Archive for January, 2015

Hypothetically speaking . . .

Hypothetically speaking, if we were to release a “best of” DVD/Blu-ray/Download from our five-night New Year’s run, what would you like included? Hypothetically, of course. nye.umphreys.com

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Umphrey’s Returns to Red Rocks this Summer

Umphrey’s McGee returns to Colorado this summer to headline the one and only Red Rocks Amphitheatre for the sixth consecutive year on Friday, July 3rd to celebrate Independence Day weekend. In addition to a two-set rock show, we will be accompanied by the progressive psychedelic rock of Papadosio as well as the gritty funk-fusion rockers TAUK. Umphrey’s McGee will also return for an intimate pre-Red Rocks show at the Boulder Theater on Thursday, July 2nd. …

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The Fort: Official Announcement

For the most recent information regarding the relocation of the previously scheduled The Fort event, please visit: http://umphreys.com/2015/03/the-fort-shows-relocated-to-saint-augustine ___ January 23, 2015 Umphrey’s McGee is thrilled to bring you one of the most unique concert experiences yet — The Fort — held at Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Fort Clinch is one of the most well-preserved 19th century forts in the United States and we’re preparing for battle. Joined by Lettuce each …

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Arena Rock 2/7/15

So let’s ask the question everyone is dying to know. Join us on 2/7/15 at the Asheville Civic Center. Tickets on sale now: http://bit.ly/1E7cxqW

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UM and Rock Brothers Brewing Team Up

Umphrey’s has collaborated with Rock Brothers Brewing on the release of Nothing Too Fancy, Everyday Ale. Brewed and packaged at Boulder Beer Company, the beer will be “a sessionable American Wheat with generous amounts of fruity hops, producing a big, juicy hop aroma and a flavor that will be truly unique.” As Brendan Bayliss describes: “We designed it to be drinkable all day, every day,” said Brendan Bayliss. In May Nothing Too Fancy will become …

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UM & L4LM

Umphrey’s McGee and Live for Live Music are teaming up in 2015 to bring you exclusive content and behind the scenes insight this winter. For all 27 dates of the Umphrey’s McGee 2015 Winter Tour — spanning from January 28th thru March 21st — the Live For Live Music team will keep you updated while on the road with the band via a published in-depth tour log featuring entries from band members, exclusive track releases, professional photos, and a FREE exclusive …

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umph love stickers

A friendly reminder to our fans…. We LOVE the umph love stickers and are thrilled to see you sport them with such enthusiasm but please don’t stick them on any venue property. We strive to leave the absolute best impression of the band and our fans everywhere we go. Help us reinforce that in every venue by respecting the rooms we rock. Thanks!

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UMBowl VI: Vegas Baby, Vegas!

05.01 UMBowl VI Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas The LINQ 3545 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89109 http://vegas.brooklynbowl.com VIP Doors at 5:30 pm Doors at 6:00 pm Kick Off at 7:00 pm $99.00 (+10% Las Vegas Country Entertainment Tax) Quarter 1: Raw Stewage UMBowl VI kicks off with an entire set of your favorite pieces of improv stitched together to create a long-form piece of new music, what we call Raw Stewage. Ticket buyers …

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Winning Video for “No Diablo”

In June of 2014, coinciding with the release of Similar Skin, Umphrey’s hosted a contest asking fans to submit ideas for a video utilizing either “No Diablo” or “Puppet String.” The winning video was created by Rez FX out of Fort Wayne, IN. It is for “No Diablo,” and as described in a Wall Street Journal article, “follows a young boy from a classroom detention session as he wanders down the street, absorbing advice and …

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1/3/15 Guest Review

BY YOUSEF BAIG, PHOTOS BY ABBY FOX & CHAD SMITH We’ve all faced moments where words fall short. In happiness, sadness, and every differing emotion in-between, there are situations where speechlessness or humbled silence can be the most appropriate reaction. The show that Umphrey’s McGee put on Saturday night—the last of its five-night stay at The Tabernacle—was the strongest of the week, the most extraordinary, musically, and one of the best they may have ever …

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1/2/15 Guest Review

BY YOUSEF BAIG, PHOTOS BY ABBY FOX & CHAD SMITH With each night surpassing the one before it, Umphrey’s McGee continues to impress during its five-night excursion in Atlanta. Friday night’s opening act was the most improv-heavy start Umphrey’s has had this run. With four songs spanning over an hour, the shortest piece would be a touch under fifteen minutes. The techno metal intro, “You Got the Wrong Guy,” queued up one of the songs …

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1/1/15 Guest Review

BY YOUSEF BAIG, PHOTOS BY ABBY FOX The only predictable thing about Umphrey’s McGee is its unpredictability. The third night of the five-night residency at The Tabernacle followed a monstrous, sold out, three-set New Year’s Eve throw down that sent thousands of spinning heads and aching bodies back out into the world. A rational train of thought would be, “It’s New Years Day and everyone is struggling. It’s the middle of the run, bring out the …

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