Umphrey’s McGee, a veteran jam band, has revealed that they will commemorate their 25th anniversary with a massive tour across the United States starting in early 2023. The 25-city tour will begin on January 12 in Washington, District of Columbia. It will continue through March, making stops in major cities such as Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Detroit, Sacramento, Las Vegas, and Seattle. Special guests Doom Flamingo and NEIGHBOR will be accompanying the tour on select dates this time around. The band just finished completing a massive summer tour, during which they were joined by The Disco Biscuits, Fool’s Paradise, lespecial, and Andy Frasco & The UN as opening acts.
The band, Umphrey’s McGee, will continue to promote their fourteenth studio album, “Asking For A Friend,” released on July 1, 2022, under their Nothing Too Fancy Music label. The new album is the follow-up to 2021’s ‘You Walked Up Shaking In Your Boots But You Stood Tall And Left A Raging Bull,’ which contains a playlist of introduction tracks that had been consistently played at their live shows. The new album is titled ‘You Walked Up Shaking In Your Boots But You Stood Tall And Left A Raging Bull’. During the year 2018, the band kicked off their It’s Not Us Tour, and they were joined on the road by Southern Avenue, Zach Deputy, Aqueous, Spafford, and The Nth Power. The following year, Big Something, The Marcus King Band, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Moser Woods, Michal Menert, and The Pretty Fantastics joined them on their Wax On, Wax Off Tour.
Umphrey’s McGee: Performing with ‘Stewarts’ Added to the Setlist
It is common practice for Umphrey’s McGee to have improvised jam sessions during their live performances; the band refers to these as Stewarts. This peculiar moniker stems from a night when the band performed at a wedding, and later, they went to the hotel basement and played in a room called the Jimmy Stewart Room. The band members had had some alcohol and were feeling very well, which led to the spontaneous recording of a jam session in that room at some point in the future. The band liked the musical sound it created as well as the sensation of the improvisation. Hence, it appropriated the moniker and started inserting Stewarts between song sets and verses into its live shows. Some of these sessions have even been released as albums in their own right.
Who makes up Umphrey’s McGee, and what instruments do they play?
The members of Umphrey’s McGee are as follows: Jake Cinninger on guitar and vocals; Kris Myers on drums and vocals; Ryan Stasik on bass guitar; Andy Frag on percussion; Brendan Bayliss on guitar and vocals; Joel Cummins on keyboards and vocals; Ryan Stasik on bass guitar; and Andy Frag on percussion. In the year 2000, Jake Cinniger became a part of the band, and to this day, Mike Mirro, one of the band’s founding members, is still performing with them. Although the band came dangerously close to disbanding in 2002, it can still offer its followers exciting and entertaining content.
How long does a typical concert by Umphrey’s McGee last?
Most Umphrey’s McGee concerts last between two and three hours, but the length of the show might vary based on the opening acts, the encore, and other factors.
What is the price range for tickets to see Umphrey’s McGee?
On the secondary market, the price of Umphrey’s McGee tickets can fluctuate depending on several factors. Tickets to see Umphrey’s McGee are typically available for as little as $26.00, with the price naturally falling between $59.00 and $69.00.
Where Can I Buy Tickets?
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In the beginning, Umphrey’s McGee was comprised of two separate bands. Umphrey’s McGee was initially formed in 1997 when the local Notre Dame rock bands Tashi Station and Stomper Bob collaborated to form the band. When they first started, they mainly played cover songs by other bands like Phish, The Grateful Dead, and Guns N’ Roses’ Patience. The band was able to cultivate a devoted fan following despite beginning its career by playing in fraternity homes at the University of Notre Dame and at pubs and other venues in the area surrounding the college. It has four albums that have debuted in the top 200 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart. Although Umphrey’s McGee is most recognized for its work in the rock genre, the band has also tested various other musical styles, including folk, bluegrass, electronic, reggae, jazz, funk, and metal, among others.