Tour News: Umphrey's McGee, STS9 join forces

Touring heavyweights STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) and Umphrey’s McGee are teaming up on the road this summer.

This co-bill will feature extended sets by both bands. Special late night sets by each band will be featured in select markets, including Philadelphia; Raleigh, N.C.; Madison, Wis.; Chicago and New York City.

Tickets are available at STS9 Ticketing (www.sts9.com) and UMTix ( www.umphreys.com) and at local ticket outlets.  

Not-for-profit Conscious Alliance will host food drives at every stop of this summer’s STS9/Umphrey’s McGee tour. All patrons donating10 non-perishable food items or more will receive a limited-edition summer tour poster. In addition to the tour poster, a special-edition poster will be available for the two-night run in Atlanta. Visit www.consciousalliance.org for details. In addition, Head Count will be at each show to help get folks registered to vote; for details, visit www.headcount.org

2008 summer tour dates, venues and cities include:

July 10 — Willow Island Centre, Madison Wis.
July 10 — Barrymore Theatre, Madison, Wis. (STS9 AFTER PARTY)
July 11 — Live on the Levee, St. Louis, FREE SHOW!
July 12 — Westfair Amphitheater, Omaha, Neb.
July 15 — Moonlite Gardens, Cincinnati
July 16 — Innsbrook Pavilion, Glen Allen, Va.
July 17 — Promowest Pavilion, Cincinnati
July 18 — White River Lawn, Indianapolis
July 19 — Charter One Pavilion, Chicago
July 19 — House of Blues, Chicago (STS9 AFTER PARTY)
July 23 — Higher Ground, Burlington, Vt. (STS9 Only)
July 24 — Roseland Ballroom, New York
July 24 — Blender at Gramercy, New York (STS9 AFTER PARTY)
July 25 — Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia
July 25 — Fillmore at TLA, Philadelphia (UMPHREY’S AFTER PARTY)
July 26 — Bank of America Pavilion, Boston
July 27 — Pier 6 Concert Pavilion, Baltimore
July 30 — House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
July 31 — Koka Booth Amphitheater, Cary, N.C.
July 31 — Lincoln Square Theatre, Raleigh, N.C. (UMPHREY’S AFTER PARTY)
Aug. 1- Aug. 2 — Masquerade Music Park, Atlanta
Aug. 1- Aug. 2 — Masquerade Music Park, Indoors, Atlanta (AFTER PARTY/ARTISTS TBA)

ST99 has set additional dates separate from the Umphrey’s McGee tour. They include:

Aug. 15 — The Independent, San Francisco
Aug. 15 — The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, Calif.
Aug. 22  — McMenamin’s Edgefield, Portland, Ore., with special guests Blackalicious
Aug. 23 — Marymoor Amphitheatre, Seattle, with special guests Blackalicious
Sept. 4 — Boulder Theatre, Boulder, Colo.
Sept. 5 and 6 — Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colo.

For more information on the bands, visit www.umphreys.com and www.sts9.com

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