Photo by Kelsey Winterkorn
On Sunday February 14, Umphrey’s McGee will appear at Ram’s Head Live! in Baltimore, Maryland. The band will celebrate this “ValUMtines Day” show by delivering a appropriately-themed cover tune selected by fan vote. The nine songs in contention are:
Death Cab for Cutie, “I Will Possess Your Heart”
Wilco, “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart”
Kiss, “Love Em’ and Leave Em’”
Beck, “Think I’m in Love”
Def Leppard, “Love Bites”
J. Geils Band, “Love Stinks”
Roxy Music, “Love Is the Drug”
Prince, “I Would Die 4 U”
Stone Temple Pilots, “Sour Girl”
Folks can cast their ballots online through noon on Friday February 12 and the selection that receives the most votes will be performed by the group on Sunday the 14th.
Meanwhile, the folks at Walther Productions are hosting a prize package for that show as well. “All you need to do is create a short video showing your love for your favorite Umphrey’s song, whether it is you singing along, or you filming a short with the song as the soundtrack, the options are endless. All you need to do is post your video on YouTube and then email the link to: [email protected] by 12:00 pm ET Friday, February 12, to enter the contest.” The winners will receive two tickets, two after-show passes, two Umphrey’s McGee tour t-shirts, and a copy of the UMLive from that night’s show (with two runner-ups receving a copy og the UMLive recording).