DMB: A Concert for VA Tech


Dave Matthews Band
On Thursday, September 6, 2007 Dave Matthews Band along with John Mayer, Phil Vassar and Nas will join together in "A Concert For Virginia Tech," at the university's Lane Stadium. DMB and the other artists will be donating their performances at this event - a celebration of life and a tribute to the resiliency and strength of the Virginia Tech community. Coming at the beginning of the 2007-2008 academic year, the concert was conceived as a way to help students, faculty and other members of the community move forward in the aftermath of the April events at Virginia Tech.

Free tickets to the concert will be made available to all current Virginia Tech students, faculty and staff. A limited number of reserved and general admission tickets will be made available to members of the Warehouse, the official Dave Matthews Band fan association. The Warehouse ticketing request period is now open and will close on August 20, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern Time. The ticketing request period is not first come-first serve, the order in which you place your ticket request does not matter. Confirmations will be issued by the end of the day on August 27, 2007 and tickets will ship via Fed Ex 2-business day signature required service on August 28, 2007. The ticket price for "A Concert for Virginia Tech" is $65.00 per ticket plus convenience, handling and shipping. No funds from the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund will be used to cover expenses for this concert. Corporate sponsorships, the sale of commemorative concert items and Warehouse ticket sales will help to cover the expenses associated with the logistics of the concert.

[Published on: 8/2/07]

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lvcheese Thu 8/2/2007 09:11AM
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ridfiend Thu 8/2/2007 09:20AM
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INITFORTHEMUSIC Thu 8/2/2007 09:27AM
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ivcheese
who cares if you dont like dmb, its a good cause

CSchneids929 starstarstarstar Thu 8/2/2007 09:32AM
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even though dmb has fallen, its still a great cause and with mayer/nas their should be a fun uplifting show

Dpoo Thu 8/2/2007 09:56AM
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Haven't these people been through enough?

lvcheese Thu 8/2/2007 09:57AM
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lvcheese

I said myself it's a good cause. ridfiend- I laugh at your remark. I'm leaving in like an hour to go to Big Summer Classic and am going to have a great ass time. Cheese is awesome. What are your plans this weekend?? HA. Thats what I thought.

ScIFreak starstarstarstarstar Thu 8/2/2007 10:21AM
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thewormisgod Thu 8/2/2007 10:27AM
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nothing like a tragedy to bring people together to have a dmb/sci fight.

BurbonSong starstarstarstarstar Thu 8/2/2007 10:44AM
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BurbonSong

VT Benefit and then two days later the Piedmont Park benefit in Atlanta with The Allman Brothers Band and then Dave at Farm Aid... should be a fun week for Dave fans

zzonephan Thu 8/2/2007 10:51AM
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zzonephan

great comment dpoo, i too am not a fan of dave anymore but hes always looking out. Donates huge amounts money to charity and is always playing the free show or the shows for charity, the world would be a better place with more daves...it would just sound awful

dannymo starstarstarstarstar Thu 8/2/2007 11:21AM
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Cosmicsailor Thu 8/2/2007 11:39AM
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Cosmicsailor

Right on. Giving back is great no matter what the band. Kudos to DMB.

AZ~*Droo* Thu 8/2/2007 12:47PM
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AdCo Thu 8/2/2007 01:12PM
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cocheese Thu 8/2/2007 01:41PM
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cocheese

eveyday i grow a little more uncomfotable being associated with the scene and this site. some of you guys are the total opposites of what you go out representing every day. why do some of you find it neccessary for your first sentence to be an insult of DMB?? why say anything negative about this worthy cause? i'm sure most of the ill advised comments are probably made by a kid or lifeless wookies in thier parents basement, but it's sad still. our society has become so desensitized with seemingly everyday catastrophies broadcast all over the TV that only months or weeks later we are joking about the devastation and belittling the situation. no one cares if idolize SCI or hate Dave, the important thing is we keep the Hokies in our prayers and join in on this "celebration of life and a tribute to the resiliency and strength of the Virginia Tech community."

some of ya'll make me sick.

phunkle starstarstarstarstar Thu 8/2/2007 01:41PM
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phunkle

You may not care for the music DMB is makin these days, but you gotta give respect for the stuff like this that he does. I haven't heard of any Cheese free shows for benefit, or WSP doin any, or any other jambands you wanna compare Dave to (and know that Cheese is my fave, closely followed by WSP). It's not your music, then don't go but no other bands are giving away their loot to causes quite like Dave does. Much love Dave.

