The band began recording its next album, in January, working with English producer/mixer Stephen Harris at the Record Plant Studios in Sausalito, CA.
Dave Matthews Band was honored to kick off the Hallmark Olympics Celebration series of concerts, which took place in Salt Lake City, UT during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The band performed “The Space Between,” nominated for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, at the GRAMMY Awards in February 2002.
Busted Stuff, DMB’s fifth studio album, was released on July 16, 2002 and debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. First single “”Where Are You Going” topped the Triple A radio chart and was a Top 20 hit at Modern Rock. On November 5, 2002, the band released the double CD / DVD / VHS Live At Folsom Field, Boulder CO, the band’s fifth live release overall.
A short U.S. tour in December included two sold out performances at Madison Square Garden, where James Brown joined DMB onstage during the second show.