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Bright Lights, Big City has been performed by Umphrey's McGee in 239 shows. It was last played 2023-08-24, which was 12 shows ago.

Date Played Venue Show Gap Footnote
2004-01-30 The Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI698debut, original (Karl Engelmann composition)
2004-01-31 The Cabooze, Minneapolis, MN1
2004-02-04 The Starlight, Fort Collins, CO1began with The Safety Dance (Men Without Hats) quote and tease
2004-02-06 Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, CO2
2004-02-07 The Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO1
2004-02-10 The Union Bar, Iowa City, IA2
2004-02-11 Otto's, DeKalb, IL1
2004-02-18 Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA1
2004-02-20 The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY2
2004-02-23 The Crowbar, State College, PA2
2004-02-26 The Canopy Club, Urbana, IL2
2004-02-28 The Encore University Center, University of Wisconsin, Steven's Point, WI2
2004-03-10 The Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington, IN2
2004-03-12 Park West, Chicago, IL2
2004-03-18 Tipitina's Uptown, New Orleans, LA2
2004-03-20 The Vibe, Austin, TX2
2004-03-23 Dave's On Dickson, Fayetteville, AR2
2004-03-25 Blue Cat's, Knoxville, TN1with Karl Engelmann
2004-03-27 Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, NC2
2004-04-02 Murat Shrine Center, Indianapolis, IN2
2004-04-16 The Club Rio - The Rio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV3with Vegas dancers on the side of the stage
2004-04-22 The Independent, San Francisco, CA4
2004-04-24 House of Blues - Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, CA2
2004-04-27 The Mason Jar, Phoenix, AZ2
2004-04-29 The Vibe, Austin, TX1
2004-05-01 The Granada Theater, Lawrence, KS2
2004-05-12 The Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN3
2004-05-20 Bendix Theatre - Century Center, South Bend, IN5
2004-05-27 Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI1ended with The Fuzz jam
2004-05-28 Harmony Park Music Garden, Clarks Grove, MN1
2004-05-30 Three Sisters Park, Chillicothe, IL2
2004-06-06 Belmont-Sheffield Festival, Chicago, IL4
2004-06-11 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN2
2004-07-04 Ribfest, Naperville, IL2
2004-07-08 Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH1
2004-07-16 Rocks Off Boat Cruise, New York, NY4
2004-07-20 Marrz Theatre, Wilmington, NC3
2004-07-22 Smilefest, Van Hoy Family Campgrounds, Union Grove, NC2
2004-08-07 Skyline Stage - Navy Pier, Chicago, IL4
2004-08-19 Mississippi Nights, St. Louis, MO1
2004-08-26 Copper Dragon Brewing Company, Carbondale, IL4
2004-09-01 Rosemont Theater, Chicago, IL2
2004-09-08 The Granada Theater, Lawrence, KS5
2004-09-10 Stubb's BBQ, Austin, TX2with The Woody Woodpecker theme (George Tibbles and Ramey Idriss) tease
2004-09-14 The Library, Oxford, MS3
2004-10-01 The Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO7
2004-10-09 The Rave Underground, Milwaukee, WI4
2004-10-20 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV2
2004-10-27 Arcata Community Center, Arcata, CA5
2004-10-30 The Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR3
2004-11-06 The Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH4
2004-11-12 Murat Shrine Center, Indianapolis, IN3
2004-12-01 Blue Cat's, Knoxville, TN2
2004-12-08 Theater of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA7
2004-12-11 9:30 Club, Washington, DC4
2004-12-31 The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL2with August Haas and Rob Parton on trumpet, Tim Sullivan on tenor saxophone, and Tom Matta on trombone
2005-01-09 Carnival's Celebration, Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean2
2005-02-16 Iowa Memorial Union Ballroom, Iowa City, IA2
2005-02-23 Rococo Theatre, Lincoln, NE4
2005-02-25 The Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO3
2005-03-07 Exit/In, Nashville, TN4with Noam Pikelny on banjo
2005-03-22 Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands8
2005-03-29 George's Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville, AR2
2005-04-06 The Temple Club, Lansing, MI5
2005-04-09 Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL3
2005-04-14 Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH2
2005-04-26 B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, NY4
2005-04-30 Tipitina's Uptown, New Orleans, LA3with Topaz on saxophone
2005-05-06 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA4
2005-05-12 Richard's on Richards, Vancouver, BC5with The Safety Dance (Men Without Hats) teases
2005-05-27 Three Sisters Park, Chillicothe, IL3with John Gentry Jr. on guitar and Nick Blasky replacing Ryan on bass
2005-06-04 Bell's Brewery, Kalamazoo, MI4
2005-06-16 Clinton State Park, Lawrence, KS4
2005-07-12 The Docks Concert Theatre on Polson Pier, Toronto, ON10
2005-08-20 LeClaire Park, Davenport, IA10
2005-09-03 Skyline Stage - Navy Pier, Chicago, IL9
2005-09-08 House of Blues, Cleveland, OH3
2005-09-13 Pearl Street Ballroom, Northampton, MA4with Jake and Brendan on percussion
2005-09-23 G.A.B. Pavilion - Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA5with Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes) jam
2005-09-30 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO3
2005-10-14 The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA5
2005-10-27 Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ8
2005-11-11 Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS6
2005-12-03 Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA8