PAoldhead Thu 8/2/2007 02:22PM
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PAoldhead

Not a big fan of DMB's music (not as much as I used to be a time ago)...but hats off to him and all the others for donating time and talent for this worthy cause...

We also need to keep those in MN (bridge tragedy) in our thoughts as well...what a terrible situation....

Regards!

torn&treyed Thu 8/2/2007 02:23PM
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Flat5 Thu 8/2/2007 02:38PM
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Flat5

i just don't like black olives on my pizza pie. sorry. i will always pick 'em off!

ProfFrink Thu 8/2/2007 04:43PM
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phishstir Thu 8/2/2007 11:41PM
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Dpoo, funny ass comment.

crazyjammer Fri 8/3/2007 03:21AM
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cocheese you are exactly right . It is sad to see some of the comments that people write. If you don't like DMB then don't go to this concert. But this is a great cause and we should will keep VA Tech in our prayers.

beedubs03 starstarstarstar Fri 8/3/2007 04:32AM
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beedubs03

phunkle, you are 100% correct in what you said...thank you. To be a Phanatic or in a Panic, addicted to the Cheese, or a Deadhead, you're degrading your own music scene. Regardless of what you think, DMB is the mainstream jam band out there...thats not saying they are the best jam band, but that they are the most publicized, and their actions reflect on all those other bands that don't fit in mainstream America. They ARE the figurehead for Jam bands in mainstream America. Many of the bands that you are all fans of interact with Dave a lot, Trey Anastasio, Bela Fleck, Bill Nershi, Warren Haynes, etc.. all these guys play a different style of music, but all interact as a music community, and respect the fact that there is this diversity in the Jam Band Scene. Dave's done lots for Katrina, 9/11, AIDS, elections, VA Tech, and the list goes on and on. Respect it, deal with it, regardless if you like his music.

ben1038 Fri 8/3/2007 05:14AM
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regardless of wheteher you like DMB or not it is still a noble and thoughtfull thing to do for VT and the students there. so before you diss dmb you should ask what you have done for the people at VT.
p.s. i dont like dmb either but it is the thought that counts

‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^› {¬¿¬} starstarstarstarstar Fri 8/3/2007 05:47AM
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well, I am getting used to it.
if you comment positively, or negatively about any given article you will be either praised or bashed by someone else.

I guess we should just get used to having opinions that conflict. the key is to try to be nice about it. respect the others view, no matter how screwy you think it is.

I saw DMB once, they opened for phish in birmingham. what a great show from both bands that was.
I enjoyed it, there was no frat scene back then. :)

I think its a kind gesture for DMB to play for charity.
more bands should be this nice.

zzonephan starstarstarstarstar Fri 8/3/2007 10:18AM
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zzonephan

beedubs: i do not see how dmb is by any means the figurehead of the jam scene...the jam scene has nothing do with what band gets the most mainstream publicity, dave is involved in it but is by no means a leader. I saw a dave and friends show a couple years back with dave tre and tim reynolds, atleast twice during heavy jams dave would stop and just let the other two go at it, the day we let the media decide who is the leader of our scene is the day it dies

cocheese: I agree with you that this was horrible tragidy but at the same time things like this go on everyday. It may not happen to rich white people and make the news everyday but crimes against humanity far worse then this are being commited as it type this. If you cant get passed it and use humor to deal with a situation like this the world will quikly become a very very depressing place

BooneRes starstarstarstarstar Fri 8/3/2007 11:18AM
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I like seeing dmb and cheese being grouped together cause they both suck! Don't know which id rather put up with, frat boys or dbags with paint all over them throwing glowsticks and playing with hula hoops???????

BooneRes Fri 8/3/2007 11:19AM
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BooneRes

"cocheese: I agree with you that this was horrible tragidy but at the same time things like this go on everyday. It may not happen to rich white people and make the news everyday but crimes against humanity far worse then this are being commited as it type this. If you cant get passed it and use humor to deal with a situation like this the world will quikly become a very very depressing place"


most definately

mcarroll starstarstarstarstar Fri 8/3/2007 01:17PM
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mcarroll

DMB is from Virginia and have a lot of fans there. I believe the important thing here is that the people of Virginia Tech are going to enjoy it. This should be about them, not whether you like Dave Matthews or not. Please have a little respect for what they are doing.

BGsteveBG starstarstarstarstar Fri 8/3/2007 05:11PM
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its about time somebody did something for VA Tech. And, being from VA it only makes sense that dave headlines.I personally like other bands more, but that doesnt mean we can't respect a charitable concert. go see live music, people.

