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  • Dave Matthews Band is an American rock band that was formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991

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  • The founding members were singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Matthews, bassist Stefan Lessard, drummer/backing vocalist Carter Beauford and saxophonist LeRoi Moore
  • Boyd Tinsley was added to the band as a violinist soon after the band was formed
  • Moore died suddenly in August 2008 due to complications from injuries sustained in an ATV accident
  • Grammy Award-winner Jeff Coffin (of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones) has since filled Moore's spot as the band's saxophonist
  • Rashawn Ross and Tim Reynolds have also become full-time touring members of the band
  • The band's 2009 album Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King (the first album since Moore's death) debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, earning the band their fifth consecutive number-one debut
  • Their most recent album, Away from the World, released September 29, 2012, debuted at number one on the Billboard chart — making them the only group to have six consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot
  • As of 2010, the Dave Matthews Band sold over 30 million records worldwide
  • The band is known for their annual summer-long tours of the United States and Europe, featuring lengthy improvisational renditions of their songs, accompanied by an elaborate video and lighting show
  • The band is known for playing the songs differently each time

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