Dave Matthews Stands Up With Julia Roberts

steve / September 11, 2008

A normally “shy” Julia Roberts introduced one of her favorite singers, Dave Matthews and his band, at a charity concert for the Stand Up For Cancer initiative last night at Madison Square Garden.

The longtime friends stood together for the initiative which benefits lung cancer research.

Matthews (who also recently lost a bandmate) lost his father to cancer when he was ten.

“One day, we hopefully won’t need to have events like this,” he told the audience.

Julia also gave a shout-out to the heroes of 9/11 who were in the audience.

“We should all feel good about participating,” she said. “I’m thrilled to be able to say that on September 10 that we are welcoming some of the heroes and first responders from September 11. As New Yorkers, we are beholden to all of them.”

Also in the audience were Lindsay Lohan and girlfriend Samantha Ronson.

Julia refrained from mentioning their possible engagement.