DMB's Moore Injured/Coffin Joins

Dave Matthews Band's LeRoi Moore Injured, Jeff Coffin Joins Band

Jeff Coffin
Dave Matthews Band saxophone player LeRoi Moore was injured Monday (6/30) in an ATV accident on his farm outside Charlottesville, Virginia. Moore was immediately transported to the University of Virginia Health System for treatment where he remains in serious condition.

Beginning today in Charlotte, NC, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones saxophonist, Jeff Coffin, will be sitting in with Dave Matthews Band while Moore recovers.

Dave Matthews Band tour dates available here.

[Published on: 7/1/08]

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Robusto Tue 7/1/2008 09:52AM
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"Serious condition." That's terrible.

uhoh Tue 7/1/2008 09:52AM
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uhoh Tue 7/1/2008 09:53AM
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BGsteveBG Tue 7/1/2008 09:55AM
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I seriously will lose all respect for the jam community if this thread turns into a 'dmb sucks'-fest.

The dude is hurt...really badly.

Deucesturf Tue 7/1/2008 10:00AM
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^ seriously, the man is in not in good condition, hope Leroi won't have longterm injuries, on a good note jeff is the man which could make for a very interesting collaboration.

psogator43 Tue 7/1/2008 10:05AM
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we're thinking aboout you leroi...even though jeff is a nice choice, it still won't be the same without those glasses on stage

Mountain_Icculus Tue 7/1/2008 10:14AM
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Get Better Leroi

incrediblematter Tue 7/1/2008 10:16AM
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foghorn star Tue 7/1/2008 10:17AM
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NittyGritty Tue 7/1/2008 10:18AM
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Jeff is the man.

Foominaut starstarstar Tue 7/1/2008 10:19AM
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Really terrible thing, get well soon. PRobably tough on the band all with no Roi all the sudden...Coffin knows what to do...

C00lmike Tue 7/1/2008 10:20AM
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At least Jeff Coffin is a great replacement, guy can really play

C00lmike Tue 7/1/2008 10:21AM
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Also, foghorn, if you're going to rothbury just to see DMB you probably should just stay home...

incrediblematter Tue 7/1/2008 10:22AM
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HoodooVoodoo Tue 7/1/2008 10:25AM
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Get well soon man

buddha22 starstar Tue 7/1/2008 10:26AM
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Yes yes I feel bad for Leroi and pray for a speedy recovery, NOW ...

Tim Reynolds joins for the entire tour (right?)

Butch Taylor leaves

now we get Jeff Coffin

Gotta say, I'm lovin all these developments, should be a great tour

C00lmike Tue 7/1/2008 10:27AM
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burninpig41 Tue 7/1/2008 10:28AM
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Your in my Prayers LeRoi..On another note DMB at Rothbury may be the best DMB concert in a Decade and one of the Craziest. Line up: Tim reynolds, Jeff Coffin, Trey is going to jam (my predictions), Good Chance Warren haynes comes in and jams..Only God knows, what other surprises will come. Im soo Pumped..1 day 19 hours....

theRabble Tue 7/1/2008 10:28AM
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whoever doesnt want dmb at rothbury can just go do a bunch of 'cool' drugs during his set. go do your drugs while i listen to some great live music you fake ass music fans. you dont have to see dave even though his show is going to be the shit. get better leroi and im curious to see what the set will be like without you.

C00lmike Tue 7/1/2008 10:30AM
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And Panic, can't forget Panic...

and also I apologize for discussing something that has no link with this sad story, but I am just too pumped for this weekend

burninpig41 Tue 7/1/2008 10:31AM
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C00lmike Tue 7/1/2008 10:40AM
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yeah, i don't hate DMB, I might have to check them out, especially if there's a chance trey might pop in a day early

Lenox Tue 7/1/2008 11:22AM
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Rickymullet starstarstarstarstar Tue 7/1/2008 11:28AM
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vollostcom Tue 7/1/2008 11:32AM
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dont really care about dave unless its dave and friends, but jeff coffin rocks, and you guys will have fun with that

phunkle Tue 7/1/2008 11:34AM
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How does this thread turn into a contest of which band is best at Rothbury? So sorry to hear this Leroi. Hope you recover soon and fully. Coffin is outstanding and an interesting choice to fill in, but lets give some credit.....Leroi can blow that horn!

