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Without wings, without wheelsadded on 6/27/2020
This past Monday, DMB management announced the fifty-second installment in the Live Trax series, which was recorded at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine, on June 6, 2014, toward the beginning of the band's two-year foray into two-set, acoustic/electric shows.

This show marked the band's return to Maine after skipping over it for nearly thirteen years (their previous show in the state was at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland on October 11, 1996). While the band or Dave & Tim played Maine twice yearly from 1994–96, it's likely that they simply outgrew the state's venues by the time Before These Crowded Streets was released in 1998 (Dave & Tim played a show at UMaine in 1997, and the band played an extremely abbreviated summer tour that year). While Darling's Waterfront Pavilion was built in 2010, it was a relatively small venue originally, seating just 8000, well below the capacity of the larger pavilions and stadiums DMB was playing at the time. It was expanded to 15,000 seats in 2013, however, and DMB took advantage. They returned in 2016 but have not played in Maine since.

There were rumors in late 2014 that this show was set to be released as Live Trax Vol. 32, but the second night of the three-night 2014 run at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California, was released instead. If those rumors were founded, it's possible that it was a last-minute switch and that this show has been ready to release ever since. Here is a brief comparison of these two shows:

Included on both releases are Ants Marching, Grey Street, If Only, One Sweet World, Recently, The Space Between, Warehouse, and You & Me. Although Ants Marching and One Sweet World were played at both shows, they were in opposite sets: both are in the electric set of the Bangor show but in the acoustic set of the Berkeley show. While most of the other songs from the Bangor show's acoustic set have seen 2014 acoustic releases on various compilations, this show marks the first acoustic two-sets–era releases of I'll Back You Up and Two Step. While there is a decent amount of overlap between these two shows (as well as with Live Trax Vol. 36, from the 2015 two-set tour), it is worth pointing out that the Bangor show comes from early in the 2014 tour, when the band was still experimenting with the acoustic set format, so even the duplicate performances from the acoustic set aren't entirely the same arrangements.

This show has the lowest rarity ranking of the 2014 tour, meaning that it is the most representative show of the tour as a whole. Despite this relative lack of rare performances for the year, though, it is notable for having 2014's only (partial) performance of Blue Water, which wouldn't be revisited again until 2019.

Here is management's official write-up:
"On June 6, 2014, Dave Matthews Band returned to the state of Maine for the first time since 1997. With an acoustic set to open the show, fans got a taste of classic DMB tunes in stripped down arrangements. An intimate Oh and Bartender kick off the evening with Dave and Tim. By the end of set 1 it’s all hands on deck for an acoustically joyful Tripping Billies, gearing the crowd up for the electric second set. This show from the Summer of 2014 touches upon all eras of the DMB catalog from the radio hit, Crush, to the hard hitting Drive In, Drive Out.

This item is available for pre-order and will ship on or around July 29. Downloads will be available on July 31."

You can pre-order it here.

Here is an update of our table of full shows that have been released:

