The Dave Matthews Band concert at Five Point Amphitheater in Irvine, CA on Friday marked a joyous reunion as the band welcomed back drummer Carter Beauford and bassist Stefan Lessard. The musicians hadn’t played with DMB since Railbird Festival on August 29th after testing positive for COVID-19. The group’s annual run at The Gorge Amphitheatre earlier this month saw a never-before-seen lineup featuring special guest appearances from Tony Hall and Ivan Neville of Dumpstaphunk, Robert RandolphMavis Staples, and more.

Dave Matthews Band triumphantly returned to form as the entire group took the stage on Friday to open the show with “Seek Up”. After the shifting stage configurations that defined The Gorge run, audiences found stability in the entire outfit’s presence throughout the show. Among the highlights of the concert were back-to-back covers of Prince‘s “Sexy M.F.” and Peter Gabriel‘s “Sledgehammer”, alongside setlist staples including “Can’t Stop”, “Warehouse”, “Jimi Thing”, and more. For the encore, Matthews emerged solo onstage to deliver the tour debut of “Some Devil” before the rest of the band joined in for a show-closing “Don’t Drink The Water”.

Check out a gallery of photos from Dave Matthews Band at Five Point Amphitheater in Irvine, CA—featuring the triumphant return of Carter Beauford and Stefan Lessard—below courtesy of photographer Matthew Rea, alongside some fan-shot videos. Dave Matthews Band is back at Five Point Amphitheater again tonight, September 11th, for the band’s second of two shows in Irvine. For tickets and a full list of DMB tour dates click here.

Dave Matthews Band – “Grace Is Gone” – 9/10/21

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Dave Matthews Band – “That Girl Is You” – 9/10/21

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Dave Matthews Band – “What Would You Say” – 9/10/21

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Dave Matthews Band – “When The World Ends” – 9/10/21

Dave Matthews Band – “Walk Around The Moon” – 9/10/21

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Dave Matthews Band – “Don’t Drink The Water” – 9/10/21

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Setlist: Dave Matthews Band | Five Points Amphitheater | Irvine, CA | 9/10/21

Set: Seek Up, Funny the Way It Is, Grace Is Gone, Can’t Stop, Sweet, Warehouse, That Girl Is You, What Would You Say, Do You Remember, When the World Ends, Lying in the Hands of God, Rooftop, Walk Around the Moon, Jimi Thing, Sexy M.F. (Prince), Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel), Dancing Nancies, You & Me, Louisiana Bayou

Encore: Some Devil, Don’t Drink the Water