Umphrey’s McGee continued their winter tour with a stop at the State Theatre in Portland, ME that featured some of their jammier material as well as a few bustouts and sit-in.
For starters, the band broke out Blue Oyster Cult’s “E.T.I.” in the first set for the first time since 2013, spanning 276 shows. The group inserted a long jam into the middle of the tune before wrapping it up with the final chorus. Jake Cinninger also dedicated the song to a young fan in the front row.
Additional highlights from the first set included an opening “Speak Up” as well as a standout pairing of “Robot World” and “Out of Order.” The Raw Stewage cut “Mad Love” continued to impress by closing the first set.
During the second set, after stringing together tunes like “Night Nurse,” “Plunger,” “Glory” and “Dump City,” among others, the band welcomed out TAUK’s Isaac Teel to sit in with Andy Farag on percussion during “Booth Love.” TAUK is on tour with Umphrey’s for this run and has been since their kickoff shows at the Beacon Theatre. The show closed with a pair of Pink Floyd covers in “In the Flesh” and “Another Brick in the Wall.”
The run continues tonight in Providence, RI.
Here’s a look at the setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section:
State Theatre, Portland, ME
Set I: Nipple Trix > Speak Up, Morning Song, Robot World -> Out Of Order, E.T.I.*, Kabump, Mad Love
Set II: Night Nurse > Plunger > Glory > Plunger, Dump City, Walletsworth > August, FF > Booth Love^
Enc: In the Flesh > Another Brick in the Wall
*with (Don’t Fear) The Reaper tease
^with Isaac Teel on percussion