#DateShow TypeVenueCity, StateRelease TypeRelease Date
18.15.95DMBRed Rocks AmphitheatreMorrison, COstandard10.28.97
22.6.96Dave & TimCFL Auditorium (Luther College)Decorah, IAstandard1.19.99
39.11.99DMBContinental Airlines ArenaEast Rutherford, NJstandard11.23.99
412.19.98DMBUnited CenterChicago, ILstandard10.23.01
57.11.01DMBFolsom Field (UC-Boulder)Boulder, COstandard11.5.02
69.24.03DMBCentral ParkNew York, NYstandard11.18.03
76.11.04Dave & FriendsBonnaroo Music FestivalManchester, TNdownload6.12.04
89.6.02DMBThe Gorge AmphitheatreGeorge, WAstandard6.29.04
1112.8.98DMBWorcester CentrumWorcester, MALive Trax 111.2.04
129.12.04DMBGolden Gate ParkSan Francisco, CALive Trax 212.17.04
138.27.00DMBMeadows Music TheatreHartford, CTLive Trax 33.17.05
144.30.96DMBClassic AmphitheaterRichmond, VALive Trax 49.2.05
159.9.05DMBRed Rocks AmphitheatreMorrison, COstandard11.29.05
198.23.95DMBBaldwin Memorial Pavilion (Oakland University)Rochester Hills, MILive Trax 55.26.06
207.7.06DMBFenway ParkBoston, MALive Trax 69.26.06
2212.31.96DMBHampton ColiseumHampton, VALive Trax 712.12.06
238.7.04DMBAlpine Valley Music TheatreEast Troy, WILive Trax 83.20.07
243.23.07DMBMGM GrandLas Vegas, NVLive Trax 96.5.07
264.22.07Dave & TimRadio City Music HallNew York, NYstandard8.14.07
279.8.07DMBPiedmont ParkAtlanta, GAstandard12.11.07
285.25.07DMBAtlantic PavilionLisbon, PORLive Trax 1011.6.07
298.29.00DMBSaratoga Performing Arts CenterSaratoga Springs, NYLive Trax 113.25.08
305.5.95DMBL.B. Day AmphitheaterSalem, ORLive Trax 127.8.08
316.7.08DMBBusch StadiumSt. Louis, MOLive Trax 1310.14.08
327.20.08DMBDick's Sporting Goods ParkCommerce City, COstandard12.16.08
334.22.93Dave & TimPrism CoffeehouseCharlottesville, VADMBlive 112.19.08
344.26.94DMBTown Point ParkNorfolk, VADMBlive 212.19.08
3510.22.94DMBBlue NoteColumbia, MODMBlive 312.19.08
3610.24.02Dave soloBenaroya HallSeattle, WADMBlive 412.19.08
373.29.03Dave & TimHolmes Convocation Center (Appalachian State)Boone, NCDMBlive 512.19.08
381.9.04Dave soloChina ClubNew York, NYDMBlive 612.23.08
396.28.08DMBNissan PavilionBristow, VALive Trax 143.24.09
408.9.08DMBAlpine Valley Music TheatreEast Troy, WILive Trax 156.2.09
413.26.94DMBIrving PlazaNew York, NYDMBlive 77.22.09
426.26.00DMBRiverbend Music CenterCincinnati, OHLive Trax 169.15.09
434.10.93DMBThe BayouWashington, DCDMBlive 89.16.09
445.10.95DMBWarfield TheatreSan Francisco, CADMBlive 99.16.09
451.27.93DMBThe Flood ZoneRichmond, VADMBlive 1011.30.09
466.26.09DMBBrixton AcademyLondon, ENGstandard (DVD)12.22.09
477.5.09DMBPiazza NapoleoneLucca, ITAstandard
4812.12.09Dave & TimPlanet Hollywood TheaterLas Vegas, NVstandard2.9.10
4910.24.96DMBFrank Erwin CenterAustin, TXDMBlive 112.25.10
507.6.97DMBShoreline AmphitheatreMountain View, CALive Trax 175.4.10
5112.21.92DMBThe BayouWashington, DCDMBlive 126.8.10
526.4.96DMBGTE Virginia Beach AmphitheaterVirginia Beach, VALive Trax 188.31.10
532.25.95DMBKirby Fieldhouse (Lafayette College)Easton, PADMBlive 139.14.10
549.30.08DMBVivo RioRio de Janeiro, BRALive Trax 1911.9.10
557.17.10DMBCiti FieldFlushing, NYstandard11.9.10
5611.26.94DMBBackstage TheatreSeattle, WADMBlive 141.19.11
578.19.93DMBWetlands PreserveNew York, NYLive Trax 205.15.11
589.17.10DMBWrigley FieldChicago, ILstandard5.31.11
607.20.95DMBMud Island River Park AmphitheatreMemphis, TNDMBlive 159.29.11
619.9.96DMBOak Mountain AmphitheatrePelham, ALDMBlive 169.29.11
626.26.11DMBBader FieldAtlantic City, NJstandard12.16.11
638.4.95DMBSOMASan Diego, CALive Trax 212.28.12
646.13.93Dave & TimMemphisRichmond, VADMBlive 173.15.12
657.14.10DMBToyota Pavilion at Montage MountainScranton, PALive Trax 226.12.12
663.2.94DMBMasquerade NightclubTampa, FLDMBlive 186.20.12
672.19.96Dave & TimWhittemore Center Arena (UNH)Durham, NHLive Trax 2312.11.12
682.8.97Dave & TimSpartanburg Memorial AuditoriumSpartanburg, SCLive Trax 2412.11.12
694.7.95DMBCameron Indoor Stadium (Duke)Durham, NCDMBlive 195.1.13
705.30.06DMBUMB Bank PavilionMaryland Heights, MOLive Trax 255.21.13
713.25.95DMBThe Revolver ClubMadrid, ESPDMBlive 205.29.13
727.30.03DMBSleep Train AmphitheatreWheatland, CALive Trax 268.6.13
732.8.95DMBPalace TheatreAlbany, NYDMBlive 218.15.13
7410.14.10DMBLuna ParkBuenos Aires, ARGLive Trax 2711.12.13
7511.19.10DMBJohn Paul Jones Arena (UVa)Charlottesville, VALive Trax 2812.17.13
763.3.99Dave & TimKingsbury Hall (U of U)Salt Lake City, UTDMBlive 221.14.14
776.1.13DMBBlossom Music CenterCuyahoga Falls, OHLive Trax 294.15.14
787.28.92DMBTraxCharlottesville, VADMBlive 236.12.14
796.30.00DMBSoldier FieldChicago, ILdownload2014*
806.23.01DMBTweeter CenterCamden, NJLive Trax 319.16.14
818.23.14DMBGreek TheatreBerkeley, CALive Trax 3212.9.14
824.5.95DMBThe AcademyNew York, NYDMBlive 243.25.15
831.31.95DMBLupo's Heartbreak HotelProvidence, RILive Trax 335.5.15
846.24.99DMBDeer Creek Music CenterNoblesville, INLive Trax 347.17.15
8510.14.94DMBGeorgia TheatreAthens, GADMBlive 259.3.15
866.20.09DMBPost-Gazette PavilionBurgettstown, PALive Trax 3510.16.15
8711.30.98DMBFirst Union CenterPhiladelphia, PADMBlive 2612.9.15
887.26.15DMBAlpine Valley Music TheatreElkhorn, WILive Trax 3612.11.15
892.22.94DMBTraxCharlottesville, VADMBlive 273.3.16
9011.11.92DMBTraxCharlottesville, VALive Trax 374.15.16
916.8.96DMBSaratoga Performing Arts CenterSaratoga Springs, NYLive Trax 387.15.16
924.14.96Dave soloSweet Briar CollegeSweet Briar, VAstandard8.19.16
934.6.94DMBGeorgia TheatreAthens, GADMBlive 2810.17.16
9410.31.98DMBThe Arena in OaklandOakland, CALive Trax 3911.4.16
9512.21.02DMBMadison Square GardenNew York, NYLive Trax 4012.9.16
9610.3.96DMBMadison Square GardenNew York, NYDMBlive 2912.16.16
973.13.99Dave & TimBerkeley Community TheaterBerkeley, CALive Trax 415.12.17
989.14.07DMBSound Advice AmphitheatreWest Palm Beach, FLLive Trax 427.21.17
997.9.95DMBLac de MalsaucyBelfort, FRADMBlive 308.2.17
1007.27.04DMBHiFi Buys AmphitheatreAtlanta, GALive Trax 439.22.17
1019.4.16DMBThe Gorge AmphitheatreGeorge, WALive Trax 4412.8.17
1026.29.13DMBSusquehanna Bank CenterCamden, NJLive Trax 458.10.18
1037.7.18DMBRuoff Home Mortgage Music CenterNoblesville, INLive Trax 4612.7.18
1046.8.97DMBMeadows Music TheatreHartford, CTLive Trax 473.29.19
10512.14.18DMBJohn Paul Jones ArenaCharlottesville, VAdownload4.12.19
1067.24.18DMBPNC Music PavilionCharlotte, NCdownload6.6.19
1078.25.94Dave & TimThe BirchmereAlexandria, VALive Trax 489.13.19
1086.18.19Dave & TimCMAC PavilionCanandaigua, NYLive Trax 499.13.19
1099.10.18DMBHollywood BowlHollywood, CAstandard12.6.19
1107.10.04DMBHersheypark StadiumHershey, PALive Trax 5012.20.19
1118.10.07DMBPost-Gazette PavilionBurgettstown, PALive Trax 515.8.20
1126.6.14DMBDarling's Waterfront PavilionBangor, MELive Trax 527.31.20

