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Umphrey's McGee Will Return To Colorado For New Year's Run July 03, 2017 17:19

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Photo by Craig Baird: Home Team Photography
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Progressive jam rock band Umphrey's McGee has just completed its first ever three-night run at Red Rocks, and the band has already dropped more exciting news for the UM faithful. Just a few hours ago, keyboard wizard Joel Cummins casually tweeted out a thank you to those who came out to Red Rocks, and noted that the band would be back for a three-night New Year's run.  While no specific details on these shows has been announced, this will be the band's first time ringing in the new year in Colorado since 2015. Stay tuned for further details!
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Watch Umphrey's McGee perform "No Diablo" at The Fillmore in Denver on 12.31.13 here:
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Umphrey's McGee Is Returning To Chicago For New Year's Eve September 05, 2016 13:00

Photos by Keith Griner: Phierce Photography

Progressive rock band Umphrey's McGee made a major announcement over the weekend; one which many of the band's oldest fans can rejoice about.  While specifics have not yet been announced, Umphrey's will return to their home city of Chicago for the 2016 NYE run.  The band's first-ever New Year's Eve show was on December 31st, 2000 at The Cubby Bear, and they proceeded to play the city every year through 2010.  They then hit St. Louis and have rotated between Denver and Atlanta for the past four years. The band made the announcement via Twitter on Saturday, and keyboardist Joel Cummins confirmed the news on stage at North Coast Music Festival this weekend.

On second thought. Chicago seems like a better option. Bringing it home for NYE.
— Umphrey's McGee (@umphreysmcgee) September 5, 2016
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Past Umphrey’s McGee New Year’s Eve Shows

  • 2015 – Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
  • 2014 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
  • 2013 – Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
  • 2012 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
  • 2011 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
  • 2010 – The Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
  • 2009 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
  • 2008 – The Auditorium Theatre – Chicago, IL
  • 2005 – 2007 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
  • 2004 – The Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
  • 2001 – 2003 – The Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
  • 2000 – The Cubby Bear – Chicago, IL

Watch Umphrey's McGee perform "Amazing Grace" > "Glory" with the Chicago Mass Choir on 12.31.08:


Flashback: Umphrey's McGee Jams with Huey Lewis on Jimmy Kimmel Live (2006) April 15, 2016 10:25

Friday is a day meant for excitement, celebration, and anticipation for the two days ahead of you.  We are here to do everything in our power to help you finish the week on a strong note and head full speed into the weekend.  On that note, we have decided to take a look back one of our favorite moments in Umphrey's McGee history.

While supporting the release of the band's fourth studio album, Safety in Numbers, Umphrey's made it's late night television debut on the ABC network's Jimmy Kimmel Live! for a performance of "Women, Wine, and Song" and "Nemo", both of which were featured on the new album.  Umphrey's called on their friend Huey Lewis for the special occasion, who had recently joined them in the recording studio.  Video footage from the live performance from ABC studios can be found below.  Umphrey's manager Vince Iwinski can be seen jamming on the front row at the 1:50 mark.

Safety In Numbers is Umphrey's McGee's fourth studio album, released on April 4, 2006. Huey Lewis and Joshua Redman both make appearances. Lewis makes appearances on both "Women, Wine, and Song" and "End of the Road", while Redman appears on "Intentions Clear". The album contains many slower, acoustic songs and a simpler, stripped down approach with little jamming or progressive rock elements. The artwork for the album was done by Storm Thorgerson.

Watch Umphrey's McGee perform "Women, Wine, and Song" w/ Huey Lewis here:

Watch's Umphrey's McGee perform "Nemo" during soundcheck at Jimmy Kimmel Live here: