Umphrey’s McGee has begun their “Onward and Upward 25th Anniversary Tour ” and will be coming to Central Florida April 13th at Jannus Live in Downtown St. Petersburg (GET TICKETS HERE!) and April 14th at the House of Blues in Orlando (GET TICKETS HERE!). Umphrey’s McGee has the honor and privilege to be in their 25th year of touring, recording, and making music, and you’re invited! With 12 studio albums and over 5 million live albums sold, Umphrey’s Mcgee has innovated their relationship with their fans, and with each other as their band has evolved. Umphrey’s was among the first group to launch its own single artist streaming service with UMLive.net, which houses recordings of every gig since 2005. Enter to win tickets to the show of your choice below!
Originating in South Bend Indiana in 1998, Umphrey’s McGee has transformed and honed their sound. With each member contributing different influences they have created a melting pot of a genre for themselves. In 2005, “In the Kitchen” won the “Jammy Award for Song of the Year.” Some may want to consider them a jam band, but once you hear and see them, you’ll know that they are much more than that. Umphrey’s McGee finds a way to infuse progressive rock, jazz fusion, metal, funk, reggae and everything in-between into their live performances and studio albums with precision and grace. This six-piece band will take you on a rollercoaster of sounds and emotion as you watch them have an intricate conversation with each other and you on stage.
The most recent UMBowl VIII in Chicago 2022 allowed the fans to “choose their own adventure” via text message and Umphrey’s McGee would play what the audience chose, displayed on a big screen on stage. The fans could choose themes and cover songs they wanted to hear live, right there! The amount of skill and practice this takes to perform is astounding and has only deepened their fan’s connection and the UMPH Love.
Umphrey’s with it’s six participants, Brendan Bayliss [guitar, vocals], Jake Cinninger [guitar, vocals], Joel Cummins [keyboards, piano, vocals], Andy Farag [percussion], Kris Myers [drums, vocals], and Ryan Stasik [bass], are known for their mashups and covers. They’ll rock out anything from Talking Heads and Bob Marley, The Weeknd, and Fleetwood Mac, Metallica and Gorillaz, to Tool and the Rolling stones. These mashups do not disappoint. Umphrey’s 2016 studio album, Zonkey is a great example of what they can do. An album dedicated entirely to this concept.
Umphrey’s 25th Anniversary Tour, “Onward and Upward,” will highlight their most recent album, Asking for a Friend. Written during the pandemic, the band reflects on the reality of what was going on in our country, with songs such as “Ordinary Times” and “Fenced In.” “Escape Goat” emerged from a band fan contest during 2020 embracing the themes of the album and the journey of friendship with an 80’s billowing tone. This album is an example of how much the band has grown with each other and their fan base over the years.
With 25 years of incredible music under their belt, Umphrey’s McGee is guaranteed to keep you engaged and always promises a stellar live show. You may never know exactly what you’re going to get, but you know it will be a top tier musical performance. Check them out at Jannus Live in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg in the open air courtyard on Thursday April 13th (GET TICKETS HERE!). Umphrey’s will also play the following night, Friday April 14th, at the beautiful House of Blues, in Orlando Florida (GET TICKETS HERE!). Get your tickets now and don’t miss out!
HOW TO WIN TICKETS
HOW TO WIN TICKETS
HOW TO WIN TICKETS
We’ve teamed up with No Clubs (Tampa) and Live Nation FL (Orlando) to give you a chance to WIN (2) TICKETS to see UMPHREY’S MCGEE at your choice:
• Thu, Apr 13, 23 at Jannus Live in St. Pete
• Fri, Apr 14, 23 at House Of Blues Orlando
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