*This show was released sometime in 2014, but as it was released pretty quietly, it's been tough to pinpoint an exact release date.
Liberation List -- NEW LIBERATION --added on 2/28/2020

Here is the updated liberation list, including the most recent liberation.

#SongMissing SinceDays SinceShows SinceNotes
1People People1.26.9398942099teased by Stefan in 2012; never fully played without Peter
2Spotlight10.22.9396251962teased once in 1994 and once in 1997
3Get in Line12.31.9491901723reportedly soundchecked in 1999
4Let You Down6.20.9782881411played by Dave & Tim in 1997; teased by Stefan in 2003 & 2013; played by Dave solo in 2015
5For the Beauty of Wynona9.10.0071101169played by Dave solo in 2002 and by Dave & Tim in 2003
6Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard5.5.0168731137played by Dave & Paul Simon in 2014
7Mother Father8.26.0167601088
8Angel from Montgomery8.26.0167601088played occasionally by Dave & Tim, Dave solo, and Dave with guests; never played by DMB without Boyd
11#406.21.084269667teased and partially played occasionally; played by Dave solo on
12Dream So Real, A6.21.084269667
13Money (That's What I Want)7.26.084234651
14Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)8.30.084199632sister song played by Dave solo on 1.21.14
16Blue Water4.25.093961615played occasionally by Dave & Tim; teased or partially played occasinally by full band (most recently in 2014)
17Melissa9.29.093804538played by Dave & Tim in 2017
18Road6.18.103542500never played without Danny Barnes
19Some Devil7.21.103509483played regularly by Dave solo
20Baby Blue8.27.103472469played by Dave & Tim in 2010 and 2011 and by Dave solo in 2011 and 2012
 Sweet Up and Down8.31.103468468-=LIBERATED on 2.28.20=-
21Busted Stuff9.3.103465466
22Break for It9.5.103463464
23American Baby Intro9.18.113085425lyrics interpolated in Lying in the Hands of God outro since 2018
25Little Thing7.13.122786393played by Dave solo on 11.7.15 and regularly by Dave & Tim
 Beach Ball7.20.122779391-=LIBERATED on 2.28.20=-
26Everybody Wake Up (Our Finest Hour Arrives)5.17.132478359
27True Reflections6.15.132449346played regularly by Boyd with Crystal Garden in 2017; never played without Boyd
28Good Times Bad Times6.29.132435339played by Secret Stash on 8.26.17
29Eh Hee7.3.132431337played by Dave & Tim on 2.23.17
30Broken Things7.24.132410326
31Kit Kat Jam7.26.132408325
32Crazy Easy8.30.132373320
34(Don't Fear) The Reaper9.8.132364314
35American Baby5.30.142100295played by Dave solo on 8.30.20
36Take Me to Tomorrow7.16.142053274played by Dave & Tim in 2015 and by Dave solo in 2014, 2015, and 2017
 Riff, The7.22.142047272-=LIBERATED on 2.28.20=-
37Good Good Time8.29.142009263played by Dave solo regularly in 2015 and twice in 2017
38Slip Slidin' Away8.31.142007261
39Sugar Man9.6.142001259
40Long Black Veil7.8.151696231played by Dave solo in 2015 and by Dave & Tim in 2017
41I Did It7.21.151683224
42Pay for What You Get8.1.151672218played occasionally by Dave & Tim
43Dreaming Tree, The8.29.151644216played occasionally by Dave & Tim
44Snow Outside9.5.151637213played by Dave & Tim on 7.6.16 and twice partially in 2017
45Down by the River9.9.151633211
46Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)9.11.151631210
47Sweet9.13.151629208played occasionally by Dave solo
48Loving Wings10.17.151595203played occasionally by Dave & Tim and Dave solo
49Still Water10.27.151585197
 Stolen Away on 55th & 3rd5.21.161378179-=LIBERATED on 2.28.20=-
51Out of My Hands6.28.161340163played occasionally by Dave & Tim
52Dive In7.9.161329158played by Dave & Tim in 2017
53Death on the High Seas7.29.161309147played occasionally by Dave & Tim
54If Only8.27.161280144played by Dave & Tim in 2017
55Bismarck8.30.161277142played by Dave & Tim in 2017 and 2018
56Oh9.2.161274141played regularly by Dave & Tim and Dave solo
57Cry Freedom9.3.161273140played occasionally by Dave & Tim

