Umphrey’s McGee will be returning to Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo. this summer for a three-night, six-set run lasting July 5-7. The popular prog-rock/jam band turned their annual appearance at the famous outdoor venue into a three-night affair for the first time in 2017, so fans should be thrilled that they plan on continuing the mid-summer holiday weekend tradition again in 2018.
The announcement of the summer run on Thursday came while the members of Umphrey’s were busy doing interviews and playing around New York City in preparation of another upcoming residency. The band from Indiana will start a three-night run at the Beacon Theatre tonight (Friday, Jan. 19) which builds up to their 20th anniversary concert on Sunday. The band also celebrated the release their eleventh studio album last week with It’s Not Us, which they will continue touring around the country throughout the winter and into spring in support of.
According to Thursday’s announcement, the Red Rocks residency in July will also feature support performances from “heavy-hitting support artists,” who will be revealed closer to summer.
“Independence Day weekend in Colorado has become a highlight of the year for Umphrey’s McGee and over 9,000 of our closest friends who fill the natural amphitheater every summer,” the band said on their website. “Last year we made the jump to three nights, and are back again in 2018 with a six-set triple header to celebrate UMerica together, cutting it up under the Colorado sky.”
Since forming in South Bend back in 1997, Umphrey’s have grown into one of the premiere prog-rock bands in contemporary music today. The guitar-driven outfit have molded their own dedicated fanbase within the jam scene, and routinely sees their supporters traveling across the country to see them multiple times per year. Their use of improvisational playing amongst each other on stage has helped them continuously evolve in a live setting, keeping every show experience fresh and new for the fans who come out to see them show after show.
“The three nights at Red Rocks were something that was beyond my wildest dreams. I never really anticipated us being able to do something like that,” Umphrey’s keyboardist Joel Cummins told AXS about their 2017 residency at the Colorado venue in a recent interview. “When we got started with this, we made the commitment that we wanted to play a different show every night - starting there made it more interesting for people who wanted to come back and see us again.”
Public on-sale for the band’s three-night run at Red Rocks in July will begin Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. MST, and can be purchased by clicking here.
Newly Announced Red Rocks Concert Dates:
July 5 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Click here for tickets)
July 6 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Click here for tickets)
July 7 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Click here for tickets)