Convention. But it is the death of DMB co-founder and saxophonist LeRoi Moore that has overshadowed the band since Moore passed away on Aug. 19. His substitute, for now, is acclaimed saxophonist Jeff Coffin, best-known for his work with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones.
|Dave Matthews Band|
Live at Madison Square Garden
September 10, 2008 Don't Drink the Water
So Damn Lucky
Burning Down the House
Stay or Leave
Crash Into Me
Anyone Seen the Bridge
Too Much (fake)
All Along the Watchtower