Band Mate Dave Matthews Comments on Death of Band's Saxophonist LeRoi Moore

August 20, 2008 06:54:34 GMT

Paying tribute to Moore during a performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, August 19, the singer prompted sympathy from fans who shouted Moore's name.


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The show is going on as it's been scheduled for Dave Matthews Band despite the mounting reports on the death of its saxophonist LeRoi Moore. The rock music act fulfilled their duty, performing for a scheduled appearance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, August 19 during when lead singer Dave Matthews broke his silence, paying tribute to his late band mate.

Paying his tribute for Moore on stage, Matthews told the many concertgoers, "We all had some bad news today. Our good friend LeRoi Moore passed on and gave his ghost up today and we will miss him forever." He later on went on adding, "It's easier to leave than be left."

Fans who were attending the show also paid tribute to Moore, shouting his name in between the band's performance. There have yet words on when a funeral for Moore will be held.

Moore, a founding member of Dave Matthews Band, died at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in L.A. Tuesday afternoon, August 19. He reportedly suffered from sudden complications stemming from an ATV accident he had on June 30 on his farm near Charlottesville, Virginia.

Dave Matthews Band currently is headlining their annual summer tour which has been kicked off on July 8 at Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL and will run through October 2 at the double nightstand venue Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA.

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posted by DMB FOREVER on Aug 23, 2008
Leroi and the rest of DMB has had an influence on my live since the first time I heard them back in 1995. Leroi will for ever live on in the hearts of his most loyal fans and will be deeply missed on stage right.
posted by halvie on Aug 20, 2008
"Grave digger, When you dig my grave, will you make it shallow? So I can feel the rain." R.I.P Mr Moore. We will miss your wonderful music.
posted by Wow on Aug 20, 2008
Way off on the tour info there... July 8th Bridgeview was LAST YEAR, I know because I was there. They played Bridgeview on June 6th of this year, and I was there too!

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