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Create UM Video Update

The winning ideas for our crowd sourced video contest are in! Now it’s time for you filmmakers out there to submit a pitch. Pitch phase ends July 18th. No Diablo: Through the eyes of a child and the advice (lyrics) that parents/adults are giving. Lyrics will guide situational video and match accents in song. Puppet String: A world displayed in which infinitely inward or outward we are all controlled to some extent by someone(thing) else. …

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Vote for HOF 2013

Imagine a show created from the greatest hits of 2013, with all your memorable moments seamlessly edited together. The Hall of Fame series is just that and it is back with a vengeance. We are once again asking you to weigh in on your favorite versions of your favorite songs of 2013. Think back to the best piece of improv that you remember. Make your voice heard, cast your ballots, and help us help you. …

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reCut the Cable

Today, we are pleased to launch the second official Similar Skin remix contest. Show off your creative chops, and take a crack at remixing “Cut the Cable.” You could win $1,000, a UM prize pack, and be included on an official UM release. We are providing isolated stems of the entire track so the possibilities are endless. Check out full details and enter the contest here. Not a DJ but still want to play? We …

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Live Webcasts from Colorado

Umphrey’s McGee and TourGigs cordially invite you to celebrate the 238th birthday of America with us as we rage Colorado. July 4th will be streamed live from the Boulder Theater and July 5th will be streamed from Red Rocks, arguably the most scenic venue in the US of A. As always, these streams will be presented in multi-cam HD paired with crisp soundboard audio. We will be pulling out all the stops as we incorporate …

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“Hourglass” Video Released

Brand new studio video of “Hourglass” for you sensory enjoyment.

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Brooklyn Bowl London Webcasts

We are pleased to bring you the first over-seas installment of UM Couch Tour. Join us for three nights (read: afternoons, as Umphrey’s will be starting around 3:45 pm ET) of live webcasts broadcast from the new Brooklyn Bowl London on June 19th, 20th, and 21st. Can’t talk your boss into letting you watch them at your desk? Fear not, as each show will be rebroadcast that night at 8:00 pm ET giving you a …

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Five Nights In Atlanta for NYE; VIP and Ticketing Information

It is Christmas in June as we are beyond thrilled to announce the biggest and baddest Umphrey’s McGee New Years run in history! We will conclude 2014 and party on into 2015 with a raging five-night residency at the one-and-only The Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia from December 30th thru January 3rd. Our umVIP packages are especially crafted for this marathon celebration with an assortment of stellar amenities to offer. Kick ass seating with private cocktail …

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Create an Animated Gif Contest

We are back with another first-of-its-kind contest. We have partnered with our friends over at Creative Allies to unleash a design-a-gif campaign and we need your help. Create a gif inspired by UM, win $500.00, and go down in UM lore! Check out full details as well as media assets on our Creative Allies page. Everything is fair game — but Similar Skin gifs make us happy. And as usual, bonus points for making us …

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Similar Skin Available Now

Similar Skin is Here! Similar Skin has arrived. Pick it up today in our store and take advantage of the final day of pre-order perks such as access to the Similar Skin Bonus Site (where much of the content is yet to come) and $15.00 Nothing Too Fancy Music tees. Oh, a little start up by the name of iTunes also has it available for download here. You can also pick up Similar Skin at independent retailers around …

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Similar Skin Release Parties Announced

Similar Skin release parties are popping up around the country on June 9th and 10th! Each event has its own flavor- a kickball game in Austin, local music in Charleston and Asheville, $2 drafts in Chicago? Yes please, all around. What you can count on in each city below is a chance to hear the album in its entirety, pick up the CD, and raise a glass with like-minded Umphreaks as we celebrate the arrival of Similar Skin. …

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Godsticks and Syd Arthur Added to Brooklyn Bowl London, Along with All Night Wrong Set

Following our first main-stage Bonnaroo performance, Umphrey’s McGee is thrilled to head over the pond to London for three shows at the Brooklyn Bowl. We will welcome some new friends from the UK, with special guests Godsticks on Thursday June 19, and Syd Arthur Friday June 20 and Saturday June 21. In addition, we will give the UK a taste of our cover material repertoire Friday June 20. The second set will be an All …

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Billboard Streaming Exclusive Similar Skin Premier

Bassist Ryan Stasik tells Billboard that the direction for Umphrey’s eighth studio release “Similar Skin” —  first since 2011’s “Death By Stereo” — “kind of happened organically, really. We got together in the studio in Michigan and wrote some new songs together, and everything people were bringing to the table had the same vibe. We were all in the same headspace of rock ‘n’ roll. It was a little progressive, a little heavy, a little …

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