On December 30th, Umphrey’s McGee returned to Atlanta, GA’s Tabernacle for the third night of their four-night New Year’s run. Frequent Vulfpeck collaborators Cory Wong and Antwaun Stanley handled the evening’s opening duties, setting the tone for the evening’s raucous UM throwdown.
Umphrey’s McGee opened up the first set with an extended take on “1348” into “Seasons”, with Jake Cinninger taking no time to show off his wizardry on guitar. Kris Myers, Ryan Stasik, and Andy Farag come together to create one of the tightest rhythm sections in the live music scene today, and make it undeniably simple for Cinninger and Brendan Bayliss to connect in between some intricate interplay, as the band demonstrated moving into a 15-minute rendition of “Slacker”. Luckily for fans, Umphrey’s McGee has shared pro-shot video of their 15-minute rendition of “Slacker” from Atlanta, which you can watch below:
Umphrey’s McGee – “Slacker” [Pro-Shot]
[Video: Umphrey’s McGee]
That first set was chock-full of highlights, as Umphrey’s McGee welcomed up Dave Matthews Band saxophonist Jeff Coffin for a funky take on “Made To Measure”, played for the first and only time in 2018. With Cinninger moving over to a keyboard and Coffin staying on stage, the band welcomed up Cory Wong for a debut cover of Jamiroquai’s “Virtual Insanity”, as the attentive Atlanta crowd erupted with applause. Cinninger’s move to keys gave Wong a chance to flex his chops on guitar, with the funk guru and Bayliss trading off firey hot guitar licks, bringing the electric first set to a close.
For ticketing and a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, head to Umphrey’s McGee’s website here.
Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Tabernacle | Atlanta, GA | 12/30/2018
Set One: 1348 > Seasons, Slacker, Push & Pull > Utopian Fir, Made to Measure, Virtual Insanity
Set Two: Little Gift > Ocean Billy, It Doesn’t Matter > Ocean Billy, Can’t Rock My Dream Face, All In Time
Encore: The Triple Wide > Dreams > The Triple Wide > 1348
 with Misunderstanding (Genesis) tease
 with Jeff Coffin on saxophone
 debut, Jamiroquai; with Jeff Coffin on saxophone, Cory Wong on guitar, and Jake on keys
 with Footsteps (Pearl Jam) quote
 with Antwaun Stanley on vocals
 one verse