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2010 Tour SuperlativesPosted by Jake Vigliotti in Tour News at 2:08pm on Monday, Sep 20th, 2010
The Dave Matthews Band summer tour is in the books, and with no 2011 tour on tap, lets take a look back at what a summer (and spring) DMB gave fans.
First, the most shocking thing to occur in 2010 was the return of Big Eyed Fish. No one could have predicted 23 plays, and 11 openers this summer. Shake Me Like A Monkey led the way with 44 total plays, followed by Seven. Overall, the top 10 played songs might be one of the more popular with the 'hardcores' than we've seen in a while.
We count teases and partials, so we're calling it 104 different songs this year. Not every song can be a Break For It, Kit Kat Jam, or Lover Lay Down, but overall fans were quite happy to see a vast array of songs return. Easily the most shocking "return" was a debut, the aforementioned Break For It. Although you could make the case for the new fan favorite Blackjack, which we have since learned originated during an early Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King session.
As for tour of the summer? Well, that's up to the individual listener. Popular choices for fans on the boards seems to be Charlotte (what we consider the 'most rare' according to our rarity chart), WPB N1, WPB N2, and Camden N2. In a rarity for most tours, the first show of the year, Hartford, gets a lot of love and has some very nice performances on uncommon songs (Hello Again among them). So The SPAC/Alpine best venue war was for naught.
And also we'd like to say congrats to ants member hbktonyb for dominating the Set List Game. He won the Spring and Summer tour games, so he obviously knows this band way too well.
Don't go wandering off too far before the fall tour, we've got a lot of fun things planned for the upcoming months, so stick around to find out what we have in store!