[UPDATED] Umphrey’s McGee Honors Chris Cornell In Norfolk



  • May 19, 2017 • 7:55 am PDT

    Full show audio and video of the entire “Hunger Strike” debut has surfaced and can be streamed below.

Yesterday the world learned of the passing of vocalist Chris Cornell, a founding member of Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog and Audioslave. One of the first on-stage tributes to Cornell came from Umphrey’s McGee during their performance at The NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia.

Umphrey’s kicked off a three-show run in Norfolk on Thursday that will bring them to Baltimore on Friday and Hampton Beach, New Hampshire on Saturday. The six-piece opened the first set in Norfolk with “Bathing Digits” > “Rocker Part 2” and then took “Miami Virtue” deep ahead of a segue into “North Route.” UM also extended “Example 1” and a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Power Of Soul” before ended the first set with “Mulche’s Odyssey.”

Thursday’s second set saw UM lead off with the jam vehicle “Der Bluten Kat.” Umphrey’s worked their debut rendition of Temple Of The Dog’s hit “Hunger Strike” within “DBK.” Guitarist Brendan Bayliss handled the vocals Eddie Vedder sang in the original version, while drummer Kris Myers replicated Cornell’s part. The closing stanza rolled on with “Booth Love,” a well-jammed “Spires,” a cover of Mark Knopfler’s “We’re Going To War,” an unusually long “2nd Self” and fan-favorite “All In Time.”

Umphrey’s McGee said farewell by connecting two of their most emotion-laden songs as “Hajimemashite” > “Glory” > “Hajimemashite” served as the evening’s encore. The six-piece now heads to Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore tonight.

Here’s video of “Hunger Strike” captured by Mike Caruana (H/T @RobSlater10):

Full Show Audio (Taped by opsopcopolis)

Setlist (via The Bort)

Set One: Bathing Digits > Rocker Part 2, Miami Virtue > North Route > Example 1, Power of Soul > Mulche’s Odyssey

Set Two: Der Bluten Kat > Hunger Strike [1] > Der Bluten Kat, Booth Love, Spires > We’re Going to War, 2nd Self > All In Time

Encore: Hajimemashite > Glory > Hajimemashite

[1] Debut, Temple of the Dog (In memory of Chris Cornell)

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