Dave Matthews to Play Carnegie Hall With Hugh Masekela & More
Jam band pioneer Dave Matthews will be a special guest at Carnegie Hall next month, and he didn’t have to practice, practice, practice (#jokes). He’ll join fellow South Africans and freedom fighters Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela at the “Twenty Years of Freedom” concert on October 10 at the Isaac Stern Auditorium. The concert was set to celebrate the end of Apartheid in South Africa, as well as their 20 years of continued democracy. Other guests will be announced in the coming weeks. This isn’t the first time that these three artists have played together—Masekela and Mahlasela joined Matthews and his eponymous band on stage when Dave Matthews Band played South Africa last year. For more information on the show, visit the Carnegie Hall website.
The Dave Matthews Band (aka DMB for you abbreviators) was formed in Charlottesville, VA in 1993 by founding members Dave Matthews, Stegan Lessard, Carter Beauford, and LeRoi Moore. Known for their lengthy summer tours and improvisational renditions of their songs, the band won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1997 for “So Much to Say”. They have sold over 31 million albums in the United States, making them one of the top highest-selling music acts of all-time.