99X (WNNX) Studios, Atlanta Georgia
Dave Matthews solo.
AmSouth Amphitheatre, Antioch, Tennessee
The Stone *
Grey Street *
You Never Know *
One Sweet World *
I Did It *
Two Step *+
Loving Wings *+
Where Are You Going? *+ -->
When The World Ends *
Fool To Think *
Ants Marching *
Pantala Naga Pampa * -->
* with Butch Taylor on keys
+ with Mike Durham on electric guitar
^ Dave solo
This Show topped last night's Atlanta show hands down. For me, it was probably a tie with last years Knoxville show for the best show I've seen. They were similiar in having a great setlist and high energy. The Stone was a great start and Grey Street rocked as usual. It was a real treat to hear Crush live for the first time - Very Nice! OSW was also a first time for me and it was awesome. Best Bartender I have ever heard - Dave was really into this song. Two Step as always kicked butt and it was nice to hear some of the newer stuff like Loving Wings and WAYG. Ants Marching was simply incredible, everyone was into it. Carter and Boyd went off! I'm glad I got to hear Gravedigger again. Dave said he was "working on this one and he wanted to keep playing it until he got it right." Great song. The show ended with an awesome version of Rupunzel. The songs in this set were very well placed and played with a lot of energy and I have to say that is why it blew away last nights Atlanta show. Robin and Marty - have fun in Raleigh and Charlotte. Maybe you'll get to hear Gravedigger too. Can't wait to hear from you guys.
This was an unbelievable show!! Definately the best out of the 3 DMB shows I have been to. The highlights were an amazing Two Step, as well as Ants and Rapunzel. Two Step had to be at least 17-20 mins. The new song Loving Wings sounds good, it's the kind of song that the more they play it, the better it will sound. Great versions of Crush and One Sweet World as well. Just an amazing show, I can't wait for Charlotte on friday, it will be hard to top this show though.
What more can I say about tonight's show? I just returned home to Pelham, AL from Nashville, TN, and boy was it worth the trip. Geez, a suprising opening with Stone, an amazing TwoStep that seemed as if it would never end, although as a fan, I couldn't have been happier. A guy named Mike Durham jammed lead for that one. There I stood with my girlfriend, and thousands of other DMB followers, swaying to the sweet sounds of Dave. Bartender was so heavenly tonight that my eyes just started to close, and I could have sworn everyone in the complex was bonded. Matthews seemed to have been in a wonderful mood because he busted out "his Elvis dance" in at least 4 or 5 songs. Grey Street...fantastic, with some Busted lyrics, One Sweet World....outstanding outro. Every song had a great 4 or 5 minute outro of just the band jamming out. Spectators were so happy after Ants Marching (with the Steffan intro), we couldn't wait for the encore. People started chanting and raving, and beating the seats until finally Dave strutted back onto stage to bust out Gravedigger, a beautiful song, followed by Pantala Naga Pampa~>Rapunzel, AMAZING!! Lots of emotions tonight. The group seemed happier than ever. I think this tour will be remembered by all for years to come. No Bela, but no worries. The crowd rocked, DMB rocked, and I WILL return to the Amsouth Ampitheatre (not a bad seat in the entire house). Peace & Love. -Jc
Since this was my first DMB concert to attend and I've been a fan for years, I had some pretty high expectations for the concert.Boy, did they surpass my expectations and play a powerful, memorable show. They started off with "the stone" which would not have been my top choice for a opener, but after the slow start things really picked up with their mix of classic, all-time favorite old tunes and some new upbeat songs. Some favorites of the night were the mellow yet crowd-hyping "crush" and the 20-minute rendition of "two step" that brought everyone back to the old-school days of dave. The newer songs "grey street" and "i did it" also got a surprising amount of support from the audience, and were very jam-worthy. Overall, this was an excellent concert that i wont soon forget. Can't wait until they come to Nashville again!
