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Published: 2012/05/19

Dave Matthews Band Debuts New Songs in First Tour Opener Since 2010

Photo by John Patrick Gatta

Dave Matthews Band kicked off their 2012 summer tour last night at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX. The show, which was the band’s first tour opener since 2010, featured the debut of a few new originals, including the first full band versions of “Mercy” (Matthews debuted the song last month on Fallon) and “Sweet” (debuted last year by Matthews on solo ukelele at the Chicago Caravan) in addition to the first ever performance of “Gaucho.” Matthews and company also busted out “Beach Ball” for the first time since May 1, 2009 and “You Never Know” for the first time since July 31, 2009. “Squirm” also made its first encore appearance since September 4, 2009.

You can hear the band’s new tune “Gaucho,” which was released as a free download to members of the DMB fan club, in the video below. The song is slated to appear on the band’s forthcoming Steve Lillywhite-produced album.

Dave Matthews Band performs at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, TX tonight with support from Edward Sharpe and the Magnectic Zeros.


There are 21 comments associated with this post

Manny Lomas May 19, 2012, 14:54:44

Girl masturbation music…

cbag May 19, 2012, 20:54:08

of course he has to sing in the first 10 seconds of the song! Jamband , not so much! I would like to see his band tour without him!

tennjed May 20, 2012, 00:08:17

Nice call CBAG! Ive said the same thing for years. Too much whining & mumbling with him. Manny is right on too! He’s got a following though. Can’t understand! Trying to find something!

Txsippian May 20, 2012, 01:15:27

You’d have found that ” something” you were looking for at the DMB C OVER IN DALLAS Last nature

Dmb blows May 20, 2012, 01:48:29

Dave Matthews sucks my left nut

wharfrat May 20, 2012, 06:56:21

You whiners can complain until the cows come home about Dave but you can’t do more than that,you can’t tour the World and make Millions of dollars,write hit songs,play any instrument,sing or record one hit album after another all you do is bitch and mone about someone else’s success,if you spend years trying to be a “star” you would see how hard it is and sit down and shut up and enjoy the music.

quantum May 20, 2012, 09:19:21

Great song… if you define gaucho as an Argentinean cowboy you can feel that in this song but in a modern sense. As for the comment by douche I mean cbag, he has never seen the band live or he would understand that they are an amazing jam band. I agree that Matthews doesn’t have the greatest voice but the man plays a guitar with skill and writes songs that are phenomenal. That all said, I am looking forward to seeing both shows next weekend. Dave doesn’t like nuts but could get as ass as he wanted if he wasn’t happily married. DMB blows will be pulling himself off for the rest of his life because he is the whiner…. waaaawaaaawaaaaa don’t forget to clean the screen loser.

Alonzo May 20, 2012, 09:57:28

I liked the song for what it was, thought the
music could have flowed a little better. Dave’s lyrics were a bit scattered and choppy which is not like him at all. But overall good song and job well done. “Gaucho” is better than what most people can throw down.

where's my mule? May 20, 2012, 11:00:50

why all the hate? if you don’t like dave then stop listening to him or reading articles about him there’s plenty hate around this world music is to be enjoyed grow up

MX May 20, 2012, 16:04:54

3 nights at Red Rocks in August!

DMB blows May 20, 2012, 18:48:54

If you think Dave Matthews is good “jam” music then having fun wearing cargo shorts and birkenstocks with a dick in your mouth for the rest of your life. Listen to real fucking music then talk shit to me.

quantum May 20, 2012, 20:49:35

Blows seems to have a sucking fetish. I am sure that he has never even heard real music. It is probably out of reach for him to afford tickets to Five Finger Death Punch concerts because he gives BJs for $5. Up the price buddy and then work your way up the ladder. When you get to Phish you will be at another level. Suck harder and you may even be able to see a real jam band. Or, you could go to your local dive and watch some talent that will still be better than you ever could muster but that is why you are a lonely guy with you hand on your dick and angry about it.. Hope we meet so I can explain all this after I find my Birkenstocks. At least you can take the one in your mouth home. All that time wasted, a comment about Gaucho, that is the point really, the vocals are perfect in a syncopated fashion… something Carter has done with the drums for years. It is a welcomed approach. That is just an opinion. Hold on,,, let me take this dick out of my mouth so BLOWS understands. Stupid me… a moron is born and bred… say hi to mom and tell dad thanks.

Grey May 20, 2012, 23:07:30

This article starts by acknowledging this is DMB’s 1st tour since 2010. Then goes on to highlight all these bust outs that haven’t happened since 2009. Which simply means that he didn’t play them on previous tour. …which is something that most bands with a ton of material do…so these bust outs are just not that special. Any real jamband fan knows what I’m talking about….those who read this and don’t – have no clue.

Jason May 21, 2012, 13:38:41

Hate politicians, not musicians

john May 21, 2012, 18:38:55

Dave is an awesome writer, performer, player, etc….artists need to change with the times…but the jazz-blues seems to have fizzled out of the new stuff….and you can keep GAUCHO in the depths of hell for all I care….huge fan..the new stuff sucks…

rachel May 26, 2012, 11:25:51

It’s amusing how controversial DMB can be.

Justin B May 26, 2012, 15:40:13

MX- any substance to these red rocks rumors? Where are you hearing this?

Nate May 28, 2012, 15:45:00

Love the DMB new single! You should all check out Hard Way Home from tourmate Brandi Carlile’s new album Bear Creek out June 5th

Corey June 28, 2012, 01:38:51

Jam Band hipsters are the absolute fucking worst. I can’t stand listening to your over zealous bullshit. You can’t tell me that DMB doesn’t jam the fuck out of their songs on tour. You pull your head out of your Phish encyclipedias for a couple minutes to spew pure shit out of your mouth and then start telling me about how many times Phish has opened up with Wolfman’s Brother on a Tuesday night and how many of those Tuesdays happened to fall on a full moon. Fucking hipsters and your bullshit.

Jen July 30, 2012, 11:23:08

DMB is one the most awesome jam bands out there! They’ve been on fire out on tour and their album in September is going to be just the same. The pre-order package is already amazing!

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