In a Big Country Tue 7/1/2008 11:46AM
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In a Big Country

Jeff Coffin is one of the best Sax's in the music scene today....

bill12 Tue 7/1/2008 11:55AM
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it is bad that LeRoi Moore got hurt but it is better they got coffin

Jeff Kash Tue 7/1/2008 12:03PM
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gromoe Tue 7/1/2008 12:40PM
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Rothbury would not be happening at all if it weren't for DMB. The money behind the whole festival is from Coran Capshaw, Dave Mathews Band's manager. Plus look at the lineup...all the other bands combined are barely worth the number of tickets that DMB is worth.

That aside, are some of you seriously bashing the career of a man who is fighting for his life? You have no fucking class whatsoever.

ClaysTribe starstarstarstarstar Tue 7/1/2008 12:59PM
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MarkBC Tue 7/1/2008 01:46PM
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Now listen I have a saying about Dave Matthews Band, it goes like this: "Dave Matthews band is the light beer of jam bands". That's not necessarily a bad thing. If you really like jam bands, then you would like to hit up the Phil and Friends or the Panic shows if you can. But we all know sometimes you can't, and sometimes you have to go with the light beer. It reminds you of good beer, and hell you drink enough of it you're getting pretty damn close. Likewise, DMB is a good band, but by the end you're left just wanting more jam in your jar. I can still dig though!

Anyway, it's a real sad day for all music fans, the short blurb on him makes it sound scary does anyone have any details? Do they know if he's getting better? I hate the sound of "serious condition!"

msd413886669 starstarstarstarstar Tue 7/1/2008 01:53PM
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Leroi Moore is my favorite sax player alive and I feel very saddened by this news. I send him and his family my prayers. I truly hope he will be ok.

On a side note, Jeff Coffin is one of my other favorite sax players alive right now and I really look forward to hearing reviews of how well he holds up in Leroi's absence.

Good Luck Boys, and God Bless Leroi. Get better man.

cornmealep starstarstar Tue 7/1/2008 02:19PM
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yo foghorn you a fool if you don't think dmb will be able to rip with jeff coffin... also, why would you be at the highlight festival of the summer JUST for dmb?!?

cornmealep starstarstar Tue 7/1/2008 02:20PM
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and get well soon Leroi!!

thehurricane23 Tue 7/1/2008 02:26PM
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yeah that sucks, ATV's are super dangerous if your climbing hills, they can roll and weigh so much that it'll crush your ass. Serious doesnt mean critical, so thats good. If he was critical I'd be thinking brain trauma, breathing tubes, collapsed lungs. This may be just some badly fractured bones or injuries he can recover fully from.

adamjfreed Tue 7/1/2008 02:27PM
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wow, saw a few people throwing some hate towards the direction of Moore (like "siren" up at the top). that is shameful, all i can really say. karma will come your way...

moeMan1 Tue 7/1/2008 03:17PM
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loose definition of "serious condition" = reduced risk of death within 24 hours, but requiring frequent observation

i hope he gets better

mickey7 Tue 7/1/2008 03:37PM
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I'll tell you what really sucks. Idiots that would come onto a news item about a musician that has just been seriously injured, and tell everyone, like we need to know your small-brained opinion, that the band he plays in, or musicians he plays with, sucks. Instead, go and tell the dude sleeping on the coach in your trash filled, bug infested room, your brilliant opinion. You'd be way further ahead, and you'd make yourself feel just as good. Prayers be with you LeRoi. We'll see your bros in DMB w/Jeff @ Roth, and with an open mind to all musicians and collaborations that develop there. And isn't that one of the beauties of this scene?

DubSaw Tue 7/1/2008 03:48PM
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leroi is so awesome i hope he gets well soon. jeff is a great fill-in. wish i could see one of those shows.

deadhead1421 Tue 7/1/2008 04:50PM
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Jeff Coffin is the man, no disrespect to moore, but an upgrade

tamser4035 Tue 7/1/2008 05:05PM
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You guys seem upset that the band that introduced a lot of you to the genre of music that you love is selling out stadiums consistently. The crowd isn't very good, but the music is always on point. MarkBc, I like that. My first beer wasn't a smoked porter or anything. Get better Leroi. We love you. Some people just don't like to admit it.

crazyleggedelbow Tue 7/1/2008 05:26PM
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Sorry to hear about the unfortunate accident. Hope he pulls through. Altough I wasn't planning on watching DMB at Rothbury, I love Coffin, and I definately will check out DMB's Rothbury set now.

