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Dave Matthews Band Reviews

ConcertsIndie & Rock

Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (3.1 Stars)

Number of reviews: 20



3.0 star rating from Toronto, Ontario


Saw him in 2016. Have most of his albums, In general I absolutely love him and the bands sound. This was the first time I was to see him live and took by whole family 7 of us on my nickel. It was dissapointing that he played very little of the songs I have come to love. Did a LOT of jams, and by a LOT, I mean a LOT! I will likely continue to buy his albums, but not lay out the kinda cash to see all the jams. Hey tunes don't even have to be A sides, B sides would be fine. I am cool with promoting new material for a new album too, that's just good business, I get it, and support it, but maybe a few less jams and a little more from the portfolio. With respect RM

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.

2.0 star rating Bill from Jacksonville, Florida


Totally agree with Rob Jack and Steve, the band was flat, disinterested, and lacking enthusiasm. The void left by Boyd's absence cannot be filled by an organ. I think this is my last DMB show.

5.0 star rating Re from Jacksonville, Florida


I have had the opportunity to see DMB multiple times. It’s wonderful to be able to see a band multiple times and have each show be so different. They played an energetic show with a mix of new and old material. The Cortez cover was an absolute treat. Seeing the band with Buddy Strong on the keys was different. He adds a fresh jazz vibe. Supper talented musician. I can’t wait to have the opportunity to see them again.

3.0 star rating Uncle Wally from Saigon, Vietnam


Was in the pit 10 feet off the rail. Maybe this was why the sound was terrible. Dave singing but cannot hear a balance with the instruments. Beats and Luscious layering sounded like they were coming through a one speaker clock radio. Love DM though and will try again but it’s a long way from home.

2.0 star rating John from Nashville, Tennessee


Not sure what the problem was but the vocal sound quality was very poor Saturday night. We were very disappointed in our experience. Not sure if it was an arena issue or Daves sound techs fault. We had good seat too...


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