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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
May 30, 2007
Wembley Arena, London, Greater London

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User: 1m9d8a5
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Fantastic, maybe next time it will be under the Wembley arch!

User: acharris76
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This was the second Dave show I've been to. The first was his solo gig at Union Chapel several years ago. This was the first time I've seen the band and it was amazing! The power of their performance is something that doesn't come over always on the live releases but it blew me away. I just hope someone recorded the show as I'd love to get a copy!

User: ADCDMB
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Genius - 5th Full band show - Great atmosphere and great not having to travel to the US to see them - though Fenway Park was worth it! Good to see what looked like the entire Dave Matthews Band UK fanbase there - They have to come more often! Great mix of songs and great to have a rendition of Gravedigger - and an explanation behind Louisiana Bayou

User: Aerodmb
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Sweet seeing the band in London.

User: ala981
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Absolutely brilliant, hopefully will be back in the UK very soon...

User: Badasme
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A long wait-Great show

User: benwells84
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super

User: benzee70
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The first time i have seen the whole band together (i saw dave on his own last year) i thought they were phenomenal, outstanding, loved stay mixing into ants marching!

User: blika
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What a great show. The sound was very good as well as the lights. Good sync. Leroi was inspired as well as Carter. The best moment: when Carter, Stefan and Taylor stooped to talk with the many fans that were (just like me) waiting them on the exit of the Arena. A moment to remember!

User: BobL
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Bit disappointed in the sound. Felt the bass drums were swamping everything.
Dave's voice sounded bad - not his fault and glad he stuck it out to the end.

Seats weren't too bad. Had to nudge folk next to me for blocking the view.

First time seeing the band so the negatives were far outweighed by the buzz of seeing them live!!

User: BoilerUpDAVE
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Good show... lots of energy

User: Branty
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This was my first DMB show. I loved it. Best music show I have ever been to. I managed to get right next to the stage and so I had a great view... come to think of it I didn't dance around too much, but that was more because I was just in awe at these lot playing. I thought they looked they were enjoying themselves up there. Brilliant. I am forever addicted to the DMB shows.

User: chartg1
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Good show. Prefer smaller venue.

User: dannycarrey
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My first time ... with DMB live and it was great !! shame that i was sitting so far :(

User: dmbistheshiznit
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It was so awesome to see them in Europe. #41 was crazy with the Nightwatchman adding all sorts of crazy electric riffs to it. I loved how the show started out with Still Water. Oh and the "Nothing from Nothing"... That was unexpected ! Finally, to all those who were yelling, "Fuck you" to the Nightwatchman's comments about Bush and the war...he's right...you're wrong..and guess what, Dave agrees with him..are you going to say the same thing to Dave?

User: dmbmnky81
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It was a great show, but the crowd kind of sucked...they just didn't seem too into it. However, we were right up by the stage on the floor and could see the guys great. I loved the setlist and some songs I haven't heard in forever. Great show of course, but not the best! Dave's voice was a bit strained as well, but he apologized for his "instrument."

User: Faith
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The Show was great, and don't be fooled by the lack of dancing. Comming from the states where everyone dances I was confused at first, but then I stared asking around. I was told that people just don't dance much at concerts in the UK (and Europe in general). So needless to say I was very excited that Dave got the crowd on its feet for the last 5 or so songs. I'd say the band has won them over!

User: flipper2480
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what a show first one seen over here loved it cant wait for them to come back

User: forchia
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Well, I was on the second row (standing area). Really a great show, beside Dave had some problem with his voice. 3 hours of great music, performed absolutely flawlessly. Excellent versions of Ants Marching, #41 and a great version of Louisiana Bayou as well. Awesome venue as well, it was crowded of DMB fans!!

User: gooser47
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My 22nd show. Being from the states, I just happened to be in London traveling the night they played at Wembley and couldn't pass up the opportunity to see the band in the UK. It was a really cool place to see them. Very easy to get close to the stage in the standing area too. The "night watchman" was way too preachy for me as an opener, but Morello was great on stage for #41. I'm not a big Satellite fan so it was a nice change for me with the electric there too. The band overall seemed to have a better time than usual and you could tell they appreciated playing in front of a big European crowd. However I was disappointed that Ross & Moore didn't play as much as usual. Crowd in the standing area seemed to love the show, but many of those in the seats stayed seated for the entire show. Lots of Americans in the standing area, which was cool. Highlights for me were #41, LIOG, Nothing from Nothing...Dave did a little Stevie Wonder impression while singing...the Davespeak overall was great...liked Still Water & a new bridge this year between SMTS & Too Much was a fresh change. Great show overall, loved the UK.

User: GrzegorzS
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It was my first time ever. The show was excellent, Tom Morello was incredible - two great musicians from different sources. Everything was fine but why did they play some of the pieces slower than on CD's/DVD's? Iím from Poland - maybe someday the band will decide to throw a really big European tour...

User: gummerr
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first full band show and it was amazing!!!! blew me away

User: hallamboy
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Totally amazing night! I've been a DMB fan for many years, but my first gig for 11 years. My previous being Hampton Coliseum NYE 94/95, Glastonbury '95 and VA Beach '96. Tonight was a great blend of the classic and some new tunes. It was great to see another legend in Tom Morrello on the stage. Dave and the boys were top draw. Even with Dave's self-confessed dodgy voice, he still belted out everything. It is testament to the band where I had such an incredible evening, and left wishing some more tunes had been played. Thank you boys for finally returning to the UK. The reception you received at an almost full Wembley Arena, should surely convince you that it is worth coming back. Don't leave it another 10 years!

