The Dave Matthews Band will be at The O2 as part of BluesFest’s fifth anniversary show.
One of America’s best-selling acts of the last decade will be at the North Greenwich venue on Saturday, November 7 as they work on a new album which pays tribute to founding member LeRoi Moore, who passed away in August, 2008.
The band was formed in Charlottesville in 1991, after singer/guitarist Dave Matthews decided to put some songs he had written on tape and asked for accomplished jazz musicians Carter Beauford (drums) and LeRoi Moore (sax) to help, with 16-year-old bassist Stefan Lessard and violinist Boyd Tinsley joining shortly after.
Since then the group has released eight studio albums and numerous live recordings, selling a collective 38 million CDs and DVDs since the 1994 release of its label debut, Under The Table And Dreaming.
Kicking off on Friday, November 6, was The ABC of Blues and Soul, celebrating top female artists in the blues scene.
On Sunday, November 8, will be Tom Jones and Van Morrison and on the same Jamie Cullum will play at Indigo at The O2.
The three-day celebration of all things blues is not only making its debut at The O2, but it is the first Blues festival ever to be held there.
6.45pm, Saturday, November 7, £45-£51, The O2