Dave Matthews Band kicked off 2005 with its first-ever Australian tour. The band celebrated the May 10, 2005 release of Stand Up with an intimate show at NYC’s Roseland Ballroom. The record debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200.
The band headlined the Bonnaroo Music Festival and hosted its own multi-artist “Island Getaway” festival at NYC’s Randall Island. DMB also performed in the “Live 8” series of free global concerts that urged world leaders at the G8 summit to increase aid to impoverished nations.
The run wrapped up at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, where the band added a fourth night immediately after Hurricane Katrina struck. Over a million dollars total was raised for Gulf Coast relief charities. Weekend on the Rocks, which featured highlights of DMB’s four nights at Red Rocks, and The Complete Weekend on the Rocks were released later that year as well as Live Trax 3, 8.27.2000 Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford, CT and Live Trax 4, 4.30.1996 Classic Amphitheatre, Richmond, VA.
DMB established the Bama Works Village Recovery Fund in 2005, partnering with CARE to aid victims in the years following the 2004 tsunami that had struck eastern Sri Lanka.