Umphrey’s McGee and their fans continued the ongoing run of shows in Denver, CO last night leading up to New Year’s Eve and the arrival of 2020. The band was back at The Fillmore Auditorium on Monday following a day off on Sunday and their special “Choose Your Own Adventure” set as part of the performance on Saturday.
Though Monday’s show did not include a “Choose Your Own Adventure” theme, the band did treat fans to a very notable bust out of “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” following a decade-long, 1,000 show absence.
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Following an opening set from the Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Umphrey’s opened their show with a single-song, opening set performance of “Ringo” which featured sit-ins from Kyle Hollingsworth on additional keyboards, and Jeff Coffin on the saxophone. Watch the opening part of “Ringo” from Monday’s performance below.
Umphrey’s McGee – “Ringo” – 12/30/2019
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The band returned to start the second half of the show with “1348” which flowed right into “Hajimemashite”. The set continued with “Miami Virtue” followed by the first performance of “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” since 2/5/2010. The bust out performance also featured another sit-in as Nick Gerlach joined the band on saxophone.
The second set came to a close with “Remind Me”, “The Linear”, and “Bridgeless”. The band returned to the stage for a two-part encore of “Booth Love” (again with Gerlach) followed by the return to “1348” to end the night.
Revisit the opening the set two from Monday night below.
Umphrey’s McGee – “1348” – 12/30/2019
Umphrey’s is back at The Fillmore on Tuesday for the final show of the decade in what will surely be a fantastic night of music fitting for New Year’s Eve.
Scroll down for a full gallery from Monday’s performance, courtesy of photographer Andrew Rios.
Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Fillmore Auditorium | Denver, CO | 12/30/2019
Set One: Ringo*
Set Two: 1348 > Hajimemashite, Miami Virtue > Scenes from an Italian Restaurant^, Remind Me, The Linear > Bridgeless
Encore: Booth Love^ > 1348
* w/ Kyle Hollingsworth on keys, Jeff Coffin on saxophone; “Jimmy Stewarts” with lyrics
^ w/ Nick Gerlach on saxophone
First “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” since 2/5/2010 (1,000 shows)