Umphrey’s McGee has announced that they will webcast their next two shows, taking place tonight, Thursday, August 30th, at The Joy Theater in New Orleans, Louisiana, and tomorrow, Friday, August 31st, at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas, respectively. The live streams will be brought to your couch by TourGigs. As Umphrey’s assures in their announcement, “We’ll probably wear pants, but you don’t have to.”
Get up close and personal this weekend with HD livestreams from @JoyTheater (8/30) & @acllive (8/31) on @tourgigs. We’ll probably wear pants, but you don’t have to. https://t.co/5el4Q6GNpj #umphreys #umxx #itsnotus #itsyou #couchtour pic.twitter.com/k0D2XI0fBu
— Umphrey’s McGee (@umphreysmcgee) August 29, 2018
The band’s shows this weekend, including the New Orleans and Austin performances as well as the webcast-less House of Blues gig in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, September 1st, come on the heels of a busy week last week. On Thursday, August 23rd, the band helped anchor the opening night schedule at LOCKN’. There, they traded sets with Lettuce and executed a fluid transition jam on the festival’s rotating stage that saw the two bands collaborate on Herbie Hancock‘s “Hang Up Your Hangups” before the Lettuce horns crossed over to their side to finish the song as the stage completed its turn. The next night, Umphrey’s hit the LOCKN’ stage once again, welcoming guests like Jason Bonham, Taylor Hicks, and Derek Trucks for a Led Zeppelin-heavy set. Later in the weekend, Umphrey’s headed to Louisville, Kentucky, where they dusted off fan-favorite instrumental “Raymond” for the first time in more than 400 shows.
The TourGigs webcasts for Umphrey’s McGee’s shows in New Orleans on Thursday, August 30th, and in Austin on Friday, August 31st, head here. The streams can be ordered separately, or as a discounted two-show bundle, with replays available on demand through September 14th.
For a full list of Umphrey’s McGee’s upcoming performances, head to the band’s website.