WOW!!!!!!!What a show the boys put on tonight!!!!The opener= THE STONE!!!!I was going crazy b/c this is my fav. off of BTCS and hadnt heard it live yet.Next up, GREY ST. which was awesome and i love the new lyrics to it. Next was CRUSH and i saw it coming when Dave took a back seat for a second and let Stefan play around with his bass. Next GRANNY, great song with good energy Love Baby. Next SATELITE, not one of my favorites but it was good to hear b/c they havent played it that much this year. Next YOU NEVER KNOW, i love this song and the lyrics are great and cant wait till the 16th but im not gonna burn it. Next, ONE SWEET WORLD, this was my friends first show and he told me before he wanted them to open with this or The Stone and he got The Stone and then got this later which made it even better for him. Next up was BARTENDER which always is amazing and will always kick your ass. Next was I DID IT which gave some energy for the people in front of me b/c it seemed like that was the only song they knew but it was alright. Next was, holy crap, TWO STEP!!!!!17 and a half minutes of pure in your face, kick ass energy from the boys and Mike Durham came out to help out on this one. Two Step seemed to segue right into LOVING WINGS which was a very soft song but a nice one to slow things down and then came WHERE ARE YOU GOING which kept things slow but brought a little more energy from people b/c it is a well known song now. Next was WHEN THE WORLD ENDS which is one of my favorites off of Everyday so I didnt mind that particular ED song and after WTWE was FOOL TO THINK which is not a favorite of mine so I didnt have to much moving around going on during this one. Then the set closer of ANTS!!!!!!!! I always thought that Billies was the best closer until i heard this last night and it was amazing. Boyd took center stage in the middle of this one ripping out a good 2 to 3 minute violin solo and then at the end Carter gave everyone just a little taste of how bad ass he really is. Then we come to the encore of GRAVEDIGGER which i really found to be a damn good song and Dave should keep playing it. Then the boys closed the show with a little PNP>RAPUNZEL which got everyone dancing and I didnt think it was gonna have too much energy until the middle of the jam when the boys picked it up a notch and tore it up and went absolutely nuts. Dave was dancing with one leg in the air and the other on the ground sliding him forward and while this was going on Boyd and Stefan were having a nice face off and it was just too bad ass. Well, the boys kicked ass tonight as usual and I didnt have to pay the $15 for parking so it was a damn good night and will see everyone again in Maryland Heights, MO. Peace!!!
All I can say is DAMN!!! The boys never cease to amaze me...even after seeing them over 15 times. They were on it last night, full of energy. Every thing sounded like a musical masterpiece, and it sometimes goes unnoticed by non-musical people how talented these guys really are. Hopefully they'll continue to amaze us all for many, many years to come. Btw, I was in 9th row center and took about 50 photos with my digital camera and hopefully I'll find a place to share them with everyone. Take care!!
This was my 8th DMB show, and I think it may have been the best one I have seen. There was a great mix of songs from all the albums and some new unreleased songs. The first thing I have to say is that was absolutely THE BEST Ants I have ever seen played. The entire band was tearing through the whole song. It looked as though Boyd was trying to saw his violin in half. Dave had the "crazy legs" going the entire song. It reminded me of the old flannel pants days. It was unreal, a great way to end the set. I really like both Loving Wings and Gravedigger as it was the first time I have heard those two played live. Two Step was awesome as usual. I thought it was placed in an odd spot in the setlist, but you'll never get a complaint from me when it is played. Bartender is easily becoming one of my favorites, and the band wailed through a great version it. Overall, it was an outstanding show with an energetic crowd and a great setlist.
The band's energy from ATL was still in full swing. They started out smooth with The Stone and kept the "Old School" grove most of the night. Dave was acting silly and speaking that lovely jibberish all night. When Fonzie hit the bass intro of Crush everyone freaked out. Boyd and Carter were on fire the whole evening. Twostep was Red Rocks fast with Mike Durham filling the Timmy void on electric. Ants brought the house down. Boyd was all over the stage during his solo. Dave's legs were crazy all night long! PNP/Rapunzel was a killer ending. Carter picked a little boy out of the crowd and pulled him on stage. He held the kid and talked to him for a bit then gave him some sticks. Amazing night!
Well this was my first show, I thought it was aight, I was a little disappointed cause they didn't play some of my fav's. Two Step was the highlight of the night, where they jammed for while. Ants Marching was a good choice for a closer I thought. I enjoyed the guest, Mike, I guess Ill be back next year.
