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Dave Matthews Band Pledge $1 Million to Hurricane Sandy Relief

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Dave Matthews Band have pledged a donation of $1 million to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey, announcing plans to set aside proceeds from their Nov. 30 gig at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., for the cause. That show, the first of two nights at the arena, is also the opening night of a three-week North American DMB tour that is scheduled through a Dec. 22 gig in Philadelphia.

All proceeds from the Bama Works Sandy Relief Concert will go directly to the Bama Works Sandy Relief Fund, which was established at the Community Foundation of New Jersey to support immediate and long-term regional recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

“We are honored and touched by the generosity and commitment of Dave Matthews Band to our regional recovery through this relief concert,” says Hans Dekker of the Community Foundation of New Jersey. “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.”

Dave Matthews Band are also selling VIP packages to the Nov. 30 show. These include access to an exclusive pre-show hospitality area, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages, a limited-edition souvenir poster, a voucher redeemable for DMB merchandise and a souvenir laminated pass and lanyard. The VIP pass costs $300, with the money also going to Bama Wors, and you must purchase a separate ticket to attend the concert.

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