Dave Matthews Band’s 2003 summer tour culminated with a performance in New York City’s Central Park in front of an estimated crowd of 100,000+ fans. The concert helped raise $2 million for public education and parks in NYC, and was the first in the band’s ongoing series of benefit concerts held in significant U.S. parks.
The Central Park Concert was released on DVD and CD on November 18, 2003. Captured by 30 cameras in High Definition Widescreen video and recorded in stereo and 5.1 audio, the DVD was directed by Larry Jordan, who had worked with the band on Listener Supported.
2003 also saw the release of the first solo projects from DMB. On June 17, Boyd released True Reflections. The album, which featured Tinsley on vocals as well as violin, was hailed by AllMusic.com as a “warm, poignant disc that improves with every spin.”
Dave’s Some Devil was released on September 23 and later certified Platinum by the RIAA. In December he launched the “Dave Matthews and Friends” tour with Trey Anastasio, Brady Blade, Tony Hall, Ray Paczkowski and Tim Reynolds. Emmylou Harris and Spyboy.