Umphrey’s McGee Kicks Off Florida Run In St. Petersburg

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Umphrey’s McGee went the jam-heavy route in starting a brief run through Florida on Thursday night at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg. The band loaded the show with one expansive improv after another on a night that included a five-song second set.

The sextet came out of the gates with the “There’s No Crying In Mexico” intro leading into a wild “Remind Me.” A quick run through Anchor Drops’ “Walletsworth” was followed by a drawn-out “Turn & Run.” Last night’s “Turn & Run” was the band’s first since February 15, 2018 – a span of 133 shows – and UM made it count. It was then back to Anchor Drops for “Mulche’s Odyssey” before the group closed out the frame with the beloved pairing of “Cemetery Walk I” and “Cemetery Walk II.”

UM began the second set with a “Plunger” that spanned past the 20-minute mark and included a hard-hitting jam and a more pretty round of improvisation. Old school favorite “Slacker” was up next and then, one night before the band plays Miami, Umphrey’s treated St. Pete fans to “Miami Virtue.” The Death By Stereo rocker, which UM debuted in 2011, was the second newest non-intro original played all night (“Remind Me” was debuted in 2015). The six-piece then offered their lone cover of the night, a take on The Police’s “Driven To Tears” before closing the show with two songs from their earliest days. A “Kimble” dedicated to fan David Gordon on his birthday ended the second set and a 20+ minute “All In Time” served as the encore.

Watch fan-shot videos captured by WardenJune:

Kimble

All In Time

Plunger

Cemetery Walk I

Cemetery Walk II

Setlist (via All Things Umphrey’s)

Set One: There’s No Crying In Mexico > Remind Me, Walletsworth, Turn & Run, Mulche’s Odyssey, Cemetery Walk > Cemetery Walk II

Set Two: Plunger, Slacker, Miami Virtue, Driven to Tears > Kimble

Encore: All In Time

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