Silver Wrapper and Live Nation announce that Umphrey's McGee, prog-rock purveyors of "impeccable playing and pristine arrangements" (Village Voice), is joining forces with STS9 for a 14-date co-headlining tour this summer, stopping in Chicago, IL on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island. The two groups will switch off headlining duties each night, with Umphrey's McGee to close in Chicago.
Umphrey's McGee, who rang in their 15th anniversary this year with a sold-out show at New York City's famed Beacon Theatre, is mounting several groundbreaking projects leading up to the tour with STS9 including the "Headphones/Snowcones" project, which lets concertgoers rent specially designed Audio-Technica headphones and Sennheiser wireless packs to hear a pristine sound mix straight from the soundboard. Last week the band put on UMBowl IV, their annual hometown concert in Chicago where fans have complete control over the event via text message, determining the musical and vocal themes and even the instruments the members play. STS9 just completed their Spring Tour 2013, and are currently said to be working on a new album.
Doors @ 6:00 pm. Show @ 7:00 pm. All Ages welcome.
Tickets will be available for Fan Club pre-sale starting on May 1 and general on-sale May 4, 2013 at 12:00 PM through Ticketmaster.