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Published: 2011/09/04

Dave Matthews Band Favors Warren Haynes Band and Blue Oyster Cult

A classic “Cortez”: Warren Haynes with DMB in Central Park

The middle show of the Dave Matthews Band Caravan at the Gorge Amphitheatre saw some of the day’s performers join the host group. Four members of the Warren Haynes Band took the stage with DMB over the course of the headliner’s set. First up was Haynes, who joined in for “Cortez The Killer,” as he has done on multiple occasions over the years. A bit later, sax player Ron Holloway appeared for “Jimi Thing,” while Alecia Chakour and Nigel Hall guested on “Stay.” The encore saw Dave Matthews Band cover Blue Oyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear The Reaper,” a song that bassist Stefan Lessard had previously performed with Yukon Kornelius, his side project that also features Adam Gardner (Guster), Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies) and Eric Fawcett (N.E.R.D.).

Here is a look at last night’s setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section.

Dave Matthews Band Caravan, Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA

Big Eyed Fish, Bartender, One Sweet World, You Might Die Trying, #27, Write A Song, Spaceman >
Corn Bread, #40 (tease), Dive In, #41, The Maker,
Cortez The Killer*, So Much To Say > Anyone Seen The Bridge > Too Much, Jimi Thing^, You and Me, Stay**

Enc: Some Devil^^, Don’t Fear The Reaper$, Two Step

Notes *with Warren Haynes ^with Ron Holloway **with Alecia Chakour and Nigel Hall ^Dave solo $Debut



There are 3 comments associated with this post

Steve September 9, 2011, 13:37:02

DMB needs to start playing two sets. I saw them last year in St Louis, they sounded good but I didn’t recognize hardly any of the songs. That’s fine, but if you are going to play that many obscure songs, you need to balance them out with some of their many well known songs. WSP sets the standard in rock these days and it would be nice if Dave could keep up.

Jess September 10, 2011, 10:28:01

Dave needs to keep up with WSP? Are you out of your mind? Real DMB fans go see them live to basically hear and see the obscure. Been to see both bands and no offense but Dave kicks Widespreads ass over and over. I understand that if you only see a show or two, yeah you want to hear the radio tunes cuz they’re familiar. But really if you just watch and listen to the tightness of the band, they could play Mary had a Little Lamb and still blow it outta the park. Maybe you should go to another show and pay attention to the music and not worry so much about being able to sing along.

bob moore September 15, 2011, 17:48:50

Well..this was easy to respond to.Just looked up the show in St.Louis lasy year…June 6 2010.Rather than post the setlist let me just say that even the most casual fan would know at least half the show.Sorry Steve but can you name more than 2 songs that you know?

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