In a memorable performance at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dave Matthews Band (DMB) embraced a lineup of special guests, including Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Trombone Shorty, and more. The excitement continued on the second night as DMB brought out the talented Cory Wong during the band’s fall tour closer on Saturday.
The collaborative spirit began with guest appearances by Trombone Shorty and Mark Whitfield earlier in the set. Wong, joining the stage after the rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “Fool in the Rain,” added his musical prowess to the fan-favorite “Tripping Billies.” The funk phenomenon continued to captivate the audience, contributing to four more songs: “So Much to Say,” “Anyone Seen the Bridge,” “Too Much,” and the grand finale, “Ants Marching,” which featured both Wong and Trombone Shorty.
Cory Wong is set for another exceptional performance in New York, as he will participate in a special evening at the NY Philharmonic alongside mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile, Louis Cato (bandleader of The Late Show Band), and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello for The 65th Street Session.
The excitement doesn’t end there for Wong, as he is slated to headline the North Beach Music Festival, sharing the stage with notable acts such as The Disco Biscuits, George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Daniel Donato, Eggy, and more.
As Dave Matthews Band takes a brief hiatus until mid-December, fans can anticipate the group’s upcoming journey to South Africa, marking their first visit to Matthews’ home country in a decade. The band’s fall tour has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on Madison Square Garden and the hearts of their dedicated fanbase.