Umphrey’s McGee brought their summer tour to Kettering, OH’s Fraze Pavilion for an end-of-the-weekend rock performance with support from SunSquabi on Sunday.
The rock band’s headlining performance at the outdoor venue saw Umphrey’s open their performance with the two-song combination of “Gents” into “40’s Theme”. The set continued with a groovy “Anchor Drops”, followed by another multi-song segue starting with “Spires” which transitioned right into an EDM-friendly version of “Blue Echo” and sing-along”Booth Love”. The set came to a close following “Orfeo” and “Rocker Part 2”.
Umphrey’s returned from the set break to get the second frame started with “Hurt Bird Bath” from the band’s 2002 album, Local Band Does O.K. A two-song segue followed with “Much Obliged” into “Miss Tinkle’s Overture”, and kept rolling into another two-tune pairing with an abundance of hard rock energy for “Intentions Clear” into “Attachments”. Following a cover of Tyler Childers‘ “Whitehouse Road”, the band brought the set to a close with the performance of “Cemetery Walk” only to return a few moments later to end the show with a fitting “Cemetary Walk II”.
Umphrey’s will next head east for a trio of performances with BIG Something along the east coast with shows at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, NH (8/29); the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ (8/30); and The Paramount in Huntington, NY (8/31). Head to the band’s website for tickets and tour info.
Scroll down for a gallery of photos from Sunday’s performance, courtesy of photographer Keith Griner.
Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Fraze Pavilion | Kettering, OH | 8/25/2019
Set One: Gents > 40’s Theme, Anchor Drops, Spires > Blue Echo > Booth Love, Orfeo > Rocker Part 2
Set Two: Hurt Bird Bath, Much Obliged > Miss Tinkle’s Overture, Intentions Clear > Attachments, Whitehouse Road (Tyler Childers cover), Cemetery Walk
Encore: Cemetery Walk II