At this same time back in 2012, Umphrey’s McGee was headlining a New Year’s run at famed Atlanta, GA venue The Tabernacle. On this particular day, the Chicago rockers put on a spectacular performance, which featured a six-song stint to end the first set with Jake Cinninger and Brendan Bayliss on acoustic guitars during numbers such as “Uncle Wally,” “Rocker,” and a debut of Led Zeppelin‘s “Hey, Hey What Can I Do?” from the band’s 1982 album Coda.
During the second set, J.J. Cale‘s “Cocaine” (which hit big when Eric Clapton covered it back in 1977) was sandwiched between a high-energy “Bright Lights, Big City.” “Domino Theory” led into a monster version of Pink Floyd‘s “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” before winding its way back into the 2011 Death By Stereo track for the proper finish. The group welcomed Dave Matthews Band saxophonist Jeff Coffin on groove-laden “Night Nurse.”
For the encore, the debut of “Cut The Cable” was played in full between “In The Kitchen,” which brought the show with the entire audience singing along in unison. Take a listen to the entire show below, courtesy of taper NSL.
Umphrey’s McGee is currently celebrating the New Year in Denver, Colorado at The Fillmore Auditorium.
Umphrey’s McGee – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA – 12/30/12 Setlist
Set 1: Depth Charge > JaJunk* > Roulette, Sociable Jimmy > Sweetness>**, Uncle Wally**, Bad Poker**, Water**, Rocker**, Hey, Hey What Can I Do**^
Set 2: Preamble> Bright Lights, Big City > Cocaine > Bright Lights, Big City, Mantis > Domino Theory > Shine On You Crazy Diamond > Domino Theory, Nemo > Kabump > Nemo, Night Nurse& > Mantis
Encore: In The Kitchen > Cut the Cable^^ > In The Kitchen
** w/ Brendan and Jake on acoustics
^ debut, Led Zeppelin
& w/ Jeff Coffin on saxophone
^^ debut in full, original