Mountain_Icculus starstarstarstarstar Tue 7/1/2008 07:09PM
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MarkBC you make it so easy to understand. I now demand that every comment you post must be related to beer so i can comprehend it easier!

curtbraski starstarstarstarstar Tue 7/1/2008 08:15PM
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ScIFreak Tue 7/1/2008 08:24PM
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^^ Somone didn't get a ticket !! HAHAaHA Roth line up is the best, best schedule. Get a clue! I bet you love Bonneroo..

Prayers are with the man!

Muffinman1 Wed 7/2/2008 04:40AM
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Tell him SCI, Rothbury is going to off the hook, none of you haters will have to hear about it for the next few days, because we will all be there raging at the greatest event of this summer. I will see you guys soon, we've been waiting for this for a while now! We'll start this festival off right so the rest of you band wagon jumpers will know that it's "cool" to go next year!

Muffinman1 Wed 7/2/2008 04:40AM
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Get well soon Le'roi

uhoh Wed 7/2/2008 06:19AM
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adamjfreed , hey i said that i dont like dave matthews. then said but i hope i this guy is okay.

Im not gonna get bad karma for not liking a band.


you obviously do not understand how karma works.

uhoh Wed 7/2/2008 06:21AM
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Hey SCI, they are still giving away free tickets to roth.

this wanna be roo, is the opposite of eco friendly, an effing waterpark is going to waste tons of eledctricty and water.

and people seem to forget about all the trees they have removed from the area for camping...

Muffinman1 Wed 7/2/2008 07:07AM
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Siren, sounds like you will be one the the people who go next year. Wanna be Roo. HaHa, you're funny. Hold on let me guess, All Good, right?

theivywall Wed 7/2/2008 07:37AM
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Well, I hope LeRoi's ok, that guys got soul. DMB is a great band, I love a good deal of their music, some of it, I'm not so much a fan of, but last time I checked I'm not God so in light of this sad story I can't believe people are asserting their negative opinions, "O you might die, well, your band sucks, but like it's sad that you might die, but just remember, your life's work, it sucks, but I hope you don't die though." Unbelievable.

On a positive note, Jeff Coffin with DMB should be pretty amazing, did I hear somebody say Tim Reynolds is jamming with em too. That could be the heat. Technical skill wise coffin's the man but it's not the same DMB without LeRoi Moore.

uhoh Wed 7/2/2008 09:22AM
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Ted Theodore Logan ,

Actually no, i dont like big fests. Went to roo, didn't enjoy it. Just too big for me. high sierra, 10k, all good, waka, langerdo, ect are my favorites.

uhoh Wed 7/2/2008 09:22AM
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p.s. the guy is no reported as being in stable condition as of tuesday

ScIFreak starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/2/2008 09:37AM
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Roo = ( 80000 peeps, (30000 sketchy ass mofo's). I can't handle it. I can handle the "sketchiness" is the line up is worth it. If you get your hand on a free ticket come then! You def. won't regret it. Or if you want smaller that's fine, watever floats your boat. I can't wait to see all the good artists and PHil and Trey!! It's going to be epic for sure. Weather is looking great too.

PS: Going "green" is the cool thing to do now a days, I hope they can pull it off.

ScIFreak starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/2/2008 09:39AM
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Langerado is huge, what the fuck are you talking about?? SummerCamp = Small

Langerado not soo much!

msd413886669 Wed 7/2/2008 12:39PM
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wow, yet again these threads just turn into hippie ranting.

And there's no way in hell anyone can say that coffin is better than Leroi.

Leroi will be missed dearly, but Coffin will be a nice fill-in. If you think for a minute that this will make DMB put on a better performance, than enjoy it while it lasts. As for me, Leroi is the man, and unparalleled by any other sax player. He can mix styles so fluently and he is so precise. He knows when to play, and when to stay in the dark. a truly amazing musician. Sorry if you think just bc Coffin is in the flecktones that the DMB has just upped their hippie status to acceptable. But enjoy it as you will. I know I'll enjoy it and will still be missing Leroi at the same time. Peace

bongaroo Wed 7/2/2008 01:12PM
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(to the above) and your ranting contributes too?

Haven't been into DMB since 2000 or so. I do see how they helped open my musical ears to the jam scene. After Live at Luther College I think their style took a turn a didn't like and I haven't bought an album since. Live at Red Rocks will always be a good one and I still will listen to Crash or Under the table some.

