Full Show Audio: Umphrey’s McGee Delivers Rarities At Red Rocks

 Photo by Jeremy Williams


Umphrey’s McGee hit the midway point of their three-night Red Rocks run on Friday night. The Chicago-based band once again delivered a two-set affair filled with their brand of prog-jam-rock that saw them dust off a trio of rarities for their Colorado faithful.

Their second night in Morrison got underway with the pairing of “You Got The Wrong Guy” which was seeing action for just the second time this year with “Similar Skin.” The it’s not us track “Half Delayed” which was debuted during the band’s New Year’s run continues to see steady action as it segued into an expansive take on the old-school workhorse “Hurt Bird Bath.” The first surprise of the night came next as the sextet reached for “Ride On Pony.” The tune which was dusted off last year after a six-plus year layoff was played for the first time in 125 shows. “Phil’s Farm,” “Den” and the return of the Nine Inch Nails/The Beatles mashup “Come Closer” which last saw action in August of last year brought the opening frame to an end.

Umphrey’s McGee kicked off their second set with a pair of newer tunes as “The Silent Type” was tapped as the opener. Just the eighth stab at “It Doesn’t Matter” began a long jam-filled stretch that unfolded over the next half hour as the six-piece stitched it together with “The Linear” and “Plunger.” “Higgins” came ahead of the third bust out of the night as Umphrey’s finished off the stanza with their cover of George Micheal’s “Freedom! 90.” The track from the pop singer’s 1990 release Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 was last played on New Year’s Eve 2016 – a span of 141 shows – and for just the third time since 2000. The band wrapped up their penultimate show at Red Rocks with “1348.”


Watch fan-shot video, listen to full show audio and check out the setlist below:

[Come Close | Captured by Gregory Marcus]


Audio | Taped by Adam Downs


Setlist (via All Things Umphrey’s)

Set I: You Got the Wrong Guy > Similar Skin, Half Delayed > Hurt Bird Bath, Ride On Pony, Phil’s Farm[1], Den, Come Closer

Set II: The Silent Type, It Doesn’t Matter > The Linear > Plunger, Higgins, Freedom! ’90

Encore: 1348

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