Last night Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds joined The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for a performance of “Samurai Cop,” a new(ish) tune premiered by Dave Matthews Band at their 25th anniversary show last May. Ahead of the performance, which featured the two guitarists backed by a string quartet, Dave took a few minutes to sit down with Colbert and answer some questions. Their conversation covered a variety of topics, including why “cell phones in the air” will never look as cool as “lighters in the air,” how Colbert couldn’t hear the lyrics when he went to see DMB “because the fans at your concerts get so excited that they never shut up,” and how Matthews cheekily thinks of the disastrous Fyre Festival as “one of the greatest things that’s ever happened (Matthews: “[It’s] the opposite of a beer commercial…It’s the worst…It’s the best.”).
In perhaps the most amusing portion of the interview, Colbert asks Matthews what his kids think about his music, to which Matthews responds with an anecdote about his 9-year-old son–who likes his dad’s music just fine, but notes that they can’t rock like Nirvana. You can watch the whole interview below:
You can also watch video of Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds’ performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert below, via the show’s YouTube page:
After performing at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival fairgrounds last weekend, Dave and Tim continue their current tour with a performance at Daily’s Place Amphitheater in Jacksonville, FL on May 30th. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, head to the Dave Matthews Band website. Dave Matthews Band is not touring this year.