Umphrey’s McGee kicked off their three-night New York-area run last night at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, with a two-set performance that opened with a nod to a late legend and featured plenty of live UM staples.
The band took the stage and immediately took up Tom Petty’s classic “Running Down a Dream,” a Umphrey’s first, with guitarist Jake Cinninger on lead vocals. The debut, which came on what would have been Petty’s 67th birthday, flowed into live staple “JaJunk,” which pushed into some extended improvisation.
Set two opened with a spacey and energetic “Wappy Sprayberry” that led into a “Phil’s Farm” that was ultimately finished as the set closer. “2×2” then preceded a “Drums” segue, which flowed into the band’s cover of Toto’s classic “Africa” before the set rounded out with “Resolution” into the finale of “Phil’s Farm.” The evening was then closed out with an encore of “Miss Tinkle’s Overture.”
See the full setlist below as it appears in our Box Scores section, along with both set openers courtesy of the band and venue. Umphrey’s McGee continue their New York run with another Capitol Theatre show tonight before heading to Brooklyn Bowl tomorrow.
Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
Set I: Running Down a Dream^ > JaJunk, Much Obliged > Upward, Intentions Clear > Make It Right, Higgins
Set II: Wappy Sprayberry > Phil’s Farm > 2×2, Drums > Africa, Resolution > Phil’s Farm
Enc: Miss Tinkle’s Overture
^Debut (Tom Petty)