Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Umphrey's McGee Songs Out On Xbox - Rock Band Network + Tickets & Tour News


Check out the Umphrey's McGee Rock Band Network Demo:

Umphrey's McGee is one of the first bands to provide music fans with their songs over the just-launched Rock Band Network which is currently running in Beta version.

More Umphrey's McGee Photos at Performance Impressions Concert Photography
The video game platform works with Xbox video game systems to allow bands to Xbox users, and to offer fans a way dig into their favorite band’s music in ways they have never been able to before.

Umphrey’s McGee has been working with former Harmonix Music Systems employee – and now “Rock Band” freelancer - Andrew Buch. An alumn of Berklee College of Music, Buch has authored several Umphrey’s McGee songs for the new program, including “1348” and “Miss Tinkles Overture." These songs and others will be made available within the next few months - when the first wave of the Rock Band Network releases are scheduled to hit upon the release of the new Xbox 360 system.

Buch, whose video/music “claims-to-fame” include the underground release of his mind-numbingly difficult "Trippolette" in the original Guitar Hero, has worked on several games in the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises, making him a likely choice to prepare the music of Umphrey's McGee for the game. Additional work by Buch can be found at, including video footage of both Umphrey's McGee's music and the Rock Band network re-release of "Trippolette."

Umphrey’s McGee’s participation in the Rock Band network is one of many ways this band continues to prove themselves truly a band of the 21st century. The band’s innovative, interactive Stew Art Series (S2) has been hailed as a ground-breaking fan experience.  Hosted as individual events before that evening’s already scheduled show, Umphrey’s Stew Art Series is a crowd-sourced improvisation experiment, in which all the music performed by the group on stage are entirely directed by S2 audience members.

Umphrey’s McGee is on tour now.  Umphrey's McGee tickets and tour dates info:

Umphrey's McGee Tour Dates Below

Umphrey's McGee Tickets

Sat  Electric Factory
Philadelphia, PA
Eric Krasno & Chapter 2 opening
Sun  Calvin Theatre
Northampton, MA 
Wed  Westcott Theatre
Syracuse, NY 
Thu  The Town Ballroom
Buffalo, NY 
Fri  Newport Music Hall
Columbus, OH 
Sat  Madison Theater
Covington, KY 
Sun  Jam In The Dam
The Melkweg
Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Mon  Jam In The Dam
The Melkweg
Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Tue  Jam In The Dam
The Melkweg
Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Fri  Summer Camp 2010
Three Sisters Park
Chillicothe, IL 
Sat  Summer Camp 2010
Three Sisters Park
Chillicothe, IL 
Sun  Summer Camp 2010
Three Sisters Park
Chillicothe, IL

Umphrey's McGee Band Website

 Umphrey’s McGee and on Rock Band Network

More Umphrey's McGee Photos at Performance Impressions Concert Photography

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