DMB just released a brand new album this week, “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King”. Critics and fans are saying this could very well be their best album to date. Their summer tour will bring them to Alpine Valley on July 18 & 19, and to First Midwest Bank Amplitheatre on September 26.
I spoke to Dave Matthews about how difficult it must have been to finish recording the album after the tragic death (due to complications from a nasty ATV accident) of band member LaRoi Moore. And of course I couldn’t avoid the poop topic – years ago a bus in his tour dumped 800 pounds of human waste on the heads of unfortunate boaters in Chicago under the Kinzie bridge. It was a horrific situation and Dave continues to be very apologetic about it, and he offers a very detailed account of exactly what happened.