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. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Thanks for the questions flarr- I appreciate the help from everyone.

  2. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Chalkdustin- i’m confused as to who you are pulling for.

  3. flarrdogg Says:

    LJ- I haven’t seen it yet, but plan to when it comes out on DVD. I don’t have HBO (or TV- living at a park), so I’m having to wait. It was created and is produced by David Simon (of ‘The Wire’), so that is already a big thumbs up from me. Many of my friends still living down there have seen the film crews and actors around town and it is all the rage. I’ve heard it is pretty authentic, but I’ll decide for myself.

    Thanks for the flac tutorial.

  4. Chalkdustin Says:


    See Palmer, Montreal scored again and it’s all your fault. 😉

  5. mrfergie Says:

    Go Habs!

  6. mrfergie Says:

    Sorry Chalkdustin – I’m lookin for an original 6 final

  7. flarrdogg Says:

    Mr T should have a cameo in Treme’. Although I’ve never seen him cross over from action, I think he could pull off a dramatic role with one hand tied behind his back. He’s THAT good.

  8. Luther Justice Says:

    Watching Treme has given me the itch to head back down for a visit. I haven’t been post-Katrina, so its time. I love that city and this series, in many ways, has reminded me why.

  9. Mitch Says:

    the day i get my stereo from indiana to nyc is the day i start playing flac.

    my system here is a computer plugged into a decent harmon karkdon set of computer speakers. cant tell that much on these lil guys.

  10. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Damn Chalkdustin, your smoked now! Start drinking more.

  11. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    well that was surreal. Jay Z and Eminem were just on the espn baseball broadcast promoting a two show thing they are doing with one night headlined by Eminem at Comerica Park in Detroit and then Jay Z headlining at Yankee Stadium the next night. the surreal part was watching Rick Sutcliffe and the play by play guy trying to make conversation with them for half an inning. Not one of the four people seemed very comfortable.

  12. Luther Justice Says:

    Mr. T battles the next hurricane and wins. You don’t need levies with Mr. T in town!

  13. Chalkdustin Says:

    No harm, mrfergie.

    I can’t watch anymore. For the love of Icculus, pull yourselves together!

  14. Kenny Powers Says:

    i just now realized the utter futility of my FLAC vs. lossy comments. with the incredibly fast progression of cheaper hard drive space + everything being easily accessible online at faster and faster speeds….

    i say fuck it, go w/ m3 if it works for you now because someday soon you’ll be able to grab an entire year of Phish FLACs via bittorrent in like 10 minutes. i was all “keep FLACs for backup, archive, etc…” but the music ain’t going nowhere.

    and Mr. P – you can have the most discerning ear known to man, but if you don’t have hi-fi equipment that can realize the sonic difference, you’ll be wasting space w/ lossless. i keep all my shows in lossless because space isn’t an issue for me, but i routinely convert to mp3 (high bitrate) and toss them back and forth on my portable since space IS an issue there. anyhoo.

    i like Phish.

  15. flarrdogg Says:

    NOLA- some parts of town are still decimated and will most probably never be rebuilt because no one will insure areas where the serious breaches took place for fear that it could happen again. New Orleans East and specifically the Treme’ will never be the same. Other parts of town look like nothing ever happened- and have since a week after the storm. Lots of that has to do with $$. I haven’t been in over a year, but things WERE getting back to normal and then….oil spill.

  16. Mr.Palmer Says:

    KP- that was the point that i was hoping you guys would confirm for me. When i grab a nice 2 TB HD, then i can archive my music in a lossless fashion. Then, like you said, convert for portable listening.

  17. Selector J Says:

    Wow! Kid Rock ripping Dark Star back stage?? That’s kinda awesome and no, I did not see that coming.

    I’m not really a Kid Rock music fan (seriously doubt anyone on here is) but I always thought he’d be a helluva guy to have around at a party.

    @T3PO: That’s pretty funny about the drive to Hampton. Sounds like the closest approximation to a flux capacitor in existence. So yea, I would have been on board with that but assuming Mrs. Selector was along for the ride, she would definitely have negated my vote.

  18. flarrdogg Says:

    KP- Just so I’m clear, when I add a Wav to itunes, it sounds better than an mp3, or it simply converts the Wav to mp3 and sounds the same as it would have if I’d just downloaded an mp3 to begin with?

  19. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Roman Hamrlik- best name in hockey, maybe all of sports.

  20. flarrdogg Says:

    ‘A man fights, and fights, and then fights some more. Because surrender is death, and death is for pussies.’ -Kenny Powers

  21. beepaphone Says:

    Whoo! The future Mrs. beep and I just got a kitten. I somehow convinced her to name it Icculus. She better not call it Iccee. He wrote the book for fucks sake.

  22. garretc Says:


    When you add the WAV to itunes it’ll sound better than an mp3. You have to convert the WAV to mp3 manually, if you put the song in itunes as a WAV

  23. Luther Justice Says:

    Treme directly addresses the problems with “rebuilding” NOLA. That’s one of the things I like about it because its letting people know some of the crap going on (i.e. not re-opening certain projects unharmed during the storm and its aftermath so “certain people” have no place to come back to.)

    The oil spill is another failure of the feds. Its really blows your mind to know how these things are just allowed to happen. The problem was known, but $ made many “hope it doesn’t ever happen.” Not good enough.

  24. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    that is a great name for a cat, beep. much less fatalistic than poster, right?

  25. beepaphone Says:

    Absolutely, T3PO

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