Umphrey's McGee's relentlessly inventive music has garnered them attention as one of today's hottest young acts. Their virtuoso playing and edgy songcraft recently compelled Rolling Stone to choose Umphrey's "a band to watch" in their annual Hot Issue. The band's second DVD release, Wrapped Around Chicago; New Year's at the Riv, was recorded in their hometown on December 30 and 31, 2004 at the Riviera Theatre. The two disc set, which hits streets on October 18, 2005, offers almost four hours of performance and b-roll footage that captures just what the buzz is all about. Expect jaw-dropping performances and a front row view of the band's unique musical rapport during live shows, plus plenty of irreverent humor, wackiness, and serious nonsense...after all, this is Umphrey's McGee.

The past 18 months have been a quick rise for Chicago's Umphrey's McGee. Relix magazine put them on the cover of their December 2004 issue and the prestigious Chicago Music Awards awarded Umphrey's McGee the coveted "Best Rock Entertainer of the Year". The Jammy's also bestowed Umphrey's McGee with three nominations in 2005 - the most nominations for any one band. Umphrey's walked with Song of the Year for "In the Kitchen" from their critically acclaimed 2004 release Anchor Drops.

This fall Umphrey's McGee will bring their hard-hitting live show to theatres from coast to coast, including a stop in Las Vegas at the inaugural Vegoose Festival. The complete list of Umphrey's McGee tour dates is as follows:

Umphrey's McGee Tourdates:

8.20.05 River Roots live Festival | Davenport IA
8.21.05 Music in the Zoo | Apple Valley MN
8.23.05 Mr. Small's Theatre | Pittsburgh PA
8.24.05 The Stone Pony | Asbury park, NJ
8.25.05 Recher Theater | Towson Maryland
8.26.05 Recher Theater | Towson Maryland
8.27.05 Camp Bisco 4 | Van Etten NY
8.28.05 F.U.N.K. Festival | Bean Blossom IN
9.02.05 Mishawaka Brewing Co | Mishawaka IN
9.03.05 Skyline Stage | Chicago IL
9.04.05 Skyline Stage | Chicago IL
9.07.05 Majestic Theatre | Detroit MI
9.08.05 House of Blues | Cleveland OH
9.09.05 Water Street Music Hall | Rochester NY
9.10.05 Saranac Fall Fest | Utica NY
9.11.05 Higher Ground | Burlington VT
9.13.05 Pearl Street | Northampton MA
9.14.05 Avalon Ballroom | Boston MA
9.15.05 Webster Theatre | Hartford, CT
9.16.05 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel | Providence RI
9.17.05 Electric Factory | Philadelphia PA
9.28.05 The Blue Note | Columbia MO
9.29.05 Canopy Theatre | Urbana IL
9.30.05 The Pageant | St. Louis MO
10.1.05 Barrymore Theater | Madison WI
10.2.05 Barrymore Theater | Madison WI
10.12.05 Blue Cat's | Knoxville, TN
10.13.05 The Orange Peel | Asheville, NC
10.14.05 The Tabernacle | Atlanta, GA
10.15.05 Georgia Theatre | Athens, GA
10.17.05 Lincoln Theatre | Raleigh, NC
10.18.05 The Music Farm | Charleston, SC
10.19.05 Graffiti Beach | Gainesville, FL
10.20.05 Revolution | Ft. Lauderdale, FL
10.25.05 Marquee Theatre | Tempe, AZ
10.26.05 Orpheum Theater | Flagstaff, AZ
10.27.05 The Rialto Theatre | Tucson, AZ
10.29/30.05 - Vegoose | Las Vegas, NV
1.7-13.06 Jam Cruise
3.19-21.06 Jam in the Dam

[Published on: 8/19/05]

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The Glick starstarstarstarstar Fri 8/19/2005 12:19PM
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The Glick

Time for the Fillmore! Pay it!

PhineusBarnum starstarstar Fri 8/19/2005 03:04PM
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no love for the southeast? what happened to the Tabernacle and GA theatre dates?

jerryil Fri 8/19/2005 06:02PM
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Coast to Coast?

goldylox Sat 8/20/2005 02:58PM
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I hear a full west coast tour is being held around December. I cant wait..Im already there!

PMcInerney01 starstarstar Sun 8/21/2005 01:05PM
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there's still alot more dates that go threw the rest of october, like the Raleigh and Asheville shows in NC. The South needs UM too!

gdubs1 starstarstarstar Sun 8/21/2005 03:12PM
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i hear that newschool, wtf!

PhunkieBob Sun 8/21/2005 07:42PM
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more dates will be coming, they just aren't "official" yet, hold tight, you shall have your dose of umphrey's

hoytness starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/22/2005 03:30PM
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Charleston Hoyt!!

jordanworley starstarstarstar Mon 8/22/2005 06:23PM
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Where is Arkansas? I thought yall loved Fayettenam..

Chantal Tue 8/23/2005 03:58PM
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This is like the fourth fall tour announced with no west coast love...I sure hope goldylox is right!!!!

coremac Wed 8/24/2005 09:06AM
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Rockin' it out with Umphreys New Years was kick ass. Cant wait to see the DVD. Wheres the Fayetteville AR Love?!?!?!

jimsmarket7 Sat 8/27/2005 11:53AM
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9-11 show at the Higher Ground...cant wait

wrigh star Sat 10/1/2005 08:13AM
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How long before Umphreys can play the FOX? Does anyone think they can surpass MOE for popularity? I am just wanting to know some opinions..