The Dave Matthews Band kicked off their 2019 summer tour on Tuesday night with a show at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, FL. A few hours prior to the tour’s opening night, the popular rock band shared pro-shot video of their performance of “Funny the Way It Is”, which was filmed during their show at Amphitheater At The Wharf in Orange Beach, AL on July 29th, 2018.
The band’s performance of “Funny the Way It Is” that night came towards the end of their set, but the famous rockers proved they still had plenty left in the tank as they started into the tune which originally appeared on their 2009 studio album, Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King. The video showcases a sweaty Matthews stepping up to the microphone to belt out the lyrics, as he gradually builds his strumming pattern to reach the song’s uptempo speed and eventual climax. The performance that night also featured some spacey solo work from the band’s relatively-new keyboardist, Buddy Strong. Fans can watch the song’s performance in full via the video below.
Dave Matthews Band – “Funny the Way It Is” – 7/29/2018
[Video: Dave Matthews Band]
The start of the summer tour and the video’s arrival on Tuesday also happened to mark the 23rd anniversary of their 1996 album, Crash, which remains their highest-selling studio project to date.
The band’s summer tour continues on Wednesday with a performance at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL. The band is also scheduled to perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this weekend on May 4th as part of the festival’50th-anniversary celebration
Every ticket purchased for shows on their summer run can be redeemed for an Unreleased Live Recording from the band’s 2018 tour. For the complete list of upcoming concert dates, visit the band’s website.