By: Jeffrey Greenblatt
Dave Matthews Band continued their summer run on Friday night at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park At Walnut Creek. The venerable jam act continued to mine their catalog in Raleigh, North Carolina as they once again delivered a pair of well-known songs that hadn’t been touched since their last full tour back in 2016.
The Charlottesville-birthed band wasted no time with the tour debuts, as they tapped “Everyday” to open up their night in the City of Oaks. The title track from the band’s 2001 release was last played on July 26, 2016. Come Tomorrow’s “Again And Again” and the never released old-school workhorse “Granny” came ahead of just the second take on “The Stone” in 2018. Dave Matthews & Co. would then offer up “Funny The Way It Is” and a cover of Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” before the second bust out of the night as they served up “Proudest Monkey.” The tune, which was debuted all the way back in 1994, was released on the band’s 1996 album Crash and had been sitting on the shelf since September 2016.
The remainder of the band’s night saw them dig in on selections from throughout their career. The band’s latest release was represented with “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)” – which continued its run as the one song that’s been played at every show on the tour – along with “Idea Of You,” “Come On Come On” and “She.” DMB also served up classic fan-favorites “Dancing Nancies,” “Stay Or Leave” and “Ants Marching.”
Watch fan-shot video captured by Jordan Norris below:
[Again And Again]
Setlist (via DMB Almanac)
Set: Everyday, Again And Again, Granny, The Stone, Funny The Way It Is, Sledgehammer, Proudest Monkey, Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin), Can’t Stop, Crush, Idea Of You, Why I Am, Dancing Nancies, Come On Come On, Stay Or Leave, Pantala Naga Pampa > Rapunzel, She, Ants Marching
Encore: Sister, Grey Street