A great show overall Dave and the boys put on for us lucky fans that showed up to the sold out Amsouth Ampitheater. The opener was The Stone. It's a great song but was a terrible opener I thought. It didn't get the crowd into things. Then Grey Street! Fantastic, a great song to hear live. But then Stefan started into Crush. Oh wow, how amazing that song was. The jam that they put on the end of that song blew me away. Carter was going insane on the drums. Satelite, a classic. Bartender was a great song to hear as well. TWO STEP. All I have to say is until you have heard two step live you haven't lived. That was the most amazing song ever. Mike Durham's jam on that song was incredible. Ants was the last song before the encore break. That song was great live. Boyd is AWESOME. Rapunzel was last. It was really good and the boys jammed hard but I was expecting Watchtower after. Everyone in my section was screaming for it. But the boys didn't play it. I was a bit disappointed, but overall the evening was a great success.
Well i should first say that this was my lucky number 13th show and it was definetly on par with the best that ive been too. especially from third row center stage! All the old lillywhite songs are sounding great, but all the new words made it a little hard to sing along. the two brand new tunes, loving wings, and gravedigger both have alot of potential...especialy gravedigger i love that song. the show had alot of energy at the begining with the stone as the opener, crush, granny and grey street. the set definetly slowed down a bit through the middle after bartender with the exception of two step, and i almost sat down when i saw him grab the electric cause i new i did it was coming, but i resitsted the urge to protest and enjoyed the song anyway. you knever know was nice but i havent quite figured out that song yet but i still enjoy it and where are you going is really good live which i never dreamed it would be. the show reclamined the energy at the end with an amazing ants and the encore was pretty good with the dave solo gravedigger and pnp->rapunzel was nice. great crowd, great opening act, i was hoping for more guests since it was nashville after all but mike durham was pretty cool and overall it was a pretty great show.
Words cannot describe how wonderful this show was! The only song I've ever wanted to hear live, and they played it first! "Stone" was simply amazing. By far the best part of the evening was "Bartender"...better than anything else! The band and the crowd jammed for almost 3 hours!! What a way to put the old stuff with the new stuff and show everyone what incredible musicians they are. Can't wait for the Cincinnati show!! Don't know how it could ever be as good, but "You Never Know"
This show was, to my surprise, pretty incredible. Despite them playing I Did It, I thouroughly enjoyed the show. I was really excited to hear Grey Street and Granny. Crush was beautiful, as always. Bartender was pretty great, as well. Two Step was incredible. An old friend of theirs, Mike Durham sat in. He added a nice touch. They kept jammin', and it was just bliss. Ants was pretty crazy. All in all, i have to say this show was reassuring that even after the horrible album Everyday, DMB still has it.
this was the worst i've ever seen the boys play. i had not been to see them in over a year, and it seemed as though they haven't grown at all as a band since i saw them last. "the stone" was played the same way as on btcs (minus the talented guitar work from tim). the only variation was found in "two step" but only because there was a special guest there to rescue them from their now-characteristic repetitiveness. "gravedigger" was great but i was a little disappointed that dave plays it buy himself...i thought i bought a ticket to hear the dave matthews BAND. "loving wings" sounded nice from what little i could hear over all the thirteen year old girls screaming "41" the whole time. i guess the best way to sum up the show would be it was the same band playing the same songs the same exact way they've been playing them for years. suggestion: to maintain a solid fanbase don't be too predictible.
