Umphrey's McGee announce 2019 Wax On, Wax Off winter tour
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Hard rock jam band Umphrey’s McGee have announced their first run of shows for the coming year with a 15-date North American tour scheduled to begin in early January. The cult-favorite band from Indiana will open their 2019 Wax On Wax Off Tour with two shows at The National in Richmond Virginia, followed by their brief appearance somewhere down in the Caribbean for JamCruise before continuing their headlining run a few nights later in southern Ohio.

The band will continue their run with multiple nights in Cincinnati, Milwaukee, and smaller markets around the northeast before settling into New York City for a three-night residency at the more intimate Brooklyn Steel. Umphrey’s will close out the run with a gig in Fort Wayne, Indiana and two final performances at Detroit’s The Fillmore on Feb. 22-23. The band will be joined in support on select dates by Big Something, Marcus King Band, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Moser Woods and Michal Menert and the Pretty Fantastics. The full Wax On Wax Off tour schedule can be referenced below.

The start of the band’s upcoming winter tour comes just under a year after the band celebrated their 20th birthday at New York’s Beacon Theatre back in mid-January. Umphrey’s have continued their relentless touring schedule throughout 2018 in support of their 20th year together, as well as their latest studio releases, it’s not us and it’s you.

“Having two approaches really opens up so many more possibilities,” Umphrey’s keyboardist Joel Cummins told AXS last winter in relation to how their live show differs from the controlled atmosphere of the recording studio. “It’s okay to have two different [sounds] which may work better in a live setting than others … You have to go a little more inward and dig deeper when you’re in the studio to get those great takes.”

Umphrey’s were at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on Monday night, and have one more date remaining on their fall scheduled with a gig in Urbana, Illinois later this week.

Tickets to select shows on their 2019 Wax On Wax Off Tour will go on sale this Friday, Oct. 19, and can be purchased by clicking here.  

Wax On Wax Off Tour Dates:
Jan. 11 - Richmond, VA - The National (Tickets)
Jan. 12 - Richmond, VA - The National (Tickets)
Jan. 15-16 - Jam Cruise 1
Jan. 18 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre *
Jan. 19 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre *
Jan. 25 - Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside Theater **
Jan. 26 - Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside Theater **
Jan. 31 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall #
Feb. 1 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre #
Feb. 2 - Portland, ME - State Theatre #
Feb. 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel (Tickets)
Feb. 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel (Tickets)
Feb. 16 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel (Tickets)
Feb. 21 - Fort Wayne, IN - The Clyde Theatre $
Feb. 22 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore %
Feb. 23 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore %

* w/Big Something
** w/Marcus King Band
# w/Robert Walter’s 20th Congress
$ w/Moser Woods
% w/Michal Menert and the Pretty Fantastics