On the heels of their 2018-2019 New Year’s blowout at Atlanta, GA’s The Tabernacle, Umphrey’s McGee has shared pro-shot video from their horn-assisted 12/31/18 performance. The three-set show saw the band bust out a number of long-lost songs and welcome longtime collaborator Michael “Mad Dog” Mavridoglou and his Filthy Little Secret Horns to augment the celebration and wage musical war with Umphrey’s for an encore “Horns vs. Band Challenge”.
Among the brass-infused numbers at Umphrey’s McGee’s New Year’s performance was a rendition of Miles Davis‘ “It’s About That Time”, marking the band’s first rendition of the song since it closed set two on 3/17/17 in Las Vegas, a gap of 151 shows. Now, the band and webcast partner TourGigs have shared a pro-shot video of the New Year’s Miles Davis cover online, along with a famous quote from Davis himself that rings just as true in the Umphrey’s world: “I’ll play it first and tell you what it is later.” Check it out below.
Umphrey’s McGee w/ Mad Dog & The Filthy Little Secret Horns – “It’s About That Time” [Miles Davis cover, Pro-Shot]
[Video: Umphrey’s McGee]
You can also watch a time-lapse video of the show and listen to a full audio recording below.
Umphrey’s McGee New Year’s Eve 2018 Timelapse
Umphrey’s McGee – 12/31/18 – Full Audio
[Taped By: Dan Olker]
Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Tabernacle | Atlanta, GA | 12/31/18
Set 1: The Silent Type, Walletsworth, Cemetery Walk II > Cemetery Walk, Xmas at Wartime, Roundabout, Roctopus
Set 2: Draconian, River People, Whistle Kids, Gents > Looks, Fat Man in the Bathtub > Comma Later, It’s About That Time
Set 3: Hurt Bird Bath, Attachments > Auld Lang Syne, Resolution -> In The Kitchen > Kula, Booth Love, What You Need
Encore: “Horns vs. Band Challenge”, Hajimemashite, Detroit Rock City
 with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns
 with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns; with Dr. Feelgood (Motley Crue) jam and quotes
 debut, Little Feat; with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns
 with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns; with Carol of the Bells (Leontovych) teases
 debut, INXS; with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns
 with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns; with In the Mood (Glenn Miller), The Ocean (Led Zeppelin), Voodoo Child (Jimi Hendrix), So Fresh, So Clean (Outkast), Donna Lee (Charlie Parker), and Unskinny Bop (Poison)
last Roundabout 06.28.2015 (311 shows)
Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns were: Michael “Mad Dog” Mavridoglou on trumpet, Jeff Coffin on saxophone, Chris Ott on trombone, and Josh Quinlan on saxophone
last River People 12.29.2013 (479 shows)
last It’s About That Time 03.17.2017 (151 shows)
last Detroit Rock City 02.18.2012 (674 shows)
On Friday, Umphrey’s McGee kicked off their 2019 Wax On, Wax Off tour with their first of two performances in Richmond, VA. For a full list of their upcoming dates, head to the band’s website.