Dave Matthews Band, live in London
Venue: O2 Arena, London
Solos galore, but a poor song selection drags down Matthews
While Dave Matthews Band cast a wide net that pulls in rock, funk and even a little jazz, their blues credentials are somewhat tenuous. Headlining Saturday night of BluesFest in the cavernous O2 Arena, a hungry room that’s all too quick to swallow atmosphere and energy, Matthews and co deliver a set of epic length, but one that’s weighed down by an excess of melancholy songs.