Umphrey’s McGee Opens August Tour With Segue-Filled Kansas City Show

Posted by

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee started their August run in Kansas City last night, bringing their progressive improv mastery to The Crossroads for a night of big time jams, fun segues, and a heavy-hitting setlist that packed a punch. With The Main Squeeze opening up the show, fans who hit the famed venue were in for a night of great music.After an awesome opening set from The Main Squeeze, Umphrey’s opened the night with the driving build of their intro track “Nipple Trix”. The band quickly moved from the intro into their raging first track from Anchor Drops, “Plunger”, which eventually wound its way into old-school fan-favorite “Slacker”. After the high-energy opening, Umphrey’s kept it going with back-to-back tracks from 2014’s Similar Skin, playing the album’s title track, and then a fun version of “No Diablo”. Umphrey’s then whipped out one of their classics, delivering a high-energy version of “Miss Tinkle’s Overture”. The band finished their first set with a run from the funky tune “Deeper” that landed on a perfect and fun cover of Toto‘s “Rosanna”.After a short break, Umphrey’s returned to the stage firing on all cylinders, kicking things off with a raging version of “Domino Theory”. The heavy rock vibes continued with an excellent take on “Puppet String”, which went unfinished as it eventually morphed into the raging multi-section instrumental track “Smell the Mitten”. “The Linear” came next, and the band used the song’s dance vibes to launch an impressive improv segment. Eventually, the familiar opening guitar chords of Umphrey’s masterpiece “Bridgeless” rang out, and the band segued into the fan-favorite with ease. Set two came to a close with a great pairing of the jazzy “Sociable Jimmy”, which masterfully wound its way into the disco-laden slow-jam “Booth Love”, which featured a pronounced “Another Brick In The Wall” tease.Umphrey’s opened their encore with a fun take on “2nd Self”, building up the energy one more time before dropping back into “Puppet String”, completing the song and bringing the epic show to it’s conclusion.Photos provided by Tara Gracer Design & Photography, and the full setlist and gallery can be seen below.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at The Crossroads, Kansas City, MO – 8/3/2016Set 1: Nipple Trix > Plunger > Slacker, Similar Skin, No Diablo, Miss Tinkle’s Overture, Deeper > RosannaSet 2: Domino Theory, Puppet String > Smell the Mitten, The Linear > Bridgeless, Sociable Jimmy > Booth Love[1]Encore: 2nd Self > Puppet String[1] with Another Brick In the Wall (Pink Floyd) jam(Setlist courtesy of All Things Umphrey’s) Load remaining imageslast_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *