DATES INCLUDE PLAYS IN NEW ORLEANS, ATLANTA, WASHINGTON D.C. & NYC
WITH 2 NIGHTS IN ASHVILLE FOR OFFICIAL UMPHREY’S MCGEE AFTERPARTIES
With a name likeÂ MungionÂ (pronouncedÂ mung-yin) it may be hard to take these guys seriously, but one thing is for sure, this band has some serious chops. Since their inception in Spring of 2015, the Chicago-based four-piece has quickly made a name for themselves as rising stars of the improvised music landscape. Composed ofÂ Justin ReckampÂ (guitar/vocals),Â Joe ReÂ (keyboards/vocals),Â Sean Carolan(bass/vocals) andÂ Matt KellenÂ (drums/vocals), the band is rooted in their ambitious compositions and improvisational abilities, offering up a raucous and joyous sound thatâ€™s guaranteed to have you smiling ear-to-ear and leave you wanting more.
BeginningÂ February 8th,Â MungionÂ embarks on their firstÂ headlining tour, which comes as triumphant news from aÂ band that barely made it out of 2017 unscathed by misfortunes.Â Reckamp elaborates, “2017 was an absolute roller coaster for us! The highs were extremely high and we definitely had some lows.” However,Â MungionÂ rode into 2018 on a high note by selling out every night of their firstÂ 3-night run at Chicago’s Tonic RoomÂ over New Year’s Eve weekend.
For their debut headlining tour,Â MungionÂ will begin inÂ Kansas City, MOÂ atÂ KnuckleheadsÂ onÂ FebruaryÂ 8th, heading next toÂ Little Rock, AR,Â Jackson, MSÂ andÂ New Orleans, LA. Two stops in Alabama follow, with dates atÂ ZydecoÂ inÂ BirminghamÂ and atÂ Auburn’s Bourbon St. Bar, before the band heads toÂ Atlanta, GAÂ for a performance atÂ Vinyl. The band will then play two night’s atÂ Asheville Music HallÂ inÂ Ashville, NCÂ Â for the official Umphrey’s McGee afterparties before making their way up the coast toÂ Washington D.C. andÂ Brooklyn, NYÂ for performance atÂ Gypsy Sally’sÂ and theÂ Knitting Factory, respectively. From there,Â MungionÂ will hitÂ Allston, MA,Â Burlington, VT,Â Northampton, MA,Â Buffalo, NY,Â Grand Rapids, MIÂ andÂ Ferndale, MIÂ with the tour concluding onÂ March 2ndÂ atÂ Mousetrapin Indianapolis, IN. A list of full dates can be found below and tickets can be purchased now via theÂ band’s website.
Known for their whimsical songs, goofy stage anticsÂ and undeniably explosive improvisations,Â Mungionâ€™sjubilance is a natural extension of its members. Underlying the bandâ€™s quirky nature is their virtuosic musical abilities. This inherent talent and playfulness embolden the group to be fearless in the studio and on stage, making for live performances that are infectiously lighthearted, refreshingly energetic and deeply sincere. With sonically rich and vibrant compositions, the bandâ€™s critically acclaimed debut album, 2016â€™s â€˜Scary Blanketsâ€™, proves that the skyâ€™s the limit forÂ Mungion. Additionally,Â a new record is expected later this year.
2/8 -Â Kansas City, MOÂ – Knuckleheads
2/9 –Â Little Rock, ARÂ – Stickyz
2/10 –Â Jackson, MSÂ – Martin’s
2/11 -Â New Orleans, LAÂ -Â Bacchus Bash
2/13 -Â Birmingham, ALÂ – Zydeco
2/14 –Â Auburn, ALÂ – Bourbon St. Bar
2/15 -Â Atlanta, GAÂ – Vinyl
2/16 & 17 –Â Asheville, NCÂ – Asheville Music Hall *
2/20 –Â Washington, D.C.Â – Gypsy Sally’s
2/21 –Â Brooklyn, NYÂ – Knitting Factory
2/22 -Â Allston, MAÂ – Great Scott
2/23 -Â Burlington, VTÂ – Nectar’s
2/24 -Â Northampton, MAÂ – Iron Horse Music Hall
2/25 –Â Buffalo, NYÂ – BuffaloÂ Iron Works
2/27 -Â Grand Rapids, MIÂ – The Stache
2/28 -Â Ferndale, MIÂ -Â Parliament Room @ Otus Supply
3/2 -Â Indianapolis, INÂ – Mousetrap
* official Umphrey’s McGee afterparties
For More Information on Mungion Please Contact:
Juliana Todeschi at pfa / Entertainment Media & Marketing
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