In recognition of its numerous charitable works, the Dave Matthews Band will be presented with the Humanitarian Award during Roadwork '05: The Billboard Touring Conference and Awards in New York.
The group, which donates millions to non-profit organizations around the world through its own Bama Works Foundation, was among the many acts to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina, raising nearly $1.5 million by adding a fourth show to a recent run of sellouts at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Additionally, Dave Matthews participated last night (Sept. 20) participated in the Big Apple to the Big Easy hurricane relief concerts in New York.
Farm Aid, New York City public schools and parks, San Francisco Bay Area charities and victims of the Southeast Asian tsunami are among the many beneficiaries of the Dave Matthews Band's philanthropy.
Roadwork '05 will also recognize pioneering concert promoter Jack Boyle with this year's Legend of Live award, which honors a touring industry professional whose work has had a profound and lasting impact on the concert business.
The Billboard Roadwork Touring Awards honor the concert industry's top artists and professionals for the year, based on the Billboard Boxscore chart and actual box office performance from Nov. 20, 2004-Oct. 1, 2005.