"I hope that's this, I hope that this evening finds everybody feeling groovy. Right before I came out here somebody said that my hair looked funny, so now I got that self-conscious thing going for me. 'Cause there are no mirrors up here. So I can't tell if they were just fucking with me. I mean messing with me."
Live from New York, it’s DMB! After weeks of rumors, it’s official! DMB’s July 17th performance in Flushing, NY at Citi Field will be released as a 2-disc set titled, Live in New York City.
Ask anyone who attended and they’ll surely tell you this show started off with a bang. DMB opened with fan favorite, The Stone, followed by Warehouse with the UTTAD style intro. Rounding out the first three songs was One Sweet World complete with the beloved instrumental intro featuring a trumpet solo by Rashawn Ross. This show also features the tour debut of Seek Up and a partial version of Blackjack, marking the first time it had been played for a live audience
Pre-orders are available at the Warehouse Store until Friday November 5th at 3 PM ET. All Warehouse pre-orders will also receive The Warehouse Big Apple Bonus Disc featuring 8 songs from the July 16th show. A four song bonus disc will be included with all orders for non-warehouse members.
"And this poor young lady gets smashed in the face with her own slingshot watermelon. There's almost nothing as funny as that in the world. And then she goes, 'I can't feel my face!' It's like a song. I can't feel my face. Hey y'all, thank you so much for coming, uh. We had a good time, uh. Drawing close to the end of our summer, it's nice to be here. Yeah.
South Americans are celebrating with several DMB shows, and now they have another reason! The release of Live In Rio!
Emerging South African pop rock band, The Parlotones, are currently on their debut North American tour. Sunday, September 26, The Parlotones will perform songs from their newest album, Stardust Galaxies, at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR. Weekly Davespeak had the opportunity to interview frontman Kahn Morbee in advance of their show.
In the interview, Morbee discusses some of the bands hopes for their performances in front of American audiences and explained how they felt an outright good vibe from the music, the people at DC9 in Washington DC on September 14 and the Viper Room in Hollywood on the 20th. They seem confident bringing an enthusiastic show to America. Morbee says, “I guess we're lucky in the sense that we've been creating our live shows over hundreds and hundreds of shows in different parts of the world in different circumstances, so we're more prepared than ever to deliver.”
You ease back into your bright red foamy chair, and crank some DMB. "How you guys doing?" you say to Dave, Carter, Boyd, Stefan, Rashawn, Jeff and Tim.
OK, so we can't promise you the physical men of DMB will hang out in your chair, but they are technically on the chair. Their signatures at least!
An autographed chair courtesy of Foamiture Co is being raffled off to raise money for the Friends of Kids with Cancer charity.
"I'm going to work on, I'm going to start working on talking between songs and saying like a bunch of just cool shit. You know, just lay it on y'all, y'all, and then everybody would leave inspired and you know, 'cause they were like, 'You know that heavy shit he laid on us?' and that was, 'cause. It is just, it's just, there's some sort of incongruous thing that happens. It's like. (Dave makes weird mumbles of conversation.) I don't know. I don't know what that means either. I like chickens, walks on the beach, um, boxers, not briefs, Scottish men, with bagpipes. What? They had to go. I'm sorry I'm rambling. There could have been another song, but you guys gotta get out of here. I'm so sorry. What a lame, I, now I feel lame."
Special Thanks to Sharif (WDS Member: maddog162) and Anna (WDS Member: annajacobs) for sharing their story!
It started months ago, when I was sure I would be able to go to Gorge '10 (I had tickets to Gorge '09 but had to back out last minute because of school). It was like March and we (Sharif and Anna) were already getting pumped up for 3 shows in September. Suddenly, I get a text message from Anna asking... what if we made a sign?! We both had pit tickets for different nights, so we'd each be in the pit at least once. Brilliant!, I thought and subsequently texted. We settled on I Did It, because we both love the song (because it's hysterical and short) and no one else would think to make a sign for I Did It.
After weeks and weeks of rumours, DMB finally confirmed the official dates for their late fall tour!
The Warehouse Ticketing period opens Thursday September 9 at 6PM EDT, and will close Monday September 20 at 12NOON EDT. Confirmations for tickets will be posted on Thursday September 23 for Series 10, and Friday September 24 for Series 11.