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vandamit
11-16-2006, 01:08 PM
I give them maybe 3 more years before they take hiatus, or call it quits.

dsera
11-16-2006, 01:19 PM
As naive as it is, I don't even like to think about that. ;)

Phan
11-16-2006, 01:26 PM
3-5 years tops

pgr17
11-16-2006, 01:33 PM
i could see scaled back tours but i can't see them fully stopping as a band all together.

raven
11-16-2006, 01:52 PM
i could see scaled back tours but i can't see them fully stopping as a band all together.
Yeah.. I agree. I think it'll be many years before they completely stop touring.

bsan83
11-16-2006, 01:57 PM
We'll see how this album goes and if they can actually get through a recording session without wanting to punch each other for once.

pgr17
11-16-2006, 01:57 PM
We'll see how this album goes and if they can actually get through a recording session without wanting to punch each other for once.

i think that happened only one time... that we know of. :nod

bsan83
11-16-2006, 02:22 PM
i think that happened only one time... that we know of. :nod

This one has the potential for it, methinks, given that they're really deciding a lot about their future direction with this one. The band had their Everyday last time, and Dave's been quoted, more than once, as saying he thinks they need a bit of the old style of writing as well mixed in.

I just really hope it goes smoothly and produces a quality CD.

Fan#41
11-16-2006, 04:44 PM
No matter what the next album does for sales, this band proves year in/year out that they love going on the road together. They've toured when they were barely known. They toured when they had hit albums. They toured with heavily critisized album that still sold fairly well. They toured by rehashing an unreleased album. They toured during and after a failed album.

No matter what they do, they play. Even with Dave's solo effort, his first love is DMB and always will be. I don't see them going on for another 10 or so years, but ya never know. I always think back to the Charlie Rose interview and he asked Dave how long did he think he could go on doing this and then there was a joke about The Stones and Mick saying "well I could do this 'till I'm 40" then when he was 40 he said "well I could do this 'till I'm 50" and so on. I think that may apply, in essence to how DMB will be sometime.

pgr17
11-16-2006, 04:56 PM
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<forever>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Mark THS
11-16-2006, 05:14 PM
i could see scaled back tours but i can't see them fully stopping as a band all together.:upyours

dmbowns
11-16-2006, 07:06 PM
they won't stop touring for a long time


3 years i complete bullshit and you know it.

breuer33
11-17-2006, 12:09 AM
4-5 years,
then back every so often for a mini tour or public charity event of some sort

Kerwin
11-17-2006, 12:17 AM
as long as the unit stays together and the product makes money. theres no end

Chaveznwo
11-17-2006, 12:18 AM
Wouldn't 2011 be the 20 year mark? I will say at least til then. 5 more years isn't too much of a stretch.

kern
11-17-2006, 12:20 AM
DMB has a lot more in them than we all think. If they can go year in and year out like this. I don't seem them stopping until they can't play anymore

Per553
11-17-2006, 12:24 AM
DMB has a lot more in them than we all think. If they can go year in and year out like this. I don't seem them stopping until they can't play anymore


amen. long live the matthews band.

FishMonkeyMan
11-17-2006, 12:24 AM
3-5 years tops

i thought you were done posting dmbc :lmao

really i just wanted the excuse to use that thing^

IrishRed
11-17-2006, 12:32 AM
i think they'll be around for quite a bit longer. while the die hard fan base is slightly frustrated with the recent direction, another great tour will keep them on board, and another great album will re-energize some of the "former" fan base. meanwhile, the casuals, and non-critics are still around, and the guys are having fun touring.

Wescoast
11-17-2006, 01:29 AM
:lol 3 years

captainbluntmofo
11-17-2006, 01:31 AM
least 5 years. If anything they will be more like the Rolling Stones are now.

Smokey the Bear
11-17-2006, 01:35 AM
at least 3 more boards

groove merchant
11-17-2006, 01:49 AM
amen. long live the matthews band.

agreed

miblum
11-17-2006, 10:26 AM
i say they put out one more album in the next year or so, do another standard dmb summer/winter tour and then you will see a drastic reduction in touring all together. in my opinion, 2008, will be the last year you know the dave matthews band as they currently are.

needed to post on the new board at least once, i like the colors, seems like it works.

Nova Scotia
11-17-2006, 10:31 AM
it'll be interesting to see what happens with a new record contract. solo projects, side projects from people other than dave. there will always be a dmb, but with different stuff comes better opportunities for dmb when it's time to get back in the studio.

PNP
11-17-2006, 10:34 AM
I would like to see Dave go it alone if this new album is the same crap as the last few.

