Dave Matthews Band Covers Prince, Debuts Three New Songs At 25th Anniversary Show

 

Dave Matthews Band Covers Prince, Debuts Three New Songs At 25th Anniversary Show

first_imgDave Matthews Band turns 25 this year, and what better way to celebrate than a performance in their hometown of Charlottesville, VA. The John Paul Jones Arena was the site of major anticipation, as fans gathered throughout the day to honor the band’s anniversary. In return, the band delivered a monster performance full of remarkable highlights.The band opened with “The Song That Jane Likes,” played for the first time in that spot since 11/3/94. Throughout the first half of the set, the band debuted a total of three new songs: “Samurai Cop,” “Bob Law,” and “Bismarck.” A new album from DMB has long been in the works, and these tracks will presumably be entries on the new release. The show was highlighted by more than just debut originals, as the band played a full tribute to Prince in the form of his 1992 hit single, “Sexy M.F.” That, as well as the preceding “Jimi Thing” saw the band welcome trumpet player John D’earth. What a powerful moment of live music! Dave Matthews Band Releases Two Legendary TRAX Recordings From Early CareerThere were also plenty of bust outs at the 25th anniversary celebration, including the first full-band “Sugar Will” and first “The Last Stop” since 2010. Not to mention all the fan-favorite tunes, like “#41,” “Ants Marching” and “Tripping Billies.” Watch the big-time “The Last Stop” bust-out below:DMB has a major tour planned for 2016, which kicks off on May 11th and runs through a three-night run at the Gorge Amphitheater from September 2-4. The band has said that they plan to take a touring hiatus after this summer, so don’t miss out. You can see the full schedule here.Check out the setlist from last night’s show below: Edit this setlist | More Dave Matthews Band setlists[Photo by jcleary12/Instagram]last_img

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