The release commemorates the record’s 25th anniversary
One of Dave Matthews Band’s most iconic albums is getting reissued on vinyl. The band’s 1998 studio effort Before These Crowded Streets celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. To commemorate the milestone, the band is reissuing the record on vinyl. The release is set for a November 3 through RCA Records/Legacy Recordings.
For the new vinyls, the lacquers were cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. The package includes an exclusive new booklet featuring rare photos and liner notes written by acclaimed journalist Grayson Currin. The vinyl reissues are available for pre-order now HERE. The 25th anniversary edition comes as a yellow translucent 2 LP set, pressed on 180g vinyl. In the band’s web store, an exclusive color variant – red and blue swirl – is also available for pre-order.
Additionally, the band has curated a new merchandise line surrounding the album, which includes t-shirts, a hoody, a vinyl slipmat cover, and a coffee mug.
Check out photos of all the new items, including the vinyl album, below now.
Originally released on April 28, 1998, Before These Crowded Streets, the band’s third studio album, was their first to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It served as a catalyst for a streak that would see the group’s next six studio albums would go on to enter the Billboard 200 at No. 1. To date, the multi-platinum album has sold over 4 million copies in the United States alone.
Last week, Dave Matthews Band announced a string of fall tour dates. The arena run kicks off on November 7 at Enmarket Arena in Savannah, Georgia, and includes a show at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina, plus two-night stands at John Paul Jones Arena in the band’s hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut and New York City’s Madison Square Garden. A portion of proceeds from the shows at John Paul Jones Arena will benefit the band’s ongoing commitment to the resident-led redevelopment of Charlottesville’s public housing. This contribution is in addition to the five million dollars that The Bama Works Fund, Dave Matthews Band and Red Light Management have already committed to the project.
The band recently wrapped up their annual summer tour with their Labor Day weekend celebration at Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington. The jaunt featured three performances on September 1-3. Next, Dave Matthews Band will head to South Africa to play shows in Pretoria and Cape Town. Dave Matthews and guitarist Tim Reynolds will travel to Mexico’s Riviera Maya in 2024 for the seventh in their series of all-inclusive concert vacations. Set for February 15-18, the outing is nearly sold out.
The group’s latest album Walk Around the Moon arrived back on May 19 via RCA. Most of the album’s 12 original songs were recorded with producer Rob Evans, including the lead single, “Madman’s Eyes.” Longtime collaborator, John Alagia, served as executive producer of the album. The record peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.
Dave Matthews Band have sold a collective 38 million CDs and DVDs combined. They have one GRAMMY® Award under their belt (Best Rock Vocal Performance, “So Much to Say”) among several nominations. The band has sold more than 25 million tickets since inception, making them the second largest ticket-seller in history.