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. serpent deflector Says:

    Joel Frank – Music Director
    843.769.4799 phone
    843.769.4797 fax
    843.225.1055 Request

  2. ChefBradford Says:

    He’s the fucking music director? He ought to have a little more tact then.

  3. BrandonKayda Says:

    Damn, you guys really aren’t fucking around huh?

    This Tweezer is real nice so far, smooth leads by Trey

  4. ChefBradford Says:

    Still doing that Nassau show, bk? Good on ya, that Tweezer is in the upper echelon of jams, I think.

    Sublime, emotional, and gripping

  5. whole tour! Says:

    I normally would feel bad about the impending shit storm about to be dropped on Mr. Frank, but for some reason it feels so right!

  6. Mr. Palmer Says:

    whats up boys and girls? Bk- u in full tweezer freak out by now? Any “24”fans on here? great show.

  7. BrandonKayda Says:


    But no really, this is getting really good

  8. Mr. Completely Says:

    great lot meet story @stitch! you’ve got mail btw!

    hey, if you want to crush that DJ, post his contact info on the green board.

    just sayin’.

  9. Mr. Palmer Says:

    brilliant Mr. C, just brilliant

  10. BrandonKayda Says:

    So basically, this Tweezer is beautiful

    Trey is killing me with the effects on top of the major jam at the 16:45 mark



  11. BTB Says:

    Wookette Blazer!

  12. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Mr.C- i’m about to throw on my headphones, go into a dark room and spin your ’67-’68 mix.

  13. whole tour! Says:

    Mr. C FTW!!!!

  14. Mr. Completely Says:

    you have to hand it to the green board peeps, when they get in “Phish Always Wins” mode they are a potent force and not to be fucked with. They crushed like a particularly fragile insect, they would eat this dumbass for breakfast.

  15. stitchstash Says:

    You guys are great! I wish Phish could see how quickly all of you had their backs!

    Never watched 24. I love the history and national geographic channel.

  16. serpent deflector Says:

    wow, he would get the overload. just what he needs!

  17. ChefBradford Says:

    bk- listen for Page’s fantastic playing during/after the peak

    Mr C- brilliant indeed!

  18. BrandonKayda Says:

    That lick at the 17:30 mark…was that in the Gorge Sally?

    Speeding up now….fuck this is glorious

  19. Mr. Completely Says:

    Nice Palmer!

    Make sure you have your buzz in order, and brace for impact!!!!!

  20. ChefBradford Says:

    The Phans are gonna go Harpua on his sorry ass

  21. BrandonKayda Says:

    20:00 is just nuts

    Okay, Phish.

    You’ve won

    I give up

  22. gus Says:

    @bk, whats the date of this show you’re listening to?

  23. SillyWilly Says:

    Howdy all,

    Ive been away from my computer this weekend.

    I just wrote an email to Mr. Frank. I wasn’t mean. I just told him he was tasteless and classless.

    I gave him my cell phone number and encouraged him to contact me. I guess that is wishful thinking, but Id like to “kill him with kindness.”

  24. BrandonKayda Says:



  25. gus Says:

    sweet, i’ll have to check that out

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