There are 107 total qualifying songs, 46 of which are not currently on the list. Additional qualifying songs are Again and Again, Alligator Pie, Belly Belly Nice, Black and Blue Bird, Break Free, Burning Down the House, Can't Stop, Christmas Song, Come On Come On, Come Tomorrow, Digging a Ditch, Dreamgirl, Drunken Soldier, Fly Like an Eagle, Gravedigger, Hello Again, Help Myself, Hunger for the Great Light, If I Had It All, I'll Back You Up, Kill the King, Mercy, Old Dirt Hill (Bring That Beat Back), Runnin' Down a Dream, Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin), Satellite, Save Me, Shake Me Like a Monkey, She, Sister, Sledgehammer, Sleep to Dream Her, Smooth Rider, Space Between, The, Spaceman, Stay (Wasting Time), Steady As We Go, Sweet Emotion, That Girl Is You, Time Bomb, Time of the Season, Virginia in the Rain, When the World Ends, Where Are You Going, Why I Am, You & Me

It's been seven hours and thirteen days since you took your love awayadded on 10/16/2019
One of the most important characteristics the Almanac attempts to maintain is objectivity. Something that comes up often in discussion about Dave Matthews Band is ranking things: which songs are best, which shows are best, which tours are best, etc. Clearly, the concept of "best" is an inherently subjective one, but are there any objective ways of ranking tours? From an "on-paper" perspective, there are two variables that tend to come up when people discuss which tours are better than others: song selection and setlist variation. Quality of song selection is obviously not possible to quantify objectively, but it does seem possible to do so with setlist variation. A common observation about the band's setlist variation is that they don't vary their setlists as much as they used to. Is that true? Let's see if we can find out.

Different Songs Played
The easiest way to rank tours against one another is to look at how many different songs were played over the course of each.

Here are the rankings (with total different songs played in parentheses):
1 Summer 2015 (116)
2 Summer 2013 (110)
3 Summer 2014 (107)
4 Summer 2012 (99)
T-5 Summer 2018 (97)
T-5 Summer 2019 (97)
7 Summer 2010 (96)
8 Summer 2016 (88)
T-9 Summer 2008 (78)
T-9 International Summer 2009 (78)
T-11 Summer 2006 (72)
T-11 International Fall 2015 (72)
13 Summer 2007 (71)
14 Summer 2003 (68)
T-15 Spring/Summer 2001 (61)
T-15 Summer 2005 (61)
17 Spring 2002 (57)
T-18 Summer 2000 (56)
T-18 Summer 2002 (56)
T-18 Summer 2004 (56)
T-21 Fall 1998 (50)
T-21 Summer 1999 (50)
23 Summer 1998 (44)
24 Fall 1996 (42)
25 Summer 1995 (41)
26 Spring 1998 (39)
27 Fall 1994 (37)
T-28 Spring 1994 (34)
T-28 Winter 1995 (34)
T-28 Spring 1995 (34)
31 Summer 1997 (33)
32 Winter 1994 (31)

There are some problems with this way of comparing tours, namely that the band's song catalog has grown greatly in the 28 years they have been playing together, so it is not really fair to compare a 1994 tour to a 2015 tour. Another problem is that the band often plays some songs only one or two times on a tour but plays others far more often; this means that a higher number of songs does not necessarily indicate greater setlist variety.

