Umphrey’s McGee celebrated the release of their new studio album it’s not us last night with the first of two shows at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati, OH, and the band marked the occasion with a debut from the album, along with a special sit in from local group the Cincinnati Brass Band.
The group kicked off the night with a run of “Bathing Digits” into “Bad Friday,” and the first set also featured the first “Flying” since November 2014 and UM staples like “Plunger” and “Anchor Drops” before the various horn players of the CBB came out after “Hangover” to lead the collaboration on the iconic “Chariots of Fire” tune and “Partyin’ Peeps,” which featured a bit of “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Watch a video above.
Umphrey’s came back for set two with “All in Time” and “Amble On,” a song that hadn’t been played since early 2016. The second frame also saw the debut of it’s not us tracks “Whistle Kids.” The night later came to a close with an encore of “Orfeo” and a return to “All in Time.”
See the full setlist below as it appears in our Box Scores section. Umphrey’s return to the Taft Theatre stage tonight after heading to Cincinnati’s Shake It Records for an album signing this afternoon. See their full schedule here.
Taft Theatre Cincinnati, OH
Set I: Bathing Digits > Bad Friday, Example 1 > Flying* > Example 1, Plunger, Anchor Drops, Search 4, Hangover, Chariots of Fire^, Partyin’ Peeps^
Set II: All in Time, Amble On^^, 2 × 2, Jessica, Whistle Kids^^^, Pay the Snucka
Enc: Orfeo, All in Time
*Last time played 11/7/14
^with Cincinnati Brass Band
^^Last time played 3/10/16