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Published: 2009/01/23

Mantis Live, Umphrey’s Cover Art Auctioned for USTORM

Last night at the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins, Umphrey’s McGee debuted some of the material from its new Mantis release. The group offered up a version of ‘Turn & Run’ during the first set and ‘Spires’ during the second. Then Umphrey’s emerged for its encore to deliver a segue from ‘Preamble’ into ‘Mantis.’ UM may well bust out out additional Mantis material tonight at the Boulder Theatre.

Meanwhile, in commemoration of Mantis, the USTORM Foundation is auctioning off a photomontage by cover artist Mark Blanchette. As the organization explains, ‘This hand created photomontage is number 1 in an edition of only 10 original works. It is titled, signed and numbered by the artist and the only piece in the edition that is also autographed by all 6 members of Umphrey’s McGee.’ The auction is now underway and will continue through this Sunday, January 25 at 7PM PST.

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