We hope you’ve been enjoying the Mantis pre-order campaign as much as we have– constructing Mantis “Teasers” that give you a taste of what’s coming, digging through the archives for bonus content and holding the finished album in our hands has been a thrill. Our thoughts and conversations are turning towards how great it will be to FINALLY PLAY THESE NEW SONGS LIVE next year. You still have until January 5th to place pre-orders, and thanks to your support and word-of-mouth you are closing in on unlocking the final level of content. We look forward to seeing you at the finish line in 2009 – The Year of the Mantis.
As much fun as it is to enjoy this time of year (particularly with the new album right around the corner) we continue to turn our thoughts towards those who are less fortunate, and extend our gratitude to all of you for your support of our shows benefitting USTORM and Keys 4 Kids. If you are interested in learning more about these organizations or wish to make a donation, more info can be found at the USTORM and Keys 4 Kids websites.
We look forward to seeing many of you over the New Year’s run and at the first Mantis tour dates beginning in January. Our best wishes to you and yours for a Happy Holidays.
Andy, Brendan, Jake, Joel, Kris, Ryan and the entire Umphrey’s McGee team.
This shit is awesome.