Upcoming Shows: Umphrey’s McGee in Iowa July 15 & 16 2009

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The Umphrey’s McGee camp announced this week their summer tour run, which includes a couple of dates in Iowa: Wednesday, July 15th in Des Moines at Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater and Thursday, July 16th in Davenport at the Capitol Theatre.

The Simon Estes show is an outdoor event and is being handled by Amedeo Rossi and Sam Summers who are responsible for the Nitefall on the River concert series as well as the 80/35 Festival. The 80/35 Festival which takes place over Independence Day is in its second year and the lineup is looking pretty good for this year.

Tickets for both shows are available for pre-sale through umphreys.com, and will be available for sale through other outlets soon. The Des Moines show will be available through Iowatix.com on 5/1, and through the Capitol boxoffice.

The Umphrey’s shows since this year’s release of Mantis have focused on the Mantis material, which the band has considered to be a turning point for the band in its career, and in my opinion the pinnacle of their releases so far.  The show I saw in Minneapolis earlier this year was my first, and was very impressed with the band’s live show. I’m going to try to attend at least the Davenport show.

Click Here to see the other dates on this summer tour.

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