Photo by Keith Griner (via @umphreysmcgee on Instagram)
On Feb. 15, Umphrey’s McGee played their second of two nights at the Exploreasheville.com Arena in Asheville, N.C. Just like on the first night, Billy Strings sat in with Umphrey’s during the second set. In addition, UM invited Empire Strikes Brass for a couple of songs during the first set.
In addition to their usual two-set show, Umphrey’s also performed a special set prior to the show for those fans that purchased a VIP package. The four-song set was highlighted by a bust-out of “Patience,” which was last played on Oct. 28, 2011.
The standard show began with a pairing of “October Rain” > “Rocktopus.” After a standalone “The Silent Type,” Umphrey’s delivered two more pairings: first “Made to Measure” > “Eat,” and then “Deeper” > “Miss Tinkle’s Overture.” Next, the band invited Empire Strikes Brass for a bust-out of “National Loser Anthem,” last played in March of 2018. Empire Strikes Brass stayed on for the set closing “Bad Friday.”
The second set began with “Dark Brush,” followed by “Dump City.” Umphrey’s then brought Billy Strings to the stage for a cover of Jimi Hendrix’ “Voodoo Chile,” which UM had last played on Feb. 21, 2014. After Strings left the stage, Umphrey’s played a sequence of “Bridgeless” > “Night Nurse” > “Attachments,” followed by a closing sequence of “Pay The Snucka” > the return to “Bridgeless.” For the encore, the band began with “Half Delayed” before returning to “Pay The Snucka.”
Umphrey’s McGee’s Hindsight 20/20 Tour continues on Feb. 26 in Bend, Ore. For more information on their upcoming dates, click here. Check out the full setlist (from our Box Scores section) below, as well as a video of UM’s soundcheck with Billy Strings (from their Instagram).
Feb. 15, 2020
Exploreasheville.com Arena, Asheville, NC
VIP Set: Kabump, Similar Skin, Red Tape, Patience*
*last time played 10/28/11
Set I: October Rain > Rocktopus, The Silent Type, Made to Measure > Eat, Deeper > Miss Tinkle’s Overture, National Loser Anthem*, Bad Friday**
Set II: Dark Brush, Dump City, Voodoo Chile^, Bridgeless > Night Nurse > Attachments, Pay The Snucka > Bridgeless
Enc: Half Delayed > Pay The Snucka
*with Empire Strikes Brass, last time played 3/23/18
**with Empire Strikes Brass
^with Billy Strings, last time played 2/21/14