Genre-defying sextet Umphrey’s McGee will play the Fox Theatre for the first time, as part of a summer tour that includes performances at Summerfest, Bonnaroo, and Red Rocks Amphitheater. The summer tour follows the release of their highly anticipated seventh studio album Similar Skin (June 10). Similar Skin will be released via the band’s newly formed independent label, Nothing Too Fancy Music, named after one of their most beloved songs. As one of the most progressive and forward thinking DIY bands around, Umphrey’s McGee continues to set new industry standards where music and the fan experience intersect.
Umphrey’s McGee’s dynamic sounds, virtuosic playing and cutting edge live spectacles continue to draw fans as they sell out major venues throughout the US. Their groundbreaking approach to fan-friendly, communal live experiences have raised the bar in the music industry. Their pioneering live interactive efforts include fan curated sets, “audio immersion” via their Headphones & Snowcones experience (see Rolling Stone piece), the Stew Art series and the annual UMBowl events (featured in Wired), to only name a few. These extraordinary fan relations efforts have been the subject of stories in numerous other outlets, including Billboard, Mashable, Pollstar, Relix, Chicago Tribune and Time.com, who said, “As the record business continues to struggle, bands like Umphrey’s McGee are expanding the notion of what a rock band can offer to their fans.”