Photo Credit: Lee Butterworth

Umphrey’s McGee founder, Brendan Bayliss, and The New Deal’s Jamie Shields have announced that they will team up as The Dubious Brothers for two nights of mischievous songs and laughs on May 12 at Martyrs’ in Chicago and May 13 at Kenny’s Westside Pub in Peoria, Ill. 

News of the impending concert dates comes on the heels of Bayliss’ previous show announcement, which will take him and his UM bandmate, Joel Cummins to The Deck in Muskegon, Mich., on June 26. The event has been billed as a benefit for The Jerry & Susan Cummins Education Scholarships. 

In the time between Bayliss’ Dubious Brothers shows and his arrival in Muskegon, Mich., he will embark on a series of appearances alongside his Umphrey’s McGee bandmates, including stops in the Southern region of the U.S. To learn more about the upcoming tour dates by visiting

Tickets for the Dubious Brother’s stand at Kenny’s Westside Pub go on sale today at 10 a.m. Admission to the duo’s Chicago set will become available on March 31, at 10 a.m. local time.