An AWESOME PERFORMANCE tonight!!!!It was a pretty incredible setlist, i rank this show #1 out of 6 shows i have seen. I went last year to the same venue and it blew that show away. First was the stone Great Opener!!The stone and seek up are the 2 best openers u could hope for. GREY STREET, love this song 1st time seeing live WOW..Then comes CRUSH good god another 1st time for me, just beautiful..GRANNY i luv how this gets the crowd excited, it was pretty ironic that dave played these 3 songs in a row in which i never seen any of them live(thanx dave)..Satelite was good pretty standard. YOU NEVER KNOW was unfamiliar to me and i cant wait to hear it on his new CD..One Sweet World was next I never liked this song..Then came BARTENDER oh yea!!! this was full of energy and a perfect pick me up..Then came bathroom break, i mean I DID IT, i think dave puts a song like this here so everyone can use the head and pick up another beer..TWO STEP!!! WOW made it back just in time with full beer, awesome 15 to 20 minutes of the whole band kicking ass!!! Next LOVING WINGS good song to catch your breath for the ending. WHERE ARE YOU GOING..LOVE this new song, this is a song that can be put anywhere in a setlist and would be great. WHEN THE WORLD ENDS and FOOL TO THINK probably are 2 out of the only 4 songs i like on everyday and sounded great. Then came hands down the most powerful song i have ever heard in concert..ANTS MARCHING!! was just wicked, everybody was screaming every lyric as loud as we possible could. I think we woke up MEMPHIS with all our energy!!! From this point the crowd was pounding chairs and chanting DAVE DAVE!!! He came back and gave us GRAVEDIGGER, luv it!!! Then dave just wanted us to know that; I DO! MY BEST! FOR YOU! RAPUNZEL..WOW!! great closer to a perfect nite in Antiochi, thanx dave see u in columbus and next year!!!!!
Pretty solid show. First off, the North Mississippi All-Stars were amazing...really got the croud going. Decent opener in The Stone, but played the night before. Nice stretch afterwards....especially Crush. This was hands down the best Crush I have ever heard. You Never Know is my favorite new song and it lived up to expectations. Bartender was intense...it brought me to tears. Killed the energy w/ I Did It..not a good choice here..but picked things up w/ Two Step. Mike Durham was amazing on this one...not sure why he stayed on stage for the next two songs though..didn't really do much. Loving Wings sounds like it will make a good song...it's just too incomplete to tell right now. WAYG was good..then WTWE and Fool to Think did little for me. FTT is a good song but I think it would have been better placed somewhere else in the set. I was hoping for an Ants set closer..and I was not dissapointed. Boyd was really into it...dancing all over the place...a real showman as always! The Encore: Gravedigger has really evolved...so much energy...and great lyrics. PNP-->Rapunzel was a good call as a closer...lots of energy...very long jam! Not sure where it ranks among my list of shows...but definately a great experience as always.
I thought the concert was wonderful. I have been following them for eight years and it is amazing how the get better EVERY year. Also, I caught the guitar pick after the encore. I thought that was nice considering he rarely throws out a pick.
I have to agree with Shawn on this one. Last night was horrible. After not seeing them since 99, going into last night's show, I was excited to hear some new stuff. Only to my disappointment, every song sounded like they popped in the CD and played along with it. Only 2 or 3 songs even really kept my attention, including "Two Step"--only b/c Mike added a new touch. Dave and the band need to change up their setlist from one show to the next. The same songs just get so old. The new stuff sounded alright, but nothing special. Something needs to be done about a band that brings a crowd consisting of 8 year olds and 80 year olds. It's just not right. Dave: you're losing fans left and right. You need a little variation.
It was my 15th show overall and I knew it would be hard to top last year's show at AmSouth, which was the best I've ever been to. After being stuck in traffic for 2 hours last year, we beat the system this year and got there at 5:00 p.m. when the gates opened. Before the show I said I wanted to hear 5 songs and two of them Stone and Crush, I heard in the first three songs which was a good sign. The highlights: STONE ... good opener, really wanted to hear it so I was pleased although I would have prefered Seek Up ... GREY STREET ... first time I had heard it with the new Busted Stuff lyrics, so it was a little hard to get used to but still a great song to hear ... CRUSH ... as I mentioned I wanted to hear this too so I was excited to hear it, a good version ... GRANNY ... I hadn't heard it since my very first show, so it was special to get to hear it live ... YOU NEVER KNOW ... first time hearing it live, I really like it and can't wait for the album next week (b/c I'm being strong and not downloading it now) ... LOVING WINGS/WHERE ARE YOU GOING ... also nice to hear both of these for the first time, WAYG is becoming a quick personal favorite, I'd had it in my head since the show ended and then I went to see Mr. Deeds today and it's even more stuck in my head ... ANTS ... I could hear this at every concert. It is such a classic and if Ants can't put you in a good mood, nothing can ... RAPUNZEL ... I thought we'd get Watchtower since Mike Durahm was there with his electric guitar, but Rapunzel a good way to end it ... it didn't top last year's show, but it was the first time I'd been able to see the band since last summer so it is always enjoyable.
