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Published: 2008/08/19

Umphreys McGee Plan Atlanta Return Following S.T.U.M. Cancellation

On the heels of a wildly successful tour with Sound Tribe Sector Nine, Umphreys McGee has announced the bulk of their fall tour, including a surprisingly quick return to Atlanta where the final S.T.U.M. show was cancelled due to a storm-induced power outage.

The Umphreys McGee/STS9 summer tour went off extremely well, says Umphreys McGee manager Vince Iwinski. We had a wonderful time working with their organization, and playing in front of the STS9 fans. Unfortunately, our last night of the tour on August 2 ended in a cancelled show due to a storm that hit the Masquerade Music Park, knocking out the power to the venue and neighboring areas. In the wake of this cancellation, we decided to add a show in Atlanta on Sunday September 14 at the Tabernacle. We love Atlanta and look forward to coming back next month.

Tickets for the September 14 show are already onsale, and, as previously reported, the groups fall tour will include multi-night stands in Burlington (October 10, 11), New York (October 14-16), Knoxville (November 18, 19) and Washington D.C. (November 21, 22). The New York run will be preceded by an October 13 performance at MOOGfest (an annual event celebrating the contributions of Robert Moog) at which Umphrey’s will be joined by Bernie Worrell & the Eric McFadden Trio and Prison Shank (which features UM bassist Ryan Stasik, Disco Biscuits keyboadist Aron Magner, New Deal keyboardist Jamie Shields and Duo drummer Joe Russo). The special event will take place at the Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom.

Umphreys McGees next performance is an opening spot of Govt Mule at Colorados Red Rocks on August 31. Umphreys will also offer a rare two-set acoustic show at the Boulder Theater on September 1. Report by Rob Turner

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