Safety In Numbers, which just hit stores in April, is the third studio album by the musically muscular and relentlessly inventive Umphrey’s McGee. The highly anticipated album brought Umphrey’s McGee to #186 in Billboard’s Top 200, and the band debuted #11 on the coveted Heatseekers Chart.
Look for Umphrey’s McGee on tour now, hitting San Francisco, New York, and everywhere in between. The band performed on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on May 18, 2006. Sitting in with them for their late night television debut was veteran rocker Huey Lewis, who also appears on Safety in Numbers.
For Safety in Numbers, personal chaos provided plenty of fuel for an explosion of collaborative, creative energy. From top to bottom, in its carefully constructed yet deeply felt notes, Safety In Numbers is strong and coolly calculated, yet easy-going and improvisational -- an aural representation of life’s balancing act. Without sacrificing their endearing playfulness, Umphrey’s McGee - dare we say it - is growing up.
It’s been a quick rise for Chicago’s Umphrey’s McGee. Their virtuoso playing and edgy songcraft recently compelled Rolling Stone to choose Umphrey’s “a band to watch” in their annual Hot Issue. Relix magazine put them on the cover of their December 2004 issue and the prestigious Chicago Music Awards bestowed upon Umphrey’s McGee the coveted Best Rock Entertainer of the Year award. Booked coast to coast by the Monterey Peninsula Booking Agency, the band recently sold out two nights at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom, two nights at Irving Plaza, San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium, the list goes on.
Umphrey's McGee confirmed tour dates:
August 04 Lollapalooza Chicago IL
August 13 Wolf Trap Vienna VA
August 14 Pier Six Pavilion Baltimore MD
August 16 Chastain Park Amphitheater Atlanta GA
August 17 Innsbrook Pavilion Glen Allen VA
August 18 Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park Cary NC
August 19 Mercy Lounge Nashville TN
August 20 Hartwood Amphitheater Pittsburgh PA
August 25 F.U.N.K Festival Bean Blossom IN
August 30-31 Bandshell Tonight / MN State Fair St. Paul MN
September 02 moe.down Turin NY
September 07 The Intersection Grand Rapids MI
September 08 Robert J. Fischgrund PAC South Bend IN
September 21 Fox Theatre Boulder CO
September 22 Fillmore Auditorium Denver CO
September 23 River Roots Live Festival Davenport IA
September 29-30 Higher Ground Ballroom Burlington VT
October 04 Toad's Place New Haven CT
October 05 Nightclub 9:30 Washington D.C.
October 06 The Palladium Worcester MA
October 18 The Showbox Seattle WA
October 19 Roseland Theatre Portland OR
October 20 Senator Theatre Chico CA
October 21 The Avalon Hollywood CA
October 23 House of Blues San Diego CA
October 24 The Catalyst Santa Cruz CA
October 25 House of Blues Anaheim CA
November 08 Liberty Hall Lawrence KS
November 09 Cain's Ballroom Tulsa OK
November 10 Granada Theatre Dallas TX
November 11 Stubb's BBQ Austin TX
November 15 Bogart's Cincinnati OH
January 02-07 Jam Cruise 5 Ft Lauderdale FL
*photo credits to: Danny Clinch 2006