Dave Matthews Band 2012 Tour Gallery

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Dave Matthews Band 2012 Tour Gallery

© Steve Jennings:Dave Matthews at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif.

© Steve Jennings Dave Matthews at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif.

© Steve Jennings:Dave Matthews at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif.

© Steve Jennings:Dave Matthews at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif.

© Steve Jennings:Dave Matthews at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif.

© Steve Jennings:Dave Matthews at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif.

© Steve Jennings:Dave Matthews at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif.

© Steve Jennings: Dave Matthews at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif.

© Steve Jennings:Dave Matthews Band, from left: Boyd Tinsley (violin), Tim Reynolds (guitars), Dave Matthews (acoustic guitar, lead vocals), Carter Beauford (drums), Stefan Lessard (bass), Rashawn Ross (horns) and Jeff Coffin (horns).

© Steve Jennings:The Dave Matthews Band at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif.

© Steve Jennings: Boyd Tinsley (left) and Tim Reynolds

© Steve Jennings:Boyd Tinsley

© Steve Jennings:Carter Beauford

© Steve Jennings:Carter Beauford

© Steve Jennings:Guitar Tech Craig Baker

© Steve Jennings:From left: Craig Baker (Guitar Tech), Erik Porter (Bass Tech), Jerry Johnson (Stageographer) and Henry Luniewski (Drum Tech)

© Steve Jennings: Dave Matthews' monitor wedge and pedalboard

© Steve Jennings:Erik Porter, DMB Bass Tech

© Steve Jennings: Frontfills are six UPJ1-P Compact VariO loudspeakers across the front of the stage.

© Steve Jennings:Drum tech Henry Luniewski is pictured behind Carter Beauford’s drum set.

© Steve Jennings:Carter Beauford's hi-hat is miked with a Shure KSM 137.

© Steve Jennings: This AKG C 4000 B with windscreen mikes Rashawn Ross's bass trumpet.

© Steve Jennings: Monitor engineer Ian Kuhn (left) and monitor tech Greg Botimer

© Steve Jennings: Front-of-house engineer Jeff Thomas (left) and Systems Tech Tom Lyon of Ultra Sound

© Steve Jennings:Jerry Johnson is DMB's stageographer.

© Steve Jennings:Recording engineer Joe Lawlor

© Steve Jennings: Monitor engineer Ian Kuhn mikes Beauford's bass drum with a combination of a Sennheiser e902 (low kick; pictured here) and Sennheiser e901 (high kick).

© Steve Jennings P.I. Engineering X-Keys, which are, according to Ian Kuhn, "programmable keyboards and/or button banks,” Kuhn says. “We took the 16-button X-Keys Stick, opened it up, broke the traces on the circuit board after the eighth key and rewired keys 9 to 16 to trigger events in our console using the Avid Profile’s GPI interface. The first eight keys are connected to our stage computer via USB and trigger macros we’ve programmed that do things like jumping from song to song in our cues database

© Steve Jennings The wireless IEM system includes two Sennheiser eW300 IEM G2 transmitters, two Shure PSM900 Transmitter P9Ts, four Shure PSM1000 P10T Duel Wireless Transmitters, a Professional Wireless GX-8 antenna combiner, and a Shure PA821 PSM antenna combiner.

© Steve Jennings:The P.A. system comprises 14 Meyer Sound Milo 90s and two Milo 120s per side for most shows this summer, with 12 700-HP subs that are side-stacked on the floor.

© Steve Jennings:DMB radios

© Steve Jennings: Rashawn Ross (left) and Jeff Coffin

© Steve Jennings: Rashawn Ross (left) and Jeff Coffin

© Steve Jennings:Carter Beauford's drum setup includes two Clark Synthesis Tactile Sound transducers, which are designed to accurately reproduce the full range of sound into vibrations that are both felt and heard.

© Steve Jennings:Guitarist Stanley Jordan (at left) joined Dave Matthews onstage at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif.

© Steve Jennings:Stefan Lessard

© Steve Jennings:Stefan Lessard

© Steve Jennings:Stefan Lessard's onstage rig includes a Voodoo Lab Ground Control Pro MIDI controller (at left) and a custom-built "Fonz Foot Wedge," a shell built by MT Cases that contains a Clark Synthesis Tactile Sound Transducer.

© Steve Jennings:Tim Reynolds' guitar rig

© Steve Jennings:Guitarist Tim Reynolds

© Steve Jennings:Carter Beauford's rack toms take DPA 4021 mics.

In late summer, the Dave Matthews Band kicked off a massive tour in support of their 2012 release, Away From the WorldMix caught them on their second night out, at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif.

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