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Dave Mathews Band Jams Out At Philips Arena Tuesday Night

The Grammy-winning Dave Mathews Band treated their fans to a rocking jam Tuesday night, November 16, 2010, at Philips Arena. Known to their fans as simply DMB, Dave Mathews Band formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991. Founding members were singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Matthews, bassist Stefan Lessard, violinist Boyd Tinsley, drummer/backing vocalist Carter Beauford and saxophonist LeRoi Moore. Moore died suddenly in August, 2008 due to complications from an ATV accident. Grammy Award-winner Jeff Coffin, of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, has since filled Moore’s spot as the band’s saxophonist. Rashawn Ross(horns) and Tim Reynolds(guitar) have also become full-time touring members of the band. With musicians who each have roots in differing genres, including jazz, classical, soul, rock, bluegrass, and hip-hop, the band has created an eclectic sound which has earned them an extremely large and diverse fan base. After twenty consecutive years of touring the band announced that it is taking 2011 off. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue opened the show.


In addition to our review by AJC staff writer Melissa Ruggieri, photographer Robb Cohen covered the show with his camera. Click here to view the 19-photo online gallery. What did you think of the show? How did this show compare to the DMB concert in July at Aaron’s Amphitheatre? Who reading this blog has seen at least 10 Dave concerts? Share some stories with us.


(Photo Credit: Robb D. Cohen/  For other concert photography linked to Access Atlanta, please visit  Atlanta Concert Photography Galleries.

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November 17th, 2010
7:36 am

Probably one of the worst Dave shows I’ve seen.


November 17th, 2010
7:38 am

Worst and most overrateed band of all time. When was the last time this guy put out a decent song?


November 17th, 2010
7:52 am

@reality, have you heard there new album. its pretty solid.


November 17th, 2010
7:56 am

Honestly no, but I’m not really a fan. But also my ears are open to good songs it has been a long time since this guy had a hit that was actually good.


November 17th, 2010
8:09 am

this was definitely the worse of the 15 shows i’ve seen. I usually see dave once or twice a year, and he almost always puts on an awesome show, but there was no energy at this show. He danced very little, Boyd barely moved, they don’t let Timmy jam enough. All in all I was very disappointed as this was my first arena show in 10 years. I’m glad they’re taking some time off, it looks like they need it.


November 17th, 2010
8:13 am

DMB is a much better outdoor summer band, not indoor arena

Robb Cohen

November 17th, 2010
10:43 am

Were you guys at the July show this summer at Aaron’s? How did that compare?


November 17th, 2010
11:13 am

I saw them at Aaron’s this year and again last night. Agreed the set list wasn’t the best in my opinion, but i really enjoyed hearing a few songs i hadn’t heard before, Pig, Christmas Song, Stay or Leave, Last Stop. What Would You Say with Trombone Shorty was the high point for me though.


November 17th, 2010
11:14 am

This show was really lame. Mostly slow songs w/very few classics. Nothing special, may as well been listening to a CD. First time I’ve ever left a show before the encore. I will not go see them again.

DMB Oldschool

November 17th, 2010
1:04 pm

DMB is best enjoyed in an outside venue. With that being said, this show was a really good indoor show. There were a handful of songs that I really didn’t expect to hear. KUDOS Dave for not caving in and coming out to only sing the same set list of only the most popular songs night after night! Thank you for both an eclectic and entertaining show. Can’t wait for 2012.


November 17th, 2010
4:02 pm

Anyone know how to get the set list?


November 17th, 2010
11:39 pm

You guys are crazy! You can hear the classics anytime! This set was full of songs you never get to hear live. Incredible set! Rhyme and Reason, Last Stop, Blackjack, Pantala into Rapunzel, Pig, and a great cover of Needle and the Damage Done. Jeff Coffin played 2 saxes at the same time an octave apart during the Jimi Thing jam. Plenty of classics in What Would You Say, Grey Street, and Jimi Thing. Best version of Time Bomb ever and only the best songs from the new album. Seven was incredible.


November 18th, 2010
10:07 am

@JG…go to Click on 11.16.2010 in the “Last 5 Shows” Section.


November 18th, 2010
2:57 pm

@JG, Here’s the setlist:

3.Grey Street
5.Say Goodbye
6.Shake Me Like a Monkey
7.Stay or Leave
8.Rhyme & Reason
9.Funny the Way It Is
12.What Would You Say (with Trombone Shorty)
13.Pantala Naga Pampa
15.Improv Jam
16.What You Are
17.Time Bomb
18.Christmas Song
19.You & Me
20.Jimi Thing
21.The Needle and the Damage Done (Neil Young cover) / (Dave solo)
22.The Last Stop


November 19th, 2010
9:24 pm

One of my favorite performances(Out of 25+)! Of course they’re all good from the front row :) ) I shared my energy with TR all night, but got love from em all. I had a sign on the railing that read ‘Long May You Jam’. I could tell they liked it because Tim riffed ‘For What It’s Worth’ at the start of Jimi Thing (Which was a phenomenal performance), and the band eventually made it the outro. Also, the setlist said Dave would do an acoustic ‘Dive In’ for the encore, but instead played ‘Needle and the Damage Done’!!! Made my heart so happy, the next night in Charleston was just a good. Can’t believe it’s all over.


November 20th, 2010
3:27 am

My eighth Dave show and by far the best set-list! I was thrilled to hear so many old/rare songs, especially BlackJack, which I had never heard before, and Christmas Song!! My roommate also won a poster signed by the entire band, delivered to her during the end of “Everday”! This one even tops the show they put on in the Bahamas last year on the Bud Light Cruise (never thought I’d say that)! It was definitely a show catered to the faithful fans! 2011 is going to be a long year….THANK YOU DMB!!!!!


November 20th, 2010
3:31 am

@Robb Cohen – The opening song is called “Spaceman”, not “I Love the Way You Love Me” ;-) Excellent photos. Thank you!