Herbie Hancock Sits-In With Dave Matthews Band In California
Last night Dave Matthews Band rolled into Irvine, California with a tour stop at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. Midway through the second set legendary keyboardist Herbie Hancock emerged to join the band for four songs.
After starting the show in typical acoustic opening set fashion with performances including fan favorites “Butterfly,” “Tripping Billies,” “Lover Lay Down,” “Two Step” and the set closing “Granny,” DMB plugged in for an electric set two. The second half opened with “Minarets” and moved to “Why I Am” which featured a portion of the rarity “Kill The Preacher.” The band worked their way through a few more songs before bringing out Hancock to assist on “Mercy.” Herbie (who worked with Matthews on Hancock’s 2010 The Imagine Project record) stayed on stage to augment “Spaceman,” “Captain” and “What Would You Say.”
DMB closed the set with “Digging a Ditch and “You Might Die Trying” followed by a three-song encore composed of “The Song That Jane Likes,” and “Dancing Nancies” -> “Warehouse.” Dave and crew play again tonight, Sunday, September 13 at Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, Arizona.
Watch Herbie sit-in at Irvine Meadows on “Captain” and “What Would You Say” captured by Live Archives:
Setlist (via davematthewsband.com)
Electric Set Two: Minarets, Why I Am > Kill The Preacher (partial) > Why I Am, Crush, Black and Blue Bird, Belly Belly Nice, Seven, So Right, Mercy~, Spaceman~, Captain~, What Would You Say, Diggin A Ditch, You Might Die Trying.
Encore: The Song That Jane Likes, Dancing Nancies -> Warehouse
* Dave Solo
+ Carter, Dave and Tim
~ With Herbie Hancock