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I Don’t Know What I Want

When I wake up will it be over and ok? LISTEN Written: Brendan Bayliss Performed: Brendan Bayliss, Jake Cinninger, Joel Cummins, Andy Farag, Kris Myers, Ryan Stasik Produced: Greg Magers, Umphrey’s McGee Engineered: Greg Magers, Shane Hendrickson, Kevin Browning, Graham Burris, Jim Leep, Jordon Silva Mixed: Ryan Hewitt Mastered: Dan Shike Primary tracking: Boondock Studio – Niles Michigan Overdub tracking: Studio 3024 – Chicago, Illinois Big Room Studio – Chicago, Illinois Roctopus’s Garden – Nashville, …

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Rockjavik 2022 Update

Rockjavik attendees: Thank you for your patience as we have tried to navigate our way through this (hopefully) last wave of Covid. Rest assured we are in constant contact with our Icelandic partners and we are hopeful that our shows scheduled for March 25-26-27, 2022 will happen as planned. – Iceland is being proactive and controlling case numbers by keeping their current event capacity restrictions through February 2. At that point, we will receive the …

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Peak Summer 2022 in Colorado Announced

Who is looking forward to June? [Wildly jumps up and down] Summer in Colorado is calling our name, with a fresh game plan to make the most of our annual rocky mountain adventure in 2022. Umphrey’s McGee is excited to announce “Peak Summer,” a return to the beloved Red Rocks Amphitheatre sandwiched between evenings at the Dillon Amphitheater in Dillion and the Gerald Ford Amphitheater in Vail. The weekend kicks off Thursday, June 16th in …

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Joel On Keys (January 15)

Join us and Lively for a special PAY WHAT YOU WISH livestream keyboard concert from on Friday, January 15! It’s going to be an intimate evening of Joel playing his acoustic piano, Moog one, Prophet 6, and CP Reface keyboards for a wide range of sounds. Can’t make it at that time or want to watch again? All purchases of the livestream will include access to a seven-day replay. Join us for Couch Tour and …

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Jake with a New Year Stream

Kick-off 2022 with a Jake stream through Lively. Can’t make it at that time or want to watch again? All purchases of the livestream will include access to a seven-day replay. Join us for Couch Tour and start the new year. Jake Cinninger January 4, 2022 8:00 pm ET FacebookTwitterTumblr

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Show Cancellations

It is with perpetual frustration and utter disappointment that we announce the cancellation of our upcoming Miami and New York City shows. There is nothing we would rather be doing to ring in the new year than playing for you. But reality continues to bite. Rapidly spiking case counts across the country are making large indoor gatherings riskier, even more so as people gather for the holidays and increase travel. The complexities of this virus, …

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Wine Not: Holiday Edition 2021

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s time to nestle up on the couch and pop a cork for a good old-fashioned Wine Not. Join Brendan Bayliss on Friday, December 17th live from his home, adorned in his PJs, for an evening of merry revelry. As is our annual tradition, we will be raising money for The People’s Music School. The Chicago-based school provides top-notch music education and instruments to kids from all walks …

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Hall of Fame 2020 Release

As 2020 was a year unlike any other, so is the Hall of Fame: Class of 2020. The votes have been counted, hanging chads were reviewed, and we have a winner. Despite only 28 live shows in 2020, there was no shortage of fan – and band – favorites to choose from. This year’s release includes two tracks featuring our pal Billy Strings on guitar as well as the debut appearance of your honking car …

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Holiday Merch Guide

The holiday season kicks off today in the UM merch shop! Check out the UM Gift Guide for ideas, and have some fun while crossing gifts off your list. Holiday freebies are back with a bang, as we are throwing a bonus 3D acrylic magnet in every order over $25.00. The magnets feature “action shots” of the band, and it’s a mystery which band member you will get until you open your mail package. Fans …

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Choose the South Bend Encore

From the desk of Joel Cummins: What’s up, everyone? Hope you’re all well. We’re beyond excited to be making our return to the fantastic Morris Center for Performing Arts in South Bend this Sunday. Coming back to home to where we started it all means a lot to us and to many of you; we can’t believe it’s been 10 years. So we came up with a cool idea to make the show a little …

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