Limited edition pink vinyl of 2009 studio album Mantis avail on Nov. 5
“We feel truly fortunate to do what we do. To support the cause and help out those fighting cancer just by rereleasing an album… that’s a no brainer.” -Andy Farag
July 29, 2021 – Chicago, IL –Umphrey’s McGee is pleased to announce their participation in Ten Bands One Cause which is a limited edition vinyl rollout benefiting Red Door Community. Red Door’s mission is to provide welcoming communities for people who are diagnosed with cancer, as well as for caregivers and people who have lost someone to cancer. The limited edition pink vinyl of Umphrey’s Mantis (releasing via Nothing Too Fancy) will be available on Nov. 5, 2021. Mantis, first released in 2009, is the band’s sixth studio album and is not currently available on vinyl. Please visit https://www.10bands1cause.com/ for more information on this release and the other limited edition vinyls.
The band is pleased to join a whole host of other musicians teaming up to support Red Door Community’s mission—Bush, Grandaddy, Less Than Jake, Minus The Bear, Plain White T’s, Primal Scream, Allman Brothers Band, The Hold Steady, and Tom Tom Club are all participating in addition to Umphrey’s.
This vinyl announcement comes hot on the heels of Umphrey’s new album called YOU WALKED UP SHAKING IN YOUR BOOTS BUT YOU STOOD TALL AND LEFT A RAGING BULL which was released earlier this month—check out the name’s incredible origin story, animated by Pete Herzog, right here—which is comprised of Umphrey’s McGee’s original, instrumental “walk-on music” compositions.
About YOU WALKED UP SHAKING IN YOUR BOOTS BUT YOU STOOD TALL AND LEFT A RAGING BULL: Since 2009, the Chicago-based improv-rock outfit has been using these intro pieces as a jumping-off point in their live shows, but with the studio development of these compositions, the band landed on something much broader than their original walk-on music concept. There’s an ultra-thematic, driving energy in each song that reaches beyond just pre-show excitement; it’s a balls to the wall, fist-pumping peak with every new track. Fans can stream or purchase the new album right now at this link.
Catch Umphrey’s McGee On Tour: August 5 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater August 6 – Beech Mountain, NC – Beech Mountain Summer Series August 7 – Beech Mountain, NC – Beech Mountain Summer Series August 8 – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company August 12 – Grand Rapids, MI – Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park August 13 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater August 14 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue August 15 – Des Moines, IA – Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park August 20-22 – Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp Music Festival September 2 – San Rafael, CA – Terrapin Crossroads September 3 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater September 4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern September 5 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park September 9 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ September 10 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston September 11 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas September 12 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom September 16-17 – Masontown, WV – Resonance Music and Arts Festival September 18 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park October 8-9 – Port Chester, NY – UMBowl 2020 at The Capitol Theatre
More About Umphrey’s McGee: YOU WALKED UP SHAKING IN YOUR BOOTS BUT YOU STOOD TALL AND LEFT A RAGING BULL is the latest achievement in the career of Umphrey’s McGee, adding to 2,200+ gigs and 250 million+ tracks streamed. You-had-to-be-there moments include the band’s performance at the first-ever Bonnaroo and selling more CDs (remember those?) than any other act on the bill. A leader in the live music world, Umphrey’s McGee became the first group to launch its own single-artist streaming service with UMLive.net, which houses recordings of every gig since 2005. The service has since grown and now lives on through Nugs.net, which is used by the likes of Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, and more.
Beyond intimate backstage encounters and ski trips with their most diehard fans, Umphrey’s McGee instituted the groundbreaking “Headphones & Snowcones” program, granting fans access to professional headphones and a soundboard-quality mix to listen wirelessly at shows. At their UMBowl, they empowered the audience to vote on the setlist in real-time and choose favorite improv themes via text message. In 2017, they stepped into another realm altogether by integrating themselves into the VR Platform Endless Riff. The wonders, it seems, never cease. From their initial bar gigs in 1998 to repeatedly playing three-night runs to packed crowds at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the group has simultaneously remained intensely committed to their fans.
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