Umphrey’s McGee rehearses backstage in Columbus, OH
Though they have shared bills in the past, Widespread Panic and Umphrey’s McGee have rarely crossed paths onstage. That changed last night when Umphrey’s McGee keyboardist Joel Cummins sat in with Panic at Columbus, OH’s LC Pavillion. After Umphrey’s McGee opened the show, Cummins returned during Panic’s headlining set to play on the Widespread original “Space Wrangler” and a cover of the Guess Who’s “No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature.” Cummins is the first member of Umphrey’s to join Panic onstage during its set.
Widespread Panic will head to Umphrey’s McGee’s home turf for performances at Chicago, IL’s Chicago Theatre from July 15-17. Meanwhile, Umphrey’s McGee will perform at Buffalo, NY’s Thursday at the Square this Thursday.