JakeCinningerisgod Sat 8/4/2007 09:00AM
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cheese has done tons of things for charity, doanating items and those string bracelets that go 100% to charity, Umphreys has its on charity USTROM so whoever says they dont do anything for charity is stupid, i no dave does a lot more but he is also in a postion to do a lot more because every frat kid in the country loves dave

cocheese Mon 8/6/2007 06:11AM
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cocheese

bzobes87, what's so funny about the shooting of innocent and unarmed students and professors???? help me out, cause...i can't find any humor in there???? i bet no one at VA Tech that day thought it was funny. what does rich white people have to do with any of this? that's a generic statement.

and where did my other statement go Jambase???

blower starstarstarstar Mon 8/6/2007 10:21AM
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I can only say props to DMB for this show. Can't speak for SCI, but WSP has done many many shows for charity over the years as have many other bands on this site.

Got to agree with Cocheese on this one. Get some class people. Only one comment is actually funny becuase it is obvioulsy in jest. Your constant pissing contests are so lame. What a bunch of spoiled petulant children.

This is not really an issue of freedom of speech or difference of opinions. Its about maintaining a high level of personal intergrity and class which alot of you obviously lack. If your comment is disgraceful don't be suprised if someone calls you out on it.



zzonephan Mon 8/6/2007 01:46PM
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I dont think anyone saw this news report and laughed...however all i am saying is that the reason that this was covered nonstop for days is because it happened to they type of people that this nation can relate to. Todays headlines on cnn make my point: 28 dead today in a suicide bombing and 29 more injured...19 of the dead were children. i am sorry and i know i am being unsensitive here but are those loses not equally important. Americans need to get the fuck over themselves we are all humans and we are all brothers...tragidies like this happen every single day and while that doesnt make them any easier to justify...if you sit back and let every death and tragedy depress you and dwell on it for a long time then the world becomes a very depressing place...so either get off this forum and make the world more peaceful or dont take it personally when other people dont feel as strongly about a tragedy that you do.

Side note, our government who we all support with our hard earned dollars are the leading murderers of the innocent

zzonephan Mon 8/6/2007 01:47PM
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zzonephan

wow, sorry i have taken this so far from the point...good work dave

GratefulHokie starstarstarstarstar Tue 8/7/2007 10:52AM
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GratefulHokie

bzobes87 - When you say, "dont take it personally when other people dont feel as strongly about a tragedy that you do."
I dont think anyone is complaining that what happened is or is not a tragedy. They are just stating they don't like some of the artists. As a hokie alum (...thus the name) and a not so avid DMB fan, I still do not see this as "dwelling on tragedy" but rather as a giant step, by great artists to help now in recovery.
I'm all for it...GO HOKIES!

jnfirsttube Tue 8/7/2007 11:07AM
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Nice Dave. They're from VA, what a cool thing to do considering how massive that band is. Of course shootings are terrible, there and everywhere. I used to see them a lot in the early 90's, got out of there for some new things, but I saw DMB in about 05 and the show was great. Robert Randolph sittin in, it was a great night. I didn't judge the band based on the fact that the guys in front of me were in a fraternity in college. DMB's great, Cheese is great, Panic is great, Phish is great, etc etc. At some point you angry "jamband" fans thought this scene was about you and what you want, when the whole purpose of it was to forget oneself, and commune as one and to accept EVERYONE the way they are. Dave's songwriting was eventually going to reach all kinds of people, but his intent was always for the good of the world. I hope it's a great night for the Hokies.

jazzfester starstarstarstarstar Tue 8/7/2007 03:14PM
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Enough! If one takes time to think about it, all of the negative comments and the shootings are truly related symptoms of the same condition.

The negative comments about a few bands who are donating time and effort (which equals money) to a cause that promotes unity and healing exist because some of the members of this site sit behind a computer and snipe at other members of this site and bands as if the recipients are not real people. Those making negative comments see the other members and bands as characters in a video game to be killed for points.

In comparison, the oddball who caused such tragedy at VT saw his victims as less than human. The fellow students who were injured and slaughtered by the criminally insane and detached animal at VT were envisioned as characters in a story.

Please, take a minute, get up from your computer, go outside, and shake a person's hand--really. Not a friend's hand who will support you no matter what, but a person who can share something different with you. Whether you agree with your new acquaintance about everything or not is immaterial because each person is your neighbor, your brother, and your friend in this world. We must strive to live together peacefully or die alone.

In their efforts, these few bands are doing exactly as I suggest. The bands are getting out to share something with real people to encourage the completion of the grieving process.

Thank you to everyone involved with this wonderful event.