Just saw that LeRoi's condition has been upgraded to fair. Here's hoping for a good recovery!

Treetophigh Wed 7/2/2008 02:17PM
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Get well soon LeRoi! Hope to see you at The Gorge! One of the best venues in the country! By the way, all these so called Jambase "hardcore hippies" can go away! It's unfortunate that Jambase just turns into negative fest. That is not the hippie way. It would be great if people put positive posts and left the negative ones to themselves!

n-1 starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/2/2008 05:39PM
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get over the dave mathews hate, i hated him in HS too, he has proved he can keep it real to the jamband scene.

Jeff Kash Thu 7/3/2008 07:26AM
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Jeff Kash

Who else wants DMB articles and fans banned from Jambase?

BlowsAgainsttheEmpire starstarstarstarstar Thu 7/3/2008 08:05AM
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best wishes for a smooth recovery for Leroi. The chant for Leroi at last nights show was intense!

ramblintrav Thu 7/3/2008 01:05PM
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Man, I love jambands and always will. But a lot of you guys make me sick. I can't believe how narrow minded a lot of the people are on here. It's like one of those "my dad can beat up your dad" fights that pre-schoolers get in to. Leroi is seriously injured and people have to say the band sucks. Who cares if they do, who cares if another band on another article does? Do you have to come out and state a negative opinion on every band that somebody writes about on here? Because a negative opinion or a my band is better than your band comment is always (or 95 percent of the time) posted. Get over it and quite giving this scene negative vibes. Anyways, get better Leroi.

Deji starstarstarstarstar Thu 7/3/2008 03:08PM
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I used to be a huge DMB fan in HS and part of college but no longer a fan. I think DMB puts together great music but I hate being around young douche bag abercrombie wearing kids. The same douche bag crowd exists at PANIC shows except for they wear croakies and they are fratastic.

For the idiots out their saying DMB sucks, you obviously don't understand what music is. PANIC is southern rock, not a jam band (I am a big panic fan and I have seen them 4 times already this year in DC and NY, plan on going to another show this month in Charlotte). Seen Panic over 20 times...

Some people are going to think PANIC sucks but it's their opinion, lets all enjoy the music while we have it! DMB, Panic, Phil Lesh won't be around forever. For those who enjoy DMB, keep rocking! I can't wait till phish and hopefully string cheese get back together.


deadheadjim Thu 7/3/2008 04:46PM
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I am very glad LeRoi is getting better even though I am not a fan. I would never wish anyone harm and I think most of the people who posted negative comments about the band are only talking about their musical tastes, not hoping bad things happen to them. Oh, and no wonder people make fun of hippies, am I the only one that can spell words correctly? I don't care for DMB, I don't enjoy the music, and the scene is full of trust fund hippies driving range rovers and young girls who just want to wear hippie looking clothing. I did, however, have respect for them until they started dumping feces across the country:)

Rollin' Rosemary! Fri 7/4/2008 10:00AM
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Rollin' Rosemary!

I named my dog after Leroi..

Rollin' Rosemary! Fri 7/4/2008 10:04AM
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Rollin' Rosemary!

I hope Leroi had Insurance on his ATV..

anyways, but jeff is wicked good. i saw bela fleck last summer and this guy was playing 2 saxophones at once. so it shouldnt be that bad.

but adding him makes Dave Matthews Band have 3 light skinned people..

thats really all i think of it..

laxd1314 Sat 7/5/2008 05:14PM
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alright, i know im gonna get a bunch of thumbs down but moore isn't really that good. before he was with dave he was a bum on the corner, literally (you know, the corner at uva). and it's unfortunate the band didn't just disband after the incident, then coran capshaw's reign of terror would start to erode and i could have my hometown back. but yeah, jeff coffin is one of the best sax players out there IMO. I'll be interested to hear what dmb sounds like with him.

Rollin' Rosemary! Sun 7/6/2008 11:41AM
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Rollin' Rosemary!

hes gunna be back on his feet in no time.

cjcuster Mon 7/7/2008 02:44PM
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our best wishes go out to you...get better soon...look forward to seeing you on the road in no time!

Joshc104 Tue 8/19/2008 10:54PM
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Rest in peace my brother.

May the angels take care of your soul.

You will me greatly missed.