In a word: WOW! Number 11 for me and I can't find another word besides wow. The Stone- Amazing opener, I called OSW but was happy to hear this, they went almost completley quiet in the outro and then just jammed into the hard ending...Grey St.- Oh my Grey St. This was only one of two songs I went in saying I wanted to hear, awesome version energy out the roof, this song is quickly catching Raven as my fav. off of LWS/BS..Crush-One of the best versions I have seen, Boyd was kicking so hard during his solo that he nearly got on his knees as he was walking over to jam with Fonzy...Granny- great suprise, can naver get tired of this live..Satellite-also a suprise since they haven't played it much this year, but it was tight, the see of lighters was the shit..YNK- the other song I went in wanting to hear and it was awesome, great live, can't wait to hear the studio version next Tues.......OSW-called it as the opener, but it was there none the less, great great outro..Bartender- easily up there with last years Amsouth version, Roi played a beautiful pennywhistle outro..I Did It- I am not at all an Everyday basher, but this song is not in my top 10 to say the least BOY was I caught off gaurd last night, POWER AND ENERGY out the ass, the crowd was so into it...Two Step-could be the best version I have heard EVER, Mike played a sweat lead on the outro...Loving Wings-sounds good right now, you can tell they are still working on it..WAYG-great, it was flawless tonight, Mike also sounded really good on this one..WTWE-very solid I absolutley love this song live..Fool to Think-same as I Did It, not one of my favorites, but was amazing last night, sounded perfect..Ants- What can you say about Ants...they could play this song as the closer at every show I ever go to and I will still love it just as much, In my opinion it is DMB's finest live song and last nights version was a 10...Gravedigger- highlight of the night for me, I have a version of it when Dave played it in April, but this one is completely different and 100 times better, I couldn't get the song out of my head all day today, it is wonderful to see new songs evolving even with an album coming out next week...PNP-->Rapunzel-suprisingly a great finish, I think of it as more of an opener, but it was a nice change and suprise........I really can't compare the shows I have been to and say this one is the best because it's not really fair, but this was without a doubt one to remember.....life doesn't get a lot better than last night...good beer, good friends all around, GREAT fans all around, and the best damn band in the whole world! Thanks for the memories!
WOW! This show was completely amazing. I came with great anticipations as i know that nashville is normally a highlight for the boys. This years show didn't include bela or his flecktones, but there was indeed a Mike Durham and damn...he was awesome. Honestly, he acted like he had never heard the songs before but began to find his rhythm and push a flawless Two Step. The setlist was unbelievable. Dave played all my favorites stone, grey street, bartender and all the new ones i was hoping for...loving wings, gravedigger, you never know. Of the seven shows i've attended, this was right up there at the top, possibly topping the 9.11.99 (listener supported).
Like somebody said earlier, the energy from the ATL show the night before had no worn off in any way, shape, or form. The Stone, what a great opener and my absolute fav song. The next seven songs were all fantastic. Crush and Granny were definently highlights of the show. Satellite was great to hear again for the second night in a row as was Grey Street and You Never Know. One Sweet World, great intro like usual but I don't think too many ppl knew what it was till he played the opening chords of the actual song, but then everyone went crazy. Second highlight was Bartender. Would have rather had BEF at beginning but I cant get everything I want and Dave's wailing at the end was incredible. I Did It, not a fav of mine but awesome energy coming from the band and the crowd. Next up was Two Step w/ an old friend of the band's, Mike Durham. This version totally owned last night's version. Mr. Durham was totally wailing on his guitar and just didnt want to stop. It was also super cool he set in on the next two songs, Loving Wings and Where Are You Going. WTWE was pretty typical though I still love this song. Next was Fool To Think which rocked again for the second night in a row. This song has come such a long way since the release of Everyday. Though I love it, I would have rather heard What You Are again but oh well. The band started to talk for a while at this point then BAM! Ants comes into the setlist. Carter didnt do the snare count at beginning so the song totally took everyone by surprise. It had so much energy it was great. So many ppl were singing you could barely hear Dave. Boyd went off on the end with a huge smile on his face and the band was having such a good time. For first encore Gravedigger made an appearance again which was nice. Then PNP-Rapunzel which might have had more energy then anything I'd heard at ATL or TN. Dave was getting funky with his dance at the end which caused everyone to go crazy. A great show as was the ATL show. Make sure to obtain these two shows when the traders get them out. Later!
