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. HarryHood Says:

    Once again, the compassion on this site leaves me truely humbled…… You guys are a bunch of shiny pennies in a world of tarnished copper.

  2. beepaphone Says:

    Hang in there, HH. I’m pulling for you, bro. Tough times can be defining. Remember that.

  3. HarryHood Says:

    And speaking of BBQ, I’m really craving Dinosaur BBQ from Syracuse, NY. Where’s KWL to back me up?????

    I’m so full right now though that I can’t think of eating anymore. Cooked some venison for dinner using my old man’s special recipe. Sorry for anyone who is a Bambi lover, but this was soooo damn good!

  4. Leo Weaver Says:

    ??? @beep…missed something there. Never seen Jersey Shore…and hope to keep it that way.

  5. Leo Weaver Says:

    that sounds pretty damn good @HH…it’s a favorite around here when we’ve got it.

    damn…those burritos better hurry the f up…

  6. carleethian Says:

    I haven’t been here for a while and didn’t post much even when I did, but all this talk about The Salt Lick is getting me excited. I just went ~2 weeks ago but now I’m itching to go again.

    On a side note, any idea if Phish is ever gonna come to Texas? I figured they owed us Austinites after screwing with us with the summer tour announcement. Unfortunately, I’m not sure if Austin can handle someone like them unless they come to ACL or something…

  7. HarryHood Says:

    Venison has always been a favorite. Cook up some onions in a covered pan with some butter. Once they start to soften up, throw in some venision (cut into smaller peices), add some montreal steak seasoning, a touch of Emerills Southwest seasoning, a little bit of garlic and fry it up. Once the meat is looking cooked, uncover and fry until the natural sauce starts to thicken. Whip up some squished taters to go with it and you’ve got yourself a delicious meal!

  8. beepaphone Says:

    @ Leo this new show on MTV is like Real World, but with all absolutely Guido’d out, Ed Hardy wearing, Hair Gel Crusted stereotypical Jersey peeps. Not serious entertainment fare, but can be good for a couple lolz.

  9. HarryHood Says:

    @ Beep

    I’ve heard that if you grew up in Jersey, watching that show is like a high school flashback

  10. beepaphone Says:

    A good friend of mine survived Jersey adolescence. I hold that achievement in high regard.

  11. Leo Weaver Says:

    gotcha @beep…I’ve tried to stay away from that one. Guess they have their own tools and tricks…I can see where those terms might apply. I *think* my wife watches it from time to time but she won’t admit it to me yet…maybe the guiltiest of her guilty pleasures.

    @HH…that sounds a lot like one of my recipes…’cept I use ground to make hamburger steaks. exactly like you describe but with a healthy splash of a good stout and woosta. taters are key!

  12. BTB Says:

    Trying to resist the jersey shore…No tour to look forward sucks.

    My 1st installment of my official time killer till next tour is up – click on my BTB tab.

  13. HarryHood Says:

    Man, Cuse better step it up or they are gonna lose this game!

  14. butter Says:

    @HH – venison is awesome, i come from a hunting family

    we bag the deer and give to a butcher who makes various products

    and gives us 1/2 back. summer sausage, steaks, brats (various flavors)

    the brats where surprisingly good, i’ll have to try your recipe sometime

  15. HarryHood Says:


    I click on your page and see Bryan Adams front and center. I’m in love with your site. haha

  16. HarryHood Says:


    My recipe is pretty simple. Works out really well though. Lemme know what you think if you try it!

  17. Leo Weaver Says:

    @btb…nice work, llfa. and I’ll never get tired of prince melting my face with that solo

  18. whole tour! Says:

    That is Funny BTB!!!!

    “The canadian people have already apologized on several occasions for Bryan Adams” — South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut!

  19. Marshall Says:

    Leo and anyone else who was in on the Maze v. Bowie discussion will find this funny:

    I used iTunes as my music player so I have to enter song titles for all the AUDs that we download from here and etree. I try to do it quickly by listening just to the first few seconds of a track (sort of practice for calling songs at shows). Well I was in my car tonight playing MSG3 from this fall and I noticed that Maze was mis-labeled as Bowie.

    I guess I thought I heard “shucka-shucka.” I guess I’ll be wrong 25% of the time with this one if I try to call it within 2 seconds.


  20. whole tour! Says:

    The “face melting hall of fame” has me cracking up too!

    Yanni!! YES!!!!!!!!


  21. stitchstash Says:

    HarryHood, sorry to hear about work.

    I’ve never had Dinosaur BBQ but at the state fair their line is by far the longest out of all the food vendors. It must be good if half of New York is willing to wait a half hour in line to get some. My husband says it’s his favorite.

  22. Leo Weaver Says:

    @marshall…pretty funny. I know I probably over-analyze it every time I listen to either since our discussions here.

  23. BrandonKayda Says:

    Yeah Marshall I do the exact same thing as far as labeling within the first few seconds goes

  24. Marshall Says:

    Its the first time I’ve ever mis-tracked either of them, and I’ve got more than 300 shows now on my computer. Funny thing is, is I thought to myself, seems weird to have Bowie in this slot in the first set.

  25. Marshall Says:

    @ BK – its like playing jeopardy at home – you can almost always get it right. Get to a show, and it’s slightly harder, unless you’re in the groove and then you can hear even the hints that the band members are giving to one another.

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