On Saturday night, Umphrey’s McGee rounded out the first half of their 4-night New Year’s run at The Fillmore in Denver, CO.
The band kicked off the performance with a special “Choose Your Own Adventure” set that saw the crowd vote on what song would be played next in real time. The audience helped craft a first set featuring performances of “Draconian”, “Professor Wormbog”, “Nemo”, “Crucial Taunt”, “Mantis”, “Uncle Wally”, and “Wizard Burial Ground”. You can scroll through the results of the text message votes below.
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Umphrey’s McGee retook the reins for set two, which kicked off with “In The Kitchen” before moving into “Looks”. A “Plunger” > “Speak Up” combo followed, the later containing a tease of Miles Davis‘s “It’s About That Time”. After working through “Higgins”, Umphrey’s dove into their first-ever rendition of LCD Soundsystem‘s “Tribulations”. The LCD cover segued smoothly into “Mulche’s Odyssey”. Going off the established two-song pairing, the band alternated back and forth between “Higgins” and “Mulche’s” for the remainder of the set. Finally, the band returned for their encore with “Wappy Sprayberry” before landing in a reprise of “Plunger” to end the show on a high note.
Below, watch a selection of videos and check out a gallery of photos from Saturday night’s Umphrey’s McGee show at The Fillmore Denver below via photographer Andrew Rios.
Umphrey’s McGee – “Draconian” [Pro-Shot] – 12/28/19
Umphrey’s McGee – “In The Kitchen” > “Looks” [Pro-Shot] – 12/28/19
Umphrey’s McGee’s New Year’s run will resume on Monday, December 30th at The Fillmore before the band rings in 2020 the following night, Tuesday, December 31st. For a full list of upcoming Umphrey’s McGee tour dates, head here.
Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Fillmore | Denver, CO | 12/28/19
Set 1: Draconian, Professor Wormbog > Nemo > Crucial Taunt, Mantis, Uncle Wally > Wizard Burial Ground
Set 2: In The Kitchen > Looks, Plunger > Speak Up, Higgins > Tribulations > Mulche’s Odyssey > Higgins > Mulche’s Odyssey
Encore: Wappy Sprayberry > Plunger
 with It’s About That Time (Miles Davis) tease
 debut, LCD Soundsystem
Notes: first set was in “choose your own adventure” style, with attendees voting for the next “adventure” live
A full soundboard recording of the show is available to stream via nugs.net.