Summer ’09! Finally!

header-newThe dates have finally been posted. After many different sources have leaked dates, Phish.com has just posted the first leg of summer tour with the help of another cool announcement video featuring the mysterious Santa Monica skywriting and a “Punch You In the Eye” soundtrack.  The dates are as follows:

6.04.09 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
6.05.09 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
6.06.09 Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
6.07.09 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
6.09.09 Asheville Civic Center, Asheville, NC
6.16.09 Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO
6.18.09 Post Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA
6.19.09 Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN
6.20.09 Alpine Valley Music Theater, East Troy, WI
6.21.09 Alpine Valley Music Theater, East Troy, WI

Tickets are now available for request NOW right here!  Interestingly enough, when these go on sale to the public, they will be sold by Live Nation and not Ticketmaster. I’m not sure if that changes much, but we shall see.

At first glance, what jumps out are the two Tuesday night performances at the Ashville Civic Center (7,654 capacity) and the Fox Theatre in St. Louis (5,060 capacity)!  Those are some TINY shows for this era!  Surprising is only one night in the cornfields of Noblesville. Phish has played only multi-nights stands there since 1997. Two nights at Alpine in the perfect closer for the initial summer leg.  Don’t be surprised when Bonnaroo is inserted between Ashville and St. Louis.  This looks like a great and manageable first leg. See you on the road!  More to come…

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CELEBRTATORY DOWNLOAD OF THE DAY:

6.28.95 Jones Beach, NY < LINK

1995-06-28gnNow we are celebrating Phish’s return to Long Island today with one of their last appearances in the summer of 1995.  This show is packed full of your favorite songs, all played ferociously in vinatge ’95 style.  Enjoy this one, and hopefully you can listen to it in celebration of today’s tour announcement.

I: Axilla [Part II] > Foam, Fast Enough for You, Reba, Punch You in the Eye, Stash, Fluffhead, Chalk Dust Torture

II: Sample in a Jar, Poor Heart, Tweezer*> Gumbo, Sparkle, Suzy Greenberg, Harry Hood, Tweezer Reprise

E: Sweet Adeline, While My Guitar Gently Weeps

*With “Cannonball” (The Breeders) jam.

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n6458611289_1701897_7613PHISH PRACTICING IN NYC AGAIN: On the day of the big announcement, the band has been found in NYC in a studio space on West 25th.  Apparently, standing outside, one can hear very the music clearly.  Songs that have been played today are “Reba,” “Seven Below,” “Wolfman’s Brother,” “The Curtain,” “NICU,” “Cavern,” “Farmhouse,” and “Army of One.” PT’er whosgotmybud posted this small update:

Trey sounds siiiick. definitely using a compressor. Mike is dropping BOMBS. you can hear them thru this garage door right on 25th and every time mike drops a bomb the whole garage door shakes.

Exciting stuff in this part of the world!

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  1. BingosBrother Says:

    OMFG! YES!

  2. snigglebeach Says:

    Not a single Ticketmaster reference. Maybe we were heard.

    Small venues. I guess we shall see if Live Nation is any better than Ticketmaster.

    With all those 1 night stands. I am glad i already got Bonaroo tiks, cause i think it’s gonna be tough again. Of course still word no official word on the Roo, so i will keep my fingers crossed. Noticed Pre-sale is over, so they must be fixin’ to raise the price once phish confirms.

    The End of TicketMaster is upon us. Power up your Phish-wagon & Rejoice.

  3. Joe Says:

    i hope you are right…but i highly doubt it…TicketsNow has the dates on their (shity/awful/devil/corportate satancocksucking) sight…TM owns ticketsnow…..so we’ll see

    lets hope so

  4. Joe Says:

    on a lighter note…….PHISH IS BACK FOR REAL!!!!!!!

  5. Mr.Miner Says:

    It says it right here:

    http://www.phish.com/tourdates/detail.php?ID=58

    Live nation owns Music Today which is separate from TM

  6. BourbonCowboy Says:

    I think all tickets are gonna be hard to score–esp. deer creek (1 night!!) and St louis. that st louis show would be sweet, check out that theatre!

    Also, ticketmaster is handling the asheville show, looks like.

  7. FULL TOUR: ANNOUNCED! Says:

    tears of joy over here.

    good luck with the lottery everyone!

  8. Matt Says:

    Yeah, i put my request in for Great Woods and 1st night of Alpine!! Can only do weekend shows because im getting married and using all my time for Honeymoon! Cant wait!!! See you guys on tour!

  9. Jen Says:

    First time I’m going to try and do a whole tour 🙂 Hope it happens!

  10. bhizzle Says:

    All but two shows will be sold via LiveNation, the others, a Tickmaster and Metrotix(?).

  11. Mr.Miner Says:

    Ashville and Fox are gonna be tiny and special!

  12. Mr.Miner Says:

    this is an EASY swing to do the whole tour….welcome back folks!

  13. Jen Says:

    I know, which is why I’m hoping it happens, just need tix. Happy for Hampton though 🙂

  14. showhe Says:

    Disappointed there’s only one night at Deer Creek. Man, I could make alot of these shows…might try for Asheville just to see if I get a ticket. DC and Alpine for sure. I have never had a problem with LiveNation and getting tickets. They are far better than TM in terms of service.

  15. Pence Says:

    I ve been waiting for this since 08-15-04. Thanks Minor for making the wait a little less frustrating

  16. Pookie Says:

    The Fox in St Louis is the best theater in the country. Cant wait!

  17. Lamb Says:

    Can I be the first to say, my two Fox theater tics for your Friday Hampton.

  18. RebaReba Says:

    Wonderfulness. Put in your requests now, Pholks.

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

  19. Lamb Says:

    wait a sec…. I mean my one Fox for your One Hampton, pretty square deal

  20. Uakari Says:

    West Coast Next Yall

    FUCK Ticket bastard PLEASE KIDS DO NOT BUT TICKETSNOW TICKETS!

  21. guyforget Says:

    hey, i have a two rooms reserved at teh Oyster Point econo lodge in Newport News, but didn’t score, and am not trying any longer for Hampton.

    anybody need rooms? the confirmation # is 61841817. 2 rooms, 4 nights, 3/5, 6, 7, & 8.

    Feel free to use it. only $89 per night each, total $809 for the 4 nights..

    i

  22. bhizzle Says:

    Guesses to when the left coast will get some props? The Fall tour?

  23. verno329 Says:

    Really surprised by the Asheville choice. That place is teeny compared to what they normally play in the summer and it is gonna be an absolute madhouse with no real parking lot or anything to speak of. The sound isn’t even that good there. I’m not trying to complain cuz its the only close to me and I am going to Hampton anyway but it just seems really weird

  24. Jerrydamule Says:

    heads up re: Hampton… I saw some postings that hotels are pre-charging. Make sure that your credit card is ready to ride!

  25. FULL TOUR: ANNOUNCED! Says:

    the past couple of months of fear and loathing and frustration all melted away today. I know its still pre-mature to celebrate since its a lottery again, but i’m about to drink many many dank beers and puff some diggity!! in general best news…well….ever! 😉

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