Umphrey’s McGee continued their run through familiar territory in the Midwest, this time in Peoria after a rain-soaked show in Chicago forced the band to leave the stage for good.
The show was highlighted early on by a lengthy run through Raw Stewage standout “Onward & Upward,” with the song typically played in separate sections. The massive jam was complemented by rare instrumentals like “Eat” and “The Pequod” early on in the first set.
The second set continued with lesser-played songs like the opening “All Things Ninja” as well as a brief foray into Rupert Holmes’ breezy “Escape” in the middle of “Utopian Fir” which also gave way to another scarce track in “Kula.”
But the surprise of the night came to close the second set when the group dipped into Audioslave’s “Cochise” for the first time in their career. The track from the band’s 2002 self-titled record made its Umphrey’s debut to close the second set and marked the second Chris Cornell tune since his passing as the band covered Temple of the Dog’s “Hunger Strike” shortly following his death.
Here’s a look at the setlist:
Peoria Riverfront Peoria, IL
Set I: Rocky IV Theme> Eat, Push The Pig > Cut Off, Onward & Upward, The Pequod, Conduit
Set II: All Things Ninja, Attachments, 2×2, Utopian Fir > Escape > Utopian Fir > Kula, Wappy Sprayberry, Cochise*
Enc: End of the Road> Out of Order