Summer Tour?

Red Rocks (W.Rogell)

While we are still braving the cold of January, rumors of summer Phish have begun to fall from the winter air. After Trey announced a half-year break on New Year’s Eve, nobody thought we’d be hearing any rumblings of rumors and announcements in the first half of January. Without any shows scheduled for the first part of the year, one would expect a full-slate come summertime. While we still have almost five months ahead of us before amphitheatre season officially opens, there is no time like the present to speculate.

Thus far, these are the dates being reported:

  • 6/3-4 Deer Creek
  • 6/5-6 Alpine
  • 6/11-12 SPAC

6.18.09 (M.Stein)

If these dates prove true, we are looking at a cornfield kickoff to summer tour at Deer Creek, a place that has traditionally hosted tour-ending parties. Such an early-season start might suggest another two-leg affair as in 2009, as one would expect Phish to hit most major markets during the summer concert season. With the initial eastward path plotted by these few unconfirmed dates, Phish will likely hit up the Northeastern venues before taking a dip south through the mid-Atlantic. West coast shows might comprise leg two once again, as it seems unlikely the band will criss-cross the country like back in the day. Sure, this is a lot of guess-work based on a couple of rumors, but, hey, it’s January, and things are pretty quiet in the Phish world.

With 2009 behind them, 2010 could represent a musical rebirth of Phish. After logging a solid comeback year, one would imagine that the band will begin to push their music in a new direction. Throughout last year, Phish moved from tighter, rock and roll jams in June to wide-open improv in Miami, reacquainting themselves with their skills along the way. Now it’s time to really open things up, and we’ve only got four and a half months to go…hopefully.


Jam of the Day:

2001 > Antelope” 5.12.94 II


The opening of set II of today’s Download of the Day.



5.12.94 Buena Vista Theatre, Tucson, AZ < Torrent

5.12.94 Buena Vista Theatre, Tucson, AZ < Megaupload

Buena Vista Theatre, Tucson, AZ

Starting off the week with a reader request, this spring ’94 nugget goes out to A. Nelson. Enjoy Monday.

I: Catapult > Rift, Down with Disease, Fee, Maze, Axilla (Part II), Foam, Bathtub Gin > The Lizards, Sample in a Jar

II: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Run Like an Antelope, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Uncle Pen, Fluffhead, Lifeboy, Possum, Hold Your Head UpLove You > Hold Your Head Up, Contact, Big Black Furry Creature from Mars

E: Amazing Grace, Rocky Top

Source: Unknown


678 Responses to “Summer Tour?”

  1. Neemor Says:

    Hood, in my experience, it’s the glutes that win ’em over.

  2. nonoyolker Says:

    @ kayda – agree 100%.

  3. Neemor Says:

    Boy if there’s anything that gets me more emotionally charged than singing along to the “God Never Listens (to whay i say)” round at the end of Lifeboy…I haven’t found it.

  4. HarryHood Says:


    Well, that blows my routine! Check with you guys later….

  5. BrandonKayda Says:

    Later Hood

  6. Neemor Says:

    Both Fluffhead and Possum with ‘Bring it On Home’ teases (Led Zeppelin).

  7. gavinsdad Says:

    HH – you in burlington VT i assume? hit me at

    edlooram AT thoughtcooperative DOT com

    i had a decent recruiter that i spoke to for burton up there and they are a sizeable employer for the area. off your old career path but never hurts.

  8. Robear Says:

    Neemor, how about ‘Set the gearshift for the High Gear OF YOUR SOUL!’

  9. gavinsdad Says:

    i’m with Ro.

  10. Lycanthropist Says:

    completely different ends of the emotional scale guys

  11. EL Duderino Says:

    The Phish taping community has always had this problem:
    Naming standards. I feel that when livephish does not put the whole actual name of the song for track titles on their downloads, people have a tendency to change the name of that tune. I’ve seen it all over bt.etree too. Now the GD community is another story. Those older hippies have been collection and taping shows for a long time and have their naming standards dialed in.

  12. Robear Says:

    llfa @ Lycan. But Neemor doesn’t have a ‘Lifeboy’ jersey with ‘What I say’ across the back.

  13. whole tour! Says:

    Last Tube is a sick song. F-ing love that tune.

  14. Aquaman Says:

    @ Albert Walker

    Go Wings Go! The Bertuzzi goal is just simply amazing. The Dakysuk was amazing as well with a slight hint of luck.

    See you at TAB at the Riv I bet, yes?


    Just catching up on the breakup news. So sorry you’re still done. You just have to believe it all happens for a reason.


  15. Lycanthropist Says:

    true true true

  16. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    every time my dog decides to do what she wants and not what I want I start singing, “dog never listens. to what I say!”

  17. Mr. Completely Says:

    holy crap, I just ate the best meal I’ve had in ages

    most “southern” food/bbq in PDX is very faux. Rosemary in the mashed potatoes, that kind of shit.

    Russell St. BBQ does it right!

    I’m kind of in food shock right now, honestly

  18. gavinsdad Says:

    if BK can do it (gravatar) so can I. this on the heels of torrenting 101 earlier today (sorry for hogging up the board with that).

  19. ChefBradford Says:

    that’s hilarious!

  20. whole tour! Says:

    yuck!!! nothing…and i mean nothing fucks up good mashed potatoes worse than rosemary! lol

    Glad you found some rosemary free mashed Mr. C!

  21. Leo Weaver Says:

    @Mr. C…being from ol’ Carolina, I’d suspect you have some good idea of wat “BBQ done right” tastes like, no? Always a score when you find the good stuff…and I’ve only got 2-3 of ’em here in Charlotte. Catch back up with you guy shortly…headed home now.

  22. Chuck D Says:

    I’m kind of in food shock right now, honestly

    these are some of the best days in one’s life. finding the food you know exists, but havn’t quite found yet.

  23. BigNasty Says:

    Good Last Tube video….Trey speaking to the San Diego audience:

    Trey explains how “Last Tube” is his musical interpretation of surfing. he then corrects himself….to be more specific….”surfing in milk”

    On a side note – Over the weekend I bought a Boss AW-3 “Auto Wah” pedal for my bass rig…love it.

  24. Mr. Completely Says:

    this food shock is first from sheer impact, it was a large scale meal

    second, it was better than that, even, the food you didn’t know existed – it’s the food I *do* know exists but had given up on finding out here – specifically, Lexington style BBQ, which is pulled pork with a vinegar and hot pepper sauce – no tomatos, mustard or anything in the sauce, just vinegar and peppers. It’s the holy grail of pulled pork, lets the flavor of the pork come through without all the goop….

    anyway there’s plenty of pulled pork out here, some of it pretty decent, but always covered up with those ketchup sauces…

    this isn’t like killer Lexington style, the pork isn’t shredded right and the sauce should be hotter; but it basically tastes right.

    Epic win.

  25. BigNasty Says:

    ^i melted my own face.

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