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Umphrey’s Teams with Reel FX to Release Interactive Virtual Reality Music Video

Umphrey’s Teams with Reel FX to Release Interactive Virtual Reality Music Video

Digital studio Reel FX produced an experimental virtual-reality experience for Umphrey’s McGee spring tour filmed April 20th, 2016 in Houston, TX. The VR music video premiered at the Austin Music Video Festival where it was nominated for best interactive video along with The Weeknd/Eminem, Run the Jewels and Santigold. Mixed in spatial audio, the audience is given unprecedented access to the bands performance of “Puppet String,” from a unique 360-degree fan perspective that is otherwise …

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New Mashup Album ZONKEY Available for Pre-Order

New Mashup Album ZONKEY Available for Pre-Order

Umphrey’s new mashup album ZONKEY is available for pre-order today! Order ZONKEY in its entirety and guarantee yourself earliest access to all tracks as (or before) they become available on November 11th, 2016. Every ZONKEY pre-order comes with an instant download for track one, “National Loser Anthem,” which blends “National Anthem” (Radiohead) + “Loser” (Beck) + “In The Air Tonight “(Phil Collins). Pre-order ZONKEY on CD or digital download, and for a limited time snag …

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UM Returns to Chicago for NYE 2016

UM Returns to Chicago for NYE 2016

Umphrey’s McGee triumphantly returns to Chicago for a three-night home-town throwdown New Year’s Eve celebration. We take the stage at the Riviera Theatre on December 29th and the Aragon Ballroom on December 30th and 31st. Ring in the new year in our beloved city, as we raise the bar with a three night, seven-set musical journey fitting of our first NYE Chicago run since 2010! You heard it here first – umVIP is the way …

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Hall of Fame: Class of 2015 Available Now

Hall of Fame: Class of 2015 Available Now

Of the people, by the people, for the people . . . Hall of Fame: Class of 2015 is here. Now. You’ve cast your ballots, we’ve counted the votes, and the Class of 2015 is in. The annual Hall of Fame series features the best of best of the year as determined by the UM faithful. We’ve taken your top picks and turned them into a two-set show that encapsulates the essence of live UM: …

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Three-Night Run Announced for Philly

Three-Night Run Announced for Philly

Umphrey’s McGee returns to the City of Brotherly Love for for a three-night stand at The Fillmore Philadelphia this October, the 20th, 21st, and 22nd. This marks Umphrey’s debut at the shiny new Philly Fillmore. Our friends Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band will be opening the Thursday show. umVIP will be offering an elevated rock show experience, along with travel packages; full details coming your way next week. Pre-sale tickets will be available …

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NCMF Late Night (09.03) Ticket Info!

NCMF Late Night (09.03) Ticket Info!

Tickets for Umphrey’s North Coast Music Festival late night show at the Concord Music Hall on September 3rd go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday August 9th, at 12:00 pm CT. Note there is a two-ticket limit for this show due to demand. Follow this ticketing link for more details.  

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August Couch Tour

August Couch Tour

August 2016 tour kicks off next week in the Midwest. Will we be seeing you on the road? Be sure to pick up tickets or umVIP tickets in advance so you don’t get left out in the . . . heat. If you can’t stand the heat, then join us from cool comfort of your couch for four nights of couch tour, complete with air conditioning! your own bathroom! and the always-popular pants-optional dress code. …

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Chucktown Ball Charity Golf Tournament

Chucktown Ball Charity Golf Tournament

Umphrey’s McGee is proud to announce the inaugural Chucktown Ball Charity Golf Tournament at the Wild Dunes Harbor Golf Course. Join members of the band and UM organization for a day of golf and revelry starting at 1:00 pm on Sunday, September 25th, following our second annual Chucktown Ball at Riverfront Park on September 23rd and 24th. Attendees will have the opportunity to play alongside members of Umphrey’s McGee and other special guest musicians. Join …

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Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Reel To Real

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Reel To Real

On the heels of the release of our archival documentary Reel To Real, we are pleased to share the original soundtrack from the film. Comprised of 11 tracks scanning the entire 18-plus year history of UM, this one covers a wide swath of ground. In addition new and old, studio and live Umphrey’s, six of the tracks are solo works from Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger. Following the opening single “Gone for Good,” an acoustic version …

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Red Rocks Couch Tour

Red Rocks Couch Tour

Umphrey’s returns to Red Rocks over Independence Weekend for our first two night stand at the Nation’s premiere Amphitheatre. If you can’t join us in person, TourGigs will be there to bring you all the action in stunning HD with crisp soundboard audio. We like to pull out the stops in Colorado and these two nights will be no different. Don’t miss the chance to be part of it from wherever you may find yourself. Tune …

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Exclusive Storytellers Set Now Available on Qello

Exclusive Storytellers Set Now Available on Qello

On January 1st, 2016,​ an intimate gathering of the UM faithful descended upon the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver for a rare Storytellers show accompanying the premier of our Reel to Real documentary. Taking time in between songs, we dug deep into the songwriting and lyrical process, shared stories of song origins, and cracked jokes in classic UM fashion. This unique behind-the-curtain performance is now available for the first time, exclusively to subscribers of Qello Concerts. …

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“Gone for Good” (Lyric Video)

“Gone for Good” (Lyric Video)

Enjoy the lyric video for “Gone for Good,” the first track from the forthcoming Reel To Real documentary soundtrack. Thanks to Brian Walsh for the assist.

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