Umphrey’s McGee continued their ongoing tour behind their 11th studio album, it’s not us, with a three-night stint at the unusually intimate (for them) Belly Up Aspen in Aspen, CO on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Wednesday’s first frame started big with “Resolution” and continued to impress with a big mid-set “In The Kitchen” and a monster set-closing “Bridgeless” (video). Set two highlights included an opening “Phil’s Farm” featuring some Snoop Dogg teases, a top-notch “Booth Love” > “Nothing Too Fancy”, and more before a “Slacker” encore closed things down.
Night two kicked off with “Mantis” (video) and “1348” followed by the first “Kabump” of 2018, which stretched to nearly 18 minutes in length and included a jam on The Roots‘ “The Next Movement”. After the “Half Delayed” that followed, Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger picked up acoustic guitars for “Gone For Good” and the it’s not us tune “You & You Alone”. Set two was packed with highlights, including a “Puppet String” jam that featured “Soul Food II” teases and found its way into “Yoga Pants” (featuring an extended “Drums” jam) and “Upward” before landing back in “Puppet String”. Other highlights included the enormous, 22+ minute “JaJunk” that closed the set and a cover of David Bowie‘s “Let’s Dance” that the band delivered for their encore.
Finally, Umphrey’s McGee hit Belly Up for one final show on Friday night (video). After beginning with “North Route” and “Make It Right”, the band moved into a centerpiece “Draconian” that spanned more than 18 minutes in length. New tune “Whistle Kids” came next, followed by a big “Day Nurse” and a classic “Walletsworth”/”Bad Friday” combo to close the set. The final set was a mix of old and new, as it’s not us tune “It Doesn’t Matter”, 2015 semi-obscurity “Stinko’s Ascension”, and new heavy-hitter “The Silent Type” began the frame before favorites like “Wappy Sprayberry” and “Nothing Too Fancy” led into the big finish: The Who‘s “Baba O’Riley”.
You can check out the setlists for each of the three shows and find the link to download the shows via UMLive below.
Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Belly Up Aspen | Aspen, CO | 3/7/18
Set One: Intro > Resolution, Room to Breathe, Looks, In The Kitchen > Cemetery Walk, Bridgeless
Set Two: Phil’s Farm, Booth Love > Nothing Too Fancy > Driven to Tears, Attachments, Remind Me
 with Gz and Hustlas (Snoop Dogg) teases
Purchase via UMLive: 03.07.2018, Belly Up, Aspen, CO
Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Belly Up Aspen | Aspen, CO | 3/8/18
Set 1: Preamble > Mantis > 1348, Kabump, Half Delayed, Gone for Good, You & You Alone, Black Water, Speak Up
Set 2: Dump City, Puppet String > Yoga Pants > Drums > Upward > Puppet String, Got Your Milk (Right Here) > Mantis, JaJunk
Encore: Let’s Dance
 with The Next Movement (The Roots) jam
 with Brendan and Jake on acoustics
 with Soul Food II teases
with Everybody Wants You (Billy Squier) tease before Got Your Milk (Right Here)
Purchase via UMLive: 03.08.2018, Belly Up, Aspen, CO
Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Belly Up Aspen | Aspen, CO | 3/9/18
Set One: North Route > Make It Right, Draconian, Whistle Kids, Day Nurse, Walletsworth, Bad Friday
Set Two: Doesn’t Matter, Stinko’s Ascension, The Silent Type, Mail Package, Wappy Sprayberry > Nothing Too Fancy, Baba O’Riley
Encore: Much Obliged
Purchase via UMLive: 03.09.2018, Belly Up, Aspen, CO