TVD Live Shots: Dave Matthews Band at Blossom Music Center, 9/29

“I like Blossom!” Dave Matthews blurted out after concluding an inspired version of “The Stone” with his stellar backing band.

He’s not a talker on stage, so hearing Dave say anything other than his signature “Thank you very much,” sent the crowd into a tizzy. On a perfect fall night—the last at Blossom Music Center until next season—DMB delivered exactly what their fans have been yearning for since the original show date was postponed back in 2020: a full-on jam.

Pulling from their 30-year catalog, DMB plowed through many fan favorites (“Pig,” “The Song That Jane Likes”) and some signature covers (Prince’s “Sexy MF” being my personal favorite). Nostalgia was thick in the air, as I overheard several fans reminiscing about seeing Dave at Blossom in high school (me included). Their tour continues through November, ending with a two-night run at Madison Square Garden.

SETLIST
Rye Whiskey (Tex Ritter) (Dave solo)
The Stone
So Much to Say
Anyone Seen the Bridge
Too Much
That Girl Is You
Pig
Rooftop
Lying in the Hands of God
So Damn Lucky (Dave Matthews)
Can’t Stop
Everyday
Jimi Thing
I Want a New Drug (Huey Lewis and the News)
Sexy M.F. (Prince)
Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)
Digging a Ditch
Stay or Leave (Dave Matthews)
Pantala Naga Pampa
Rapunzel
Drive In, Drive Out
The Song That Jane Likes
All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan) (With Stairway to Heaven snippet)

ENCORE
Singing From the Windows (Dave solo)
Ants Marching

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