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.

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Jam of the Day:

2001 > Antelope” 5.12.94 II

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/ph94-05-12.d2t01.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/ph94-05-12.d2t02.mp3]

The opening of set II of today’s Download of the Day.

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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

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678 Responses to “Summer Tour?”

  1. marcoesq Says:

    Spinning the Va Beach 08/08/98 show, love the crowd starting to realize the beginning licks of Terrapin…

  2. marcoesq Says:

    @BTB

    yeah man, he’s nasty. the real f-ing deal

    saw him once in the late nineties in Baltimore, ridiculous

  3. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Bethel Woods is great, i concur. Saw WSP there a couple years ago. Only a few years old i think.

  4. BTB Says:

    RE: Prince

    I’ve heard from multiple people that Prince, despite the butt of jokes, is really a great musician and can play everything under the sun. Caught that solo over the weekend on VH-1 and had to revisit it. Wow – total face meltage.

  5. Mr. Completely Says:

    @aqua –

    I have several 70s mixes up there. As I did last night with the two High Time (Brent era) mixes, I am replacing the unzipped, download-a-single-song-at-a-time
    versions with zipfiled versions for less of a pain-in-the-ass.

    The root directory is here:
    http://tinyurl.com/completely-dead

    The following collections are zipfiled:
    Action Speaks Louder (1971) – tight, practiced, high energy roots rock and blues, plus my “Darkstarenstein” hybrid of Dark Star jams from that year.

    The Song That The Morning Brings (1991) – Bruce Hornsby era stuff from spring and summer ’91. Extremely underrated tours and shows.

    The Crest of a Wave (Winterland June 1977) – rockin’ Dead at its peak. a little on the remix-y side, with some aggressive crossfades.

    Just a Dream vol.1 (1973-74) – my favorite era of Dead, hands down, no question. This is where the jamming is. This is a shortish mix, it is uploading right now, I am zipfiling vols.2 and 3 right now.

    The other collections in that folder are still the individual files, but I should have them all replaced by tomorrow. I’ll post as they go up.

    FWIW the Brent era (1979-90) mixes Aqua refers to were posted (with verbose Rhino-fuelled essays) on the last page of yesterday’s thread.

  6. BrandonKayda Says:

    I too, have heard Prince is a great musician

    Maybe I should check him out?

    That “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” solo is NUTS

  7. Mr. Completely Says:

    Prince pwns faces.

    Every couple years he shows up on TV at some big rock event, shreds some utterly face-melting solo and everyone says “I had no idea!”

  8. BrandonKayda Says:

    …Is my avatar still working? It disappeared on me again

  9. Mr. Completely Says:

    Brandon, unfortunately he doesn’t really make albums you would like I think

    If you get a chance to see him with his small band, featuring Maceo Parker, when he plays theater sized venues – sell a kidney if you have to – it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and one of the best shows I’ve ever seen, truly, like top 5 all time.

  10. gavinsdad Says:

    seconding Sumodie on the Bethel amphitheater….no corporate sponsor…absolutely idyllic setting….a shed that was tweaked for symphonies made rock and roll sound divine.

    @ sumo: i was there for that show….super fun (cept for a few joan osborne trainwrecks).

  11. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    @Cub, Enhorabuena, hombre! Kids are quite an experience. Wouldn’t trade it for the world. It is an 18 to life sentence though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I took the day off today to hang with my wife and daughters at home,school holiday fro the kiddos while the parents recover from the half marathon we ran. My wife beat me considerably. I finished in 2:02.
    I need to spend another good hour stretching.

    Excellent pick Seรฑor Miner!

    There was only one set of mics at this show. The venue itself was converted from one of those old school 70mm theatres. The room maybe held 750. zero police presence, chill lot. I had come down from Denver with the goods for the show and everyone was pleased.

    We all knew it was on from the catapult opener. Mike did a very exagerate index finger to each side of his nose to attain the purest nasal quality he could.

    Atg setbreak the enitre place poured back into the the lot the party continued until post show.

    Gin>Lizards was a neat combo for set one, if I recall.

  12. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Much respect for Prince here. Phish doing 1999 was classic.

    Mr.C- thanks for the mixes last night. Went right to Part 2 myself. Your very kind with your time and generosity in regards to these. Its a lotta work i’m sure. BTW The Dupree’s link came up as broken. Anyone else have this issue?

  13. Robear Says:

    @ BK,

    whaley, all wet, get it. Little joke. I think the Miami ‘Tweezer’ had more whaley tones than the Red Rocks jazz / funk fusion fest.

    Just playin. I was fortunate enough to catch both.

    Folks, don’t snooze on the Indio version, either.

  14. gavinsdad Says:

    love hearing these 1st person stories…thanks Phamily B.

  15. Mr. Completely Says:

    @lycan – that’s a hell of a story. Good for you for getting past it.

    @neemor – eight months? you’re just entering the rebound zone. no worries. Just relax, you’re doing fine.

    No one can hurt you permanently if you don’t let them. only you can take a little scar and turn it into a crippling wound. The solution? just don’t do it.

  16. BrandonKayda Says:

    Robear –

    OH, I gotcha now. My bad, was confused for a minute ๐Ÿ™‚

    MrC –

    Yeah I know his albums are mostly dance/funk related, but I have heard that he does have some good albums.

    Thanks for the tip man, I’ll be sure to check him out live if he does come around

  17. SOAM Says:

    I respect Prince for nailing that poa-Appolonia or whatever the fuck her name was-SMOKIN…Purple Rain might be the worst-stupidest movie of all time-just 1.5 hrs of total cheese-but I that chick-maan-

  18. Mr. Completely Says:

    Palmer, what do you mean? The whole zipfile is corrupt? Or just when you unpack that zip, the AAC file won’t play? or what?

  19. Mr. Completely Says:

    Purple Rain might be the worst-stupidest movie of all time-

    Have you seen “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” or “Xanadu” ? 8)

    Purple Rain is right up there though, no argument

    hilariously stupid

    the funniest thing is how tiny he is…for some reason it makes almost every shot a laugher.

  20. Robear Says:

    Mr. C, any chance of coming down for the Further “Phil’s Birthday Show” 3/12 at the Bill Graham Civic. I know it’s a stretch.

  21. gavinsdad Says:

    ok ok ok…very late to the game on this 7/30/03 Scents…now i get what all the fuss was about. my bad ๐Ÿ˜›

  22. Joe Says:

    the other prince movie(s?) was (were?) worse than purple rain. As a youngster I loved Morris Day and the Time though.

  23. Mr. Completely Says:

    @R, nope, but we’re hitting the Portland show if you’re motivated for Furthur tour ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    We’re making some big travel schedule decisions over the next couple days, BTW, deciding on when to do some large/expensive family trips, once that shakes out I’ll know when I might have time to follow the lines going south….

  24. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Mr.C- disregard its fine. When i initially unziped the file a message came up saying that the Duprees was broken. But i just listen to it and it seems to be fine. Weird.

  25. Highway Bill Says:

    re: Bethel Woods….

    very nice feel. I saw Mike and Trey open there for the Allman Bros a couple of years ago.

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