Umphrey’s McGee teamed up with multi-media company Flight School Studio to help film the band’s recent sold-out performance at Chicago’s Lakefront Green. On Thursday, Umphrey’s premiered the second video as part of a new series, which gives fans unique perspectives in 4K high-definition and utilizes the 360° OverCapture technique. The new “40’s Theme” video follows up the band’s previously released “Push & Pull” video.
For their debut performance at the outdoor Chicago venue, the sextet brought their explosive first set to a close with “40’s Theme”. The “40’s Theme” video was directed by Pete Herzog, who has worked alongside the band in the past on producing a virtual reality concert experience for one of their 2016 shows. This time, Herzog and Umphrey’s utilized new techniques for the live video series, which included a pit helmet cam, drones, and spherical 360° angles to capture every perspective of the experience using 5 GoPro Fusion cameras.
The band shared their thoughts with the new “40’s Theme” video premiere on Thursday. They explained,
Another adventure with multi-media creative studio Flight School Studio, director Pete Herzog wanted to take old and new fans on a roller coaster ride to match the song’s potent riffs, crowd participation and varying time signatures. The 360° OverCapture technique that balances this avant garde song with equal innovative editorial techniques by Flight School’s own Chris Collins.
Watch the new 360º video of Umphrey’s McGee’s “40’s Theme” from Lakefront Green below:
Umphrey’s McGee – “40’s Theme” – 8/10/2019
[Video: Umphrey’s McGee]
Umphrey’s kicks off their 2019 fall tour with a performance at Athens, GA’s Georgia Theatre on October 17th. For a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information, head to Umphrey’s McGee’s website.
Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Lakefront Green | Chicago, IL | 8/10/2019
Set One: Punchable Face > Seasons, Words > Phil’s Farm > Lenny, Hajimemashite, Push & Pull, Draconian > 40’s Theme
Set Two: The Silent Type, Hurt Bird Bath, Ocean Billy, Attachments, Miss Tinkle’s Overture, Remind Me
Encore: Layla > Gulf Stream
 debut, original
 with Mike Racky on pedal steel
 with Imagine (John Lennon) quote