Percentage of Catalog Played
To overcome the size-of-catalog problem, let's rank the tours by the percentage of the then-current catalog that was played on the tour. Here we are excluding defunct songs once their evolved versions debuted, and we're excluding one-off covers and the like, but otherwise, we're including nearly all songs that had been played up through the end of each tour.

Here are the same tours ranked by total percentage of catalog played (with total played/catalog size and percentage in parentheses):
1 Summer 1995 (41/55; 74.5%)
2 Fall 1994 (37/50; 74.0%)
3 Spring 1994 (34/47; 72.3%)
4 Summer 2000 (56/78; 71.8%)
5 Fall 1998 (50/70; 71.4%)
6 Summer 2003 (68/98; 69.4%)
7 Fall 1996 (42/61; 68.9%)
8 Summer 1999 (50/73; 68.5%)
9 Winter 1995 (34/50; 68.0%)
10 Winter 1994 (31/47; 66.0%)
11 Spring/Summer 2001 (61/93; 65.6%)
12 Spring 1995 (34/53; 64.2%)
13 Summer 1998 (44/69; 63.8%)
14 Summer 2015 (116/193; 60.1%)
T-15 Spring 2002 (57/97; 58.8%)
T-15 Summer 2013 (110/187; 58.8%)
17 Summer 2010 (96/166; 57.8%)
18 Summer 2002 (56/98; 57.1%)
19 Summer 2006 (72/127; 56.7%)
20 Summer 2014 (107/189; 56.6%)
21 Spring 1998 (39/69; 56.5%)
22 Summer 2012 (99/183; 54.1%)
23 Summer 2004 (56/104; 53.8%)
24 Summer 2008 (78/146; 53.4%)
25 Summer 1997 (33/62; 53.2%)
26 Summer 2007 (71/137; 51.8%)
27 Summer 2005 (61/120; 50.8%)
28 International Summer 2009 (78/163; 47.9%)
29 Summer 2018 (97/204; 47.5%)
30 Summer 2019 (97/205; 47.3%)
31 Summer 2016 (88/197; 44.7%)
32 International Fall 2015 (72/193; 37.3%)

Looking at the tours this way makes it slightly more apples-to-apples when comparing an early tour to a more recent one, but it still doesn't account for the band's tendency to play certain songs far more often than others, thus causing the number-of-songs-played figure to be a bit misleading. Furthermore, it creates a new problem: the band played about 75% of its catalog on the Summer 1995 tour, which required them to play 41 different songs; by comparison, they would have had to have played 142 different songs in 2015 in order to play the same percentage of their catalog. Finally, it's a bit subjective to determine which songs should count as being "in the catalog" at the time: do songs from Some Devil count, even if they've never been played at a DMB show? Does Captain count from 1996 onward, or only from 2000, 2001, or 2002? It's certainly a judgment call.

Average Rarity
Since adjusting for one skewed variable creates another skewed variable, and vice-versa, let's take a different approach. Our website assigns each show a rarity index number, which represents how often the average song in that show's setlist was played on the tour. For example, if a show has a 2.000 rarity, that means that the average song in that show's setlist was played once every 2.000 shows on that tour. Averaging all of the rarity index numbers for a given tour provides a rarity value for the entire tour.

Here's what the rankings look like this way (with average rarity in parentheses):
1 Summer 2013 (3.341)
2 Summer 2015 (3.198)
3 Summer 2012 (3.048)
4 Summer 2014 (2.978)
5 Summer 2019 (2.956)
6 Summer 2016 (2.783)
7 Summer 2018 (2.731)
8 Summer 2003 (2.665)
9 Summer 2010 (2.634)
10 Summer 2006 (2.581)
11 Summer 2008 (2.452)
12 International Fall 2015 (2.253)
13 Summer 2007 (2.234)
14 Summer 2002 (2.213)
15 Summer 2005 (2.204)
16 Summer 2000 (2.190)
17 Summer 1999 (2.147)
18 Spring 2002 (2.101)
19 International Summer 2009 (2.066)
20 Spring/Summer 2001 (2.047)
21 Summer 2004 (1.943)
22 Fall 1998 (1.805)
23 Spring 1994 (1.764)
24 Fall 1994 (1.759)
25 Winter 1995 (1.746)
26 Summer 1998 (1.657)
27 Spring 1995 (1.623)
28 Summer 1995 (1.540)
29 Winter 1994 (1.527)
30 Spring 1998 (1.476)
31 Fall 1996 (1.470)
32 Summer 1997 (1.321)

This is a fairly objective comparison of setlist variety; however, it still is skewed in favor of more recent tours due to the increasing size of the band's catalog over time. It would not have been feasible for the band's setlists to have been as varied in the early days as they are today, so we again have an apples-to-oranges comparison.

