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Dave Matthews Band Plot Haiti EP with Unreleased Live Tracks

January 29, 2010 12:00 AM ET

In an effort to continue to raise funds for earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the Dave Matthews Band will release The Haiti Relief Project EP, featuring five unreleased live songs. The digital EP will go on sale tomorrow for $5 on DMBlive.com. Additionally, all sales from merchandise made at the DMB store between today and tomorrow will benefit the Bama Works Haiti Relief Fund, which was established by the Dave Matthews Band with the hopes of continuing to raise money for Haiti.

DMB on the road: check out shots of the band at Fenway Park with Willie Nelson.

The Haiti Relief Project EP will boast Matthews' solo performance of "Butterfly" from 2007, a rendition of "Cry Freedom" from 2004 with a "powerful performance" by LeRoi Moore and three live cuts from the band's 2009 tour: "Out of My Hands," "Lying in the Hands of God" and "Dive In." Limited edition T-shirts of the EP's cover art will also go on sale tomorrow, with proceeds once again going to Haiti.

As Rolling Stone previously reported, Matthews also took part in last week's "Hope For Haiti Now" telethon, performing with Neil Young on Hank Williams' "Alone and Forsaken." He also contributed a track to the Download to Donate compilation.

DMB will next be seen by millions performing this Sunday at the Grammy Awards, where they're up for Album of the Year for Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King. The group have also revealed the road map for a massive summer tour in 2010, which may include a headlining set at the Bonnaroo festival.

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Dave Matthews Band, Lady Gaga and More Stars Rock to Aid Haiti

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