Scene and Heard

Umphrey’s McGee at Iroquois Amphitheater this Saturday

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 18, 2012
WFPK Welcomes
Umphrey’s McGee with Conspirator

Saturday, September 22nd at 7:30pm
Gates 6:30pm
Iroquois Amphitheater / All Ages
Tickets $22.50 Adv and $25 day of show

 

Umphrey’s McGee: Fans who have followed Umphrey’s McGee for any period of time know that there are only two guarantees: you never know what you’re going to get, and Umphrey’s always delivers. How else can a band be relentlessly innovative in both music AND fan relations for 13+ years? The latest expected twist arrives in the form of their newest studio album (and first with ATO Records) ‘Death By Stereo’ (9/13), the follow up to 2009’s ‘Mantis.’ ‘Mantis’ surprised fans with a collection of music never before played, and surprised the music industry with an innovative marketing campaign that catapulted the album PAST the Heatseekers chart, debuting at #62 on Billboard’s “Top 200” chart without any radio play or television appearances.

“Our live show is malleable and every night is its own thing, where you never know where things are going to go,” keyboardist Joel Cummins explains. “People aren’t used to us playing three-and-a-half to four-minute songs back to back, so this album is a completely different experience than our live show, which is certainly something we were trying to do.”

For more info on the band, visit http://www.umphreys.com
**Also be on the look out for the 9/24 Lotus @ Headliners Discount Voucher being handed out at the show!!!
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Eric Clapton Announces 2013 UK Concerts Including Five Nights at The Royal Albert Hall

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 18, 2012
Eric Clapton
Announces 2013 UK Concerts
Including Five Nights at The Royal Albert Hall

Celebrating his 50th year as a professional musician, Eric Clapton announced today a limited number of 2013 UK concerts including five nights at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall. After signing with the Yardbirds in 1963, Clapton began a career as a professional musician that has seen numerous bands, an abundance of albums, countless worldwide sold out shows, an impressive array of accolades, unwavering critical acclaim and his consistent display of legendary guitar work. These concerts will mark his return to the stage after spending 2012 in the studio working on a new album to be released in early 2013.

Clapton has assembled an impressive band for the 2013 dates which will consist of long-time touring partners: Doyle Bramhall II (guitar), Steve Jordan (drums), Chris Stainton (piano and keyboards), and Willie Weeks (bass), along with newcomers Paul Carrack (organ and keyboards) and Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar). Michelle John and Sharon White will join the touring band again as backing vocalists.

 

2013 UK TOUR DATES
Date City Venue
May 13 Birmingham, UK LG Arena
May 14 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena
May 17 London, UK Royal Albert Hall
May 18 London, UK Royal Albert Hall
May 20 London, UK Royal Albert Hall
May 21 London, UK Royal Albert Hall
May 23 London, UK Royal Albert Hall
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