Dave Matthews Band Debut Paul Simon Cover, Welcome a Guest in Camden
Dave Matthews Band treated fans to a few surprises over the weekend during their two-night run at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ.
Friday night saw the band bust out their first “Good Good Time” since July 30, 2010 during the opening acoustic set, while “Raven” was played for the first time since 2012 later in the show. The night also featured a sit in from trumpeter Matt Cappy, who joined the band for their last 2012 Camden run, on “Proudest Monkey” and “Warehouse.”
Saturday night had a surprise of its own when the full band worked in their first-ever cover of Paul Simon’s “Slip Slidin’ Away.” The debut came just a few days after Matthews first performed the tune with Simon himself during the annual Children’s Health Fund Gala.
Finally, Dave Matthews Band closed out their run with an electric take on “Two Step,” which is only notable because they opened the run with an acoustic rendition of the song the previous night. It was the first time that a song has bookended one of the band’s two-night stands since their 2002 Madison Sqaure Garden run, when they did the same thing with “Everyday.”
Dave Matthews Band will return to the stage on Friday night when they kick off a two-night run at the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, IN.
Here’s a look at this past weekend’s setlists
Friday, June 13, 2014, Dave Matthews Band, Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
Set I: Two Step, Good Good Time. I’ll Back You Up, Ants Marching, Snow Outside, Recently, Sugar Man > What Would You Say
Set II: Squirm, You Might Die Trying, So Much to Say > Anyone Seen the Bridge,> Too Much, Proudest Monkey* > Satellite, Kill the Preacher [tease], The Song That Jane Likes, Raven, Seven, If Only, Dancing Nancies > Warehouse*, Tripping Billies
Enc: Some Devil, Pig, All Along the Watchtower
(*) with Matt Cappy
Saturday, June 14, 2014, Dave Matthews Band, Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
Set I: Bartender, Slip Slidin’ Away, Pay for What You Get, Take Me to Tomorrow, So Damn Lucky, Stolen Away on 55th & 3rd, Minarets, Lie in Our Graves
Set II: Spaceman > Corn Bread, Save Me, Write a Song, Belly Belly Nice, #41, Grey Street, Say Goodbye, Good Good Time, Drive In Drive Out, Funny the Way It Is, Jimi Thing, Granny
Enc: Crash into Me, Two Step