With the warm weather comes fun, food and music. MM&TU will be playing a collection of festival dates around the midwest as well as a few shows out east and in the country of Texas. See you there!
Check out the tour section for details
As 2012 winds down, we find ourselves in the unique position of being nominated for awards and accolades for a release that technically hasn’t even come out yet. But don’t let that stop you from voting!
Mike Mangione and the Union are nominated for:
Album of the Year – Red-winged Blackbird Man
Song of the Year – American Martyr
Catchiest Song of the Year – American Martyr
Music Video of the Year – You Don’t Wanna Leave
and Best Live Show
Vote now at RadioMilwaukee.org Listener Poll
We are on the road starting……NOW!
A couple of radio appearances that everyone can enjoy.
WGN radio Thurs Oct 4th at 9pm with Brian Noonan.
Video/audio recap available here: Mike Mangione & The Union on WGN Radio – Brian Noonan show.
Then, listen to Mike talk about the up-coming album and play new tracks with Milwaukee Public Radio’s Bruce Winter Friday night, Oct 5th, at 7pm online.
Listen to a recap of the radio interview here” Mike Mangione Interview – Bruce Winter chats with Mike Mangione.
The band kicks off its Midwestern and Eastern tour in Chicago Friday Oct 5th at Fitzgeralds Night Club, then Saturday in Milwaukee at Linnemans Riverwest Inn. Check the tour section for more info.
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Although the visit was short, and the show was shorter, we managed to do something that had a chance to last. For 30 minutes we meet in a storage warehouse above a hat store and filmed three songs with our friends OurvVinyl.com. Two new and one old. Both beautiful and fulfilling in a simple half hour time. My only regret is passing that black fedora on the way out…. Enjoy!
Yes….it is… MM&TU head out.. oh, yea, by the way this year we refer to Mike Mangione & The Union as MM&TU..its faster and a WHOLE lot cooler. MM&TU had their time off, drank their coco (although winter still has not hit the Midwest..), opened their gifts, gained their pounds, fell in love/out of love and back in love with their families and now its time to share what they have learned with you. The band hits the road this Friday with a show in Excelsior, MN and then Eau Clair… both known for their beaches and tropical climate. Then they play some hometown love shows in Chicago and Milwaukee…and Cedar Rapids and Dekalb…and.just check out the tour section.
See you on the road!
XOXO MM&TU HQ
The band is off to a week in Manila Philippines to perform at three events. Pretty exciting stuff for the group, this will be their first time in the country. If you happen to be in the area and are interested in details please check the tour page. Wish them luck!
Mike and his three piece will be heading on an east coast trip this week starting Wednesday in Cleveland, on to DC, we hit NYC, and end in philly. I tried to make that rhyme…. They will make an appearance in Boston and then head on back to the Midwest. If in the mid Atlantic check out the tour section for venues and times. Come out and say hello, the band gets lonely.
Mike Mangione wants to play just for YOU!
That’s why we are starting our REQUEST’A'SONG on our official YouTube site.
All you have to do is become a subscriber at http://www.youtube.com/mikemangione and send us a message of what song you want Mike (or someone in the band) to play…it’s that easy. Mike and the band will work it out and then a new video will be uploaded to YouTube especially for for you. Go Nutz! and spread the word, lets have some fun…….
It’s always fun to get up early and give Milwaukee a little bit of what we do. Thursday’s Morning Blend appearance, and the one from the morning of Summerfest show, are available at the Morning Blend website:
8/20/09 – Mike Mangione on The Morning Blend
6/29/09 – Mike Mangione on The Morning Blend
Mike and the four piece will be playing 6 dates in Sydney Australia for the World Youth Day festival from July 15-20th.