(IVPR) "A celebration of 25 years of music and the next best show," is how Chicago-formed improv-rockers Umphrey's McGee describe Frame x Frame, an all-new retrospective "rockusensory" film about the band of brothers who've stepped on stage together more than 2600 times-and growing.
Premiering both in-person and virtually via nugs.net on June 11th, Frame x Frame features footage from the band's extensive archive tells the endearing story of a band taking their craft seriously while never taking themselves too seriously with the keen eye of director Pete Herzog and producer Kevin Browning.
"I love music documentaries and in 2011, I had a vision that I wanted to direct a 25th-anniversary rockumentary for UM," says Herzog. "Since 2006, our family has been vacationing around the band's tour schedule and have seen some amazing sights, met some incredibly kind people, and rocked the hell out of some concerts."
Frame x Frame will premiere live on nugs.net at 7:30 pm ET with a Q&A immediately following. Pre-orders for the premiere will begin Wednesday, May 24th at 11 am ET. Early patron pricing is $19.99 and shifts to $24.99 after the first 500 pre-orders. As a small thank you for the continued patronage, the first 500 pre-orders of the virtual stream will have their name in the film's credits.
For those in Chicago, there will be a special in-person premiere at the historic Music Box Theatre. The live Q&A will take place on stage after the screening with UM members Brendan Bayliss and Andy Farag alongside director Herzog and producer Browning. Tickets for the Music Box premiere are $24.99 and will go on sale on May 24th at 12 pm CT. More details on the Music Box screening here.
Umphrey's will continue celebrating their quarter-century anniversary on tour this summer. After this coming weekend's annual Summer Camp Music Festival, the band will make a run through New England before heading west for two nights at Morrison, Colorado's beloved Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 16th and 17th, then onto a quick, post-Rocks flight to Tennessee for their Sunday Bonnaroo set-the bands 10th appearance since playing on the farm for the festival's inaugural year in 2002. A complete list of tour dates can be found below or at umphreys.com/tour.
Catch Umphrey's McGee On Tour:
May 26-28 - Chillicothe, IL - Summer Camp Music Festival
June 1 - Mashantucket, CT - Great Cedar Showroom at Foxwoods
June 2 - Hampton Beach, NH- Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
June 3 - Hyannis, MA- Cape Cod Melody Tent
June 4 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
June 15 - Dillon, CO - Dillon Amphitheater
June 16 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 17 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 18 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
June 29 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
June 30 - Scranton, PA - The Peach Music Festival
July 1 - Garrettsville, OH - Resonance Music and Arts Festival
July 2 - Grand Rapids, MI - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
July 13-15 - Snowshoe, WV - 4848 Festival
Aug. 17 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony
Aug. 18 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion
Aug. 19 - Utica, NY - Saranac Brewery
Aug. 24 - Huntsville, AL - VBC Mars Music Hall
Aug. 25 - Asheville, NC - Salvage Station
Aug. 26 - Asheville, NC - Salvage Station
Aug. 27 - Chattanooga, TN - The Signal
Sept. 9-10 - Indianapolis, IN - ALL IN Music & Arts Festival
Sept. 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
Sept. 15 - Missoula, MT - The Wilma
Sept. 16 - Bozeman, MT - The ELM
Sept. 17 - Bozeman, MT - The ELM
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