Dave Matthews Band Play Old School Acoustic Set in Atlanta
Dave Matthews Band’s two-set tour continued into Aaron’s Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA last night. The band kicked off the show with one of the oldest collection of tunes in recent memory, as the band delivered acoustic renditions of some of their original material.
Four of the eight songs performed debuted in 1991, two of which (“Recently” and “I’ll Back You Up”) were played at the band’s first known show in Charlottesville, VA on 3/14/91. The other two, “Tripping Billies” and “What Would You Say,” debuted later that year.
“Stolen Away on 55th & 3rd” would be the newest tune played, as the 2005 Stand Up cut filled the second slot before the band dug into two songs birthed in 1992—“Two Step” and “Pay For What You Get”—the latter of which hadn’t seen a play since 2008. 1998’s “Stay” closed the set.
While the old school theme continued initially in the electric set, as 1992’s “Granny” opened, the band did eventually dig into newer material such as “Belly Belly Nice,” “If Only” and “Squirm,” among others. A solo version of Neil Young’s “The Needle and the Damage Done” and a full-band “Shake Me Like a Monkey” brought the show to a close.
Here’s a look at the setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section:
Dave Matthews Band
Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
Set I: Recently*, Stolen Away On 55th & 3rd, Two Step, Pay For What You Get^, Ill Back You Up^, What Would You Say, Tripping Billies, Stay
Set II: Granny, Belly Belly Nice > Warehouse, Proudest Monkey > Satellite, If Only, Drive In Drive Out, Squirm, Say Goodbye, You Might Die Trying, Don’t Drink the Water, Jimi Thing (Sexy Motherfucker), Grey Street
Enc: The Needle and the Damage Done%, Shake Me Like A Monkey
*Dave, Carter and Tim
^Dave, Carter, Stefan and Tim