Phish on Jimmy Fallon Tonight

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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. Wharblgarbl Says:

    @ AJ

    Torrenting is a great way to get a lot of GD Shows. Just don’t download The Hurt Locker unless you want to get sued.


  2. HarryHood Says:

    @ KWL

    Tab? Something else that I missed and should know about? Where are they playing?

  3. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    What’s up y’all. So, we’re going to have a group listen/watch of a recorded, live event tonight?

  4. ChefBradford Says:

    Hangout Music Fest, Thurs thru Sunday

  5. HarryHood Says:

    Yeah….. Nevermind….. Just caught the link from earlier. Guess I know what I’m doing Sunday night now.

  6. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Got an invitation to my 20th year high school reunion recently. Depressing.

  7. Luther Justice Says:

    I’ve got mine this year too. I’m skipping it for Phish at Blossom & BTB Fest. Didn’t think twice.

  8. BingosBrother Says:

    20 Years Later…

  9. SillyWilly Says:

    I got my 5 this year.

    …just trying to fit in….

  10. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    I skipped my 10th year reunion because I had something going on the weekend before and after and didn’t want to travel 3 weekends in a row.

    I don’t have any excuses this time, so I’m going. I kind of thought that 20 years after high school, things would be a much different, but they’re really pretty much the same.

    If there was a Phish show that I was in jeopardy of missing, it would be a different story.

  11. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    ^ that sounds lame. I just meant that I thought I would “feel grown up” 20 years later. But I don’t. I think that’s a good thing actually.

  12. garretc Says:

    I didn’t get any invitations, cause no one holds 1 year high school anniversaries…

    I don’t get to fit in… 🙁

  13. ChefBradford Says:

    I went to my 10th a couple of years ago, and had a surprisingly good time. Saw old friends for the first time in ages, and discovered that I now had more in common with some of the people I hadn’t spent much time with than those I’d once been close to

    For instance: struck up convo with a girl (woman?) who, in high school, I’d thought of as kind of stuck up and clique-ish; maybe she was. She’s now a teacher in Atlanta, likes Phish (but likes Widespread more; danger Will Robinson, danger), and who has grown into an incredibly attractive adult. Also, she rashes, which I’d never have thought, and…anyway, we ended up having some good convos, and she’s one of the last people I thought I’d be saying that about

    so, as with Phish: go with no expectations, and prepare to be delighted

    “Our Intent Is All For Your Delight”

  14. ChefBradford Says:

    also, my first girlfriend (kindergarten and 6th grade), the first girl I ever kissed, introduced me to her husband by saying “Richard, this is Brad, we used to French kiss in the tires at day care”

  15. halcyon Says:

    Interesting translations of English.

  16. SillyWilly Says:


    those are great stories.

    Haha. Imagine shaking the husband’s hand after that.

    How’s this?

    I got a wedding invitation from my first — well not french kissing.

  17. ChefBradford Says:

    Turns out, her husband and I and (and she and I, too) got along really well. Really grounded, good guy. They’re both teachers, too. A lot of the folks I graduated with are teachers, actually.

    Wedding invite from your first? Hoo. My “The One That Got Away” (ie, the ONE that dumped yours truly) is supposed to be getting married this year, but her family isn’t happy about the dude. I’m not looking for or wanting an invitation, but I expect she’ll shoot me an e-mail before it goes down

    But yeah, me, ATL surprisingly cool teacher chick and a couple of our other friends got baned at the reunion. That was kind of cool. I didn’t even do that in high school

  18. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    what does “she rashes” mean?

  19. ChefBradford Says:

    banes, smokes, imbibes

    In honor of a BBer’s late friend, Randy (I think?) Rash

  20. garretc Says:


    It means she’s into chafing, bro…


  21. SillyWilly Says:

    Teachers are doing good things.

    Definitely a tough job.

    I haven’t seen anyone I went high school with in 4 years now. I don’t think many of my mormon friends would be down with my heady tendencies.

  22. ChefBradford Says:

    brrr. I don’t imagine they would be.

    halcyon, my favorite is the one that says “Open when I wake up and must close when I go to sleep; when I’ve hadenough the store must close”

  23. SillyWilly Says:

    Im just watching the movie Pale Rider on AMC.

    Clint Eastwood used to be a weird dude.

    I never realized this but his early movies are out there.

  24. ChefBradford Says:

    EXIT no way out


    I may have several favorites there, halcyon

  25. Mitch Says:

    what time is fallon on?

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