Umphrey’s McGee has announced a hometown 2023 New Year’s run in Chicago. The band will round out its year-long 25th-anniversary celebration with three nights at the Riviera Theatre on December 29th, 30th, and 31st. lespecial will serve as support on December 29th and 30th, while the three-set New Year’s Eve performance will include accompaniment by Mad Dog’s Filthy Little Secret Horns featuring Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band).

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The prog-jam sextet recently announced that drummer Kris Myers would miss the remainder of the band’s 2023 shows as he recovers from rotator cuff surgery. A slew of noteworthy drummers were tapped to fill in for Myers at the group’s upcoming tour dates including Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic), Jeremy Salken (Big Gigantic), Ben Atkind (Goose), and Jason Bonham.

The first few shows without Myers have seen various people try their hands at drumming for Umphrey’s including billed guest Duane Trucks, guitarist Jake Cinninger, percussionist Andy Farag, and Modern Drummer writer Ilya Stemkovsky. The band has yet to announce who will play drums for the Chicago New Year’s run, though lespecial drummer Rory Dolan has notably sat in with the band in the past.

Pre-sale and umVIP tickets for the 2023 Umphrey’s McGee New Year’s run at Chicago, IL’s Riviera Theatre go on sale on Wednesday, August 23rd at 11:00 a.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. CT. Remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 25th at 11:00 a.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. CT. For complete ticketing details, head to the band’s website.


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