[photogallerylink id=49774 align=left]The Chicago’s Umphrey’s McGee have been road warriors since they got their start at the University of Notre Dame fifteen years ago. Although the band takes more cues from prog-rock legends King Crimson and Yes, they’ve joined the ranks of the Grateful Dead, Phish, and Widespread Panic as one of the most successful jam bands around. They were at the first annual Bonnaroo festival in 2002 and sold more CDs than anyone on the lineup.
Ten years later, and with a number of Bonnaroo performances under their belt, the band returns for what is guaranteed to be a diverse, long, and dance-inducing 2 a.m. Saturday set. Their latest record is 2011′s Death by Stereo, a bit of a departure from their previous material, favoring more concise and straightforward song structure. But hey, they wouldn’t be Umphrey’s McGee if they didn’t keep their fans on their toes.
Umphrey’s McGee “Puppet String” – Live At Red Rocks 07/03/11