UMPHREY'S MCGEE'S NEW STUDIO RELEASE, SAFETY IN NUMBERS, IN STORES NOW
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THE ALBUM COVER PHOTO SHOOT
LOOK FOR THEM ON ABC'S JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE (May 18), AT BONNAROO (June 16-18), ON TOUR WITH DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, AND HEADLINING DATES COAST TO COAST
Safety In Numbers, which just hit stores on April 4, 2006, is the third studio album by the musically muscular and relentlessly inventive Umphrey's McGee. For this highly anticipated release, personal chaos provided plenty of fuel for an explosion of collaborative, creative energy. From top to bottom, in its carefully constructed yet deeply felt notes, Safety In Numbers is strong and coolly calculated, yet easy-going and improvisational -- an aural representation of life's balancing act. Without sacrificing their endearing playfulness, Umphrey's McGee - dare we say it - is growing up.
The album features guest performances by saxophone sensation Joshua Redman and veteran rocker, Huey Lewis. Album artwork is by famed album designer Storm Thorgerson.
In support of the new release, Umphrey's McGee is on tour this spring and summer. Just back from their first European tour, Umphrey's now hits the U.S., including a Midwest run of dates opening for the Dave Matthews Band and a Bonnaroo Music Festival performance for the fourth year in a row. But first, look for Umphrey's McGee at headlining shows coast to coast.
The current list of confirmed tour dates is as follows:
04.10 | McNears Mystic Theatre | Petaluma, CA
04.12 | House of Blues | San Diego, CA
04.13 | The Avalon | Hollywood, CA
04.14, 15 | The Fillmore | San Francisco, CA
04.15 | Tower Records - In Store Performance | San Francisco, CA
04.16 | World Ski and Snowboard Championships | Whistler, BC
04.21 | CBGB | New York, NY
04.27-28 | Canopy Club | Urbana, IL
04.29 | Republic New Orleans | New Orleans, LA
05.01 | Workplay Theater | Birmingham, AL
05.02 | The Orange Peel | Asheville, NC
05.03 | Disco Rodeo | Raleigh, NC
05.04 | 9:30 Club | Washington, D.C.
05.05 | Electric Factory | Philadelphia, PA
05.06 | Avalon Ballroom | Boston, MA
05.26-28 | Summer Camp 2006 | Chillicothe, IL
05.30 | Simon Estes Amphitheater | Des Moines, IA w/ moe.
06.01 | River Parks Amphitheater| Tulsa, OK w/ moe.
06.02 | Westport Outdoors Kansas City, MO w/ moe.
06.03 | Red Rocks | Morrison, CO w/ moe.
06.16-18 | Bonnaroo | Manchester, TN
06.29-02 | High Sierra Music Festival | Quincy, CA
07.01-02 | Alpine Valley Music Theatre | East Troy, WI w/ Dave Matthews Band
07.04 | Virginia Beach Amphitheater | Virginia Beach, VA w/ Dave Matthews Band
07.05 | Pavilion at Montage Mountain | Scranton, PA w/ Dave Matthews Band
07.20 | 10,000 Lakes Festival | Detroit Lakes, MN
More dates to be announced soon.
It's been a quick rise for Chicago's Umphrey's McGee. Their virtuoso playing and edgy songcraft recently compelled Rolling Stone to choose Umphrey's "a band to watch" in their annual Hot Issue. Relix magazine put them on the cover of their December 2004 issue and the prestigious Chicago Music Awards bestowed Umphrey's McGee with the coveted Best Rock Entertainer of the Year award. Booked coast to coast by the Monterey Peninsula Booking Agency, the band recently sold out two nights at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom, two nights at Irving Plaza, San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium, the list goes on.
For more information visit www.umphreys.com