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Ume Set To Hit The Road With Helment and the Toadies

UME today announced that they will be opening for Jane’s Addiction at the official Lollapalooza Aftershow on Saturday August 4th at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. Ume was personally selected by Jane’s frontman Perry Farrell to perform at the SOLD OUT concert. Guitarist/singer Lauren Larson describes the exciting phone call from Perry:

“My cell phone rang while we were sitting by the dumpsters outside a club in Jacksonville, FL eating peanut butter on saltines. I’ve been dreaming of playing Lollapalooza ever since I was a kid in the early 90’s wearing my brother’s over-sized Lollapalooza shirts. To be called by the artist who started it all is surreal. One of the symbolisms of the word “ume” is perseverance and devotion. I’m glad we’ve stuck with this and never given up on our dreams.”

Ume is also excited to announce the second leg of their tour with the Toadies and Helmet set to kick off on October 18th at the Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona. The tour includes a stop at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in the band’s hometown of Austin, Texas. Please see below for full dates.

Before Ume heads back out in the road in the fall, they will head back into the studio to work on the follow-up to their debut full-length album Phantoms. Ume will be recording their new album with Grammy® Award winning producer Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Cat Power, Queens of the Stone Age).

Hailing from Austin, Texas, Ume is Lauren Larson (Vocals, Guitar), Eric Larson (Bass), and Rachel Fuhrer (Drums).  The trio’s music is one of beautiful juxtapositions: the loud and soft, the aggressive and eerie, buoyant melodies bursting through wall-of-noise dissonance.  Ume explores the artier, heavier side of indie rock, post-punk, and alternative rock. Like a bridge between Black Sabbath and Bat For Lashes, the LP is heavy, anthemic, beautiful and mesmerizing.

UME Tour Dates

1st                    Philadelphia, PA                   Trocadero
2nd                    New York, NY                         Webster Hall
3rd                    Boston, MA                             Paradise Rock Club
4th                    Chicago, IL                              Aragon Ballroom (opening for Jane’s Addiction)
5th                    Lansing, MI                             Michigan Rock N Brew @ Adado
7th                    Cleveland, OH                         House Of Blues
8th                    Pontiac, MI                              The Crofoot Ballroom
9th                    Chicago, IL                               House Of Blues
10th                  Indianapolis, IN                     The Vogue
11th                  Sauget, IL                                  Pop’s
12th                  Kansas City, MO                     The Beaumount Club
14th                  Denver, CO                               Bluebird Theater
25th                  Paris, France                           Rock en Seine Festival

18th                  Tucson, AZ                               Rialto Theatre
19th                  Phoenix, AZ                             Marquee Theatre
20th                  Las Vegas, NV                          Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
21st                  Solana Beach, CA                   Belly Up Tavern
23rd                 Los Angeles, CA                       House of Blues
24th                 Anaheim, CA                            House of Blues
26th                 San Francisco, CA                   The Independent
27th                 Orangevale, CA                       The Boardwalk
28th                 Reno, NV                                  Cargo @ CommRow
30th                 Portland, OR                           Crystal Ballroom
31st                  Seattle, WA                             Showbox at the Market

1st                    Spokane, WA                           A Club
2nd                  Boise, ID                                   Revolution Concert House
4th                   Austin, TX                                 Fun Fun Fun Fest
7th                   Omaha, NE                               The Waiting Room
8th                   Fayetteville, AR                       George’s Majestic Lounge
9th                   Tulsa, OK                                 Cain’s Ballroom
10th                 Lubbock, TX                             The Office

All dates with Toadies and Helmet except festivals and 8/4 Chicago