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Liberation List -- NEW LIBERATION --added on 7/27/2021

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

#SongMissing SinceDays SinceShows SinceNotes
1People People1.26.93104092145teased by Stefan in 2012; never fully played without Peter
2Spotlight10.22.93101402009teased once in 1994 and once in 1997
3Get in Line12.31.9497051770reportedly soundchecked in 1999
4Let You Down6.20.9788031458played by Dave & Tim in 1997; teased by Stefan in 2003 & 2013; played by Dave solo in 2015
5For the Beauty of Wynona9.10.0076251216played by Dave solo in 2002 and by Dave & Tim in 2003
6Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard5.5.0173881184played by Dave & Paul Simon in 2014
7Mother Father8.26.0172751135
8Angel from Montgomery8.26.0172751135played occasionally by Dave & Tim, Dave solo, and Dave with guests; never played by DMB without Boyd
9Angel7.5.0365971026
10Exodus10.2.075047731
11#406.21.084784713teased and partially played occasionally; played by Dave solo on
12Dream So Real, A6.21.084784713
13Money (That's What I Want)7.26.084749697
14Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)8.30.084714678sister song played by Dave solo on 1.21.14
15Money9.6.084707675
16Blue Water4.25.094476661played occasionally by Dave & Tim; teased or partially played occasinally by full band (most recently in 2014)
17Melissa9.29.094319584played by Dave & Tim in 2017
18Road6.18.104057546never played without Danny Barnes
19Some Devil7.21.104024529played regularly by Dave solo
20Baby Blue8.27.103987515played by Dave & Tim in 2010 and 2011 and by Dave solo in 2011 and 2012
21Busted Stuff9.3.103980512
22Break for It9.5.103978510played by Dave solo on 4.16.21
23American Baby Intro9.18.113600471lyrics interpolated in Lying in the Hands of God outro since 2018
24Blackjack6.2.123342461
25Little Thing7.13.123301439played by Dave solo on 11.7.15 and regularly by Dave & Tim
26Everybody Wake Up (Our Finest Hour Arrives)5.17.132993405
27True Reflections6.15.132964392played regularly by Boyd with Crystal Garden in 2017; never played without Boyd
28Good Times Bad Times6.29.132950385played by Secret Stash on 8.26.17
29Eh Hee7.3.132946383played by Dave & Tim on 2.23.17
30Broken Things7.24.132925372
31Kit Kat Jam7.26.132923371
32Crazy Easy8.30.132888366
33Gaucho9.1.132886364
34(Don't Fear) The Reaper9.8.132879360
35American Baby5.30.142615341played by Dave solo on 8.30.20
36Take Me to Tomorrow7.16.142568320played by Dave & Tim in 2015 and by Dave solo in 2014, 2015, and 2017
37Good Good Time8.29.142524309played by Dave solo regularly in 2015 and twice in 2017
38Slip Slidin' Away8.31.142522307
39Sugar Man9.6.142516305
40Long Black Veil7.8.152211277played by Dave solo in 2015 and by Dave & Tim in 2017
41I Did It7.21.152198270
42Pay for What You Get8.1.152187264played occasionally by Dave & Tim
43Dreaming Tree, The8.29.152159262played occasionally by Dave & Tim
44Snow Outside9.5.152152259played by Dave & Tim on 7.6.16 and twice partially in 2017
45Down by the River9.9.152148257
46Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)9.11.152146256
 Sweet9.13.152140283-=LIBERATED on 7.23.21=-
47Loving Wings10.17.152110249played occasionally by Dave & Tim and Dave solo
48Still Water10.27.152100243
49Shotgun5.11.161903230
50Out of My Hands6.28.161855209played occasionally by Dave & Tim
51Dive In7.9.161844204played by Dave & Tim in 2017
52Death on the High Seas7.29.161824193played occasionally by Dave & Tim
 If Only8.27.161792221-=LIBERATED on 7.24.21=-
53Bismarck8.30.161792188played by Dave & Tim in 2017 and 2018
54Oh9.2.161789187played regularly by Dave & Tim and Dave solo
55Cry Freedom9.3.161788186played occasionally by Dave & Tim
56Alligator Pie2.3.181270183played by Dave solo in 2019 and by Dave & Tim in 2020
57Runnin' Down a Dream2.3.181270183
 Drive In Drive Out6.1.181152207-=LIBERATED on 7.27.21=-
 When the World Ends6.7.181143202-=LIBERATED on 7.24.21=-
58Black and Blue Bird6.23.181130163
 So Damn Lucky6.22.181127193-=LIBERATED on 7.23.21=-
59Virginia in the Rain7.1.181122159played occasionally by Dave & Tim and Dave solo
60Steady As We Go7.14.181109153
61Hunger for the Great Light7.27.181096145
62Time Bomb8.24.181068142played by Dave & Tim on 2.17.19; lyrics often interpolated into the Two Step intro
 Hello Again9.2.181055166-=LIBERATED on 7.23.21=-
63#349.7.181054135
64Spaceman9.7.181054135
65Old Dirt Hill (Bring That Beat Back)9.8.181053134played occasionally by Dave & Tim

