Watch Umphrey's McGee Honor David Bowie With "Space Oddity" > "Fame" Encore January 22, 2016 12:05
On Thursday night, Umphrey's McGee kicked off the first of three night's at New York City's Beacon Theatre. UM is back on the road with New York-based four-piece, TAUK, who will provide support on the majority of the upcoming tour. The weekend run at the Beacon Theatre has become a highly anticipated annual tradition for Umphrey's, with 2016 being the first year to to play three, rather than two nights.
Early in the second set, the band payed tribute to the late Glenn Frey, founding member of The Eagles who passed away last week. A special twist on "Booth Love" featured an extended jam and lyrics from The Eagles song "You Belong To The City." After finishing out another heavy-hitting rock show, UM delivered an encore which few will forget. Jake Cinninger took lead vocals on David Bowie's "Space Oddity," a tune which Umphrey's had never performed live. It wasn't long before a seemless transition led into "Fame," another Bowie favorite which brought the night to a close.
Watch Umphrey's McGee perform "Space Oddity" > "Fame" here:
Video by MKDevo
Setlist: Umphrey's McGee at The Beacon Theatre, New York, NY - 1/21/16:
Set 1: Goonville > Plunger > 40's Theme, In The Black, Roulette > Kimble, Attachments, Rocker Part 2
Set 2: All In Time, Booth Love, Bridgeless > Remind Me, Tribute to the Spinal Shaft > Bridgeless
Encore: Space Oddity > Fame
 with You Belong to the City (Glenn Frey) jam and quotes
 with Xxplosive (Dr. Dre) teases
 debut, David Bowie