Two awesome bands are coming together for August 2013 to tour the Eastern border of the United States. STS9 and Umphrey’s McGee will unite for a short tour at the end of the 2013 summer. This is the two bands’ first tour together since 2008 and it will be one not to miss. STS9 is on fire! This band’s growth over the years has been an astronomical change in both jam music and electronic music. Umphrey’s McGee on the other hand is a jamband playing tunes comprised of rock, hard metal, electronic beats and regga which really bring the party to the house.
The electronic dance music band STS9 formed in Atlanta over a decade ago. The instrumental electronic rock songs from STS9 were and are without a doubt some of the first to pioneer the jamtronica music scene. STS9 is known for being a socially conscious group, one of the top-grossing touring acts, averaging nearly 5,000 tickets per city, and for having a list of opening acts that have included major artists such as Snoop Dogg/Snoop Lion, Bassnectar, Ghostland Observatory, The Glitch Mob, Thievery Corporation, Pretty Lights, Big Boi and countless others.
Similar to STS9 in their ability and fluidity to never put on the same show is the jam band Umphrey’s McGee. Every Umphrey’s show definitely brings on the rock. The band has played together for over 13 years and have enjoyable stage presence. Somewhere in between jam music, instrumental and rock music Umphrey’s McGee plays sets to make you dance! Umphrey’s has played the stage with a variety including Huey Lewis, guitarist Stanley Jordan, John Oates, and jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman, gospel legend Mavis Staples and Sinead O’Connor, to name a few.
The two bands in one night will be a fantastic experience of music and fun. The show starts at 7:30 pm on August 24th at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park in Alpharetta, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. The amphitheater is set on 45 acres of landscaped woods; it seats 12,000 people between its roofed and lawn area. It is known for its distinguishable fan-shaped roof and was nominated by Pollstar Concert Industry Awards as 2009 “Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue”. The venue provides an enjoyable experience for all music fans (http://www.vzwamp.com) Ticket prices will range from $36.25 to $53.70, VIP tickets are also available!