Monday, November 14, 2011
While purposely defying the jamband norm of holding their own "annual" gathering each summer. Umphrey's McGee has revealed an innovative twist to the traditional festival format by announcing their very own "Summer School." Billed as a five day summer music camp nestled in the heart of the Catskill Mountains at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. sUMmer school is set for August 6 thru 10, 2012, and according to umphreys.com, will offer 150 musicians and music lovers an exploration into the music and inner workings of Umphrey's McGee. Registration begins Monday, November 21, at Noon ET. Joel Cummins offered some insight into the event via the official sUMmer school site:
"Umphrey's McGee has always been about trying to find new ways to connect with our fans. We've created innovative interactive events like the StewArt Series and UMBowl, and sUMmer school will be next in line for us as a game-changing, uniquely Umphrey's experience. sUMmer school will display and deconstruct the essential elements of how to create music as a songwriter, an improviser and most importantly, how to succeed in the context of a full band setting both musically and as a business. With the extreme intimacy of the event taking place at the Full Moon Resort deep in the Catskills, we will create and share a week of amazing music with the attendees."
Additionally, UM fans across the States will be pleased to know they will be hitting a plethora of major markets on the east and west coasts during February and March, respectively. Pre-sale via Umphrey's Ticketing begins tomorrow(November 15th, at Noon CT) for general admission tickets as well as select umVIP packages.February/March 2012 dates announced earlier today...
2.02 & 2.03 First Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2.08 State Theater, State College, Pennsylvania
2.09 Town Ballroom, Buffalo, New York
2.10 House of Blues, Boston, Massachusetts – VIP Packages available
2.11 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – VIP Packages available
2.12 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, Maryland
2.15 Buster's, Lexington, Kentucky
2.16 The Fillmore, Charlotte, North Carolina
2.17 LC Pavilion, Columbus, Ohio
2.18 The Fillmore, Detroit, Michigan
2.19 Canopy Club, Urbana, Illinois
3.07 & 03.08 Belly Up, Aspen, Colorado
3.9 The Fillmore, Denver, Colorado – VIP Packages available
3.10 The Depot, Salt Lake City, Utah
3.11 Crystal Bay Casino Club, Crystal Bay, Nevada
3.16 House of Blues, West Hollywood, California
3.17 Fox Theatre, Oakland, California – VIP Packages available
3.18 Harlow's, Sacramento, California
3.21 Historic Ashland Armory, Ashland, Oregon
3.22 Showbox, Seattle, Washington
3.23 Roseland Theatre, Portland, Oregon
3.24 Knitting Factory, Boise, Idaho
3.25 Wilma Theatre, Missoula, Montana
For complete 2012 tour information please visit umphreys.com.
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