Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dave became a naturalized American citizen in 1980. His family moved frequently during his childhood, spending time in the U.S. and England, in addition to South Africa. Dave and his family moved to Charlottesville, Virginia in 1986 where he formed Dave Matthews Band in 1991.
Dave Matthews Band’s infectious and distinctive sound garnered lots of early attention and a die-hard loyal fan base, catapulting the band into one of the most successful touring acts of the past two decades. Their latest studio release, Come Tomorrow, bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, making Dave Matthews Band the first group in chart history to have seven consecutive studio albums debut atop the chart. The band’s Bama Works Fund, along with Matthews’ Horton Foundation, have raised more than $65 million dollars for a wide variety of humanitarian and environmental initiatives.
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