Saturday, January 17, 2009

Umphrey's McGee Tour Dates; Mantis Debuts on Tuesday


Umphrey's McGee is kicking off a massive tour in Colorado. The Joker and gang will be heading to at least one show so we'll have some locals give you the low down on how the new tunes sound live.

Umphrey's McGee is releasing a new CD on Tuesday called Mantis. According to the band...
Over 2 years in the making, Mantis pushes the envelope in composition, arrangement and group interplay. In an Umphrey's McGee first, the album offers 100% new material - a drastic change of pace for a band whose typical modus operandi is to work out the material live on-stage before recording studio versions.
Interesting, eh? Usually bans like UM work on out the kinks in the new songs during live gigs or at soundchecks. These guys are tweaking their creative process a bit.

Anyway, for all your UM freaks, they will be hitting the road in support of Mantis. Too bad there were no west coast dates.
Umphrey's McGee's Tour Dates
January 22 Aggie Theatre - Fort Collins, CO
January 23 Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO
January 24 Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO
January 30 First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
January 31 First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
February 01 First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
February 12 Barrymore Theatre - Madison, WI
February 13 Barrymore Theatre - Madison, WI
February 14 Barrymore Theatre - Madison, WI
February 15 Barrymore Theatre - Madison, WI
February 19 Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA
February 20 Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA
February 21 The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
February 22 Neighborhood Theatre - Charlotte, NC
March 04 Workplay Soundstage - Birmingham, AL
March 05 Workplay Soundstage - Birmingham, AL
March 07 Langerado Music Festival - Miami Beach, FL
March 12 Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI
March 13 Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN
March 14 Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN
March 25 Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
March 26 Liberty Hall - Lawrence, KS
March 27The Pageant St. - Louis, MO
March 28 Minglewood Hall - Memphis, TN
April 01 Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY
April 02 The Grand Opera House - Wilmington, DE
April 03 Penn's Peak - Jim Thorpe, PA
April 04 Ram's Head Live! - Baltimore, MD
April 05 Toad's Place - New Haven, CT
April 07 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel - Providence, RI
April 08 Calvin Theatre - Northampton, MA
April 09 House of Blues - Boston, MA
April 10 Nokia Theatre Times Square - New York, NY
April 11 Nokia Theatre Times Square - New York, NY
April 16 Taft Theatre - Cincinnati, OH
April 30 House of Blues - New Orleans, LA
May 01 House of Blues - New Orleans, LA
Mantis will be available at... www.umphreys.com/mantis.

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