The improg Chicago-based sextet Umphrey's McGee has announced the first of four Fall Tour S2 events at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN on September 24th. These outstanding events provide the attendee a truly unique and fresh perspective on sound-check. A S2 event gives the ticket purchaser the opportunity to conduct the band in whatever direction they feel is necessary. While also creating a spontaneous improvisational energy based off text messages from those in attendance. When it comes to delivering their fans a memorable experience, Umphreys's McGee is a step ahead of their peers. Just take a few minutes and check out their official blog "The Floor" where they offer an inside look at the life of a national touring act.
Officcial announcement via umphreys.com:
Umphrey's McGee's Stew Art Series (S2) has received national acclaim and high praise from fans for its innovations in band/fan collaboration and use of interactive technology. We are pleased to announce the first of four Fall 2010 installments at Minglewood Hall in Memphis on Friday, September 24th. Doors will open at 4:00 pm, with the S2 to start at 4:30. Following the S2, there will be a meet and greet with the band, as well as snacks and drinks available. Tickets are $99.00 and go on sale this Friday the 17th at 12:00 pm ET via Umphrey's Ticketing. As with past S2 events, you will need a separate ticket to attend the evening's show.
Video documenting Umphrey's first S2 event back in 2009:
Umphrey's McGee officially kicks off their fall tour on Thursday September 23rd at The Valarium in Knoxville, TN. Be sure to visit the check back for setlists from fall tour as well as the usual audio and press linkage. - Justin