Ume To Open For Jane’s Addiction At Lollapalooza Afterparty


UME has 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

AUGUST
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

OCTOBER
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

NOVEMBER
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

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