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. gavinsdad Says:

    people rested and refreshed i see?

    Dr Pro: jumping on last nite’s late nite back-and-forth (sorry everyone): i’ve read the mcnally, the rock scully, the phil, the steve parish, and the blair jackson Garcia bio. I personally like the Phil and the Blair Jackson but all of them provide for little nuggets of crossover that are helpful when studying your history. The best leftfielder is “dark star” by robert greenfield which is an “oral history”…it’s basically people weighing in on Garcia’s demise via her-on and it’s not terribly cheery but i also see that as part of the bigger picture of who JG was.

    PS. greenfield also wrote a kinda sloppy but fun take on the recording of exile on main st if you want a good bathroom book.

    @ Neemor:
    -will have to go into that girlfriend you couldn’t get over when we see each other again. too gnar for this board.
    -you were right on the JOTD Antelope. spunky!

    re: Summer: got damn! keep it coming.

  2. marcoesq Says:


    You really think so about Oysterhead? I thought that whole deal didn’t go over too well

    Personally, I thought those shows were a joke IMO

    3 amazing musicians creating 1 hugely sub par sounding product

  3. albert walker Says:

    the rust since 2004 was major rust
    but now that it has been worked off bouncin back should be less difficult
    I would agree that as long as they keep up the mini tours and they occasonal practice session in between there should not be big drop offs in between tours

    should build on the one before once they get in their rhythm

  4. BTB Says:

    Mini-Mike tour would be stellar. Although he’s been ‘on tour’ for over a year now.

  5. sumodie Says:

    @aqua: mr c has previously posted some 70s dead mixes, at least 2, maybe 3.

    click on his name & explore what hes posted, not sure if he included dates in the title.

  6. gavinsdad Says:

    ps….i was reading some of miners first posts yesterday and since he was pushing that 7/30/03 camden so hard i tracked it down and just started it. I thought i was there but i was actually at 7/31. looking forward to this storied “scents”…

  7. Lycanthropist Says:

    7/30 is in my car cd player right now..

  8. gavinsdad Says:


    pretty much agree with you. i rode the rail for the roseland ballroom oysterhead and my basic take away was “finally i saw stuart copeland live!”

  9. BTB Says:

    I rock out that oysterhead album occasionally.

    Mr. Oysterhead, Army’s on Ectasy, Rubberneck Lions etc.

    Rubberneck Lions has some of my favorite lyrics with the “three strips of bacon on my toasted head, 2 over easy on a roll and I’m fed”

  10. whole tour! Says:

    Pseudo Suicide is one of the hardest rocking tunes in the entire catalog.

  11. BrandonKayda Says:

    I am re-listening to the acoustic set now –

    Incredible is the only word for it

  12. whole tour! Says:

    “don’t wake a man when he’s trying to be dead”

  13. Robear Says:

    @ Lycan, great story. I, too once wasted many years on a selfish girl due to lustful blindiing. Give that 10/27/95 mystery show a listen, already.

    @ Neemor Find the nearest creek or river to your house. Go dip your hands in the cold running water and splash your face with it. Wash away the bs binding your heart and holding you back. Wash it away, and let it go. You are a complete man. No woman can bring you down.

    @ BK, you’re all wet with that Red Rocks ‘Tweezer’ comment. Not sure what else to say. Hang in there.

    AW, Hawks clipped the Wings. Drat. Kick Detroit while we’re down.

  14. albert walker Says:

    one of my fav miami moments

    the ferocity Trey attacks the 7 below

    there is a new no fuckin around attitude all over these shows

    its quicker and crisper

    Mike just kills the peak with his new found lead playing authority

    like a different band

  15. marcoesq Says:

    I LOVE Phish
    I LOVE Primus
    I have a fierce admiration for The Police, LOVE Stewart Copeland

    Can’t really stand Oysterhead

  16. albert walker Says:

    GREAT game

    the healthy Wings are the team you don’t want to play in the early rounds

    Hawks are just amazing though

    how bout that Bertuzzi and Dakysuk moves in the shoot out
    crazy shit

  17. ryannichols7 Says:

    Red Rocks 7/29-8/1 would only make sense

  18. Mr. Palmer Says:

    someone posted this the other day. voopa maybe?
    Good video of entire Indio acoustic set.

  19. MisterChristian Says:

    Re: Oysterhead.

    Little Faces is my favorite tune on the album, Im surprised there isnt much mention of it, and I”m really surprised Mr. Oysterhead got radio play.

  20. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I love the Greenfield bio “Dark Star” as well. Gives a good overview of the those sad, harrowing last years of the fat man.

  21. BrandonKayda Says:

    I’m not sure what you mean by that Robear

    I do like the RR Tweezer, I like it a lot, but put in right behind Miami’s Tweezer as the best of the year.


  22. BTB Says:

    Anyone catch Prince performing the WMGGWeeps guitar solo over the weekend?

    This is really sick, I had no idea he could play like that.

  23. albert walker Says:

    and the Cinci Tweezer in a no contest 3rd

    if they did not miss that last break before the solo the Cinci version is IMO one of the bets jams of 2009 also

    a lot of things clicking in this one for the first time
    major stepping point in the evolution of fall 2009

  24. sumodie Says:

    also heard Bethel Woods, ny venue was being considered for summer tour -built on the Woodstock festival site. saw phil & friends/grab tour there. Fantastic venue, imo, probably my fav large outdoor amphi on the east coast.

  25. albert walker Says:

    OK i’m out

    had the day off figured I’d see what you kids have been up too
    back to the grind of turning money into more money come tomorrow

    my TAB shows will be a nice diversion waiting for summer


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