Umphrey’s McGee Opens Fall Tour in Burlington
Umphrey’s McGee opened their Fall Tour last night at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT. The Chicago sextet returned to the stage for their first two set show following a co-bill tour with STS9 as well as opening slots for Widespread Panic in early October.
Opening with a direct intro to “Pay the Snucka,” the band moved through the first section of “Snucka” and “Push the Pig” before digging into their first jam of the evening in “Phil’s Farm.” Included in the lengthy improv was a snippet of “Don’t You Forget About Me” which Brendan Bayliss, Kris Myers and Ryan Stasik covered in their side project The Omega Moos, which also features The New Deal’s Jamie Shields.
The covers and improv didn’t let up as the band also mixed in bits of Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl” into the UM classic “Much Obliged” as well as “Eruption” teases and a full “Bulls on Parade” jam in the final segment of “Pay the Snucka.” The second set kept with the cover theme as Umphrey’s opened with The Allman Brothers’ “Jessica” which became a staple cover for the band in late 2012. Lenghty improvs in “Conduit” and “Dump City” allowed the band and crowd to stretch their legs before the closing segment of Motley Crue’s “Dr. Feelgood,” “Higgins” and the UM rarity “Front Porch.” The show closed with a singalong version of “Hangover.”
Umphrey’s McGee’s tour continues tonight in Bridgeport, CT.
Here’s a look at the setlist from last night:
Umphrey’s McGee, October 16, 2013, Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
Set I: Pay the Snucka > Push the Pig, Phil’s Farm1, Cemetery Walk, Prowler > Much Obliged -> Cinnamon Girl > Pay the Snucka
Set II: Jessica, White Man’s Moccasins, Conduit, Dump City, Dr. Feelgood > Higgins > Front Porch2
Encore: Hangover > Who Knows > Hangover
 with Don’t You Forget About Me (Simple Minds) jam
 with Norwegian Wood (The Beatles) jam
Source: All Things Umphrey’s