There are 181 total qualifying songs, 110 of which are not currently on the list. Additional qualifying songs are #27, #34, Again and Again, All Along the Watchtower, Ants Marching, Bartender, Beach Ball, Belly Belly Nice, Best of What's Around, The, Big Eyed Fish, Black and Blue Bird, Break Free, Burning Down the House, Can't Stop, Captain, Christmas Song, Come On Come On, Come Tomorrow, Corn Bread, Cortez the Killer, Crash into Me, Crush, Digging a Ditch, Do You Remember, Don't Drink the Water, Dreamgirl, Drunken Soldier, Everyday, Fly Like an Eagle, Fool to Think, Funny the Way It Is, Grace Is Gone, Granny, Gravedigger, Grey Street, Halloween, Help Myself, Hunger for the Great Light, Idea of You, If I Had It All, I'll Back You Up, Jimi Thing, Joyride, JTR, Kill the King, Last Stop, The, Lie in Our Graves, Louisiana Bayou, Lover Lay Down, Lying in the Hands of God, Maker, The, Mercy, Minarets, Old Dirt Hill (Bring That Beat Back), One Sweet World, Pantala Naga Pampa, Pig, Proudest Monkey, Rapunzel, Raven, Recently, Rhyme & Reason, Riff, The, Rooftop, Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin), Satellite, Save Me, Say Goodbye, Seek Up, Seven, Shake Me Like a Monkey, She, Sister, Sledgehammer, Sleep to Dream Her, Smooth Rider, So Much to Say, So Right, Song That Jane Likes, The, Space Between, The, Spaceman, Spoon, Squirm, Stand Up (for It), Stay (Wasting Time), Stay or Leave, Steady As We Go, Stolen Away on 55th & 3rd, Stone, The, Sugar Will, Sweet Emotion, Sweet Up and Down, That Girl Is You, Time Bomb, Time of the Season, Too Much, Tripping Billies, Two Step, Typical Situation, Virginia in the Rain, Warehouse, Water into Wine, What Would You Say, What You Are, Where Are You Going, Why I Am, Write a Song, You & Me, You Might Die Trying, You Never Know

Sirius Streamsadded on 7/13/2021
Here are all of the shows that have been broadcast on SiriusXM in their entirety. We are listing them in the order of their first airing and omitting encore airings from the table. We are defining the stream types like this:

Live Concert Stream - When the channel has been active and has been playing on a Friday night, Sirius has generally live-streamed the full show.

Archive Stream - This category covers all shows that have aired that were not officially released at the time of their airing, and were not streamed live. This category includes all concerts no matter how recently it occurred.

Sirius Exclusive Stream - While almost all of these non-released shows are Sirius exclusives, this category is reserved for shows that were performed specifically for Sirius. Note that The Warehouse Session falls into this category because while it was on the Warehouse fan site, it was exclusive to Sirius at the time. It is being released in 2021's Warehouse Membership package, but was unreleased at the time of airing.

