in an extremely cool promotion for the release of their newest album, "big wiskey and the groogrux king" today, the dave matthews band played a special "kick-off" concert at the beacon theatre last night. the very cool part of the promotion was the live broadcast of the show on the fuse channel! old material, new material, they rocked - and seemed to be having some serious fun on stage together.
aside from the unpleasant memories associated with my last trip to the beacon, when i caught a bob weir and ratdog show - and the "no smoking" policy was ignored with impunity as a**hole after a**hole lit up cigarette after cigarette - it was great to see the live show (and not have to smell it).
the performance was so good that i'll pick up the new album today at j&r music. if the live concert wasn't enough for dmb fans, fuse continues the dmb fanfest with the 4 part documentary "the road to big whiskey" over the remainder of this week.
here's the setlist from the show:
funny the way it is, alligator pie, spaceman, corn bread, seven, out of my hands, why i am, dreaming tree, you might die trying, everyday, sister, so damn lucky, squirm, anyone seen the bridge, too much (fake), ants marching, #41, time bomb, two step, rye whiskey a, don’t drink the water, grey street
check out my review of "big whiskey and the groogrux king"