Umphrey’s McGee Return To Red Rocks June 19-21

Article Contributed by IVPR | Published on Friday, January 24, 2020

Umphrey’s McGee are no strangers to the high-elevation rock and roll workout that is Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, having hosted raucous evenings as the headlining band numerous times over the past decade. With no signs of slowing down, UM are charging right into the next ten years with a three-night run at the fan- and band-favorite venue on June 19, 20, and 21, 2020. And like any good party, this one would be incomplete without a host of funky friends. Never having played Red Rocks with UM, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Cory Wong, Fearless Flyers, Samantha Fish, Gene Ween + UM as Godboner, and Goose will support the band over Father’s Day Weekend 2020.

Fans will already know Cory Wong—as well as side project Fearless Flyers—from the band Vulfpeck, previous UM collaborators and a modern classic in their own right. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are bringing their brand of Baltimore funk to the night of the 19th and guitar-slinger-blueswoman Samantha Fish will join Fearless Flyers to open up on the 20th. Gene Ween will join UM during one of their three sets on the final night for what will be the 2nd ever appearance of their super-band, Godboner. A full daily lineup can be found below. Tickets will be on sale Friday, Jan. 31st and will be available here

Beer lovers rejoice! In another round of great news, Umphrey’s McGee are pleased to announce that they are now better equipped than ever to quench fans’ thirst. Their two signature beers—Nothing Too Fancy Pale Ale and Dark Brush Imperial Stout—are now available to ship directly to 42 states. The updated version of Nothing Too Fancy is available in 16oz. cans in 4-, 8- or 12-packs. Produced in conjunction with Rock Brothers, and brewed in North Carolina at Nantahala Brewing with a new water source and improved yeast strain, N2F is a little smoother, fresher, and every bit as sessionable. Dark Brush is available in 22 oz. bombers, with the added benefit of being bottle-aged in perfect conditions for almost two years. You can learn more about shipping details, purchase limited edition snifters, access a discount code, and order right here.  

This Red Rocks announcement comes hot on the heels of last week’s three-night New York run which included two nights at the Upper West Side’s landmark venue, Beacon Theatre, followed by a Sunday show at Brooklyn Bowl. American Songwriter reviewed Beacon night two, pointing out the “prisms of light and moving shapes” working “in tandem with slow-building jams” that help define the band’s live shows. Read the full show recap here

New music alert! In December of last year, the band announced a plan to release a series of singles and has since dropped two recorded tracks. The first of which was live show fan-favorite, “Ride On Pony.” Rolling Stone featured the country-tinged, Bob Seger inspired tune calling it “nostalgic country-rock,” and making mention of the “earnest acoustic strumming uplifted by arena-ready distortion-soaked chords and anthemic organ swells.” Listen here. And most recently, the band dropped “Suxity,” a song that keyboardist Joel Cummin described as “a James Brown-style funk groove paired with a ’90s grunge chorus.” American Songwriter echoed the sentiment, saying “it’s a song for people who want to dance and headbang at the same time.” Listen here

Umphrey’s McGee at Red Rocks 2020 Lineup:

Friday, June 19th:

Umphrey’s McGee

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Cory Wong

Saturday, June 20th:

Umphrey’s McGee

Fearless Flyers

Samantha Fish

Sunday, June 21st:

Umphrey’s McGee (3 sets)

Including a special set as Godboner: Umphrey’s + Gene Ween


Catch Umphrey’s McGee On Tour:

Jan. 24 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE

Jan. 25 - Columbus, OH - Express! Live

Jan. 29 - Ft. Wayne, IN - The Clyde Theater

Jan. 30 - Northfield, OH - MGM Northfield Park

Jan. 31 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit

Feb. 1 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit

Feb. 12 - Memphis, TN - Graceland Soundstage

Feb. 13 - Pelham, TN - The Caverns

Feb. 14 - Asheville, NC - Arena

Feb. 15 - Asheville, NC - Arena

Feb. 26 - Bend, OR - Midtown Ballroom

Feb. 27 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre

Feb. 28 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom

Feb. 29 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo

Mar. 5 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen

Mar. 6 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen

Mar. 7 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen

Mar. 12 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park

Mar. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern

Mar. 14 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre

Mar. 15 - San Rafael, CA - Terrapin Crossroads

Mar. 20 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Rockjavik

Mar. 21 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Rockjavik

Mar. 22 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Rockjavik

Apr. 2 - Kansas City, KS - The Truman

Apr. 3 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant

Apr. 4 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant

Apr. 5 - South Bend, IN - Morris Performing Arts Center

Apr. 16 - Houston, TX - House of Blues Houston 

Apr. 17 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s BBQ

Apr. 18 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues Dallas

Apr. 19 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom

Apr. 23 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall

Apr. 24 - New Orleans, LA - The Fillmore New Orleans

Apr. 25 - New Orleans, LA - The Fillmore New Orleans

May 22-24 - Chillicothe, IL - Summercamp Music Festival

June 19-21 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre

July 2-5 - Scranton, PA - The Peach Music Festival

July 16-19 - North Plains, OR - Northwest String Summit

July 22-26 - Floyd, VA - FloydFest 2020