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. BrandonKayda Says:

    Just an incredible way to end it, I mean after 30 years there is no better way to close than with Box Of Rain

    a box of rain will ease the pain and love wills ee you through…

  2. Selector J Says:

    Glad you liked the program, wt!

    [p][blockquote]Time Will Tell – I LOVE this song!!!!
    Got me through some tough personal times. This song is TRUTH![/blockquote][/p]

    Ain’t it.
    This was the song I was thinking about from the Countryman soundtrack (not Coming In From The Cold). Very weird mix. Takes Bob forever to start singing and there’s some accentuated nyabinghi drums in the intro. Then the song fades somewhat prematurely as Bob is finishing the last verse. I forgot about that annoying ‘pop.’ Bought the record used and has one flaw… in that song. Murphy strikes again!

  3. Selector J Says:


  4. Selector J Says:

    Freaks and Geeks does totally rule.

    Very bummed when it was cancelled. Stupid networks.

    That principal totally burned trees.

  5. BrandonKayda Says:

    So Mr C

    Watching Freaks and Geeks now thanks to the internet

    I’ll let you know what I think

    Once again thanks for the tip

  6. BrandonKayda Says:

    Is that Seth Rogan?

  7. Henry Says:

    5/22/00 has to be considered one of the best Ghosts they’ve ever played.

  8. Mr. Completely Says:

    yep, seth rogen indeed

  9. Mr. Completely Says:

    more zipfiled versions of Dead mixes on the way right now – starting point is

    uploading now: “Children of the Garden” – GD winter/spring ’69

    Morning Dew 10:48
    That’s It For The Other One 19:46
    Dark Star 19:45
    St. Stephen > 7:51
    The Eleven > 15:13
    Death Don’t Have No Mercy 10:38
    Mountains of the Moon > 6:51
    China Cat Sunflower > 5:58
    Doin’ that Rag 7:04
    Alligator > 4:15
    Drums > 6:52
    Gator jam > 25:32
    Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) > 9:13
    Feedback 7:54
    We Bid You Good Night 2:01
    Cosmic Charlie 5:39

  10. ChefBradford Says:

    Is there a website where I can stream F&G? I haven’t tried Hulu or anything yet

  11. BrandonKayda Says:

    Go on Surf The Channel to find the rest of the episodes

  12. ChefBradford Says:

    good deal, thanks bk

  13. BrandonKayda Says:

    The one girl’s dad is hilarious

    “You know who else skipped class? Jimi Hendrix. You know what happened to him? He’s DEAD”

    What the fuck?

  14. Selector J Says:

    reading back as i finish up at the shtu-shtu-shtudio:

    rain songs reggae style:

    Storm- Gregory Isaacs
    Cold Weather- The Upsetters (complete with rain sound fx)
    Darkest Night On A Wet Looking Road- Keith Hudson (kinda spooky- normally in my Halloween playlist)
    Rain From The Skies- Dennis Brown
    It’s Rainining- Bim Sherman
    Storm Clouds- The Heptones

    re: Charleston DJ
    Screw that Chucktown DJ. Don’t spoil the Jewel of the South with your disrespectful mouth.
    He deserves some good-natured harassment.

    good night all.

  15. BrandonKayda Says:

    Lindsey’s dad

  16. BrandonKayda Says:

    Okay, so by watching the first episode, I conclude that Freaks and Geeks is a pretty damn good show

  17. Mr. Completely Says:

    Next up – By The Riverside, vol 1 (1970)

    Re-creating the original acoustic-electric shows. If you’re not into the acoustic stuff (which runs from polished to ragged but fun) just skip the first zipfile.

    Uncle John’s Band 6:04
    The Race is On 2:40
    Friend of the Devil 3:46
    I Know You Rider 8:12
    Dark Hollow 3:03
    I’ve Been All Around this World 4:27
    Katie Mae 4:16
    Dire Wolf 3:41
    Silver Threads and
    Golden Needles 3:45
    New Speedway Boogie 8:04

    Good Lovin’ 8:57
    Sittin’ On Top of the World 3:20
    Dancing In The Streets 15:48
    Morning Dew 11:49
    Viola Lee Blues > 9:19
    Cumberland Blues 4:35
    Cosmic Charlie 7:23
    St. Stephen > 6:18
    Not Fade Away > 5:06
    Darkness jam > 1:07
    China Cat jam > 1:24
    Not Fade Away > 1:48
    Lovelight 22:10
    Pigpen tells the audience
    what to do 0:27

  18. BrandonKayda Says:

    Chef (if you’re still out there):

    Freaks and Geeks can also be found on youtube

  19. Mr. Completely Says:

    @BK, it truly does build with every episode – that’s what TV does best IMO, you can tell longer stories and build characters and relationships over time, it can be more like a novel than any movie…in just a dozen episodes or so they accomplish that

    ok enough pimping, you get it, I like it

  20. ChefBradford Says:

    thanks Brandon, I’ll check it out tomorrow!

  21. BrandonKayda Says:

    Damn you Completely, I’ll be up all night at this rate

    Fantastic show

  22. Mr. Completely Says:

    and this one, By the Riverside vol. 2 (more 1970)

    structured like some of the classic “An Evening With the Grateful Dead” shows, minus the New Riders of the Purple Sage set: an electric first sect, acoustic second set, big electric third set. This one’s built around the great 2-13-70 Dark Star > That’s It For The Other One sequence – a solid hour of awesome

    Smokestack Lightnin’ 15:12
    China Cat Sunflower > 5:38
    I Know You Rider 5:05
    Cumberland Blues 4:49
    Candyman 5:18
    Easy Wind 9:36
    banter 0:47
    Monkey & the Engineer 2:08
    Little Sadie 2:53
    Truckin’ 5:59
    The Rub 3:29
    Beat It On Down the Line 3:03
    Big Railroad Blues 3:26
    Wake Up Little Suzie 2:42
    Cold Jordan 2:30
    Hard To Handle 6:13
    Me & My Uncle 3:29
    Black Peter 9:11
    Big Boss Man 4:54
    Dark Star > 29:28
    That’s It For The Other One 29:51
    Attics of My Life 6:31
    Viola Lee Blues 16:37
    We Bid You Goodnight 3:43
    Uncle John’s Band 6:50

  23. ChefBradford Says:

    According to the New York Times, the Red Cross has collected (as of Sunday night) $103 MILLION in pledges, $22million of which came from the text-pledge program!

  24. Mr. Completely Says:

    Last one for tonight

    “Just a Dream” vol 3 (1973-74)

    My favorite Eyes and a bunch of other classic jams – more of my favorite era of
    Dead music

    remember: Donna + Playin’ = watch out. just bump her down for a sec. Worth it.

    Jack Straw 5:09
    Deal 5:04
    Dire Wolf 4:46
    The Race is On 3:08
    Peggy-O 5:30
    Black-Throated Wind 7:05
    Eyes Of The World 19:28
    Playing In The Band > 14:11
    Uncle John’s Band > 9:16
    Morning Dew > 12:31
    Uncle John’s Band > 6:27
    Playin’ reprise 4:11
    Big Railroad Blues 5:03
    Me & Bobby McGee 5:56
    He’s Gone > 13:12
    Truckin’> 9:46
    jam > 8:16
    Other One Jam 2:30
    mind left body >
    dark star jam 16:35
    Spanish jam > US Blues 14:53

  25. ChefBradford Says:

    I really need to get a new computer and external HD this year. I’m missing out on all your Dead stuff

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