Umphrey’s McGee Brings Fan Favorites To Open Halloween Run In St. Louis

first_imgLoad remaining images Umphrey’s McGee kicked off the first night of their two-night Halloween run with a bang, delivering an awesome setlist that was chock-full of reliable favorites. While the band avoided performing any traditional mash-up covers on their first show at The Pagaent in St. Louis, they turned in a tight performance with a palpable intensity throughout.Opening set one with their “Flamethrower” intro, the band flowed smoothly into the jazz fusion freak-out of “Hurt Bird Bath”. “HBB” is one of Umphrey’s best songs, and it continues to impress, as the band attack the song’s improv sections as if they’re Return To Forever. “In The Black” followed, before the band pulled off a wild transition from the bouncey “Miami Virtue” into progressive rocker “Sociable Jimmy”. Umphrey’s then trotted out reliable jam launchpad “Red Tape”, before bringing the set to a close with a run from the jazz-funk of “Comma Later” into the alternative metal of “The Floor”.Watch video of “Flamethrower” below, courtesy of DarbySTL on YouTube.“Breaker” opened the second set, played for only the second time ever after being debuted at UMBowl this past May. The band followed the new song with an old favorite, as “Der Bluten Kat” was trotted out for a lengthy run. The fun rocker “Nemo” came next, providing somewhat of a breather before the progressive stomp of “Wappy Sprayberry” dominated the middle portion of the set. This started a non-stop run of songs that brought the set to its conclusion. “Wappy Sprayberry” segued into “The Crooked One”, which bled into a huge and improv-heavy “August”. “August” transitioned into the instrumental “Den”, which completed the heavy-hitting second set.For the encore, Umphrey’s unleashed “The Linear”, providing one more danceable moment before they transitioned into a fun, show-closing cover of The Who‘s “Baba O’Riley”. Umphrey’s McGee returns to The Pageant tonight for the second and final night of their Halloween run. Tonight should be chock-full of new mash-ups!Check out the full setlist below, as well as a gallery from Tara Gracer Design & Photography.Umphrey’s McGee | The Pagaent | St. Louis, MO | 10/29/2016Set 1: Flamethrower > Hurt Bird Bath, In The Black, Miami Virtue > Sociable Jimmy, Red Tape, Comma Later -> The FloorSet 2: Breaker, Der Bluten Kat, Nemo, Wappy Sprayberry > The Crooked One > August > DenEncore: The Linear > Baba O’Riley[Setlist courtesy of All Things Umphrey’s]last_img

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