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Concerts: Umphrey?s Mcgee Announces Complete Summer Tour Schedule

Posted on Sunday, May 23 @ 20:00:00 UTC by nightowl

Look For The Band At Festival Stops Including Bonnaroo, Summerfest, All Good And Others

Plus, Big Plays At Colorado?s Red Rocks Amphitheatre On July 3 With Galactic And The Wailers, At LC Outdoor Amphitheatre In Columbus Opening For Widespread Panic, And More

On the heels of big plays in Amsterdam and Australia, and still buzzing from the ground-breaking first annual UMBowl in Chicago, pop prog rockers Umphrey's McGee unveil their complete summer 2010 tour schedule.

The band?s summer plans include stops at festivals throughout the country: Bonnaroo, Summer Camp, Wakarusa, Summerfest, and All Good, among others. Additional tour highlights include a highly anticipated Colorado visit - for a July 3 ?Red Rocks & Blue? show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Galactic (w/ Cyril Neville) and The Wailers and an intimate play on the 4th of July at the Gothic Theatre, and an opening stint for Widespread Panic on July 13 at LC Outdoor Amphitheater in Columbus, OH. Umphrey?s McGee?s complete summer tour schedule is included below.

The always forward-thinking Umphrey?s McGee recently carved out new terrain in musical interactivity with fans, when they hosted the first annual ?UMBowl? - an unprecedented 4-quarter evening-long concert at Lincoln Hall in the group?s hometown of Chicago. For the April 24th event, fans determined the show?s entire set list via real time text messaging and pre-show balloting. Complete with (quite funny) ESPN style videos in between quarters, UMBowl football jersey-styled t-shirts, and ?overtime?, the venue roared with the energy of an NFL Playoff game. Each quarter offered a unique approach to fan interaction ? such as an acoustic ?1st quarter? with songs determined by pre-show balloting, and a wholly improvised 2nd quarter performance driven by real time texting from the fans to the soundboard, where it was reviewed and delivered to the band (and the crowd) by ?offensive coordinator/sound caresser? Kevin Browning. A Blogritics.org review hailed UMBowl as ??challenging, fan-centric and courageous.?

Umphrey?s McGee also recently released their song "1348" on the Rock Band Network. This marks the first time Umphrey?s McGee?s music has been part of any video game, and the progressive-rock influenced music proves to be a great fit. For ?1348? Umphrey?s McGee worked with former Harmonix Music Systems employee and current Rock Band Network freelancer Andrew Buch. In addition to ?1348?, Buch is helping to prepare several Umphrey?s McGee songs for the program that will be made available soon.

Umphrey?s McGee?s complete list of summer tour dates is as follows:

Friday, May 28 - Sunday, May 30 -- Summercamp, Chillicothe IL
Wednesday, June 2 -- House of Blues, New Orleans, LA w/ Brock Butler
Thursday, June 3 -- House of Blues, Dallas, TX w/ Brock Butler
Friday, June 4 - Saturday, June 5 -- Wakarusa Festival, Ozark, AR
Thursday, June 10 - Sunday, June 13 -- Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN
Wednesday, June 30 -- Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
Friday, July 2 -- Nateva Music & Arts Festival - Oxford Fairgrounds, Oxford, ME
Saturday, July 3 -- Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO w/ Galactic and The Wailers
Sunday, July 4 -- Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO
Wednesday, July 7 -- Centennial Terrace, Sylvania, OH Co-headlining w/ moe.
Thursday, July 8 -- Party in the Park, Rochester, NY w/ Cornmeal
Friday, July 9 -- All Good Music Festival, Masontown, WV
Saturday, July 10 -- Forecastle Festival, Louisville, KY
Sunday, July 11 -- Jamboozle, Big Flats, NY
Tuesday, July 13 -- LC Outdoor Amphitheater, Columbus, OH Opening for Widespread Panic
Thursday, July 15 -- Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY w/ Tea Leaf Green
Friday, July 16 -- Frederick Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI
Saturday, July 17 -- White River Lawn, Indianapolis, IN w/ Rusted Root
Thursday, July 29 -- South Shore Music Circus, Cohasset, MA w/ Rebelution
Friday, July 30 -- Cape Cod Melody Tent, Hyannis, MA w/ Rebelution
Saturday, July 31 -- Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport, CT
Sunday, August 1 -- Hampton Beach Casino Room, Hampton Beach, NH w/ Rebelution
Wednesday, August 4 -- Saranac Brewery, Utica, NY w/ Rebelution
Thursday, August 5 -- Theatre at Westbury, Westbury, NY w/ Rebelution
Friday, August 6 -- Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA
Saturday, August 7 -- Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
Wednesday, August 11 -- The Norva, Norfolk, VA
Thursday, August 12 -- House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC w/ Rebelution
Friday, August 13 -- Raleigh Amphiteater, Raleigh, NC w/ Rebelution
Saturday, August 14 -- Masquerade Music Park, Atlanta, GA w/ Rebelution
Thursday, November 11 - Friday, November 12 -- Bear Creek Music & Art Fest, Live Oak, FL
Thursday January 20 - Sunday, 24 2011 -- Mayan Holidaze, Mayan Riviera, Mexico w/ The Disco Biscuits and STS9

[Source: Madison House PUblicity]

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