Released Stream - These are concerts that have been officially released at the time of their airing on Sirius.


#DateShow TypeVenueCity, StateStream TypeNotes
17.6.18DMBRuoff Home Mortgage Music CenterNoblesville, INLive Concertaired 7.6.18
27.13.18DMBSaratoga Performing Arts CenterSaratoga Springs, NYLive Concertaired 7.13.18
37.20.18DMBCoastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut CreekRaleigh, NCLive Concertaired 7.20.18
47.27.18DMBCoral Sky Amphitheatre at the South Florida FairgroundsWest Palm Beach, FLLive Concertaired 7.27.18
57.28.18DMBCoral Sky Amphitheatre at the South Florida FairgroundsWest Palm Beach, FLArchiveaired 8.3.18
66.2.18DMBBlossom Music CenterCuyahoga Falls, OHArchiveaired 8.10.18
77.29.18DMBThe Wharf AmphitheaterOrange Beach, ALArchiveaired 8.17.18
88.24.18DMBFiddler's Green AmphitheatreGreenwood Village, COLive Concertaired 8.24.18
98.31.18DMBThe Gorge AmphitheatreGeorge, WALive Concertaired 8.31.18
103.8.19DMBMitsubishi Electric HalleDusseldorf, DEUArchiveaired 5.24.19
113.15.19DMBAFAS LiveAmsterdam, NLDArchiveaired 5.31.19
125.7.19DMBOak Mountain AmphitheatrePelham, ALArchiveaired 6.7.19
136.14.19DMBBB&T PavilionCamden, NJLive Concertaired 6.14.19
146.21.19DMBXfinity CenterMansfield, MALive Concertaired 6.21.19
156.28.19DMBRuoff Home Mortgage Music CenterNoblesville, INLive Concertaired 6.28.19
167.5.19DMBAlpine Valley Music TheatreElkhorn, WILive Concertaired 7.5.19
177.12.19DMBSaratoga Performing Arts CenterSaratoga Springs, NYLive Concertaired 7.12.19
187.19.19DMBPNC Music Pavilion CharlotteCharlotte, NCLive Concertaired 7.19.19
197.26.19DMBCoral Sky Amphitheatre at the South Florida FairgroundsWest Palm Beach, FLLive Concertaired 7.26.19
205.17.19DMBThe Cynthia Woods Mitchell PavilionThe Woodlands, TXArchiveaired 8.2.19
216.19.19DMBBethel Woods Center for the ArtsBethel, NYArchiveaired 8.9.19
225.14.19DMBWells Fargo ArenaDes Moines, IAArchiveaired 8.16.19
238.23.19DMBFiddler's Green AmphitheatreGreenwood Village, COLive Concertaired 8.23.19
248.30.19DMBThe Gorge AmphitheatreGeorge, WALive Concertaired 8.30.19
259.6.19DMBHarveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor ArenaStateline, NVLive Concertaired 9.6.19
269.11.19Dave soloSiriusXM StudiosHollywood, CASirius Exclusiveaired 9.12.19 * - "The Garage"
279.21.19Dave & TimAlpine Valley Music TheatreElkhorn, WILive Concertaired 9.21.19 * - Farm Aid '19
286.22.19DMBXfinity TheatreHartford, CTArchiveaired 9.27.99
297.9.19DMBDTE Energy Music TheatreClarkston, MIArchiveaired 10.4.19
309.10.19DMBChase CenterSan Francisco, CAArchiveaired 10.11.19
313.26.20 ^Dave soloMatthews residenceSeattle, WAArchiveaired 4.3.20 - "Pay It Forward"
3212.2.18DMBMohegan Sun ArenaUncasville, CTArchiveaired 4.10.20
336.29.19DMBRuoff Home Mortgage Music CenterNoblesville, INArchiveaired 5.8.20
347.23.19DMBAmeris Bank AmphitheatreAlpharetta, GAArchiveaired 5.22.20
355.30.18DMBWalmart Arkansas Music PavilionRogers, ARArchiveaired 6.5.20 - previously uncirculated show
369.13.19DMBAk-Chin PavilionPhoenix, AZArchiveaired 6.12.20
372.15.20Dave & TimMoon Palace Golf & Spa ResortCancun, ROOArchiveaired 6.19.20 - previously uncirculated show
384.22.07Dave & TimRadio City Music HallNew York City, NYReleasedaired 6.26.20 - Live at Radio City
397.3.20 ^Dave soloMatthews residenceSeattle, WASirius Exclusiveaired 7.3.20 - "Live From Home: By Request"
401.31.95DMBLupo's Heartbreak HotelProvidence, RIReleasedaired 7.10.20 - Live Trax v33
417.2.19DMBRiverbend Music CenterCincinnati, OHArchiveaired 7.17.20
