UMPHREY'S McGEE - LIVE DUE THIS JUNE
LOOK FOR THE BAND ON TOUR, INCLUDING FESTIVAL STOPS
A SHORT RUN CO-BILL WITH MATISYAHU, AND TWO NIGHTS WITH DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
Umphrey's McGee is gearing up for a busy summer. On June 2 the band releases their new DVD, Umphrey's McGee - Live. Recorded during their 2007 performance for PBS's Soundstage, Umphrey's McGee - Live is an incredible 13-song set on DVD, including six favorites not shown during the PBS broadcast, which premiered this past February. Also this summer, Umphrey's McGee celebrates the European release of their highly acclaimed new studio album, Mantis. Look for the band on tour this summer, including a just-announced ROTHBURY appearance, a run of co-bill dates with Matisyahu, two nights with Dave Matthews Band, and even some stops at Chicago's baseball fields (it wouldn't be summer for Umphrey's McGee without baseball!).
Legendary on the live music circuit, Chicago-based Umphrey's McGee has perfected the art of progressive improvisation. With swirling guitar textures, multi-faceted arrangements and their signature blend of power and finesse, the sextet brings jamming to a new level. During the summer of 2007, Umphrey's McGee came home to Chicago to record a special live performance for the award-winning PBS music series Soundstage at WTTW's Grainger Studio. UMPHREY'S McGEE - LIVE features over two hours of dazzling music presented in High-Definition and mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound, plus two bonus tracks (including Made to Measure" off their most recent studio album Mantis). A visual showcase of the band's spontaneity and innovative prowess, UMPHREY'S McGEE - LIVE, is a must-own for all music enthusiasts and progressive rock fans, and is available in stores and online for $19.99 SRP.
Of personal note for the Chicago natives are their confirmed appearances at Chicago's baseball fields. The band will sing the National Anthem and God Bless America" at Wrigley Field on Sunday, May 31, when the Cubs host playoff rivals the Los Angeles Dodgers. Then, on June 8, the band heads to the South Side for their fifth performance at US Cellular Field for the Chicago White Sox versus the Detroit Tigers. On this official Umphrey's McGee Fan Appreciation Night," the band will deliver a three-song acoustic set from home plate, followed by the singing of the National Anthem. Need more baseball? Catch Umphrey's McGee's music in a new movie about the Chicago Cubs. Titled We Believe," the movie will be out in late spring and will premiere at the Chicago Theater on June 12.
Umphrey's McGee tour dates available here.