Umphrey's McGee Continues To Mine Repertoire For Cover Gold

Ever since Umphrey's McGee kicked off their fall tour last week, they have been busting out songs from their huge repertoire at an impressive rate. That trend continued last night at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA; where the Chicago-based sextet dusted off two covers they hadn't performed in at least 100 shows.

[Photo via @JeffersonWaful]

The first set started off with one of the band's earliest originals, "Phil's Farm," while the rest of the opening stanza featured tour debuts such as "Words," "Anchor Drops" and "Andy's Last Beer." Out of "Words," UM delivered their first take on Bob Marley's "Rastaman Chant" since June 29, 2011 - a gap of 262 shows. Set Two began with the "Preamble" > "Mantis" pairing and continued with only the fourth "Robot World" of 2013. In the middle of the second set, Umphrey's unearthed their cover of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean," which had been shelved since March 9, 2012 (180 Shows).

Here's the setlist from last night's UM show:

Set 1: Phil's Farm, Anchor Drops, Comma Later > Utopian Fir > Words > Rastaman Chant > Andy's Last Beer

Set 2: Preamble > Mantis > Robot World, Wife Soup, Billie Jean, Deeper > Cemetery Walk II, Prowler[1] > Mantis

Encore: Slacker

[1] with Imperial March (John Williams) tease

[via All Things Umphrey's]

[Published on: 10/25/13]

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