On Sept. 10, Dave Matthews Band closed out their first summer tour since 2016 in Hollywood, Calif. Throughout the band’s single set they welcomed Matt Batson to the stage and also added a string section and a horn section to some of their live favorites.
The band starting things off with a couple of tender originals including “One Sweet World” and “That Girl is You” before cranking things up a notch with a one-two punch of “#41” and “Don’t Drink the Water.” Later, the band debuted “When I’m Weary” a new song featuring musician-producer Mark Batson. Batson produced DMB’s 2005 LP Stand Up and contributed instrumentation to the band’s most recent release Come Tomorrow. After “When I’m Weary,” Batson stuck around to perform on “Louisiana Bayou.”
As the night went on, DMB worked their way through fan favorites like Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” and their own “Crash Into Me” as well as “What Would You Say.” A string section added extra heft to Come Tomorrow‘s “Here On Out” and “Here On Out.” For extra measure, the band added some horns to the strings for rocking versions of “Jimi Thing” and “Shake Me Like a Monkey.”
Finally, the band closed out their Hollywood Bowl tour closer with “Everyday” and a “She”> “Ants Marching” jam, before jumping into a three-part encore of “Samurai Cop,” “Why I Am” and “All Along The Watchtower.”
And while summer tour is officially over, on Wednesday Sept. 12, Dave Matthews Band will perform “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)” on Ellen.
Check out the full setlist below:
Dave Matthews Band
Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
One Sweet World, That Girl Is You, #41, Don’t Drink the Water, Again And Again, When I’m Weary*, Louisiana Bayou^, Sledgehammer, Crash Into Me, What Would You Say, Here On Out%, Come On Come On%, Squirm%%, Jimi Thing%%%, Shake Me Like a Monkey%%%, Everyday, She > Ants Marching
Enc: Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin), Why I Am, All Along The Watchtower
*Dave Matthews and Mark Batson (Song debut)
^with Mark Batson
%with string section
%%with string section and horns