4212.14.18DMBJohn Paul Jones ArenaCharlottesville, VAReleasedaired 7.24.20 - nugs.net release for 2019 ticket holders
432.16.96Dave & TimPepin GymnasiumMiddlesbury, VTArchiveaired 7.31.20
447.27.04DMBHiFi Buys AmphitheatreAtlanta, GAReleasedaired 8.7.20 - Live Trax v43
459.11.99DMBContinental Airlines ArenaEast Rutherford, NJReleasedaired 8.14.20 - Listener Supported
468.19.08DMBStaples CenterLos Angeles, CAArchiveaired 8.21.20
476.26.00DMBRiverbend Music CenterCincinnati, OHReleasedaired 8.28.20 - Live Trax v16
489.7.02DMBThe Gorge AmphitheatreGeorge, WAReleasedaired 9.5.20 * - The Gorge
499.4.16DMBThe Gorge AmphitheatreGeorge, WAReleasedaired 9.5.20 * - Live Trax v44
509.8.02DMBThe Gorge AmphitheatreGeorge, WAReleasedaired 9.6.20 * - The Gorge
519.6.02DMBThe Gorge AmphitheatreGeorge, WAReleasedaired 9.6.20 * - The Gorge
527.20.08DMBDick's Sporting Goods ParkCommerce City, COReleasedaired 9.11.20 - Live at Mile High Music Festival
535.31.17Dave & TimVerizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore ParkAlpharetta, GAArchiveaired 9.18.20
548.19.93DMBWetlands PreserveNew York City, NYReleasedaired 9.25.20 - Live Trax v20
5510.2.20 ^Dave soloHaunted Hollow Recording Studio Charlottesville, VASirius Exclusiveaired 10.2.20 - "Live From Home: By Request"
5612.8.98DMBWorcester's Centrum CentreWorcester, MAReleasedaired 10.16.20 - Live Trax v01
578.27.00DMBMeadows Music TheatreHartford, CTReleasedaired 10.23.20 - Live Trax v03
5810.31.98DMBThe Arena in OaklandOakland, CAReleasedaired 10.30.20 - Live Trax v39
5910.24.02Dave soloBenaroya HallSeattle, WAReleasedaired 11.6.20 - DMBLive
6012.8.18DMBCentre BellMontreal, QCArchiveaired 11.13.20
6112.19.98DMBUnited CenterChicago, ILReleasedaired 11.20.20 - Live in Chicago 12.19.98 at the United Center
6212.21.02DMBMadison Square GardenNew York City, NYReleasedaired 11.27.20 - Live Trax v40
6311.19.20 ^Dave & CarterHaunted Hollow Recording Studio Charlottesville, VASirius Exclusiveaired 12.4.20 - "The Warehouse Session"
648.7.04DMBAlpine Valley Music TheatreElkhorn, WIReleasedaired 12.11.20 - Live Trax v08
659.30.08DMBVivo RioRio de Janeiro, RJReleasedaired 12.18.20 - Live Trax v19
6612.31.96DMBHampton ColiseumHampton, VAReleasedaired 1.1.21 - Live Trax v07
679.12.04DMBGolden Gate Equestrian StadiumSan Francisco, CAReleasedaired 1.8.21 - Live Trax v02
686.8.96DMBSaratoga Performing Arts CenterSaratoga Springs, NYReleasedaired 1.15.21 - Live Trax v38
6912.27.96DMBNorth Charleston ColiseumNorth Charleston, SCArchiveaired 1.22.21 - previously uncirculated show
7011.2.98DMBBoise State University PavilionBoise, IDReleasedaired 1.29.21 - Live Trax v53
717.7.06DMBFenway ParkBoston, MAReleasedaired 2.12.21 - Live Trax v06
727.2.04DMBSaratoga Performing Arts CenterSaratoga Springs, NYArchiveaired 2.19.21
734.30.96DMBClassic AmphitheaterHenrico, VAReleasedaired 2.26.21 - Live Trax v04
747.5.03DMBAlpine Valley Music TheatreElkhorn, WIArchiveaired 3.19.21
759.18.10DMBWrigley FieldChicago, ILReleasedaired 3.26.21 - Live at Wrigley Field
765.25.07DMBPavilhão AtlânticoLisbon, PRTReleasedaired 4.9.21 - Live Trax v10
774.16.21Dave soloMatthews residenceSeattle, WASirius Exclusiveaired 4.16.21 - "Live From Home: By Request"
789.14.07DMBSound Advice AmphitheatreWest Palm Beach, FLReleasedaired 4.23.21 - Live Trax v42
794.28.09DMBVerizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore ParkAlpharetta, GAArchiveaired 5.21.21
806.23.01DMBTweeter Center at the WaterfrontCamden, NJReleasedaired 5.28.21 - Live Trax v31
816.24.06DMBHersheypark StadiumHershey, PAArchiveaired 6.18.21

