Dave Matthews Band Covers Rodriguez At South African Debut

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The Dave Matthews Band kicked off a three-show swing through South Africa last night in Cape Town. The performances mark the band’s first in the nation where front man Dave Matthews was born and lived during most of his school years.

[via @DaveMatthewsBnd]

DMB treated fans to a 17-song main set that mixed material from throughout their career including three tunes from the breakthrough Under The Table And Dreaming LP. For the encore, Matthews and his band paid tribute to Detroit-based folk artist Rodriguez by debuting a cover of “Sugar Man.” While unknown in the states until recent years, Rodriguez is music royalty in South Africa.

ChesterCopperPot5 has posted video of “Sugar Man” from multiple fan sources:

Here’s the setlist from DMB’s South African debut: