Dave Matthews Band returned to The Gorge Amphitheatre last night for the second night of their annual three-night stand at the storied venue. The band has announced that they’ll be taking an extended hiatus following this run, giving the weekend an extra feeling of importance for fans and band alike. There’s no telling when DMB will return to the stage, so this weekend is a huge celebration of the band’s deep catalog. Night one featured fan-favorites like “The Song That Jane Likes”, “Warehouse”, “Dancing Nancies”, and “Grey Street” (among others), and night two featured more of the same, with a funky Prince cover thrown in and another appearance by Brazilian brass legend Carlos Malta.The band opened up with “Squirm”, before really getting the set started with a pair of beloved tracks in “One Sweet World” and “Granny”. The beginning of the set also featured “When the World Ends”, “Funny the Way It Is”, and a standout “Crush” before the band segued into “Bartender” and invited Malta out for his first tune of the evening. “Bartender” was only played one other time in 2016, so the song was truly appreciated by the DMB faithful who trekked out to The Gorge. Malta would join the band on “Cry Freedom”, Dave Matthews solo track “Gravedigger”, and “Jimi Thing” throughout the course of the evening, adding his signature sound to DMB’s well-oiled machine.After “Jimi Thing”, DMB performed a super-funky cover of “Sexy MF” by Prince that really got the crowd moving, before the band brought their set to a close with “Pantala Naga Pampa” > “Rapunzel”. The band returned to the stage for an extended, three-song encore of “Sister”, “Two Step”, and “Halloween” that put a cap on an excellent evening.Check out the full setlist below, courtesy of setlist.fm. Dave Matthews Band have one more show at The Gorge tonight before beginning their extended hiatus on Monday. Edit this setlist | More Dave Matthews Band setlists
Tedeschi Trucks Band is the latest act to be added to the lineup for this year’s LOCKN’ Festival. Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi will lead their twelve-piece ensemble through two sets over two days, marking their fourth LOCKN’ to date. Tedeschi Trucks Band has played every LOCKN’ since the festival’s inception in 2013, with the exception of last year, so the band’s familial vibe is welcomed wholeheartedly. For a band known to welcome a special guest or two (or more) at their live shows, we can’t wait to see what goes down at LOCKN’ Festival–the mecca of magical collaborations.Tedeschi Trucks Band will join previously-announced artists Dead & Company (four sets over two days), Umphrey’s McGee (three sets over two days), Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Turkuaz, Lettuce (three sets over two days, including a tribute to Jerry Garcia Band), George Clinton & P-Funk, and The Suffers. As previously reported, LOCKN’ will be making new lineup additions every day until the complete bill is released on February 8th. You can check out the artist rollout, including set times, via LOCKN’s website.LOCKN’ returns to Infinity Downs Farm from August 23rd through 26th. Tickets for the festival will go on sale at noon EST on Friday, February 9th. For more information about LOCKN’ or for ticketing, head over to the event’s website here. Check out the building schedule below.[photo: Sam Shinault]
Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved Equinor’s Vigdis boosting station project, which is located in the North Sea. Expected start-up is in the first quarter of 2021.Vigdis subsea installation. (Photo source Equinor Author André Osmundsen)The Equinor-operated Vigdis field is located in the Tampen area of the North Sea. The field has been developed with seven subsea templates and produces oil and gas, which is then sent to the Snorre field for further export. It came on stream in 1997.Back in December 2018, Equinor decided to boost production at its subsea field Vigdis by almost 11 million barrels.The new project involves installing a pump on the seabed that helps increase recovery and accelerate production from the field, according to the ministry’s statement on Tuesday.“Increased recovery can create great values, and Vigdis is a good example of this. Now the field gets a new boost. With the Vigdis Boosting project, the recovery increases further and great values are created for society,” says State Secretary Rikard Gaarder Knutsen.The boosting station will be connected to the pipeline to enhance the capacity between Vigdis and Snorre A, and will help bring the well stream from the subsea field up to the platform. Thanks to the boosting station wellhead pressure can also be reduced, which further increases production from the wells.In addition to the subsea boosting station the project will involve some modifications to Snorre A, which receives oil from the Vigdis field, and Snorre B, supplying the new boosting station with power from a new umbilical.“Vigdis has already produced twice what it thought was possible when the field was put into production. This project increases value creation from the field and gives new assignments to the supplier industry,” said Gaarder Knutsen.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.
Zinedine Zidane claims he would take the job of Real Madrid coach should Carlo Ancelotti vacate the role this summer.Ancelotti’s future at the club has been questioned in recent weeks following some disappointing performances since the turn of the year, while the Real Madrid Castilla coach has added more fuel to the rumours by insisting he could be the man to step into the Italian’s shoes should he depart the Santiago Bernabeu.“If the role of coach at Real Madrid was offered to me I would certainly agree to it,” Zidane told Canal Plus.“However, there is a coach there right now who is doing a very good job. I am part of the club’s structure and still learning.“Am I ready for the job? You are never ready, but even if you’re not you still have to say yes. When I was a player I didn’t build my career over two years because things happen gradually. It’s the same in coaching.“I’ve learned a lot from Carlo Ancelotti and he knows how highly I regard him. He’s the perfect coach for Real Madrid, despite what people are saying.” Zidane was assistant to Ancelotti when the team won last season’s Champions League and was also part of Jose Mourinho’s set-up during his time at the club.“What I learned from Mourinho is that he never gives up. It’s surprising the way in which he handles things but he’s right because he’s harsh but fair. He does everything for his players.“With Carlo it’s different. He’s cool with the players and shows more patience. But he also knows that at times you need to be strict,” added the Frenchman.–