Umphrey’s McGee played the last night of their West Coast leg at The Observatory North Park with show-openers Spafford. The up-and-coming band has been on the rise as of late, earning sit-ins from Brendan Bayliss in their hometown of Tempe, Arizona, and Kris Meyers last night in San Diego to perform a cover of Michael McDonald‘s “Taking It To The Streets.” Then, Andrew “Red” Johnson of Spafford joined Umphrey’s McGee during their headlining set to play “Example 1.”
You can watch the show-opening jams, which began with an “All My Friends,” from Spafford in the video below, courtesy of TourGigs.
Setlist: Spafford | The Observatory North Park | San Diego, CA | 3/19/17
All My Friends > Bee Jam> Galisteo Way > Taking It To The Streets*, Electric Taco Stand, Plans
*w/ Kris Meyers
Umphrey’s McGee stepped up for an opening “Bad Friday,” before heading into a “Walletsworth” that put money toward a ripping “Mantis Ghetts” > “Mantis” > “Example 1” with a Mantis reprise. Andrew “Red” Johnson joined in for “Example 1,” marking the first member of Spafford to join Umphrey’s on stage. The first set closed with “Reelin in the Years” by Steely Dan.
You can watch the show-opening “Bad Friday” below, courtesy of TourGigs, followed by full-video of Red’s sit-in for “Example 1.”
The second set brought “Ja Junk” which segued into “Cut The Cable” and into “Dump City.” Then, the band played a version of Sturgill Simpson‘s “Call To Arms,” a traditionally country song turned rock. The second set closed with “1348,” before returning to the stage for a “Hajimemeashite” with a “Ja Junk” reprise. You can watch some video highlights below, courtesy of YouTube users Mark Kearns and Adam Perlstein.
Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Observatory North Park | San Diego, CA | 3/19/17
I: Bad Friday, Walletsworth, Mantis Ghetts, Mantis, Example 1, Draconian, Reelin’ in the Years
II: Ja Junk, OG Cut The Cable, Dump City, Call to Arms (Sturgill Simpson), Slacker, Miami Virtue, Eat, 1348