Photo by Dave DeCrescente via @UmphreysMcGee on IG
Umphrey’s McGee closed their inaugural run at New Haven, Conn.’s Westville Music Bowl on Saturday night, continuing a night one trend of nodding to rockers of the past.
The teases came early as the band added elements of their own “Miss Tinkle’s Overture” to their opening “Get In The Van.” Other highlights from the first half included the natural mid-set pairing of “Cemetery Walk” and “Cemetery Walk II” and a closing jam through “Uncommon”> “Dump City.”
Set two, however, came out of the gate with “Mantis” – including a tease of Ted Nugent’s “Cat Scratch Fever.” From there, the band jammed into “Day Nurse,” presumably nodding to Nugent’s recent tango with COVID-19 (Nugent was an avid denier of the pandemic, before coming down with the illness).
Not long after, the band was also sure to honor their Rush fanhood with a “YYZ” tease before “Ringo.”
Set two continued on with a “1000 Places to See Before You Die”> “Crucial Taunt” segment before UM brought themselves full-circle with a “Mantis” revival after “Miami Virtue.”
UM encored with their third-ever version of Soundgarden’s “Outshined” and their own “Den.”
Check out the full setlist (h/t allthings.umphreys) below:
May 8, 2021
Westville Music Bowl
Set I: Get In The Van > 2×2, The Silent Type, Cemetery Walk, Cemetery Walk II, Uncommon > Dump City
Set II: Mantis > Day Nurse, Ringo, 1000 Places to See Before You Die > Crucial Taunt, Miami Virtue> Mantis
Enc: Outshined, Den
 with Miss Tinkle’s Overture tease
 with Cat Scratch Fever (Ted Nugent) jam
 with Dump City teases, with YYZ (Rush) tease before Ringo