TVD Live Shots:
Dave Matthews Band
at Huntington Bank Pavilion, 6/29

An excessive heat warning in Chicago didn’t stop a sold-out crowd from piling into Huntington Bank Pavilion for the Dave Matthews Band last Friday. The 2.5 hour sweat fest was a nostalgic one, though not as much as Saturday night’s set proved to be.

Touring in support of their latest studio album Come Together, released less than a month ago, DMB appeared energized by their newer songs. Each member of the band was able to showcase their talents, but what struck me most was the way in which they seem to play for each other. It’s as tight-knit a band as is the fan base who particularly loved the band’s covers—Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” and Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower”—Friday night.

Dave Matthews, who basically looks the same as he did in 1997, also sounds the same as he did in 1997, which of course made me super jealous that I don’t look or sound at all as I did in ’97. But good for him! DMB’s U.S. tour continues through the summer and into fall so grab yourself a ticket!

SETLIST
Do You Remember
Stay or Leave (Dave Matthews song)
Rooftop
#41
Again and Again
Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel cover)
What Would You Say
Can’t Stop
Don’t Drink the Water
Louisiana Bayou
Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)
You Might Die Trying
Come On Come On
Lying in the Hands of God
(American Baby Intro snippet)
You & Me
All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan cover)
Digging a Ditch
Jimi Thing (Sexy M.F. interpolation)

ENCORE
Why I Am
Grey Street

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