Updated: May 6
In memory of Leroi Moore.
Dave Matthews Band performed on August 19, 2008 with the death of LeRoi, who died that same day, heavy on their minds. But the band chose to celebrate LeRoi’s life with their performance.
Quote: "We are deeply saddened that LeRoi Moore, saxophonist and founding member of Dave Matthews Band, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, August 19, 2008, at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles from sudden complications stemming from his June ATV accident on his farm near Charlottesville, Virginia. LeRoi had recently returned to his Los Angeles home to begin an intensive physical rehabilitation program."
Two of the comments of this show:
Quote: Originally Posted by looking4shows The overwhelming realization of just how much Leroi contributed to all of their songs, esp. (from this show) Bartender, Proudest Monkey, Loving Wings, D Tree. We love and miss you Leroi, forever...
Quote: Originally Posted by Snfeldman What a strange and sad show. You could see Carter crying at the beginning of the show, and Dave during Sister. Dave told a couple of stories about Roi during the night as well, and said that they were playing this show tonight because they wanted be around their "family," i.e. the band and fans.The highlight of the night I'd say was the 15 minute or so Loving Wings, which was clearly emotional for them, but it was absolutely amazing. Dave's best line about it all, I thought, was when he said, "It's easier to leave, than to be left."
This show was aired on SiriusXM on Friday, August 21, 2020. I hope that this remaster brings new life to this emotional show.
LINK TO THE REMASTER:
Dave Matthews Band
August 19, 2008
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Proudest Monkey »
So Damn Lucky
Eh Hee »
Water into Wine
Burning Down the House
The Dreaming Tree
Crash into Me
Anyone Seen the Bridge »
Too Much [fake] »