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Ume To Open For Jane's Addiction At Official Lollapalooza Aftershow
· Toddstar on August 02 2012 04:34:02
Tour News

UME TO OPEN FOR JANE'S ADDICTION AT OFFICIAL LOLLAPALOOZA AFTERSHOW

BAND TO RECORD SOPHOMORE ALBUM THIS FALL 
WITH ACCLAIMED PRODUCER ADAM KASPER




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.

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"Distortion-heavy jams (and the whole marriage thing) invite comparisons to Sonic Youth, but Ume do more headbanging and wailing" -
Rolling Stone

"Bandleader, guitar virtuosa, and straight up bombshell Lauren Larson runs around stage like a firecracker ready to explode at any given moment, pouring all of what she is into the performance" -
Brooklyn Vegan

"Ume attacked the stage with an intensity on par with Mastodon 
and a vulnerability reminiscent of PJ Harvey
"Artist Direct

UME Tour Dates (new dates in bold)
AUGUST
01          Philadelphia, PA                   Trocadero
02          New York, NY                        Webster Hall
03          Boston, MA                          Paradise Rock Club
04          Chicago, IL                          Aragon Ballroom (opening for Jane's Addiction)
05          Lansing, MI                         Michigan Rock N Brew @ Adado
07          Cleveland, OH                     House Of Blues
08          Pontiac, MI                          The Crofoot Ballroom
09          Chicago, IL                          House Of Blues
10          Indianapolis, IN                    The Vogue
11          Sauget, IL                            Pop's
12          Kansas City, MO                    The Beaumount Club
14          Denver, CO                           Bluebird Theater
25          Paris, France                         Rock en Seine Festival

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

NOVEMBER
01          Spokane, WA                          A Club
02          Boise, ID                                Revolution Concert House
04          Austin, TX                               Fun Fun Fun Fest
07          Omaha, NE                              The Waiting Room
08          Fayetteville, AR                        George's Majestic Lounge
09          Tulsa, OK                                Cain's Ballroom
10          Lubbock, TX                             The Office

All dates with Toadies and Helmet except festivals and 8/4 Chicago
Ume - Captive (official music video)
Ume - Captive (Official Music Video)

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