Dave Matthews Band donates $1M, stages benefit show for Sandy relief

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: **UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT** Dave Matthews of 'The Dave Matthews Band' performs at the third day of the Hard Rock Calling festival held in Hyde Park on June 28, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Fergus McDonald/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dave Matthews Fergus McDonald

Dave Matthews Band is one of the latest acts to contribute funds in the wake of superstorm Sandy.

The Virginia-based group is donating $1 million to the ongoing recovery effort.

The band's Nov. 30 tour opener at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J., will be dedicated to helping victims of the storm that ravaged the East Coast last month.

All proceeds from the show, including ticket sales and merchandise, will go to the Bama Works Sandy Relief Fund, in connection with the Community Foundation of New Jersey to support immediate and long-term regional recovery efforts. Jimmy Cliff will also perform at the upcoming concert.

Dave Matthews Band is on tour to support its latest album, "Away From the World." Dates are scheduled into the end of December.


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