Average Rarity vs. Maximum Average Rarity
It is possible to calculate a maximum average rarity value for each tour, based on the total number of songs available in the band's catalog at the time and the average number of songs played at each show. In simpler terms, the maximum average rarity is what the average rarity index for the tour would be if the band played 100% different setlists every night of the tour, to the greatest extent possible given the size of their catalog at the time. Because this value has increased as the band's catalog has grown, comparing tours by the difference between the maximum average rarity and the actual average rarity accounts for that skew.

Here are the rankings using this way of reckoning (with the maximum, actual, and difference in parentheses):
1 Fall 1994 (3.372 – 1.759 = 1.613)
2 Winter 1994 (3.408 – 1.527 = 1.881)
3 Summer 1995 (3.526 – 1.540 = 1.986)
4 Fall 1996 (3.697 – 1.470 = 2.227)
5 Winter 1995 (4.197 – 1.746 = 2.451)
6 Spring 1994 (4.283 – 1.764 = 2.519)
7 Summer 1997 (3.868 – 1.321 = 2.547)
8 Summer 2000 (4.750 – 2.190 = 2.560)
9 Spring 1995 (4.327 – 1.623 = 2.703)
10 Summer 1999 (4.889 – 2.147 = 2.743)
11 Spring/Summer 2001 (4.890 – 2.047 = 2.842)
12 Summer 1998 (4.513 – 1.657 = 2.855)
13 Spring 1998 (4.351 – 1.476 = 2.874)
14 Summer 2003 (5.795 – 2.665 = 3.130)
15 Fall 1998 (4.979 – 1.805 = 3.174)
16 Summer 2002 (5.639 – 2.213 = 3.426)
17 Spring 2002 (5.537 – 2.101 = 3.435)
18 Summer 2006 (7.191 – 2.581 = 4.610)
19 Summer 2004 (5.820 – 1.943 = 3.876)
20 Summer 2005 (6.096 – 2.204 = 3.892)
21 Summer 2014 (8.008 – 2.978 = 5.030)
22 Summer 2015 (8.308 – 3.198 = 5.110)
23 Summer 2007 (7.370 – 2.234 = 5.135)
24 Summer 2008 (7.905 – 2.452 = 5.453)
25 Summer 2010 (8.610 – 2.634 = 5.976)
26 Summer 2013 (9.331 – 3.341 = 5.990)
27 Summer 2012 (9.516 – 3.048 = 6.468)
28 Summer 2018 (9.549 - 2.731 = 6.818)
29 International Summer 2009 (8.888 – 2.066 = 6.821)
30 Summer 2019 (10.284 - 2.956 = 7.328)
31 Summer 2016 (10.218 – 2.783 = 7.435)
32 International Fall 2015 (10.472 – 2.253 = 8.219)

The main problem here is that DMB has never and probably will never play its entire catalog on a single tour, and the likelihood of that happening decreases as time goes on and the catalog grows. Furthermore, they have never and probably will never play all of their songs as infrequently as would be required for a tour's average rarity to approach its maximum average rarity—to do that, they'd essentially have to fail to repeat a single song all tour until they had played every song in their repertoire.

So what's the takeaway here? Are the band's recent setlists as varied as they were in the early days? Yes and no. Depending on which of the above methods you use, you'll believe that the tours with the most varied setlists are either from 1994, 1995, 2013, or 2015. Method #3 (Average Rarity) seems to be the most objective comparison, and it shows that the band's more recent tours have featured far more varied setlists than did their early tours; however, as mentioned above, this objectivity does not necessarily mean it's a fair comparison. There is no single best way to objectively compare one DMB tour to another. Each of the methods described above has its flaws. Moreover, these statistics aren't what truly matter for most people—what matters is the actual performance, and that would be nearly impossible to quantify.

Stray Observations
Please note that the data above feature only tours with 20 or more shows whose setlists are known. Short tours over- or underinflate certain statistics, so we have chosen to ignore those tours. Additionally, some of the data above have been adjusted to account for unknown setlists.

Even though we omitted the 28 tours with fewer than 20 shows, some of the data for those tours are still interesting. When including those tours, the following end up first and last:
Different Songs Played: 1 Summer 2015 (116); 60 Europe 1995 Summer (18)
Percentage of Catalog Played: 1 Summer 1995 (74.5%); 60 Latin America Fall 2019 (22.0%)
Average Rarity: 1 Summer 2011 (3.444); 60 New Years Run 1995 (1.135)
Average Rarity vs. Maximum Average Rarity: 1 HORDE 1994 (1.220); 60 International Fall 2015 (8.328)

We often see people misinterpreting our site's rarity index numbers and rankings as a qualitative assessment of the show. Just because a show has the highest rarity index number for its tour does not necessarily mean it was the best show of the tour. That's for you to decide. It just means that the songs at that show weren't played as often as the songs at other shows.

The most recent major tour whose average rarity index value is less than 2 is Summer 2004 (1.943), when Crazy Easy, Hello Again, Joyride, and Sugar Will were all played at nearly every show. Summer 1997 has one of the lowest average rarity index values of all time (1.321), due mostly to nearly every encore being identical. Many people consider these two tours among the best the band has done, which is good evidence that rarity (and, by extension, variety) isn't everything.

