sts9summer2008flyerfronev3.jpgLast Thursday night one of the best tours of the summer kicked off in Madison, WI at Park. The dual bill with Umphrey’s McGee and will be roaring through eastern two-thirds of the U.S. for a little over three weeks. So far the tour has been in Madison, , Omaha and Cincinnatti; tonight the tour will stop in VA. threw the after-party is Madison as will they in Chicago and NYC. UM will do the late night duties in and Raleigh. Unfortunately some cities aren’t getting the full treatment but I’m sure they’ll be fully satisfied by the end of the night regardless.

Saturday’s stop in Chicago should prove to be a highlight so far with it being UM’s hometown and the fact that STS9 has a history of dropping the heat on the windy city. STS9 released its new last week and peaceblaster has definitely found its way into my regular listening cycle. Both bands already have three of four shows from the tour up on their respective live music purchasing websites. You can find STS9’s here and UM’s here. I find this to be a great innovation by these bands to promote their own live music, which keeps these two as often as they do. Follow the jump for the rest of the dates and setlists from recent shows.

Umphrey’s McGee/STS9 Remaining Dates

07.16.08 – Innsbrook Pavilion – Glen Allen, VA
07.17.08 – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion – Columbus, OH
07.18.08 – White River Lawn – Indianapolis, IN
07.19.08 – Charter One Pavilion – Chicago, IL
07.19.08 – – Chicago, IL – STS9 AFTER PARTY!
07.24.08 – – New York, NY
07.24.08 – Blender at Gramercy – New York, NY – STS9 AFTER PARTY!
07.25.08 – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing – , PA
07.25.08 – at TLA – , PA – UMPHREY’S AFTER PARTY!
07.26.08 – Bank of America Pavilion – Boston, MA
07.27.08 – Pier 6 Concert Pavilion – Baltimore, MD
07.30.08 – – Myrtle Beach, SC
07.31.08 – Koka Booth Amphitheatre – Cary, NC
07.31.08 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC – UMPHREY’S AFTER-PARTY!
08.01.08 – Music Park – Atlanta, GA – INDOORS AFTER PARTY!
08.02.08 – Music Park – Atlanta, GA – INDOORS AFTER PARTY!

STS9 CLOSES THE SHOW IN: , Council Bluffs, Glen Allen, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Myrtle Beach, Cary NC, and BOTH nights in Atlanta!

STS9 Setlists

Madison, WI
Day Set: Be Nice, Rent, Metamame, Circus, F-Word, Shock Doctrine, Oh Little Brain, Moonsocket

: Kamuy, Bigs, Beyond Right Now, Hi-Key, , GLOgli, Ramone and Emiglio, Instantly, EHM Encore: GROW!

St. Louis, MO
SET I: Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist, The Rabble, Mischief of a Sleepwalker, Peaceblaster 68 > Peaceblaster 08, Move My Peeps, New Soma, Aimlessly, 118, ISB

Council Bluffs, IA
Set I: One A Day, Arigato, BIGS, Lo Swaga, Peaceblaster, Baraka, Somesing, Beyond Right Now, Oh Little Brain, Open E

Cincinati, OH
SET I: Aimlessly, Blu Mood, Be Nice, , New Soma, Oh Little Brain, F. Word, From Now On, Rent, Peoples

Umphrey’s McGee Setlists

Council Bluffs, Iowa
Set I: Nothing Too Fancy > Breathe, Rocker (part II) > “Jimmy Stewart” > Mail Package, Uncle Wally > Nothing Too Fancy, Morning Song, White Man’s Moccasins, Nemo, The Floor

St. Louis, Missouri
Set I: #5 > Believe the Lie, Professor Wormbog > “Jimmy Stewart” > Intentions Clear > Mulche’s Odyssey, Push the Pig

Madison, Wisconsin
Set I: Wappy Sprayberry > Der Bluten Kat > Alex’s House > Der Bluten Kat, Higgins, Bridgeless

We here at LMB hopes everyone has an amazing time at any and all of the shows on this tour. See you in Chicago!

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