Picture Show: Umphrey’s McGee @ Beacon Theatre

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Umphrey’s McGee @ Beacon Theatre, January 18th

Photos: Jeremy Gordon

This past Friday night Umphrey’s McGee sold out the historic Beacon Theatre on Manhattan’s Upper West Side as part of the band’s 15th Anniversary Tour.

[All Photos by Jeremy Gordon]


Among the highlights were Bill Evans, who’s no stranger to the Beacon from his multiple sit ins with the Allmans, guesting on Example 1, an outstanding Ocean Billy in the first set and UM’s third-ever performance of their Life During Exodus mashup which combines parts of Bob Marley’s Exodus, Life During Wartime by Talking Heads and Zappa’s City of Tiny Lites. HT photo editor Jeremy Gordon was on hand at the pitless venue and has shared a selection of his shots from Umphrey’s Beacon debut.


Here’s the setlist…

Set 1: Leave Me Las Vegas > 40’s ThemeConduitRouletteNothing Too Fancy[1] > Ocean BillyWeird Fishes/ArpeggiPlunger

Set 2: Puppet String[2] -> The Linear > Professor WormbogWappy Sprayberry[3] > Example 1[4]Life During Exodus[5]

Encore: Booth Love -> Puppet String

[1] with Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love (Van Halen) teases; unfinished
[2] with Der Bluten Kat jam
[3] with Exodus (Bob Marley) teases and Theresa jam
[4] with Bill Evans on saxophone
[5] with Jake on keys

Check out more of Jeremy Gordon’s photos from UM at the Beacon…

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