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Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds play ‘Teach Your Children’ with Graham Nash

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds covered the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young classic “Teach Your Children” last night in Washington, D.C. — with help from a special guest.

CSNY’s Graham Nash, who wrote the 1970 hit, joined Dave and Tim on stage to perform the song, which closed out their headlining set at the Stand with Standing Rock concert. Singer and guitarist Shane Fontayne, who has toured with Nash, also played on the tune.

Proceeds from the event, which Nash performed at earlier in the evening, will benefit the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Another performer on the bill, Neko Case, joined Dave and Tim previously in their set to cover Daniel Lanois’ “The Maker.”

Watch the entire Stand with Standing Rock concert below. The Dave and Tim set, which also features a rare “Little Thing” and the new song “Song for Billijo,” starts at the 2 hour, 36 minute mark.

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Bob Weir joins Dave Matthews Band on stage in Berkeley

The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir performed with Dave Matthews Band at last night’s concert.

Weir joined DMB on a 13-minute version of Daniel Lanois’ “The Maker” during the show in Berkeley, California. It was the first time Weir had ever guested at a DMB concert, but he did perform with Dave Matthews and Friends in 2006 and Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds in 1999.

The second of two DMB concerts in Berkeley also featured the tour debuts of “The Stone,” which opened the show, and “Can’t Stop.”

Watch Bob Weir and Dave Matthews Band cover “The Maker” last night:

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Dave Matthews to play Bridge School Benefit Concert

Headliners for the 30th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert include founder Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Metallica, Roger Waters, My Morning Jacket and Willie Nelson.

The Bridge School Benefit Concert takes place Oct. 22 and 23 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Norah Jones, Cage the Elephant and Nils Lofgren will also perform. Tickets go on sale Aug. 29.

Dave last performed solo at the Bridge School Benefit Concert in 2001. Dave Matthews Band played in 2006, and Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds performed in 2011.

The concerts benefit The Bridge School, which helps children use technology to overcome their physical disabilities.

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DMB Charlottesville show to air on TBS

State Farm Neighborhood SessionsDave Matthews Band’s 2016 homecoming concert is coming to television.

TBS will air portions of the May 7 DMB Charlottesville concert as part of a new program called “State Farm Neighborhood Sessions.” The show highlights musicians who give back to their communities; the DMB Charlottesville concert celebrated the band’s 25th anniversary and raised money for its Bama Works Fund.

The third episode of “State Farm Neighborhood Sessions” will feature DMB, following episodes from Jennifer Lopez and Toby Keith. The air date for DMB’s program is not yet available.

The DMB Charlottesville concert featured the debuts of three new songs — “Samurai Cop,” “Bob Law” and “Bismarck” — plus the full-band returns of “Sugar Will” and “The Last Stop” after six-year absences.

H/T: @anthonyabuhanna


New Dave Matthews Band song Plastic Girl debuts in Camden

Dave Matthews Band performed a brand new song at last night’s concert in Camden, New Jersey.

The new Dave Matthews Band song, “Plastic Girl,” was the sixth song played during the show. It joins “Samurai Cop,” “Bob Law” and “Bismarck” as new DMB songs that have debuted on this tour. The band also introduced four new songs — “Black and Blue Bird,” “Be Yourself,” “Virginia in the Rain” and “Death on the High Seas” — during last year’s tour. That means we’re up to eight known songs that could potentially be on the next DMB studio album, which has been in the works for more than three years.

Watch the debut performance of the new Dave Matthews Band song, “Plastic Girl,” here:

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DMB tailgaters sing their favorite songs

Syracuse.com had the genius idea to bring a video camera to the parking lot before last night’s Dave Matthews Band concert and record fans singing their favorite tunes. Check it out:

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Dave Matthews takes selfie on stage in Bangor

Dave Matthews took this on-stage selfie after last night’s concert in Bangor, Maine:

A photo posted by Maddie B (@madk41) on

Friends of DMBnews.net Maddie and Anthony got Dave’s attention several times earlier in the show, holding up a sign for the song “Sweet Up and Down.” During the encore, they wrote “SELFIE?” on the sign, which Dave noticed at the end of the concert. Anthony handed him Maddie’s phone, and the rest is history.

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Dave Matthews forgets where he is

As he has been known to do, Dave Matthews made a geographic change to the “Dancing Nancies” lyric “could I have been lost somewhere in Paris?” at a recent concert.

“Could I have been lost somewhere in Kansas City?” he sang during Dave Matthews Band’s May 29 show. The problem: He was actually on stage in Maryland Heights, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis that’s about 230 miles away from Kansas City. Check out the video:

H/T: @anthonyabuhanna

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Three new Dave Matthews Band songs debut at tour opener

Dave Matthews Band played three new songs for the first time last night in Charlottesville.

The new Dave Matthews Band songs — “Samurai Cop,” “Bob Law” and “Bismarck” — made their debuts on opening night of the band’s 2016 summer tour. The concert at John Paul Jones Arena in the band’s hometown also featured the first performance of “The Last Stop” since 2010 and the first full-band “Sugar Will” since 2010. Trumpeter John D’Earth made a guest appearance on “Jimi Thing” as well, and “The Song That Jane Likes” opened the show for the first time since 1994.

DMB worked on “Bob Law” and “Bismarck” with a full orchestra in the studio last year. A member of the orchestra posted sheet music of the two songs on Instagram at the time but later deleted them.

Watch last night’s performances of the new Dave Matthews Band songs here:

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Everything you need to know about the DMB 2016 tour

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Dave Matthews Band on tour in Bethel, N.Y. in 2013.

Dave Matthews Band will celebrate its 25th anniversary on tour in 2016 and then take a break from the road in 2017.

The DMB 2016 tour will stop in 38 cities and towns for 47 concerts, starting with a May 7 show in the band’s hometown of Charlottesville. All proceeds from that concert will benefit local charities through the band’s Bama Works Fund. There will also be a 25th anniversary photo exhibit in Charlottesville on May 6 and 7, followed by a June event in New York.

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