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What the Night Brings – Jeff Austin Event (feat. Brendan): Venue Change

What the Night Brings – Jeff Austin Event (feat. Brendan): Venue Change

This show has sold out. Thanks to all of you for your overwhelming response and support. ### August 2, 2019 Everyone is so honored and touched by the overwhelming support for this event, tickets sold out in minutes. Thankfully we are able to move this show to 1stBank Center, so we can accommodate more people to celebrate our friend Jeff Austin. All tickets will be honored. For those unhappy with this move, refunds will be …

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Complacently Replacing A Memory

Complacently Replacing A Memory

“All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.” ― Frank Zappa In December of 2012, then UM podcaster Jon McLennand recorded a phone conversation with Brendan discussing the origin story of “In The Kitchen.” The idea was to chart a road map of the song’s travels, starting with its earliest improvised moments in late 2002 and exploring its ever-evolving routes. But the project never saw the light of day …

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New Fall 2019 Dates Announced

New Fall 2019 Dates Announced

Umphrey’s McGee is pleased to announce a fresh batch of fall tour dates for 2019. Join us as we break in the brand spanking new Piedmont Hall in Greensboro, North Carolina on September 19th, followed by our long-awaited return to Charlottesville’s outdoor picnic and concert venue, Sprint Pavilion, with special guests Big Something. We will also return to The Georgia Theatre in Athens, Georgia for three intimate performances on October 17th, 18th, and 19th. umVIP …

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Anchor Drops Redux: Track-by-Track Video Series

Anchor Drops Redux: Track-by-Track Video Series

(If you aren’t caught up on the series, you can start with Episode 1 – “Plunger” and watch the entire album straight through here. And if you would like to purchase the release, please visit Anchor Drops Redux.) Episode 13 – “The Pequod” “This was one of the first things that a lot of people heard Umphrey’s McGee do, and it’s something that I think we’re all still very proud of to this day.” And …

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Brendan on Jeff Austin

Brendan on Jeff Austin

I’m not sure that I can say anything about Jeff that he hasn’t already said himself. He was a talker. And a really funny one at that. If you ever saw him perform, then you already got to know him. There was no act, what you saw and heard was honest and real… and raw. Basically, he was just like a giant tidal wave… a genuine force of nature that you simply could not ignore. …

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Halloween and Philadelphia 2019

Halloween and Philadelphia 2019

Umphrey’s McGee is pleased to announce Halloween Weekend 2019! We return to The Anthem in Washington D.C. for a hell-raising night of Halloween revelry on October 31st followed by two knockouts at The Fillmore in Philadelphia on November 1st and 2nd. We are leaving the mash-ups behind this year and have a festive surprise in store for the 31st. Special guests Star Kitchen – the exciting new project comprised of bassist Marc Brownstein (The Disco …

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Red Rocks 2019 Couch Tour

Red Rocks 2019 Couch Tour

Update: We are unable to include tonight’s Led Zeppelin set on the live video stream. UM’s documentary Reel To Real will air in its place during Set Two. Sets One and Three will air as planned, with the first note at 6:00 pm MT sharp. Let’s rock. ### June 21, 2019 Join us this weekend for three very special nights of Umphrey’s McGee from the Garden of the Angels – Red Rocks! And you can …

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Art That Feeds Food Drive – Red Rocks

Art That Feeds Food Drive – Red Rocks

THE EVENT: Umphrey’s McGee x Conscious Alliance ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drive Artist: Peregon Creative WHEN: June 21-23, 2019 Food Drive opens 30 minutes before Doors WHERE: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado SCORE A POSTER: Attendees who donate 20 non-perishable food items (or suggested monetary donation) to the ‘Art that Feeds’ Food Drive will receive a limited-edition poster by Peregon Creative—while supplies last. DROP YOUR DONATION: Donation bins will be located in the Trading Post …

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Breaking: Jamband Sells Weed In Colorado

Breaking: Jamband Sells Weed In Colorado

In an unforeseen turn of events, rock stalwarts Umphrey’s McGee apparently dabble with the devil’s lettuce. Their partnership with cannabis virtuosos MedPharm Holdings sends a clear message to the burgeoning industry that they are no longer reliant on Uncle Danny for their grass, they are here to play. It’s a move few saw coming. Some did see it coming — and forgot. But now both industry vets and “Am I supposed to feel anything yet?” …

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Röckjavik: Update (Sold Out)

Röckjavik: Update (Sold Out)

Tickets for Röckjavik are officially sold out. The level of demand exceeded our greatest expectations, and we are elated at how many of you are so keen to join us in Iceland. We are sorry for anyone who had issues with getting tickets. We work our tails off to provide the best user experience possible across all facets of UM and understand the frustration. The demand was so great it did create a less than …

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Röckjavik: Support Announce

Röckjavik: Support Announce

We are proud to announce our support and friends who will be joining us in Iceland!   Star Kitchen is the Philadelphia super-group led by Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits) also features world class musicians Marlon Lewis (Lauryn Hill, John Legend), Rob Marscher (Matisyahu, Addison Groove Project), and Danny Mayer (Eric Krasno Band, Danny Mayer Trio). Expanding on the music of Stevie Wonder, Wu-Tang, Hendrix, Kool and the Gang, and many others, their shows offer …

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A New Chapter for Jefferson Waful: Update

A New Chapter for Jefferson Waful: Update

The original timetable for Jefferson Waful’s departure from the road was slated at year’s end, but life has a tendency to unfold while you’re busy making other plans. With eternal gratitude for the 11 year’s of incredible illumination, Jefferson’s tenure as Lighting Director has officially come to a close. Former UM Lighting Crew Chief Elliott Little is filling in as we continue to explore options for UM Lights 3.0. We wish Jefferson the best on …

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