To mark 25 years of the Chicago-formed improv-rockers Umphrey’s McGee, the group has unveiled the trailer for a new rockumentary, dubbed Frame x Frame, which captures the band of brothers’ momentous careers as a conglomerate. The movie will premiere on June 11 via nugs.net and at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre.
Directed by Pete Herzog and producer Kevin Browning, Frame x Frame features footage from Umphrey McGee’s extensive archive while presenting the ensemble’s endearing story of engaging in their craft while always leaving room for fun. “I love music documentaries, and in 2011, I had a vision that I wanted to direct a 25th-anniversary rockumentary for UM,” offered Herzog via press release.
He continued, “Since 2006, our family has been vacationing around the band’s tour schedule and have seen some amazing sights, met some incredibly kind people, and rocked the hell out of some concerts.”
Over their 25-year history, Umphrey’s McGee has appeared on stage more than 2,600 times, drawing adoring fans eager to boogie along to the band’s mix of musical stylings. Apart from the online release, fans can view the film in person during the official Chicago release.
The Chicago premiere will feature a special Q&A segment featuring select members of Umphrey’s McGee, Brendan Bayliss and Andy Farag, and Frame x Frame’s director and producer, who will also be available for questions.
Pre-orders for the premiere will begin Wednesday, May 24 at 11 a.m. E.T., at this link. Early patron pricing is $19.99 and shifts to $24.99 after the first 500 pre-orders. As a small thank you for the continued patronage, the first 500 pre-orders of the virtual stream will have their name in the film’s credits.
The Music Box premiere tickets go on sale on May 24 at 12 p.m. C.T. More details on the live screening here. Scroll down to watch the official trailer.
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