2005-12-06 Crystal Bay Club Casino, Crystal Bay, NV2
2006-02-09 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN9
2006-02-17 Nokia Theatre Times Square, New York, NY6
2006-02-23 Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH5with Michael "Mad Dog" Mavridoglou on trumpet
2006-03-16 La Boule Noir, Paris, France8
2006-04-10 McNear's Mystic Theatre, Petaluma, CA10ended with Pipeline (The Chantays) and X-Files theme (Mark Snow) teases
2006-04-28 The Canopy Club, Urbana, IL10
2006-05-04 9:30 Club, Washington, DC6
2006-06-10 The Lawn at White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN16
2006-09-22 Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO34
2006-10-06 The Palladium, Worcester, MA9with Jake on drums; the band slowly left the stage, leaving Jake on drums to finish; Brendan joined Adam on lights
2006-10-23 House of Blues, San Diego, CA6with Meeting in the Aisle (Radiohead), Beat It (Michael Jackson), Billie Jean (Michael Jackson), and The Safety Dance (Men Without Hats) teases
2006-11-11 Stubb's BBQ, Austin, TX9with The Safety Dance (Men Without Hats) tease
2006-12-31 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL9with Jeff Coffin on saxophone
2007-02-24 Amos' Southend, Charlotte, NC9
2007-03-03 The McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN6
2007-03-14 The Canopy Club, Urbana, IL3
2007-04-05 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO9unfinished
2007-04-19 The Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY10
2007-06-07 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR14
2007-09-14 The Canopy Club, Urbana, IL34with Brian Felix on keys
2007-10-04 Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS2
2007-10-19 Nokia Theatre Times Square, New York, NY8
2007-10-27 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV6
2007-12-01 Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI12with Portrait of Tracy (Jaco Pastorius) tease by Ryan (12.01 was Jaco's birthday)
2007-12-31 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL6with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns
2008-02-13 Crash Mansion LA, Los Angeles, CA6
2008-04-10 Revolution Hall, Troy, NY22with Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) jam
2008-04-19 Ram's Head Live!, Baltimore, MD7
2008-07-15 Moonlite Gardens, Cincinnati, OH21
2008-07-31 Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC12
2008-10-18 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA22ended with Can't You Hear Me Knocking (The Rolling Stones) jam
2008-10-25 Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA3
2008-10-29 House of Blues, San Diego, CA3
2008-11-13 The Canopy Club, Urbana, IL3
2008-12-30 The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL13with Stanley Jordan on guitar; with Do You Hear What I Hear? (Harry Simeone) and Auld Lang Syne (Robert Burns) teases
2009-01-31 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN7with Kevin Sinclair on saxophone and Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty) teases
2009-02-20 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA7
2009-03-12 Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI8
2009-04-09 House of Blues, Boston, MA14
2009-04-30 House of Blues, New Orleans, LA7
2009-05-23 Three Sisters Park, Chillicothe, IL4with Felix Pastorius replacing Ryan on bass
2009-07-02 Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds, Quincy, CA10
2009-07-11 Marvin's Mountaintop, Masontown, WV8
2009-09-09 Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA15
2009-10-08 House of Blues, Cleveland, OH14
2009-10-27 Crystal Bay Club Casino, Crystal Bay, NV8
2009-11-17 Northern Lights, Clifton Park, NY10
2009-11-21 9:30 Club, Washington, DC4
2009-12-30 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL5
2010-01-16 The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA4
2010-02-05 War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville, TN9with Jeff Coffin on saxophone
2010-03-10 Iowa Memorial Union Ballroom, Iowa City, IA16
2010-04-23 University of the South, Sewanee, TN10
2010-05-30 Three Sisters Park, Chillicothe, IL5
2010-07-04 The Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO10
2010-07-16 Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI8
2010-08-04 Saranac Brewery, Utica, NY5
2010-08-14 Masquerade Music Park, Atlanta, GA8
2010-09-25 Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK4
2010-10-24 The Bluebird Nightclub, Bloomington, IN15with Ghostbusters theme (Ray Parker, Jr.) jam
2010-10-31 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO5with Superstition (Stevie Wonder) teases
2010-11-11 Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, FL7with Rock Superstar (Cypress Hill) tease
2010-12-31 The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL6with Jeff Coffin on saxophone
2011-01-30 Ram's Head Live!, Baltimore, MD7
2011-02-11 Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO8
2011-02-19 The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC6
2011-03-12 The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA10
2011-04-22 House of Blues, Dallas, TX8
2011-06-24 Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville, KY11
2011-09-06 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY20
2011-09-17 State Theatre, Portland, ME11
2011-11-02 Northern Lights, Clifton Park, NY18
2011-11-26 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL6with Take Me Home (Phil Collins) jam
2011-12-29 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO2
2012-01-10 MSC Poesia, Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean6
