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.


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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

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634 Responses to “Phish on Jimmy Fallon Tonight”

  1. yanzlow Says:

    @Not Tom –
    that’s because he’s had no time to [attempt to] tell jokes.

  2. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    will they get the 7 minutes they need to do it justice?

  3. HarryHood Says:

    5 min

  4. SillyWilly Says:

    every time the commercial changes I get excited.

    summer tour needs to get here.

  5. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    how fat will Page be?

  6. yanzlow Says:

    agree. 1 month til tour for me!

  7. HarryHood Says:

    wow. 3 minutes.

  8. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    watched all the old school tv appearances earlier today. Man Page has blown up. Trey still looks the same age.

  9. HarryHood Says:

    wook blazer!!

  10. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Karissa needs to chill a bit.

  11. SillyWilly Says:

    >Destiny Unbound

  12. SillyWilly Says:

    posterkid: “he’s playing too many notes!”

  13. SillyWilly Says:

    i think i spilled my beer on karissa at toyota park last year

  14. yanzlow Says:

    Love the dude rockin the mets shirt! represent!

  15. HarryHood Says:

    I think Fish and Page are battling it out for who can gain more weight between tours.

  16. SillyWilly Says:

    night all!

  17. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    I hope Fish being behind Trey was just a matter of the stage not being wide enough to hold the four-across.

  18. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    night everyone. i’m jonesin’ hard now.

    Can’t wait for nTelos to get here.

  19. HarryHood Says:

    Might be the bane, but did Trey look a little f’d up?

  20. She Divides Says:

    It’s always funny to me to see fish not in his dress–tonight and the hall of fame appearance. In my mind he just belongs in a dress!

  21. yanzlow Says:

    no doubt. Saw conan’s show a few times, and those studios are WAY smaller than they look on TV.

  22. She Divides Says:

    I definitely think that stage was small and that it affected the way they were arranged

  23. yanzlow Says:

    so Phish’s last two performances: Playing Genesis tunes in front of Genesis, and playing Loving Cup in front of freaking Keith Richards, both on national television. Balls.

  24. She Divides Says:

    @HH I didn’t notice anything concerning about Trey–maybe he wasn’t quite as ecstatic as we got used to seeing him on tour in 2009–but playing one song on late night is so different from really playing a whole show.

  25. HarryHood Says:

    @ She

    Agreed. Something just seemed off though. Not quite sure what.

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