Umphrey's McGee Announces Picking Up The Tab


Umphrey's McGee is well known for pulling out all of the stops for their New Year's Eve concerts. You can always count on a horn section, a healthy serving of first-time played covers and the return of long-shelved songs from the band's massive repertoire. The band’s new official video matches the level of extra effort the sextet puts into their end of the year shows as TourGigs has officially announced "Picking Up The Tab." DVD's, Blu-Ray's, and digital downloads are available for pre-sale now. Read below for the full show notes from TourGigs and a first-look at one of the band's best new tunes, "Hourglass," complete with Mad Dog's Filthy Little Secret horn section.

Umphrey's McGee: "Hourglass" Live from The Tabernacle 12.31.2012 from TourGigs on Vimeo.

Show Notes

All digital download pre-order customers get a free HD download of Umphrey's McGee performing at the Boulder Theater on September 15, 2012! You will get a code to download that show within an hour of your order.

TourGigs is proud to present Picking Up The Tab, the very best cuts from four nights and four massive shows performed by sonic giants Umphrey's McGee.

Eager Umphreaks packed the historic Tabernacle venue in Atlanta, Georgia as the band showcased their unique mastery of diverse sounds and styles. Arena-grade power rock? Check. Brendan's powerful vocals shine on performances of "Loose Ends" and the beloved classic "Hajimemashite." Sultry smooth jams? Check. Ryan Stasik's bass always brings the heat, and a highlight performance of "Comma Later" comes to life with the lush horn section that is Mad Dog's Filthy Little Secret. Joel rocked every angle on the keys, from the soulful strut of his synth on "White Pickle" to the haunting intro that opens the band's performance of “Mantis.”

Speaking of covers, powerhouse drummer Kris Myers set the Tabernacle on fire with his no-holds-barred vocal assault on a fresh cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Wish." As always, Andy brought his elite percussion expertise into the fray. And Jake? Between his expressive acoustic work on "Water" and and his inspired shredding on "Higgins," Jake proved yet again that his technical mastery of all things guitar is peerless. Add in a visually stunning light show courtesy of Jefferson Waful and this five-and-a-half-plus-hour film is nothing short of transcendant. Captured in crystal clear High Definition and presented with immersive 5.1 surround sound, you'll feel like you're there.

It's going to be a wild ride, so hold on tight. Rage. Rest. Repeat.

Additional notes from regarding shipping and availability,

Pre-order begins today and orders will begin shipping on May 31st. You can purchase the DVD or Blu-ray via UM’s online store, or you can purchase as DVD, Blu-ray, and digital download through TourGigs. All pre-orders placed in our online store will instantly receive a free MP3 code for an audio download of the show of your choosing. Buy the bundle in UM’s online store and you’ll automatically be entered in our NYE 2013 sweepstakes. Ten winners chosen at random will receive autographed copies of PUTT, and one grand prize winner will receive two tickets to the entire 2013 NYE run (location TBD). Pre-order any digital-download at TourGigs and you’ll receive a free HD download of the Boulder Theater show from 09.15.12. Finally, for those of you joining us at Summer Camp Music Festival, we will have a limited number of copies available on site if you want to pick one up in advance of the official street date. Everybody wins. No matter where you get them, just make sure to get them. These blowout shows received rave reviews and these videos are the best UM has released to date. Rage. Rest. Repeat.

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