Nearly as old as rock and roll itself is the concert tour program. Before the internet age took hold, you would regularly find tour programs for sale at venue merch tables for artists from all genres and levels of success. It allows fans to find out more about the band they just saw in concert and gives them a keepsake to bring home with them. In recent years the tour program has become the domain of legacy acts and mainstream hitmakers…until now. Umphrey’s McGee will sell a 48-page 15th Anniversary Concert Program through their website and at the merch table for 2013 UM concerts.
An editorial team consisting of Umphrey’s organization members, myself and a few other valuable contributors have spent the last six months creating a kickass document worthy of the band’s first foray into tour programs. Among the treats inside are band biographies, a look at the touring vehicles of Umphrey’s McGee throughout the years, band member-penned lists, a page for each year of the band’s existence featuring photos, multiple pages of memorabilia shots, a crossword puzzle and much more. There’s something for everyone, from UM “virgins” attending their first show to hard-core Umphreaks. The program even includes a scorecard and lists of all Umphrey’s songs and covers to help you keep track of the setlist at a particular show.
For an example of a “Year Page,” check out the 2003 page…
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To purchase an Umphrey’s McGee 15th Anniversary Tour Program, stop by the merch table at an upcoming UM show or head HERE. We’re also giving away an autographed copy of the program as thanks for reading our pitch. To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us your favorite Umphrey’s show of the past 15 years. You can only enter once and we’ll pick a comment at random shortly after the contest ends at 11:59PM ET on February 20th.