2012-01-26 Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Mexico3
2012-02-08 The State Theatre, State College, PA7with Smoke on the Water (Deep Purple) tease
2012-02-15 Buster's Billiards & Backroom, Lexington, KY5
2012-03-10 The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT8
2012-03-17 The Fox Theater, Oakland, CA5
2012-03-24 Knitting Factory, Boise, ID5
2012-04-14 House of Blues, New Orleans, LA4
2012-05-25 Three Sisters Park, Chillicothe, IL11with There's No Crying In Mexico tease
2012-06-08 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN6
2012-07-04 Moonlite Gardens, Cincinnati, OH6
2012-09-12 Wooly's, Des Moines, IA22
2012-09-20 Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN5
2012-10-17 The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY4
2012-11-09 Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, FL12
2012-12-30 The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA7
2013-01-20 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY6
2013-02-08 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO11
2013-02-15 Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, Columbus, OH4
2013-03-06 Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO3
2013-03-17 MontBleu Resort, Stateline, NV8
2013-04-13 Jannus Live, St. Petersburg, FL8
2013-04-27 Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL7
2013-05-24 Three Sisters Park, Chillicothe, IL2with Dominic Lalli on saxophone
2013-07-02 Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, WI14
2013-08-25 Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC15
2013-10-23 House of Blues, Cleveland, OH13
2013-10-30 Kalamazoo State Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI4
2014-02-01 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI16
2014-02-13 The NorVa, Norfolk, VA5
2014-03-07 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR9
2014-03-14 House of Blues, San Diego, CA4
2014-03-21 Hard Rock Cafe, Las Vegas, NV5
2014-04-02 Ziggy's, Winston-Salem, NC3
2014-04-07 Augusta Convention Center, Augusta, GA4
2014-04-19 Stubb's BBQ, Austin, TX8
2014-05-24 Three Sisters Park, Chillicothe, IL5
2014-07-26 Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN19
2014-08-08 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH7
2014-10-25 The Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, MI16
2014-11-14 Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, FL9
2014-12-04 Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa, Punta Cana, DR2
2014-12-31 The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA4with Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson) teases
2015-01-28 The Lyric, Oxford, MS8
2015-02-04 Track 29, Chattanooga, TN4
2015-02-18 Calvin Theatre, Northampton, MA8
2015-03-13 Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO10with Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson) teases
2015-03-20 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR4"Jimmy Stewart" with lyrics
2015-04-15 George's Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville, AR4
2015-04-24 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN5
2015-05-02 Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV3with When Doves Cry (Prince) tease and 25 or 6 to 4 (Chicago) jam
2015-05-23 Three Sisters Park, Chillicothe, IL4
2015-06-25 Sumtur Amphitheater, Omaha, NE7
2015-08-07 Legend Valley Music Center, Thornville, OH12with Hang Up Your Hang Ups (Herbie Hancock) teases
2015-08-20 The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC6with Soul Food II, Hang Up Your Hang Up (Herbie Hancock), and Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin) teases
2015-09-10 Avondale Brewing Company, Birmingham, AL4
2015-12-06 Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa, Punta Cana, DR13
2015-12-31 Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO2with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns
2016-02-11 Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA14with Another Brick In the Wall (Pink Floyd) tease
2016-03-17 Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO11
2016-04-14 The Joy Theater, New Orleans, LA10unfinished due to power outage; with Eric Bloom on trumpet and Ryan Zoidis on saxophone, and percussion jam to end
2016-04-28 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN7unfinished
2016-07-02 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO15
2016-09-23 North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC27
2017-01-15 The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA19
2017-02-02 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI8
2017-04-19 Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa, OK21
2017-10-27 Palace Theatre, St. Paul, MN48
2018-06-02 ACE Adventure Resort, Minden, WV56
2018-08-11 Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN13instrumental version
2018-08-30 The Joy Theater, New Orleans, LA9ending; completing the 2016-04-14 version
2018-10-06 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL5instrumental version
2018-12-13 Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Mexico9instrumental version
2019-04-04 Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO43with Jason Hann on percussion
2019-09-01 Saranac Brewery, Utica, NY39
2021-06-29 The Frederick Fairgrounds, Frederick, MD73
2021-08-14 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN13
2022-02-20 The Signal, Chattanooga, TN38
2023-02-23 McNear's Mystic Theatre, Petaluma, CA75
2023-08-24 Mars Music Hall, Huntsville, AL44with Ben Atkind on drums

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