Dave Matthews Band Bust Out "34," Debut a Led Zeppelin Song at the Gorge
Dave Matthews Band hosted their annual run of shows at George, WA’s The Gorge this past weekend. This year’s Gorge stand spanned three nights and featured some rare song choices.
On Saturday night, Dave Matthews Band busted out the instrumental Under the Table and Dreaming song “#34” for the first time since 2007. The group wrote the number for Miguel Valdez, who played percussion with Dave Matthews Band in their early days, after he passed away in 1993. Then, they shelved the song until 2005, when the group played “#34” throughout their tour. With the exception of a lone performance at Hollywood, CA’s Hollywood Bowl in 2007 for Matthews’ wife’s 34th birthday, the song has not been played since 2005 before this weekend. In addition, DMB crew member Joe Lawlor also sat in on “Rhyme & Reason” on Saturday.
The surprises continued on Sunday night. Partway through their set, DMB debuted a cover of Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti classic “Kashmir.” The band has reportedly sound checked the tune but Sunday’s show marked the first time they performed the classic number. Dave Matthews Band will perform in Stateline, NV tomorrow.