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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



2.0 star rating J Rose from Chgo, IL


I was really disappointed with DMB tonight. They really need a violin player. Way TOO MANY new songs, play 2-3 but the majority should be the favs. Granny, Pantala, Rapunzel, Recently, Sweet, Hello, Monsters, Lie in Our Graves (LOVED but jam sesh WAY too long) Walk Around the Moon, It Could Happen, Madman, Squirm, Idea of You, Grey St, Digging Ditch, Late in Evening, So Much to Say, Ants Marching, Funny How Time Slips Away, Virginia in Rain, So Damn Lucky. Dancing Nancy should ALWAYS make the set list! They would play an upbeat song and the crowd was happy dancing away only to follow with something slow. Buzz kill. This was my 7th show and I sat for most of it = lame. 2021 DMB at Northerly Island was a fantastic greatest hits show - that’s what fans want. It’s fine to play a song from another artist but 3 was a bit much when we really just wanted the classics. I’ll never attend DMB show again if they have a new album out. Please go back to greatest hits!!!

1.0 star rating Jack from Chicago IL


Flew in from Chicago to go to the show with my sister. First Dave show of the year 8 rows back Center. Seen them a bunch at Alpine & northerly Island. Boyd not being there drastically changed the entire sound of the band and songs- especially warehouse & nancies. I agree 100% with my guy from Indiana. The band was flat and it was obvious the crowd was not into the new stuff. Band beef seems likely Dave and Carter were the only ones interacting with one another. The fan demographic has changed and I Think that’s how the band wants it. Bummer

1.0 star rating Rob from Boca Raton, Florida


Wow....I’ve been to dozens of Dave shows and this was by far the worst one. Awful! What was that setlist? No energy. Crowd was basically asleep because the songs were so bad, jams too long, and overall boring. Really disappointing.

1.0 star rating Gwen from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan


Was really disappointed in the play list and was hoping to hear at least "Crash". Left at 10:00 because we were so bored. Dave doesn't seem to care too much about his fans...very little interaction. As for DTE: they should re-name the lawn seats section because there is barely any lawn left. It's all dirt. Dirt seats would be more accurate. There are a few patches of grass on the far right and left but not a good view of the stage. Probably not going back this year; I'd rather listen to Pandora.

1.0 star rating Henry from Portland, Oregon


Worst sound quality of any concert I've ever been to. Any energy in the crowd was completely deflated 30 mins in. Complete disappointment.

1.0 star rating Angela Evans from Santa Fe ,NM


I will never buy or pay to see Dave Matthews band. I went to H.O.R.D.E. Festival in Las Cruces,NM in 1996. I was 7 months pregnant and was hesitant to go because it was the middle of the summer with 100 degree day!! The concert did have spray tents. Everyone was enjoying the music and we were all happy because clouds built up and rain came. The crowd cheered!! The breeze and rain drops cooled everyone off. The only bad thing was the we started to have lightning. I counted the strikes and they were about 50 miles away. Dave Matthews came out and said his band was cancelling their portion of the show because of this. He left the stage and the next thing we knew was that Blues Traveler was coming out in 10 minutes and they set up the stage. Blues Traveler continued in the rain and made the rest of the show great!! Shame on you Dave Matthews for burning me when I drove 380 miles to go see you my Favorite Band (you) , and sacrificed something happening to me at 7 months pregnant .

1.0 star rating from Charlotte, North Carolina


The set list was terrible and they would play one decent song which got the crowd going followed by a newer song that no one liked. Boyd not being there changes a lot as they tried to fill it with the piano player and Tim Reynold's but it just wasnt the same. Back in the day the anticipation of what song was going to come next was the fun part of the show and he would just play great hit after great hit and the crowd would go nuts for 3 straight hours. Now he plays one good song and then deflates the crowd with a terrible one. We left the show early which we have never done before and I am glad we did since he ended with Why I am and Time Bomb. Beyond Disappointed. I hope these reviews somehow get in front of him because he needs to make some serious changes or he is going to lose his loyal fans that have been with him for the past 19 years


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