Papadosio and TAUK
|Friday, July 3, 2015
Live Nation is pleased to present UMPHREY’S MCGEE at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, July 3 and at Boulder Theater on Thursday, July 2.
At Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Special Guests Papadosio and TAUK will open the show.
Umphrey’s McGee returns to Colorado this summer to headline the one and only Red Rocks Amphitheatre for the sixth consecutive year, celebrating Independence Day weekend on Friday, July 3. They will perform a 2-set rock show and will be accompanied by the progressive psychedelic rock of Papadosio as well as the gritty funk-fusion rockers TAUK. In addition, Umphrey’s McGee will perform an intimate pre-Red Rocks show at the Boulder Theater on Thursday July 2.
Since forming on the campus of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, a little more than 16 years ago, Umphrey’s McGee—guitarist/vocalists Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger, keyboardist/vocalist Joel Cummins, bassist Ryan Staslik, drummer/ vocalist Kris Myers and percussionist Andy Farag—has gone on to perform over 100 concerts annually, releasing seven studio albums and selling more than 3.3 million tracks online.
With their eighth studio album, Similar Skin, and first for their own indie label, Nothing Too Fancy (N2F) Music, the group has tackled the studio with the same intensity and focus as they do their fabled live shows, with an eye towards maintaining the very special relationship with their loyal fan base. This time around, the band’s varied musical touchstones range from the melodicism of Police, U2, the Beatles and Nirvana, the symphonic prog of Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Yes and Genesis to the heavy metal thunder of Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Soundgarden and Pantera. Produced by Umphrey’s McGee in conjunction with Manny Sanchez and Greg Magers, Similar Skin was conceived as “a coherent vision,” featuring plenty of dynamics and contrast, featuring many of the songs honed from their live repertoire. In a shrinking music business, Umphrey’s McGee have found a way to connect to their audience on a grassroots, one-to-one level—albeit enhanced with high-end technology—that keeps them coming back for more.
The best example is the group’s fabled “Headphones and Snowcones” live soundboard mix delivered directly to followers in their homes, as well as making past shows available online. Similar Skin is ultimately a paean to that complementary relationship between band and audience that has marked its impressive career.
Purchase tickets at the Fillmore Auditorium Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
A VIP ticket is also available: $75.00
Pre-sale for umVIP packages & two-show ticket packages start Wednesday, January 28 at 10:00 am MT via Umphrey’s ticketing. http://ticketing.umphreys.com/
Tickets for Boulder Theater are only available as part of a 2 day show ticket @ $89.00 GA ADV and only available via Umphrey’s ticketing. http://ticketing.umphreys.com/
The Fillmore box office (1510 Clarkson St.) is open Monday – Friday from 12:00 Noon – 6:00pm & Saturdays from 10:00am – 2:00pm. On days of Fillmore shows, the box office is open from 12:00 Noon – 9:00pm. The box office accepts cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express – No checks! Service charges may apply.
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