On Friday night, Dave Matthews Band tour rolled into Nashville, TN for a performance at Bridgestone Arena featuring a surprise guest appearance by Zac Brown on “All Along The Watchtower”.

The seven-piece featuring Dave Matthews (acoustic guitar, vocals), Stefan Lessard (bass), Carter Beauford (drums), Buddy Strong (keys), Jeff Coffin (saxophone), Rashawn Ross (trumpet, flugelhorn), and Tim Reynolds (electric guitar) opened the performance with old favorites “When The World Ends” and “Satellite” before moving through a mix of early-days tunes and material from their newly released tenth studio album, Walk Around The World, which debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200.

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Following a mid-set rendition of “So Damn Lucky”, Matthews explained that he had found out that Zac Brown was planning to attend the show and asked him to bring his axe along to play one with the band. Affirming affirmed his longtime DMB fandom to the crowd, Brown proceeded to lead the band through a powerful “Watchtower”, faithfully recreating Matthews’ vision of the Dylan classic down to the ad-libs and inflections. Watch a video of the Dave Matthews Band/Zac Brown collaboration in Nashville below.

Dave Matthews Band w/ Zac Brown – “All Along The Watchtower” (Bob Dylan) – 5/26/23

[Video: Andy Mendoza]

The show continued in energet fashion from there as the band worked through “#41”, a partial take of The Beatles‘ “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”, and more. After closing the set with a combo of “Why I Am” and “Louisiana Bayou”, the band wrapped up its trip to the Music City with an encore pairing of “Looking For A Vein” and “Grey Street”.

Scroll down to check out the full setlist from Friday’s Dave Matthews Band show at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and click below to view a gallery of photos from the performance via Mathew Tucciarone. For a complete list of the band’s upcoming  Band summer 2023 tour dates, head here.

Setlist [via DMB Almanac]: Dave Matthews Band | Bridgestone Arena | Nashville, TN | 5/26/23

Set: When The World Ends, Satellite, Madman’s Eyes, Busted Stuff, Pantala Naga Pampa > Rapunzel, Walk Around The Moon, Virginia in the Rain, Don’t Drink the Water, Jimi Thing > Brick House [1], Monsters, So Damn Lucky, All Along The Watchtower [2], #41, I Want You (She’s So Heavy) [3] > After Everything, Granny, Kill the Preacher, Why I Am, Louisiana Bayou

Encore: Looking for a Vein, Grey Street

[1] Rick James cover, partial.
[2] Bob Dylan cover, with Zac Brown (guitar, vocals)
[3] The Beatles cover, partial