Umphrey’s McGee Performs Prince Tribute Show For Halloween [Video]

first_imgOn Saturday night, Umphrey’s McGee returned to The Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota for the second night of their Halloween run, performing a tribute to the late and legendary Prince. For Saturday’s performance, each member of the six-piece donned a costume representing different eras from Prince’s long-running career. Throughout the show, Umphrey’s wove in numbers from Prince’s catalog, kicking things off with the band’s debut cover of “Let’s Go Crazy” off 1984’s Purple Rain.“Let’s Go Crazy” Check out the band’s recap video below:Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Palace Theatre | St. Paul, MN | 10/28/2017Set One: Let’s Go Crazy [1], Bridgeless > Blue Echo > Rocker Part 2, The Linear [2] > Bridgeless, Raspberry Beret [1]Set Two: I Wanna Be Your Lover [3] > Ocean Billy [4], Utopian Fir > Attachments, Mulche’s Odyssey, Little Red Corvette [1]Encore: 1999 [1]Notes: [1] debut, Prince | [2] with Driven to Tears (The Police) and Tom Sawyer (Rush) teases | [3] debut, Prince; with Ahmed Gallab on vocals; with #5 jam | [4] with Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (Michael Jackson) jam [Photo: Umphrey’s McGee’s Facebook] Following this opening cover, the majority of the first set was housed in a “Bridgeless” sandwich, with the first instance of the song moving through “Blue Echo” and “Rocker Part 2”. After a quick pause, the band came back with “The Linear”, which saw an extensive percussion solo ahead of the song’s climax, before landing back into “Bridgeless”. From there, Umphrey’s closed the set with yet another debut cover of Prince, this time “Raspberry Beret” off 1985’s Around The World In A Day.Umphrey’s McGee Pays Tribute To Fallen Former Bandmate Mike Mirro In St. Paul [Video]To start off the second set, Sinkane’s Ahmed Gallab came out to offer vocals on Umphrey’s McGee’s debut cover of “I Wanna Be your Lover”. Following this cover, Gallab departed from the stage, leaving the band to perform “Ocean Billy”, which saw tastes of Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” within it. The next tune, “Utopian Fir”, again saw references to The Purple One, as the band worked in a verse from Prince’s “7”. After performances of “Attachments” and “Mulche’s Odyssey”, Umphrey’s closed out set two with the debut cover of “Little Red Corvette” before offering the debut of “1999” as the encore for their Prince-inspired Halloween tribute set.“I Wanna Be Your Lover”last_img read more

FA eyes betting industry levy after collapse of Wembley sale

first_img StumbleUpon GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Share FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Related Articles After Fulham owner Shahid Khan retracted his £600m offer to buy Wembley Stadium, FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn has revealed the FA could seek to implement a levy on betting operators. Glenn had pushed for the sale of Wembley to increase the funding of grassroots football, however he failed to gain the backing of the FA Council and the potential takeover caused much discontent and division amongst English football, leading to Khan withdrawing his bid. The FA Chief Executive has now revealed there’s potential for a levy to be introduced on the gambling industry, in order to fund grassroots football. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Glenn said: “France has effectively a tax on gambling. We would call it a fair return on football gambling.“All those betting companies use our intellectual property to have people lay bets, so why wouldn’t a small percentage of that be put into the thing that made that possible in the first place?“We, as football, could approach the government and say ‘Have you thought about something like that?’“It doesn’t need to be a big lump sum. We’ve got £64m going into the Football Foundation between the three of us (FA, Premier League and government) – imagine if it was £80m or £100m. If we could get to that it would be brilliant.”In a statement to the media, Gillian Wilmot, Chair of the Senet Group, responded to the proposals: “Gambling companies already pay significantly above the market rate for the right to advertise alongside live sport.“This is money which flows to broadcasters and ultimately benefits sport through the sale of broadcast rights. Instead of looking to further monetise gambling’s relationship with live sport, the FA, clubs and broadcasters should be looking to work with the gambling industry to reduce the amount of gambling advertising around football. This is in the interests of protecting young people from any potential future harm.”In its conditions for the potential sale of Wembley, the government prohibited the national stadium from having an official betting partner. The FA hasn’t had an official betting partner since it ended its partnership with Ladbrokes in 2017, citing a change of policy on gambling relationships as the reason. The Remote Gambling Association also responded, echoing the sentiments of the Senet Group: “The British betting industry already pays for the use of football’s intellectual property rights, not least through contractual arrangements with Football Data Co,” RGA chief executive Clive Hawkswood told Press Association Sport.“Alongside that, significant funds flow from the betting to the football industries through a range of commercial partnerships such as sponsorship, advertising and joint ventures.“If the football authorities wish to use some of those funds to support grassroots football then that is an option they might consider, but there is no basis whatsoever for the introduction of a statutory betting levy to support what most people would consider to be an extremely wealthy sport.” Submit Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Sharelast_img read more