In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine last year, Dave Matthews created a major stir with quotes that some interpreted as a sign his band’s days together might be numbered.
Matthews spoke of having to “dig a lot harder” as time goes on to come up with songs he wants the band to record — a statement that made some wonder whether the group was losing its creativity.
Asked about where he sees the Dave Matthews Band going from here, the front man answered, “I don’t know,” adding that while he feels lucky to be part of a band that turns on lots of fans and does the same for the band members, he questions if the group is losing legitimacy.
That was enough to send fans — many of whom are known to be unusually invested the group — into a tizzy.
The interview coincided with the release of “Away From the World,” the latest album from the group, which also includes bassist Stefan Lessard, violinist Boyd Tinsley and drummer Carter Beauford.
But a summer later, and there’s another full slate of Dave Matthews Band concerts, including a May 31 stop at First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown.