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Dave Matthews Band Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.7 Stars)

Number of reviews: 42



5.0 star rating Jacqueline Simpson from Toronto, Ontario


Combine sophisticated, complex musical scores with poetic and emotional lyrics….together with a team of expert and passionate musicians; all willing to give their last drop of sweat to ensure a stellar performance! Without an opening band they were on stage for 3 hours yet even this marathon did not give them enough time to play even half of the favourites! I am now thinking they should headline a weekend event to give themselves more time to play more songs!! Felt a lot of love for Canada too. Happy and exhausted crowd walking out!

4.0 star rating from Tampa, Florida


had a hell of a time they played a satisfactory setlist but i wish people would hav stayed and told him what they wanted him to play showd him that they wanted him to comeback out a 2nd time after grey street encore they would have played more songs like crash into me and ants marching and stay or even where are you going cant wait to see them again im a big fan and so is my mother.

4.0 star rating Steve "Claw" G. from Indianapolis, Indiana


I've seen DMB a >dozen times at DeerCreek (now Ruoff) and must sadly admit, the band acted like they got into a huge argument before walking on stage. None of Dave's typical stories, not much inter-play between band members, the horn section just stood around talking between themselves when not playing, and Boyd Tinsley was def missed!!! Perhaps it was bc we had Pit Tickets and they oversold / over packed the pit to the point pushing and shoving kept occurring during the show, including a near fight right in front of us. The Pit was waaaay too large. We were 12-15 rows deep and historically, I've sat much closer than that for a lot less money. Ruoff is to blame for that, not DMB. But the sound and stage and behavior of the band was overall very flat. Def my most disappointing experience at DMB in over 10 years. I typically walk out of his shows so pumped I've followed them to other states on their tour. Not this year. We all have off nights....perhaps this was one?

4.0 star rating SP from Toronto, Ontario


My first DMB concert. Long time fan, and like the last reviewer I have most of the discography, including some Dave and Tim only. Overall, the show was amazing, as expected. The set list favoured the new songs and Under the Table, which I was ok with. With so many songs to choose from it would be easy to say I wish I heard this or that. But that's an unreasonable expectation. I absolutely loved the extended jams, something often missing from studio production. And Tim's electric work was fantastic. My only disappointment was not hearing a few more acoustic tunes mixed in, hence my 4 rating. Maybe too harsh, my apologies.

4.0 star rating Brian Scanlon from New Jersey


I had the pleasure of seeing Dave last night in Bethel NY. The set list wasn't my favorite but I've been going to see him since the early 90's so I'm all about the old school jams. That's why I selfishly gave it 4 stars. If I'm being honest I must say that the band has never recovered from losing Boyd Tinsley. The band was at its best when he was a part of it. Anyone remember 2 Step in the rain at Giant Stadium? Anyone? I rest my case. But to be fair he still is great and puts on a great show for all ages. He ended the night with Wasting Time, So Much To Say and then brought the house down with Watchtower. Just enough to leave me wanting more and looking forward to the next one. Thank you DMB for the some of the best times of my life!

4.0 star rating Kayte from Burgettstown, Pennsylvania


It was an ok concert, the set list wasn’t my favorite. The speakers were humming at times, which surprised me . I’ve been to a lot of the dmb concerts all over the states and really love them ! It seemed like they didn’t want us to dance and sing because of covid maybe or they where tired or something? Last concert here was amazing!! I will always be a fan and love them but I am very curious as to why they made those choices? The opening music was a jazzy elevator music and that kinda surprised us too! (usually has an upbeat band) everyone I spoke to at the concert was wondering what the band was thinking by playing that set list and pre music. I will still attend other concerts and know the next will be better! And it’s ok gotta have an ok concert to eventually see an amazing one! There is no band like DMB and they are amazing!!! We love them and know they are awesome!! I will always appreciate them coming to pgh even if it isn’t there favorite place! Love you DMB!!

4.0 star rating Theresa from Burgettstown, Pennsylvania


Dmb was way better this time! around!! the instrumental production didn’t disappoint ! Dave sang and worked his butt off! They all did !! thank you for a great show DMB!!


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