Man, Dave put on an amazing show tonight. This was only my second show to go to, my first being last year in Birmingham, which was an amazing show. But tonight in Antioch just kicked serious ass. I think Antioch was a better show than my first one in Birmingham. That could be because he played Rapunzel which is my favorite song. They jammed on it well and it was just an awsome show. Dave had great energy dancin the night away and really gettin into all the songs. Carter is such a god, i'm a drummer and he's my idol man he can do some good stuff, and he just gave us a taste tonight. This being my second show, I went with a Dave virgin, this being his first show, it was great to watch his face and stuff and just we were gettin into all the songs. Great show dave, thanks. can't wait to see him again.
this show really jammed. i have not seen dave jam on stage like that in a while. he played minimal everyday songs with made the conccert better. i went to the show last year and this blew it out of the water in my opinion. the setlist was perfect. ants was great along with the closing rapunzel jam. it was a great show.
All I can say is if you are a true DMB fan (not a radio fan), than this would have been the best show to ever see. THE STONE was a great opener. GREY STREET was the best I've ever seen or heard. CRUSH was next and I could have gone home happy just with those three songs. The highlights was TWO STEP and to get to hear YOU NEVER KNOW. ANTS kicked ass as usual. SEE YA in PITTSBURG
This was my first DMB show and it was GREAT!!! I got my tickets like a few days before the show so I had to sit on the lawn but it was still fun! Real seats would have been more pleasant because of the atmosphere on the lawn. Ants Marching was worth the drive to Tennessee from SC and the money and Crush was really good too. Two Step was a big hit and about 15-20 minutes long. I like his new songs and I think the more I hear them the more I will like them...GREAT SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!
What can I say? From the ATL show the night before to coming back home to see the boys take it to the house in Nashville. They rocked. Traffic was horrible as usual by got there 5 minutes before they took the stage. Stone, just as dramatic as ATL and an excellent opener. Grey St was placed #2 for the 2nd night and was better than I have ever heard. Crush was awesome with Stefan's intro but I couldn't hear too well with all the ladies screaming "Dave I want to have your baby". Granny one of my personal favs came along perfect in the set and made my night. Satellite was fitting, it was a clear beautiful night as well as an AmSouth classic. YNK was better the night before when I heard it for the first time live but is still a great song that I will listen to over and over again. OSW, I picked up on it during the intro and no one around me believed me, placed my bet and won $20, again a perfect fit for the outdoor venue. Bartender, there's nothing to say, an absolute masterpiece, missed BEF as did several others. IDI not a personal fav but its DMB not JMB. Two Step from the ATL encore to the mid set Tn show this song will always be the #1 live DMB song for me. When Dave brought out Mike Durham and told us they hadn't played in 10 years they didn't miss one beat it was amazing. Loving Wings-WAYG was just as good as ATL and I kind of knew the words to LW at tonights show. WTWE we were definitly burning one down. FTT-time to piss, not my fav ED saw it last night I could stand to skip it tonight. Got back just in time for the suprise of the night, ANTS!!! my life of live music has reached its Mecca. Totally jammed out and BOYD was tearing it up. 17,000 people yelling "people in every direction" will sound great on a bnp. Gravedigger was more emotional and moving than in ATL and I was glad to hear it two nights in a row. It was awesome watching Dave stand there under the spotlight singing his heart out. PNP-Rapunzel, I wanted to hear it in ATL and to my surprise it showed up in TN. A great close to the best 48 hours of my summer.