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DMB History - 1997

In February, Dave Matthews Band won the GRAMMY® Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for “So Much To Say.” RCA reissued Remember Two Things on June 24, 1997.

The band continued to tour steadily, headlining sold-out amphitheaters across North America. Though having achieved national prominence, DMB continued to do things precisely as it had from day one: organically, with a grass roots mentality.

In late 1997, the band began recording a new album. On October 28, 1997, Bama Rags/RCA label released the official double-disc Live at Red Rocks 8-15-95. Without any marketing or promotion, Live at Red Rocks debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 and was instantly certified Platinum. It was a high quality, reasonably priced alternative to the over-priced, ill produced and illegal live DMB CDs that were beginning to flood the bootleg black-market. The overwhelming success of Live at Red Rocks, combined with the band’s tremendous touring achievements, underscored how Dave Matthews Band had grown from a grass roots phenomenon to one of the hottest bands in America.

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