Fall Forecast: Vegas Baby?

Las Vegas 2010?

While Phish has yet to play a single note of summer tour, rumors are already circulating about what they may do come fall. And right now, the whispers are all talking about a three-night return to Las Vegas during the second week of October. If this happens, Phish would return to face the city that has come to symbolize the beginning of their demise in 2004. But at the same time end, Phish in Vegas is a tradition like none other. There’s nothing quite like spilling out of Thomas and Mack, wide-eyed onto the strip, as the night has just begun. An annual rite from ’96 moving forward, Sin City hosted many memorable Phish shows, and if the whispers are correct, three more are coming down the road.

Vegas 2000 Poster

While a stop in Vegas may seem surprising given the sober, family-oriented vibe of the band these days, returning to Vegas may be a way for Phish to right the wrongs of ’04, and they know there is no better locale for their fans. Regardless of reasoning, it seems that Phish may once again visit the neon desert oasis before too long. Apparently, these dates would be in conjunction with an appearance at Austin City Limits Festival, this year taking place between October 8-10. So if one were to hazard a guess, Phish would hit Vegas the following weekend of October between the 14th and 17th. Going purely on speculation here, perhaps the band would then head west for a run up the coast after these rumored dates in the desert. One can only hope.

And in other overheard mumblings…It sounds like the Holiday Run will shift back up north to Madison Square Garden this year, after two consecutive appearances in Miami. And maybe – just maybe – Indio may present itself as an option for Halloween again, after the original dates conflicted with Austin’s festival. Obviously we are be getting way ahead of ourselves here, but sometimes, as Phish fans, that’s what we do. And with less than a month left before Chicago’s summer kick off, what better way to kill some time.

What do you think?


Jam of the Day:

Sand” 12.13.99 II

This Providence rendition is one of the most adventurous “Sands” during the song’s peak era of December ’99. This remaster comes courtesy of Paul Shapera.




10.21.94 Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise, FL < Torrent

10.21.94 Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise, FL < Megaupload

A Sunrise In Florida (M.Lilly)

This nugget from Fall ’94 with a non-stop second set goes out via reader request to Gavin’s Dad.

I: Fee, Down with Disease, Foam, The Mango Song, The Old Home Place, Stash, The Lizards, Dog Faced Boy, Run Like an Antelope

II: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Mike’s Song > Simple > Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Sleeping Monkey, The Curtain > Fast Enough for You, Scent of a Mule. Slave to the Traffic Light

E:  Sweet Adeline, Foreplay/Long Time, Cavern

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672 Responses to “Fall Forecast: Vegas Baby?”

  1. BTB Says:

    The original version of “GRIND” is from 1990 – wow.

    Made it onto an album in 2009.

  2. KWL Says:

    sounds like you are taking quite the journey tonight BTB

  3. BTB Says:

    Lycan – you talking about Athen, OH?

    I should put you in touch with my friend Hillary from southern ohio (who now lives in Colorado). She used to promote shows throughout OH for real. She might be able to put you in touch with someone. It used to be her job from what I understand.

  4. Lycanthropist Says:


    you got to sophia yet?

  5. BTB Says:

    KWL – weird music. PH 1990 freaks me out. Different band. I don’t really go back and listen to that stuff much. The Wendell Sessions is worth a spin though. I’d give the link, but the dude’s site is down at the moment.

  6. SillyWilly Says:

    How big of crowds do you guys typically play in front of?

    My buddy has some friends that run this little art gallery/small music stage here in Madison.

    Don’t know much about it. But, it seems like they could use publicity.

    Like I said I don’t know much about it, but I’ll find out. Maybe they can tell me more about finding you a place to play up here/Chicago area/Milwaukee area.

  7. SillyWilly Says:

    just starting now, Lycan.

  8. SillyWilly Says:

    Whoa….This is a Lycan song!

    im lovin it

  9. Lycanthropist Says:


    be prepared that shit gets intense

  10. flarrdogg Says:


    Phish 06/17/1990 Wendell Studios, Boston

    Dog Gone Dog
    Uncle Pen
    Suzie Greenberg
    Suzie Greenberg (2nd attempt)
    Alumni Blues
    Take the A-Train
    In a Mellow Tone
    Mike’s Song >
    I Am Hydrogen >
    Weekapaug Groove

    The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday >
    Avenu Malkenu >
    The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday
    Harry Hood
    Runaway Jim

  11. KWL Says:

    9.11.00 piper>what’s the use JOTD from a few days ago ain’t bad either

    hot off the presses: this ‘Mr Miner’ character knows his shit

  12. BTB Says:

    Nice Flarrdog – yeah grab this people

    After the Runaway Jim is the “Grind” i speak of…

  13. flarrdogg Says:

    btb- I’ll shoot you a link on facebook.

  14. KWL Says:

    is flarr’s avatar still nic-cage-as-vince? i’m afraid to clear cache because i don’t want to deprive myself of the good time fun and great american past time that is sham wow crossed with con air/face off/leaving las vegas

  15. SillyWilly Says:


    sorry. my girl called.

    Her mother who passed away was inducted into the Cleveland Cultural Hall of Fame for her contributions as an Irish American. I really wanted to make sure her night went well.

    But, yeah, Sophia was great, man.

    Im gonna listen to it again right now.

  16. Lycanthropist Says:

    no doubt silly

    thats great man

  17. flarrdogg Says:

    KWL- No need to mess with perfection. Nic Cage as Vince is the greatest thing in the history of the universe.

    I spent some time reading your blog yesterday. Very well put together and thought provoking. Bravo.

    g’night bb…and little ned

  18. SillyWilly Says:

    at about 12:00 it gets pretty heavy

  19. KWL Says:

    thanks flarr, a few kind words from nic/vince are enough to keep writing for 3, 4, 16 years to come.


  20. KWL Says:

    also, 7-24-98 wolfman’s>2001 is naaaasty

    if you couldn’t tell, I am catching up on past JOTDs tonight

  21. Jonathan Says:

    So Pittsburgh is close to finishing the construction of a brand new hockey arena, the “consol energy center”. It is adding a heaping of class to uptown, and hopefully, Phish will play there! woo!

    Jon from 28 North

  22. Frank Says:


    Just a hunch. Charleston, SC once again and it looks like Oct. 15-16 2010. If you recall, Page’s dad came out to help sing the encore back in ’96 (don’t hold me to that). He must live in the low country. Boy would this be fun. For any of you who have never been to Chuck, good time to go.


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