In case you missed it, LMB faves STS9 and Umphrey’s McGee announced a few months back that they would be doing a summer tour together. Both bands have been on the road together before and played numerous dates together, but this is a big move for both bands looking to get into some bigger sheds for the summer. Check out the dates here. The tour kicks off on Thursday night in Louisville, but this Saturday the bands will roll through Chicago to play the new-ish Northerly Island layout and they’ll be doing a paid webcast from the show. For the low Couch Tour price of $13, fans at home can tune in to see Up Until Now, STS9 and Umphrey’s McGee on a four hour webcast all from the comfort of their own living room.
Here’s the official announcement:
STS9 & Umphrey’s McGee join forces with our friends at TourGigs & StageIt to bring you a live pay-per-view event with HQ soundboard audio from Chicago’s beautiful Northerly Island (Chicago). Tune in to an incredible night of music from the comfort of your couch this Saturday August 17th. Up Until Now starts at 6:30CT, STS9 at 7:00CT and UM at 9:15CT.
In addition, we’re pulling out all the stops for our top tippers during the event. Both bands will be giving away a pile of goods to keep things interesting. Win tickets to the entire UM New Year’s run, Summer Camp Music Festival 2014 or Life is Beautiful Festival. Ryan Stasik on your voicemail, autographed setlists, autographed vinyl, merch, downloads and more from both bands are all up for grabs so tune in to win.
The four hour marathon HD webcast is only $13 and officially on-sale. Additional info and pre-order here. Tell your friends and start planning that house party.