User: harrythesecond
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I wasn't there but I see on the notes "Carter, Butch and Rashawn sang backup vocals on Sister. This is the 1st show they did that." I was at the show in Brussels a few days before, and they did it too! Few notes but very nice voices :-)

User: Helene Kjellman
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My first DMB live experience. So of course it was the best! After the show I felt I could die happy, but after a couple of days I just wanted more.

User: Inter
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My first ever DMB show and I knew, when they started with DDTW that it was going to be magic. And it was. My standards are now really really high. I hope they come back sooner than later!

User: joecarter_19
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This is the first time i have been see the full band and i can tell you now it will not be the last . It was amazing the atmosphere was so intense and daves vocals cut right through me and the feeling of power not just by dave but the whole band was utterly amazing. The solo sections were true to form with one exeption tom morello seemed a really loose player to me which is something you just can't be when jamming with DMB resulting in him going out of time and making carter compensate for his playing , but even with tom's plying and his usual layer upon layer of FX solo's it was easily the best gig I have ever been to and bar none can't wait too see them again in the near future !!!!!!

User: Josephiah
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Fantastic night - great energy and really tight, so even the slightly dodgy sound couldn't spoil it. Highlights: A surprisingly fantastic version of You Might Die Trying, a sweet LIOG, LeRoi's Woody Woodpecker quotes in Jimi Thing, the crowd singing Happy Birthday to Tom Morello, Morello's gorgeous additions to #41 (and Satellite too actually, except for his solo section!), Carter's ridiculous bubble-gum + soloing in Ants and Two Step... etc, etc. Looking forward to next time. J

User: lakermech
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good dancing

User: Loose Ends
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The crowd in England was terrible: subdued and sedate. Dave did his best, but they just weren't giving back any energy. Great selist though!

User: madseason
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a dream come true!

User: mariusev
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MY first Dave show. Higligts for me was Idea of You and Dreamgirl. You Might Die Trying and Two Step was madness to!

User: MARTINJHIGGINS
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Fantastic - better than expected and expectations were high!

User: MicTKO
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Great!

User: neiner
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Great gig despite Dave's strained voice - wonderful solos from Rashawn Ross and some interesting guitar work from Tom Morello. Fun crowd with a lot of first-timers and some properly drunk South Africans

User: Ngcaws
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First ever concert let alone my first Dave Matthews concert. Tom Morrello on #41 and Satelite will remain with me forever.

User: nil-down
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Wembley sounding like a tin can!! Good call playing the O2 next time. But nice to see the guys in UK.

User: OasisBlue
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It was amazing!

User: prncssbubb
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Blew My Mind!!! As always :)

User: rick2912
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My first DMB show, these guys are just plain awesome. so musically tight its unbelievable. To see #41 with tom morello is something i will always hold dear. Saw carter do stuff on Two Step which i havent seen before. Best F*uckin Drummer around. Cant wait to see them again. Thanks DMB! R

User: Schwartmann
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Great show! Here are my photos taken at the gig: http://www.flickr.com/photos/schwart...7600289673196/

User: Senilechile
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AMAZING! Dave and co owed it to London to play this fast, this furious and this fabulous! New Song in encore called something/nothing, awesome setlist and Tom Morello on electric guitar was aweinspiring, with Dave and Carter bursting into matching cackles following Morello's inappropriate (yet somewhat inspired) solo on "Satelite".......2 thumbs up, 5***** and 10 on 10. Lovely stuff!

User: shieldsmp
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first time to see the band in UK, after the Gorge in 2006. Good night overall, but Wembley accoustics are poor. Next time Crash and Grey St please

User: slkbrit
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Breathtaking.

User: StuDavies
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Outstanding gig, great setlist, crowd was electric, energy buzzing around the whole arena. The band rocked!

User: stumpy-uk
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Fantastic show, would have been better closer to the stage but having a 10 and a 12 year old with me made that impossible. They were blown away by the whole experience-talked about it for days and wear their t-shirts with pride

User: the_patrickman
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Another great concert -- always good to see #41, Ants, and SMTS>ASTB>TM, and even When the World Ends, which isn't usually my favourite, was appreciated, if only because it came completely out of left field. Sister and The Idea of You are coming along brilliantly, and Nothing from Nothing was hillarious. Dave's voice was clearly hurting a bit, but the band clearly gave it their all, and Tom Morello (despite being a pretty atrocious opening act) really rocked the house during #41 and Satellite. The venue was good, though a little stale (despite being all renovated, it still felt like a bizarre combination of a stadium and a motocross arena), but it was very different from the usual USA venues, mostly because it was only about 20,000 people. There was a moment (when Tom Morello as The Nightwatchman was losing the audience) that I looked around and thought "no one's turned up", but by the time the band took the stage, it was full. I still have no idea how, but the important point was the band and the audience both put in an amazing amount of energy, and the result was one of the most impressive concerts I've seen DMB bring yet.

User: tula
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i came all the way from israel to see the show. i've seen 3 shows so far and this was for sure the best one. Gravedigger was the best surprise ever!!! GREAT MUSIC!

User: veedubrach
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Absolutely bloody brilliant!!! I hadn't seen the whole band since 98 ( last time they did a UK gig for the public) and they have grown so much. The thing that struck me the most was that the whole band seemed to be having so much fun. It was a night I'll remember forever.... but I hope I don't have to wait another 9 years to see them again.

User: willie scotland
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Second concert for me. Great and looking forward to LA Hollywood Bowl in October.


   


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