Monday, June 30, 2008

LeRoi Moore Injured, Dave Matthews Band To Continue Tour

In an evening post on Dave Matthews Band fansite, it was announced that longtime saxophone player Leroi Moore was hospitalized for injuries sustained during an all-terrain vehicle accident at his home in Charlottesville. Moore was transported to the UVA Hospital and listed as in serious condition. A call to the UVA Health System was not immediately answered.

Information about Moore's injury was originally posted on longtime DMB website The Warehouse. Moore's injury occurred during a two-day break between performances, following a June 28 gig at the Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Virginia. According to AntsMarching, the band announced that Jeff Coffin, sax player for Béla Fleck, would replace Moore while he was recovering.

C-Ville, Charlottesville News and Arts

The WeightStaff are all Dave Matthews Band fans from a long time ago (1994-?) and eventhough we've lost touch with the band (not literally), this news still strikes a chord. I remember seeing LeRoi join Phish on stage on 7/21/97 in Virginia Beach. The liner notes from that show read, "The jam out of Theme, as well as Funky Bitch, featured LeRoi Moore on saxophone. The jam with LeRoi included a segment where he played two saxes, Trey played three guitars, Mike played two basses and the Cracklin' Rosie cymbals, Fish had four drumsticks and Page was lying across his keyboards playing as many as possible. It was an insane visual experience that can't be explained either in words or on tape." That about sums it up. It's been a long time since I'd thought about that show.

Here's to a speedy recovery for LeRoi Moore and I hope that he's soon back on the road with the band.

Just two nights ago, on 6/28, LeRoi and the boys debuted a cover of Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer at the Nissan Pavillion in Bristow, VA:

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