Umphrey’s McGee are proud to be back in Chicago for this year’s New Year’s run. Returning to their home city for NYE for the first time in ten years, one can only imagine that these hometown heroes are chomping at the bit, ready to deliver the goods to their dedicated base of hardcore fans from the Midwest.Last night, Umphrey’s got the party started one night early, as they delivered an a cappella rendition of the National Anthem at the United Center, where the Chicago Bulls took on the Brooklyn Nets. Five out of six members of Umphrey’s were on hand to deliver the “Star-Spangled Banner”, with Jake Cinninger sitting out the performance while the famously vocals-shy Ryan Stasik got in on the a cappella action. It was a fun way to kick off their New Year’s Eve weekend, and a great way to connect with their local audience. Umphrey’s are the torch-bearers of progressive rock in Chicago, so it’s cool to see them switch things up and deliver a spot-on vocal performance.Check out a clip of the performance below, courtesy of the band’s Facebook page.