Umphrey’s McGee Weaves In Eminem & Game Of Throne Teases At Night 2 In Cincinnati [Video]

first_imgOn Saturday night, Umphrey’s McGee returned to Cincinnati, OH’s Taft Theatre for the second night of their two-night weekend run.Umphrey’s McGee opened up their first set with “Conduit”, which featured teases of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train”, before working their way into “Triangle Tear”. A one-two combo of “Nothing Too Fancy” into “In The Black” followed, with Jake Cinninger and Brendan Bayliss trading off firey-hot guitar solos throughout the entirety of the segue. After a ferocious rendition of “Draconian”, the band delivered a noteworthy take of Pink Floyd’s “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”, featuring Big Something’s Casey Cranford on EWI. To wrap up the first set, the six-piece brought back “Nothing Too Fancy”, triumphantly charging their way into setbreak.Umphrey’s McGee – “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”[Video: Mike Anuci]Following a brief break, Umphrey’s McGee returned to open their second set with a pairing of “The Silent Type” and “Wife Soup”, as the sextet quickly set the tone for the remainder of the Saturday night rock show. Following “Wizard Burial Ground”, Cinninger moved over to keys for “Miami Virtue”, allowing Brendan Bayliss to shine front and center. Umphrey’s McGee’s rhythm section consisting of Ryan Stasik, Kris Myers, and Andy Farag is an unstoppable force, and the trio flexed their chops in front of the midwest crowd.Last night’s “Miami Virtue” featured teases of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rhiannon”, before the band moved forward with “Upward”. An open-ended rendition of “Plunger” followed, with a cover of The Simple Minds’ “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” sandwiched in the middle, last played on January 28th, 2017. Umphrey’s McGee moved back into the main-theme of “Plunger” to bring their second set to a close. “Front Porch” served as Saturday night’s encore, as the band cleverly wove in teases of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” and the Game of Thrones theme song, an appropriate placement for the cold, Cincinnati night.For ticketing information and a full list of Umphrey’s McGee’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Taft Theatre | Cincinnati, OH | 1/19/2019Set One: Conduit[1], Triangle Tear > Nothing Too Fancy -> In The Black, Draconian, Shine On You Crazy Diamond[2] > Nothing Too FancySet Two: The Silent Type > Wife Soup, Wizard Burial Ground, Miami Virtue[3], Upward, Plunger > Don’t You (Forget About Me) > PlungerEncore: Front Porch[4][1] with Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne) teases[2] with Casey Cranford on EWI[3] with Jake on keys; with Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac) teases[4] with Lose Yourself (Eminem) and Game of Thrones theme (Djawadi) teaseslast_img

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