The single rarest show of all time is 9.1.13, with a rarity index of 5.025. Remember, though, that a show's rarity index number is only good for comparing a show to others from the same tour. We made a big deal about the rarity index value for 9.8.02 back when that show became the rarest of all time; its score is a meager 3.825!
It's a Music Townadded on 4/16/2019
The following shows have been added or updated based on the items displayed in Charlottesville’s It’s a Music Town exhibit. Nearly all of these dates come directly from the Trax booking calendar. Dates with no notes are completely new. Notes with question marks are unconfirmed:
10/11/92 - Native American Indian benefit w/ TR3 and Darrell Rose
10/13/92 - removed
10/20/92 - cancelled
10/21/92 - took place at the Flood Zone after all?
10/26/92 - Kelly O'Hara benenfit w/ Indecision
11/10/92 - changed date from 11/11/92
11/11/92 - changed venue from Trax to Flood Zone
11/15/92 - Andersons benefit w/ Cactus Pie and Belligerent Bros.
12/22/92 - took place at Trax after all?
12/23/92 - took place at the Flood Zone after all?
5/11/93 - new, cancelled show
5/18/93 - new, cancelled show
7/28/93 - new, cancelled show
It's all the same...added on 1/25/2019
Over the years, many venues have undergone name changes, mostly due to corporate naming rights changing hands. While we keep our venue names current on this site, many people tend to refer to venues by either the city name ("Camden") or by their original, non-corporate name ("Deer Creek"). Here's a guide to venues' name changes, highlihting the ones that the band has played most often (15+ shows):

Charlottesville, VA - Trax
1982–2001: Trax

Richmond, VA - The Flood Zone
1985–1997: The Flood Zone

George, WA - The Gorge
1986–present: The Gorge Amphitheatre

Noblesville, IN - Deer Creek
1989–2001: Deer Creek Music Center
2002–2011: Verizon Wireless Music Center
2012–2017: Klipsch Music Center
2018–present: Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

Saratoga Springs, NY - SPAC
1966–present: Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Hartford, CT - Meadows
1995–2000: Meadows Music Theatre
2001–2005: Meadows Music Theatre
2006–2008: New England Dodge Music Center
2009–2013: Comcast Theatre
2014–present: Xfinity Theatre

Camden, NJ - Camden
1995–2000: Blockbuster–Sony Music Entertainment Center at the Waterfront
2001–2007: Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
2008–2015: Susquehanna Bank Center
2016–present: BB&T Pavilion

West Palm Beach, FL - Coral Sky
1996–1999: Coral Sky Amphitheatre
2000–2002: MARS Music Amphitheatre
2002–2003: Coral Sky Amphitheatre
2004–2007: Sound Advice Amphitheatre
2008–2014: Cruzan Amphitheatre
2015–2017: Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds
2018–present: Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds

Mountain View, CA - Shoreline
1986–present: Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View

Elkhorn, WI / East Troy, WI - Alpine
1977–present: Alpine Valley Music Theatre

Burgettstown, PA - Star Lake
1990–1999: Coca-Cola Star Lake Amphitheatre
2000–2007: Post–Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake
2008–2009: Post–Gazette Pavilion
2010–2016: First Niagara Pavilion
2017–present: KeyBank Pavilion

Mansfield, MA - Great Woods
1986–1997: Great Woods Performing Arts Center
1998–2008: Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
2009–2013: Comcast Center
2014–present: Xfinity Center

Bristow, VA - Nissan
1995–2009: Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
2010–present: Jiffy Lube Live

The Woodlands, TX - The Woodlands
1990–present: The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend
1984–present: Riverbend Music Center

Raleigh, NC - Walnut Creek
1991–1998: Hardee's Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
1999–2007: Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek
2008: Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
2009–2013: Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
2014–2016: Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
2017–present: Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Charlotte, NC - Charlotte
1991–2000: Blockbuster Pavilion
2001–2013: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
2014–present: PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte

New York, NY - MSG
1968–present: Madison Square Garden

Maryland Heights, MO - Riverport
1991–2000: Riverport Amphitheatre
2001–2006: UMB Bank Pavilion
2007–2014: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre St. Louis
2015–present: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Virginia Beach, VA - Virginia Beach
1996–2000: GTE Virginia Beach Amphitheater
2001–2010: Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
2011: Virginia Beach Amphitheater
2012–2015: Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
2016–present: Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

Atlanta, GA - Lakewood
1989–1999: Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheater
2000: Lakewood Amphitheater
2001–2007: HiFi Buys Amphitheater
2008: Lakewood Amphitheater
2009–2015: Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood
2016–2017: Lakewood Amphitheater
2018–present: Cellairis Amphitheater at Lakewood

Columbus, OH - Polaris
1994–2002: Polaris Amphitheatre
2003–2007: Germain Amphitheatre

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom
1968–present: Blossom Music Center

