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Dave Matthews will join Metallica, Dead Co. and others at Band Together Bay Area Benefit Concert

Posted by Jen Henson in Charity at 4:26pm on Thursday, Oct 26th, 2017

What would you do if you had the year off? If you are Dave Matthews, the answer is that you would spend part of the year lending your name and music to those in need, specifically in the form of benefit concerts. The benefit concerts that Dave has participated in this year have centered on environmental disasters and political strife. Earlier, Dave joined the Hand in Hand Benefit for Hurricane Relief and later he joined the Lampedusa Concerts for Refugees Tour. The Band also took a ‘break from their break’ to spearhead A Concert for Charlottesville after the tragic events that occurred there in August.

Unfortunately, the need for support is unceasing but Dave appears to be ever ready at the call. It has just been announced that Dave Matthews will join Metallica, rapper G-Eazy, Rancid, Dead & Company and Raphael Saadiq in the Band Together Bay Area Benefit Concert set to take place at AT&T Park in San Francisco on November 9, 2017. More names could still be added to the lineup in the coming weeks. The concert seeks to offer some relief to the thousands of people devastated by the 2017 California wildfires, in which, sadly, 42 people have lost their lives and nearly one hundred thousand people have had to be evacuated from their homes. The concert is being funded by its sponsors and 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund. Ticketmaster has also joined in the effort by promising to donate the ticket fees directly to the relief fund. The Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund was formed by Tipping Point Community, an organization, founded in 2005, that focuses on providing education, employment, and housing to the most impoverished of the Bay Area community. Initially, the relief fund will be used to address the immediate needs of those affected by the wildfires. Ultimately, it is hoped that the relief fund will be sufficient to help re-build and re-house the community.

Note that some news reports have listed the lineup as including 'the Dave Matthews Band', however the band’s own website only lists ‘Dave Matthews’ as participating. Regardless of who will ultimately grace the state, if you are looking for tickets you don’t have to wait long as ticket sales are set to open within 24 hours of the concert’s announcement. There are a number of presale opportunities that beginning today and the general public onsale will begin on tomorrow at 10am pacific time. Ticket prices will range from $49.50 to $199.50 plus fees. Premier seats will be donated to first responders, volunteers and families impacted by the wildfires.

If you can’t make it to the concert, but still want to help, you can donate to the fund here.

   
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