Just in time for the holiday season, Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of topics related to the New York Mets (i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdowns with the number seven and work all the way to number one. This week's Seven in Seven list is a jammer, as we will break down the greatest concerts at both Shea Stadium and Citi Field of all time. We will continue our countdown today with the seventh greatest concert in Mets' history, the first band ever to perform a concert at Citi Field, The Dave Matthews Band!
7. The Dave Matthews Band – July 16, 2010 & July 17, 2010
Concert Stats: First major recording label band to ever hold a concert at Citi Field, near full house concert with 40,000 seats filled, their second concert there (the following actually: July 17, 2012) to be sold out.
Analysis: Though it wasn't the Beatles or the Rolling Stones, you can't argue that having the Dave Matthews Band (DMB) open up the music doors to the new era in Citi Field isn't quite impressive either. They are the only group/band to have six consecutive studio albums debut at number one, at the top of the billboard charts. DMB, non-surprisingly proved to be a crowd bringer for the first concert ever held by a band at Citi Field on July 16, 2010, with 40,000 filled seats. Despite not being a sell out for the first night, they would leave fans seat less, the following night, as they sold out on July 17, 2012. The band didn't seem to disappoint as they not only played number one's from their past albums, but also newly released tracks from their newly released album at the time, Big Whiskey and Groogrux King. There has yet to be another set date on the band's return to the home of the Amazins.'
Check back tomorrow as we reveal the sixth greatest concert held in Shea Stadium/Citi Field history as part of our Seven in Seven series!
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