Phish on Jimmy Fallon Tonight

Phishbill -Halloween '09

Phish will make their their first late-night television appearance since June 21, 2004 tonight, as part of Jimmy Fallon’s Tribute to Exile on Main Street Week. Fallon, who once starred with the band in a memorable SNL skit, is commemorating the current re-issue of the The Stones double-album on May 18, hosting different artists each night this week to cover a selection the iconic record. On Monday, Green Day played “Rip This Joint,” and on the same night, Fallon invited out special guest Taj Majal to join his house band, The Roots, in a sublime and soulful¬† cover of “Shine a Light.” On Tuesday, Keith Urban covered “Tumbling Dice” with Stones’ keyboardist Chuck Leavell and last night, Sheryl Crow joined The Roots to cover “All Down the Line.” It shouldn’t come as a big surprise what song Phish will play, but we’ll let the events unfold.

Culminating the week tonight on Friday night, Fallon will air the premiere of “Stones In Exile,” a new documentary about the album’s recording sessions in the south of France amidst legendary drug use and debauchery. Having fled England to avoid paying income tax, the band drove to the French Riviera, setting up shop in Villa Nellcote, Keith Richards’ mansion by the sea. Despite the legendary decadence, the resulting work¬† has been exalted as a trendsetting record of the gritty, drugged-out scene that blossomed in the Seventies. Exile came first, spawning a generation of bad-boy imitators, but no one did it quite like the Stones. The documentary will air in full on Friday night.

6.21.94 - Ed Sullivan Theatre

The last time Phish played on late-night TV came on Letterman in June ’04 between SPAC and Deer Creek. Following their Beatles-esque midday performance atop the marquee of New York’s Ed Sullivan Theatre, Phish played “Scents and Subtle Sounds” off the newly-released Undermind. But the story of the gorgeous summer day was the mini-set Phish dropped in midtown Manhattan. After several run-thoroughs of “Scents and Subtle Sounds,” Phish gave the few thousand fans who gathered on the city block something to remember. There’s nothing quite like raging “Tweezer” amidst skyscrapers in The Big Apple. Click here to read more about this epic afternoon.


Jam of the Day:

Reba” 8.15.98 II

A festi-sized version that sparked the set of the weekend at Lemonwheel.




5.13.94 Hayden Square, Tempe, AZ < Megaupload

Let’s hop in the DeLorean and travel back sixteen years to the day to sneak a peak at Phish in Arizona.

I: Runaway Jim, It’s Ice, Julius, Mound, Stash, If I Could, My Friend, My Friend, Slave to the Traffic Light, Suzy Greenberg

II: Chalk Dust Torture, Bouncing Around the Room, Split Open and Melt, McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, Peaches en Regalia, Scent of a Mule, You Enjoy Myself, Purple Rain > Hold Your Head Up, Good Times Bad Times

E: Free Bird

Source: AKG 460


634 Responses to “Phish on Jimmy Fallon Tonight”

  1. ChefBradford Says:

    Spinal Tap?

  2. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Nice, Chef!

  3. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    im really hoping for some roots+ph action tonight

    what if they added a hip hop section over the submarine part
    would you guys like it? :p

  4. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    is Jimmy fallon the new letterman?

  5. ChefBradford Says:

    I’m def down with some Roots on Phish action

    bow chicka brown cow

    And I love Spinal Tap, but I need it on BluRay or DVD. All I have is VHS, but no VCR

  6. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    it be cool if they came out and did a phish song
    as a reverse costume..or something…
    bane got me thinking money baby money!

  7. Willowed Says:

    Just got home from a hell of a day. Put out the flames with 3-4 Grey Goose Orange and Sevens and a few #9 bottles.

    Things are looking up.

  8. BTB Says:

    David Fricke interview wit Big Red about Exile…;kw=%5Bblogs,DavidFricke_April2010,150104,53849%5D

    Apologies if previously posted.

  9. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    Picture A Peanut Butter & Velveeta Cheese pie, drizzled with a spicy pineapple
    aioli all on a Cookie Dough Crust, served with a side of Turtle Shell Mayo…

    would you eat this pie if you had to?

    every day at work during lunchtime we come up with nasty combinations
    of food just to laugh at picturing it on a menu…..Can you say DORK!

  10. ChefBradford Says:

    thanks for the link BTB

  11. Jtran Says:

    Great read BTB

  12. KWL Says:


    is it bad that i’m excited for a 4 minute song tonight? and couch tour tab on sunday? i need summer tour bad

  13. Mr.Palmer Says:

    LeBron loses , he’s a Knick next year. Go Boston! Go Phish!

  14. SillyWilly Says:

    Wait a minute…KWL

    Can we watch TAB on Sunday? or listen?

  15. Jtran Says:

    RT @questlove: one could only hope to net a fanbase crazier/loyal than Phisheads. whole crowd must be Phisheads.

    Yea! Agreed with Mr. Palmer, go C’s

  16. SillyWilly Says:

    you gotta love Varejao.

    How does a dude from Brazil get the first name “Anderson”?

  17. Gavinsdad Says:

    Guess the Murat Gin is a top 10 but not that much higher cause it’s too quirky? Thx for ante’ing up the ’00 PNC gin. That was a hell of a nite. We’ve all kicked around the 99 and 00 PNC shows but I really dug them.

    I’ll jump on too. go Celts. Never in my life did I think I’d say that.

  18. garretc Says:

    I don’t particularly care who wins tonight, but I, for one, see LeBron coming back and blowing it up big time.

    But that’s just one man’s uneducated opinion…

  19. Jtran Says:

    Listening to the alternate version of Loving Cup on the NPR website, cacophony is the first word that came to my mind to describe it. If C’s can go into the half with a 5+ lead I think they’ll seal it tonight.

  20. KWL Says:

    @silly, Kenny Powers posted this link earlier today

    so looks like we can watch

  21. Lycanthropist Says:

    whats up folks

    on break from rehearsals
    how goes it

  22. HarryHood Says:

    @ KWL

    I’m doing the couch tour with you bro. Just left the guys at the bar so I could come back, grab a bite to eat, and watch Jimmy Fallon. I didn’t bother to get explain any further when they looked at me funny….. My real friends are on the BB. I’m not ashamed to admit it. llfa

  23. ChefBradford Says:

    anybody know if that link will include video, or is it just audio? And what about Hoodstream and UStream?

  24. KWL Says:

    funny, i’ll definitely be leaving my friends early on sunday to get back for tab.

  25. ChefBradford Says:

    I’m guessing I’ll be listening and or watching as well. My oft-aggravating roommate has gone home for a month

    I need some rash

    or leem’s

    or whatever this month’s terminology is

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