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:

    The Dinosaur BBQ restaurant in Syracuse is almost always an hour wait minimum to be seated but it’s well worth it.

    And…… The Canadians should only apologize for post-1990 Bryan Adams. He might as well have set fire to that leather jacket and the IROC-Z the second Have You Ever Loved A Woman was released. If you can’t sing along to Summer of 69 though, you are no friend of mine!

  2. pagesidehighschool Says:

    @Marshall, did you see those Bowie/Maze coins a few years back, one of the sickest phan collectables I’ve ever seen

  3. HarryHood Says:

    @ Stitch

    Yea, job situation sucks, but I’ll find a way out of this mess. As long as Phish keeps on touring, I’ll be the happiest guy you’ve ever met that was living in a cardboard box.

  4. Marshall Says:

    @ pageside – that’s hilarious. Wish I had one.

  5. whole tour! Says:

    Summer of ’69 totally rocks. Classic Song.
    Story of my life.

  6. Marshall Says:

    Has fishman ever truly started one and then switched to the other?

  7. stitchstash Says:

    BTB, after visiting your site, I now need to go watch Robin Hood.

    Jesse doesn’t need to play guitar to melt faces. He melts faces with his hair. Just give him a brush, blow dryer, and some aqua net. Only he can make hearts melt faster than the face.

  8. pagesidehighschool Says:

    Head side is bowies face tails side is an intricate circular maze, about the size of a silver dollar, really cool

  9. lycanthropist Says:


    wow thanks for that write up. that was intense to read.

    brandon thank you

  10. BrandonKayda Says:

    no problem lycan

    I hope it turned out alright

    You can put it on the CF blog if you’d like

  11. stitchstash Says:

    @ Harry, you better break out the iron griddle. I bet with inflation you could at least get $2.00 per grilled cheese nowadays. (Kidding- I hope that I don’t sound like a bitch. I was trying for a smile.) The other night there was some discussion on what people did on tour to make money. I know making a little extra cash on lot helped me out a bunch.

  12. HarryHood Says:

    No worries Stich, definitley made me laugh!

  13. ChefBradford Says:

    Speaking of aqua net, there’s a girl that works at a university bookstore here whose name is, and I shit you not, Aqua Netta

  14. lycanthropist Says:


    check out brandons review on page 21 for some more getting pumped fuel

  15. ChefBradford Says:

    Ha, yeah I read it earlier. Good stuff, bk

    Def looking forward to some sweet surprises Thursday

  16. stitchstash Says:

    Let me tell you guys a funny story…….. The first time I ever met my husband, was by him giving me a grilled cheese in the parking lot at Red Rocks. Just typing it makes me laugh. Yes, this was to be a “lot romance” made in heaven.

    Ha, ha- I told my husband what I was typing and he says, “Great, now their definitely going to think you’re a wook.”

    Wookette, I know.

    Now, if only I could find my blazer.

  17. serpent deflector Says:

    this afternoon i was driving home when the voice on the radio made me really pissed off. Charleston SC is known to have shitty radio stations but today a Dj on FM 105.5 stepped over the line. As a commercial brake ended i began to here the opening notes of free, maybe one of the only phish songs that would get played on the radio. as always, in the odd occasion that phish would play on the radio, i turned it up and rocked out. when the song ended the voice of the Dj came on to explain that he had just played phish. he then spent the next three minutes talking to the traffic girl about how phish is the worst band ever and that he thinks all phish phans are stupid drug addicts. he also said that he fell asleep at the bonnaroo show and that it was the most boring show ever. I had never liked this guy because he was always a dick but today he proved that he is the #1 piece of shit.

  18. ChefBradford Says:

    Boo on that DJ. Total dick. One of my best friends DJs for Top 40, oldies, and occasionally country stations. He doesn’t like a lot of what he has to play, but he doesn’t let his opinions filter into his shows


  19. BrandonKayda Says:


    Glad that you guys enjoyed it, I honestly wasn’t sure what you were going to think. A little nervous actually

  20. whole tour! Says:

    Who is that DJ?
    What station does he work for?
    How can we make his job hell? What is 10,000 people called him in one day requesting phish?

    F that guy! He plays phish just to diss it? WORST DJ EVER!!!

  21. ChefBradford Says:

    What’s that guy’s schedule and work number? 🙂

  22. whole tour! Says:

    This “stupid drug addict” would punch that guy in the eye if i ever had the chance! (this coming from a 100% non violent person)

  23. serpent deflector Says:

    i wish i had the audio of it, all the shit he said was unbelievable.

  24. ChefBradford Says:

    Seriously, when does he usually have a show, and what’s the station number? We can make his working life miserable. Although, anybody with that much vitriol is probably already pretty fucking miserable

    Misery loves company

  25. BrandonKayda Says:

    Look who’s in the freezer, Uncle Ebeneezer….

    Nassau Tweezer here I come!

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