Nova Scotia
11-17-2006, 10:39 AM
I would like to see Dave go it alone if this new album is the same crap as the last few.
ya. it must suck knowing that you're writing songs and spending time doing stuff to get it "right", but everyone hates it when it's released. i can't imagine what they say about it. do they talk about it? is it one of those things where everybody knows, but nobody says anything? has to be rough.

pgr17
11-17-2006, 10:42 AM
i say they put out one more album in the next year or so, do another standard dmb summer/winter tour and then you will see a drastic reduction in touring all together. in my opinion, 2008, will be the last year you know the dave matthews band as they currently are.

this is probably more true that i want to admit to myself... but it has been a good run and i'll probably try to fit in a couple more shows then i usually do.

at least 3 more boards

:lol

Strugz10
11-17-2006, 10:42 AM
at least 3 more boards

:lol

Now this is the proper way to measure time in DMBc

simbro
11-17-2006, 10:53 AM
ah, i would say at the most 5 years doing what they are currently doing, but i could also see that changing. obviously next year will be a typical year, but after that it is hard to guess. they love doing what they are doing, but i also think they need to take a break for a bit.

Strugz10
11-17-2006, 10:55 AM
30+ posts and no "Roi is quitting the band" comments? I'm amazed.

n0t a n00b
11-17-2006, 10:57 AM
I don't think they will ever break up just because drugs doesn't seem to be a serious issue.

bsan83
11-17-2006, 11:04 AM
I don't think they will ever break up just because drugs doesn't seem to be a serious issue.

Bands do call it quits for reasons other than drugs.

joeshambro
11-17-2006, 11:30 AM
listen to any dave & friends performance. dave is a performer, he does it right, and a format like dave & friends is his true calling.

mynameisdon
11-17-2006, 11:35 AM
i could see scaled back tours but i can't see them fully stopping as a band all together.

agreed:upyours

Wescoast
11-17-2006, 11:49 AM
for the life of me i cant understand these comments of them hanging it up so soon. 3 years, 5 years at most, 2008...? wtf haha.

you guys realize in the concert touring world, dmb is actually on the younger side of things right?

i can understand if in the next 5-10 years they slow down a bit and dont do such massive summer tours, but even then. they are still as popular as any touring band out there and if they put out a good album again, it can go multi platinum without much thought.

why in the world would they quit? age? burned out? sick of each other? ive yet to see anything that makes me think these factors come into play at all at this stage of the game.

bsan83
11-17-2006, 12:01 PM
listen to any dave & friends performance. dave is a performer, he does it right, and a format like dave & friends is his true calling.

Yeah, Dave will tour for as long as his voice permits after the DMB is done.

lude
11-17-2006, 12:30 PM
I think that Dave has a lot of years left (like 10-15). I still him touring and rasping some lyrics kinda Bob Dylan style for many years to come. The rest of the band I think will be gone much sooner.

3beamsoflight6
11-17-2006, 12:42 PM
i think going abroad will give them 10 extra years. but yeah, they'll tour in some capacity until dave's voice can't go anymore.

lude
11-17-2006, 01:47 PM
It seems to me that Dave's voice is more of a factor to us in the fan base then it is to him. Of course I'm sure that it really bothers him that he can't sing the way he use to but I don't think that will be deciding factor in whether their day's continue together. I think the age and the passion that once was isn't nearly as strong and that will mostly likely be the end of the band

jsandr
11-17-2006, 02:56 PM
the band? i'd say 5 or so years. dave will continue on, slowly fizzling into an old, de-tuned, falsetto-less folky career : )

stirstick
11-17-2006, 03:13 PM
I would like to see Dave go it alone if this new album is the same crap as the last few.

I agree. I'm just not as excited about seeing DMB as I am about seeing D+T or D+F or even Dave solo right now. I find myself wishing for a follow up to Some Devil much more than I wish for a follow up to Stand Up.

breuer33
11-17-2006, 03:19 PM
however long they sign a contract for. id be satisfied if they put together 2 more albums after the current one that is being worked on.

Disco Stu
11-17-2006, 04:07 PM
7-8 years

CRUSHsoccer15
11-17-2006, 05:16 PM
They'll keep going. Every year they seem to call it their "best tour ever".

They just love being out there.

joeshambro
11-17-2006, 05:25 PM
what i really love about dave & friends is that i get the impression that you're listening to a bunch of friends having the time of their lives in a free-spirited jam session with little to live up to, and they'd be there doing the same thing in a garage or in an arena. i do not get the same impression from full-band shows as much anymore.

thestand
11-17-2006, 05:55 PM
I could see Dave and Carter continuing forever. The other guys are the variables. I think eventually Roi will actually leave, and that'll be it. If I were to guestimate when that could be, I'd say 6 years/3 albums down the road.