^ - date is the airing date, as recording date is unknown
* - non-Friday night SiriusXM airings
Four new shows kick off the 2021 live release listadded on 1/31/2021
Nugs.net have added four previously unreleased DMB concerts to their catalog. There was no announcement sent out from either DMB management or Nugs (as far as we can tell), and it comes at the same time as them expanding the availability of the Live Trax series - now up through Volume 50 (however the service is missing night 2 of Live Trax v09 3.23.07). They have also added all 30 volumes of the (likely) concluded DMBlive series. It's notable because this is the first time anything from DMBlive series has been available for digital streaming.

This seems to expand the relationship between DMB and Nugs.net, which began in 2019 with the addition of the first 20 volumes of the Live Trax series, and Nugs hosting Warehouse Fan Club exclusive downloads for Charlottesville and Charlotte 2018 concerts.

The four concerts are all from the 2019 Summer Tour: 5.14.19 from Des Moines, 6.22.19 from Hartford, 6.29.19 from Noblesville, and 7.27.19 from West Palm Beach. They have also been a part of both SiriusXM's Friday Night Concert Series and 2020 DMB Drive-In video stream series. The audio from the concerts appears to be straight from the source, as opposed to some of the individual track normalization, intros and closing remarks that are added by SiriusXM before airing. While this could be a sign of more SiriusXM exclusive concert streams being made available, it's more likely that the Drive-In streams are the indicator of what might come next. Most of the Drive-Ins were taken already released (and mixed) audio concerts, but the two 2019 shows that were aired, but not yet on Nugs are 6.14.19 from Camden and 7.9.19 from Clarkston. We can also probably assume that when the Warehouse distributes the annual fan club release (the Dave & Carter studio session that was previously available as a video stream to Warehouse members and subsequently aired on SiriusXM), that it will be via Nugs download.

