Artists

BEFORE THE FLOOD ALABAMA SHAKES BASTILLE Coldplay Dave Matthews Band NINE INCH NAILS THUNDERBITCH

Contact

Ambrosia Healy

ambrosia@thefunstar.com

Erin Cooney

erin@thefunstar.com

8439 Sunset Blvd 2nd floor
LA, CA 90069

Jennie Boddy

jennie@thefunstar.com

44 Wall Street 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10005

Dave Matthews Band

11/14/2012 Download
Release

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND PLEDGES $1 MILLION TO HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY EFFORTS, WITH BENEFIT CONCERT SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 30 AT IZOD CENTER IN EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 14, 2012

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND PLEDGES $1 MILLION TO HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY EFFORTS,

WITH BENEFIT CONCERT SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 30 AT IZOD CENTER IN EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

Tickets Are On Sale Now At www.ticketmaster.com

In wake of the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy, Dave Matthews Band has pledged $1 million to regional recovery efforts. The group is turning its November 30th winter tour opener – the first of two nights at IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ – into a benefit concert. The Live Nation presented event will feature special guest Jimmy Cliff. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com. VIP packages will also be available. Visit www.davematthewsband.com for more details.

All proceeds from the November 30 show, including ticket sales and merchandise, will go to the Bama Works Sandy Relief Fund. Proceeds from tickets that were purchased prior to the announcement of the benefit will also be donated to the Fund. The Bama Works Sandy Relief Fund has been established at the Community Foundation of New Jersey to support immediate and long-term regional recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. For additional information, please visit http://www.cfnj.org.

Hans Dekker, president of the Community Foundation of New Jersey, commented: “We are honored and touched by the generosity and commitment of Dave Matthews Band to our regional recovery through this relief concert. The event will raise significant dollars for much needed long-term recovery, and the Community Foundation is committed to helping the money raised greatly impact the communities in our region.”

Corporate sponsors thus far include Groupon, Brita FilterForGood Project, Live Nation Entertainment, Ticketmaster, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Citi, The IZOD Center and The Dreaming Tree Wines. For information on becoming a corporate sponsor of the concert, please contact reliefconcert@davematthewsband.com.

###

About The Community Foundation of New Jersey

Established in 1979, the Community Foundation of New Jersey (http://www.cfnj.org) is an alliance of families, businesses and foundations that work together to create lasting differences in people’s lives and communities. Its mission is to connect donors to organizations, issues and communities important to them over time, and to provide ongoing leadership on issues critical to the health of New Jersey. Through a combination of Legacy Funds and Donor Advised Funds, the foundation has granted an average of more than $25 million each year to charitable organizations and currently stewards over $225 million in charitable assets for current needs and future challenges.

About Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews Band – comprising Carter Beauford (drums), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar) and Boyd Tinsley (violin) – was the biggest ticket seller worldwide of the past decade and has sold over 18 million tickets since its inception. The group has sold a collective 37 million CDs and DVDs combined. With its new album, Away From The World (RCA Records), bowing at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Dave Matthews Band became the first group in chart history to have six straight studio albums debut atop the chart. Established in 1999, the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band supports numerous humanitarian and environmental initiatives. For additional information, visit www.davematthewsband.com.

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com <http://Ticketmaster.com>, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com http://www.ticketmaster.com/ is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors.  Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally.  Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.

###

For additional information:

Ambrosia Healy

The Fun Star

ambrosia@thefunstar.com

Erin Cooney

The Fun Star

erin@thefunstar.com

or visit:

http://www.davematthewsband.com

http://www.warehouse.davematthewsband.com

Press materials can be downloaded at:

http://thefunstar.com/