Umphreys McGee Fall 2009 Tour

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Umphrey's McGee - Photo by Kevin Browning

Umphrey’s McGee is gearing up for a busy fall season that will take them to all parts of the U.S, including some final festival stops of 2009 – Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival, moe.Down, and Telluride Blues and Brews – and a special Halloween play in Yosemite, California.

The band’s complete list of confirmed appearances is as follows:

August 27-28 Canopy Club Urbana IL
September 2 Whiskey Roadhouse Council Bluffs IA
September 4 Mishawaka Amphitheatre Bellevue CO
September 5 Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival Aspen CO
September 6 moe. Down Turin NY
September 9 Varsity Theatre Baton Rouge LA
September 10 House of Blues Houston TX
September 11 La Zona Rosa Austin TX
September 12 House of Blues Dallas TX
September 15 Rialto Theatre Tucson AZ
September 16 House of Blues Las Vegas NV
September 17 The Depot Salt Lake City UT with Keller Williams
September 18 Mesa Theatre & Club Grand Junction CO
September 19 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival Telluride CO
October 1 IU Auditorium Bloomington IN
October 2 Michigan Theatre Ann Arbor MI
October 3 Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee WI
October 7 City Opera House Traverse City MI
October 8 House of Blues Cleveland OH
October 9 Orbit Room Grand Rapids MI
October 21 Knitting Factory Spokane WA
October 22 Showbox Seattle WA
October 23 McDonald Theatre Eugene OR
October 24 Crystal Ballroom Portland OR
October 25 Eureka Theatre Eureka CA
October 27 Crystal Bay Club Crystal Bay NV
October 28 McNears Mystic Theatre Petaluma CA
October 29 House of Blues West Hollywood CA
October 30-31 Las Tortugas – Dance of the Dead IV Groveland (Yosemite) CA
December 10-14 Carribean Holidaze Runaway Bay JA
December 29-31 TBA Chicago IL

In June, the band released their new DVD, Umphrey’s McGee – Live. Recorded during their 2007 performance for PBS’s Soundstage, Umphrey’s McGee – Live is offers an incredible 13-song set on DVD, including six favorites not shown during the PBS broadcast, which premiered last February.

Legendary on the live music circuit, Chicago-based Umphrey’s McGee has perfected the art of progressive improvisation. With swirling guitar textures, multi-faceted arrangements and their signature blend of power and finesse, the sextet brings jamming to a new level. During the summer of 2007, Umphrey’s McGee came home to Chicago to record a special live performance for the award-winning PBS music series Soundstage at WTTW’s Grainger Studio. UMPHREY’S McGEE – LIVE features over two hours of dazzling music presented in High-Definition and mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound, plus two bonus tracks (including “Made to Measure” off their most recent studio album Mantis). A visual showcase of the band’s spontaneity and innovative prowess, UMPHREY’S McGEE – LIVE, is a must-own for all music enthusiasts and progressive rock fans, and is available now in stores and online.