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
99.7.02
109.8.02
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
169.10.05
179.11.05
189.12.05
198.23.95DMBBaldwin Memorial Pavilion (Oakland University)Rochester Hills, MILive Trax 55.26.06
207.7.06DMBFenway ParkBoston, MALive Trax 69.26.06
217.8.06
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
253.24.07
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
599.18.10
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
11311.2.98DMBBSU PavilionBoise, IDLive Trax 5310.9.20
11411.9.96DMBCow PalaceDaly City, CALive Trax 5412.11.20
1155.14.19DMBWells Fargo ArenaDes Moines, IANugs.net^2021*
1166.22.19DMBXfinity TheatreHartford, CTNugs.net^2021*
1176.29.19DMBRuoff Home Mortgage Music CenterNoblesville, INNugs.net^2021*
1187.27.19DMBCoral Sky AmphitheatreWest Palm Beach, FLNugs.net^2021*

* - These shows were released sometime in the respective years, but weren't released with announcement. We aren't currently able to pinpoint an exact release date.
^ - As of January 31, 2021, the Nugs.net shows are only available to stream, and not for purchase.
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
99.7.02
109.8.02
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
169.10.05
179.11.05
189.12.05
198.23.95DMBBaldwin Memorial Pavilion (Oakland University)Rochester Hills, MILive Trax 55.26.06
207.7.06DMBFenway ParkBoston, MALive Trax 69.26.06
217.8.06
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
253.24.07
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
599.18.10
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.
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.

Conclusion
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:
10/19/91
10/3/92
10/11/92 - Native American Indian benefit w/ TR3 and Darrell Rose
10/13/92 - removed
10/17/92
10/20/92 - cancelled
10/21/92 - took place at the Flood Zone after all?
10/26/92 - Kelly O'Hara benenfit w/ Indecision
10/29/92
11/7/92
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.
12/5/92
12/22/92 - took place at Trax after all?
12/23/92 - took place at the Flood Zone after all?
4/6/93
4/13/93
4/20/93
4/27/93
5/9/93
5/11/93 - new, cancelled show
5/18/93 - new, cancelled show
7/28/93 - new, cancelled show
9/26/94
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: ctnow.com 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: Superpages.com 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.

Alpine:
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.

Camden:
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)

Fiddler's:
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)

SPAC:
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.

All-Time:
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
Summer/Fall 2021  (Song Chart)
# Shows = 5
# Song Performances = 110
Average # Songs per Show = 22.00
# Different Songs Played = 64
Most Played Songs:
Singing from the Windows(4)
Walk Around the Moon(4)
Warehouse(3)
Tripping Billies(3)
Satellite(3)
Seek Up(3)
Don't Drink the Water(3)
Grey Street(3)
When the World Ends(3)
Louisiana Bayou(3)
Least Played Songs:
The Song That Jane Likes(1)
Recently(1)
The Best of What's Around(1)
Lover Lay Down(1)
Typical Situation(1)
What Would You Say(1)
One Sweet World(1)
Minarets(1)
Jimi Thing(1)
Drive In Drive Out(1)
Top Openers:
Seek Up(2)
Warehouse(1)
Tripping Billies(1)
#41(1)
Top Closers:
Tripping Billies(1)
Rapunzel(1)
Stay (Wasting Time)(1)
Grey Street(1)
Shake Me Like a Monkey(1)
Top Encores:
Singing from the Windows(4)
Shake Me Like a Monkey(2)
Why I Am(2)
Tripping Billies(1)
Granny(1)
Don't Drink the Water(1)
Rapunzel(1)
Stay (Wasting Time)(1)
Sister(1)
Kill the Preacher(1)
Teases:
Proudest Monkey(1)
Kill the Preacher(1)
Top Song Liberations:
Sweet
    On 07.23 after 2140 days
If Only
    On 07.24 after 1792 days
Drive In Drive Out
    On 07.27 after 1152 days
When the World Ends
    On 07.24 after 1143 days
So Damn Lucky
    On 07.23 after 1127 days
Longest Performances:
07.24– Seek Up (16:53)
07.27– The Stone (10:57)
07.24– Lying in the Hands of God (10:52)
07.23– Lover Lay Down (10:47)
07.27– So Damn Lucky (10:28)
All statistical information and computations copyright ©2002, Matias Nino and Rob Bokon. No portion of dmbalmanac.com 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.

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