Mike McCready, Gary Clark Jr. Sit In with DMB in California
Both Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and blues-revivalist Gary Clark Jr. made guest appearances during Dave Matthews Band’s show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA last night. McCready—who is a member of the super group 1, 2, 3 GO! with Dave Matthews Band bassist Stefan Lessard—sat in with the group on “Rhyme & Reason” toward the end of their set. It was the first time that a member of Pearl Jam has joined DMB on stage.
Gary Clark Jr. came out earlier in the night for a rendition of the DMB-adopted Bob Dylan’s classic “All Along the Watchtower.” Clark, who has been opening for DMB for the past few nights, also joined the band on Friday night for a take on the same song.
Dave Matthews Band got some help from one more guest last night when jazz saxophonist Bob Mintzer came out for “Jimi Thing.” The tour continues in Mountain View, CA this evening.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via DMB Almanac
Saturday, September 7, 2013, Dave Matthews Band, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, CA
Squirm, The Stone, Big Eyed Fish > Granny, When the World Ends, Gravedigger, Runnin’ Down a Dream, #34, What Would You Say, If Only, Belly Belly Nice, All Along the Watchtower*, The Space Between,. Kill the Preacher [partial], Don’t Drink the Water, Rhyme & Reason^, Jimi Thing+, Rooftop, Pantala Naga Pampa > Rapunzel
E: Save Me, Ants Marching > Halloween
(*) with Gary Clark Jr.
(^) with Mike McCready
(+) with Bob Mintzer