Tinley Park, IL - Tinley Park
1989–1999: New World Music Theatre
2000–2005: Tweeter Center Chicago
2006–2015: First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
2016–present: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Dallas, TX - Dallas
1988–1997: Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheatre
1998–1999: Starplex Amphitheatre
2000–2007: Smirnoff Music Center
2008–2010: Center
2011–2016: Gexa Energy Pavilion
2017: Starplex Amphitheatre
2018–present: Dos Equis Pavilion

Clarkston, MI - Pine Knob
1972–2003: Pine Knob Music Theatre
2004–present: DTE Energy Music Theatre

Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach
1952–1993: Jones Beach Marine Theater
1994–2001: Jones Beach Amphitheatre
2002–2005: Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater
2006–2016: Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
2017–present: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Darien Center, NY - Darien
1993–present: Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Chula Vista, CA - Chula Vista
1998–2007: Coors Amphitheatre
2008–2012: Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
2013–2016: Sleep Train Amphitheatre
2017–2018: Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
2019–present: North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Hershey, PA - Hershey
1939–1967: Hershey Stadium
1968–1970: Hershey Park Stadium
1971–present: Hersheypark Stadium

Toronto, ON - Molson
1995–2010: The Molson Amphitheatre
2011–2016: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
2017–present: Budweiser Stage

Tampa, FL - Tampa
2004–2010: Ford Amphitheater at the Florida State Fairgrounds
2011–2012: 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater at the Florida State Fairgrounds
2013–present: MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds
N1 vs. N2: Rarityadded on 1/23/2019
Are you planning to go to one of the venues that has more than one show but can only afford to go to one of them? Do you prefer to get lawn seats for one show and pavilion/pit for the other? Do you like to indulge in tailgating for one show but be able to remember the other one very clearly? Do you just like comparing DMB shows for comparison's sake? Here's Part 1 of a look at the band's history playing multiple shows at the same venue.

The following is a breakdown of which night of a two-night show has had the rarest setlist for that tour. (NOTE: As we often try to point out, rarity does not necessarily mean quality!) The "all-time" stats are for all two-night shows the band has played from 1996–2018.

3 with a more rare N1
12 with a more rare N2
On average, Night 2 ranks 12 places higher in rarity than Night 1.

3 with a more rare N1
12 with a more rare N2
On average, Night 2 ranks 15 places higher in rarity than Night 1.
(2001 and 2002 left out because they were 3-night shows)

Deer Creek:
3 with a more rare N1
13 with a more rare N2
On average, Night 2 ranks 10 places higher in rarity than Night 1.
(1999 and 2000 left out because they were 3-night shows)

0 with a more rare N1
2 with a more rare N2
On average, Night 2 ranks 20 places higher in rarity than Night 1.

The Gorge:
0 with a more rare N1
3 with a more rare N2
14 with a more rare N3
On average, Night 3 ranks 3 places higher in rarity than Night 2 and 15 places higher in rarity than Night 1.
On average, Night 2 ranks 12 places higher in rarity than Night 1.
(1999 and 2003 left out because they were 2-night shows)

4 with a more rare N1
11 with a more rare N2
On average, Night 2 ranks 11 places higher in rarity than Night 1.

West Palm:
4 with a more rare N1
10 with a more rare N2
On average, Night 2 ranks 9 places higher in rarity than Night 1.

26 with a more rare N1
94 with a more rare N2

As you can pretty clearly see, if rarity is your preferred measure of a show, you're almost certain to prefer night 2. Next up, we'll look at show length.
Current Tour
Dave Solo At Home 2020  (Song Chart)
# Shows = 40
# Song Performances = 112
Average # Songs per Show = 2.80
# Different Songs Played = 59
Most Played Songs:
Singing from the Windows(16)
Grey Street(5)
The Ocean and the Butterfly(5)
Save Me(4)
So Damn Lucky(3)
Least Played Songs:
I'll Back You Up(1)
The Best of What's Around(1)
Cry Freedom(1)
Lover Lay Down(1)
What Would You Say(1)
Two Step(1)
Dancing Nancies(1)
Lie in Our Graves(1)
Pay for What You Get(1)
Seek Up(1)
Top Openers:
Save Me(2)
Cry Freedom(1)
Don't Drink the Water(1)
Funny How Time Slips Away(1)
So Damn Lucky(1)
Out of My Hands(1)
You & Me(1)
Do You Remember(1)
Top Closers:
Singing from the Windows(5)
Don't Drink the Water(1)
Grey Street(1)
So Damn Lucky(1)
Some Devil(1)
Top Encores:
Pay for What You Get(1)
Crash into Me(1)
Do You Remember(1)
Petticoat Junction(1)
Longest Performances:
11.19– Say Goodbye (6:17)
11.19– Out of My Hands (5:48)
03.26– Don't Drink the Water (5:44)
11.19– Lover Lay Down (5:27)
05.28– Crush (5:22)
All statistical information and computations copyright ©2002, Matias Nino and Rob Bokon. No portion of may be reproduced without permission. Portions of the site, specifically lyrics and songtitles are copyright Colden Grey, Ltd., Bama Rags Records, Red Light Management, RCA and/or BMG. Show posters are copyright their respective artists.