On July 26, 2015, the second night of a two-night run, Dave Matthews Band played their 29th show at Alpine Valley Music Theatre. A highlight of the 2015 Summer Tour, the show will be released in its entirety as Live Trax 36, a 3-CD set.
The show kicks off with three solo selections by Dave: Beach Ball, Belly Full and the recent return of Let You Down - the song’s second full performance since 1997. Tim and Carter then join Dave on stage for a percussive rendition of Oh. Additional standouts of this first set include a powerful The Stone, and an acoustic set debut of Cry Freedom.
The evening’s electric second set runs the gamut of the band’s lengthy career. DMB classics such as Minarets and Jimi Thing stand alongside newer selections, such as Belly Belly Nice and the otherwise unreleased Black And Blue Bird. Upon the final notes of a sprawling #41, the band takes a cue from the chanting crowd and launches into a funky full-length rendition of Thank You (Falettin Me Be Mice Elf Agin). The encore wraps up the performance with a sweet rendition of Sister and a powerful two-punch ending of Two Step > Halloween.