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. Mr. Completely Says:

    aka “the legendary nassau tweezer”

  2. Mr. Palmer Says:

    BK- labels that as a “Do you feel like we Do”(Frampton) tease in Tweezer. Not to bring up that whole “to tease or not to tease” debate again. Great show

  3. jed22 Says:

    sent a long message to his FB page

  4. BrandonKayda Says:

    ….Where am I?

  5. sumodie Says:

    @mrc: got your email. i can call them in the morning. looking forward to my wook down tee too.

  6. BrandonKayda Says:

    Oh, I’m in a round room at a soul shakedown party listening to david bowie…

    I remember now…

  7. stitchstash Says:

    Mr. C, I just placed my order! Thanks for all the trouble.

  8. serpent deflector Says:

    the green board has been informed

  9. KWL Says:

    @HH, got your message & just catching up.. keep your head up man, the other side of crisis is opportunity. It already seems like you’re handling it well, got your head in the right spot, you’ll come out of all this stronger & wiser…

  10. KWL Says:

    stitch is a wookette!

    BTB, funny stuff man…

  11. Robear Says:

    llfa @ BK^

    nice post re: CF, too.

    It’s a Guerilla Monsoon Rap out here.

  12. KWL Says:

    that tweezer is no slouch, but the gin gets my money–that is my go to 2.0 jam, some of the best of what the band could do at that point in time… (well, the whole show really)

  13. KWL Says:

    what does a grilled cheese go for on lot these days? I haven’t bought one since 04. Only a couple $5 dollar veggie burritos for this cat in 09.

  14. KWL Says:

    I would definitely be willing to pay more to a wook/ette in a blazer though

  15. Mr. Completely Says:

    holy shit, grilled cheese inflation, I hadn’t even thought of that

    shit, with all the Beemers and whatnot on lot these days you could probably make bills slinging like gruyere and pancetta paninis and other high end crap like that

    osso bucco burrito, you see where I’m going with this

  16. Mr. Completely Says:

    @robear, you’re right in the center of this storm, yeah? we’re at the leading edge…not a big deal yet, sounds like it’s heavier down your way

  17. Robear Says:

    stitch is old school, schwilly kid, not wookette 🙂

    Yeah, it’s a deluge of rain.

  18. Selector J Says:

    Reggae program’s in progress:

    Now playing:
    Peter Tosh
    Jah Guide (solo acoustic)

  19. KWL Says:

    who you calling KID?


  20. KWL Says:

    re-listening to Cinci a couple times this past week. I stand corrected: the cinci split is where its at. Lot of hot stuff in those 2, but yeah, that split is some serious business

  21. whole tour! Says:

    Word on the Roots!!!
    tuning in now!

    I hit up a reggae mini set earlier on Lala:

    Peter tosh – Stepping razor – boston ’76
    Burning Spear – Social Living
    Bob Marley – Jah Lives/ Coming in from the cold/ trenchtown rock
    Jacob Miller- Tenement Yard/ suzy wong

  22. whole tour! Says:

    Cincy 2 set one is the eff-ing heat!
    I could listen to that Torn and Frayed all day 24/7 365 and it will never get old.

  23. stitchstash Says:

    Ha, ha I step away for a minute and the board blows up my wookette spot. What can I say, I like to brush my hair and take showers, but I’m a wookette at heart.

    No schwilly kid here Robear. I like to sit next to an erupting volcano once in awhile, but that’s about it.

  24. Mr. Completely Says:

    ah, time for the ol’ “Rain Song” mix, then…

    Can’t Stand the Rain (Missy Elliot)
    Mission in the Rain (JG)
    Buckets of Rain (Dylan)
    Rainmaker (Traffic)
    Rain Song (duh)
    Rain (Beatles)
    Fool in the Rain (more zep = better)
    Purple Rain
    Looks Like Rain (pedal steel version)
    Cold Rain and Snow (Phish with Phil version?)
    Box of Rain
    I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today (Tony Rice)
    No Rain (the bee girl song, Blind Melon – fuck it, I like that song)
    Singin’ in the Rain (Gene Kelly)
    I Wish It Would Rain (Temptations)
    Mandolin Rain (Hornsby)

    November Rain
    Fire and Rain
    Samba in the Rain

  25. Mr. Completely Says:

    what’d I miss? there’s you late night thread right there ^^^

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