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. ohhphee Says:

    Hope you all have a great morning!

    I’ll be the one pumping out TTE at full volume on a loop at the lot before and after the show. I’ll also be wearing the show T for that venue. see you there!

    Later dayz.

  2. bhizzle Says:

    re: age…whatever all you old bastards (wink)…my rule is you’re only as old as you feel

    re: lot…I’m with you El Dude…I love walking, watching the “strangers”, talking to the “strangers” before show…I picked up a lot t at Darien last year (Newcastle logo changed to NYC Diesel on front with “NEVER SMOKE shitty WEED” on the back). After the show is when I bounce quickly…that’s when that so-called mafia really rears its ugly head.

  3. GOOCHY Says:

    It’s well known that seeing a Phish show without a shaved package is the exact opposite of hetty.

  4. bhizzle Says:

    Also The Boredoms? Are they Asian? Cuz if they are I think I saw them open for Sonic Youth back in the day. Kuh-Rayzee! Dude had some pizza box with a pedal on it just hitting it with his hand….

  5. Josephish Says:

    Is miners audio archive safe way to get shows. New computer really dont wanna F#@K it up.

  6. Leo Weaver Says:

    @halcy…yeah, you got the albums about right. BHs first 3 were superb (fight for your mind still my favorite). Wifey bought one of his later records, put it on one evening and pretty quickly moved on to something else.

  7. sumodie Says:

    I just hate people on the lot, and especially at festivals, that believe they should set up a huge sound system and force everyone in their general area to listen to what they want to play.

    I might not want to hear Thriller, the album, at 3 a.m. instead of sleep.

    Was stuck with Beatles Rock Band at F8. It’s not even regular f*^king Beatles music!!! Even techno would’ve been better.

  8. Jtran Says:

    I’ve never had any problems…just need WinRAR to unpack the files.

  9. Panda Says:

    Phish in AZ! That Tempe 94 was a small show!
    Will Phish in AZ happen this fall or ever again????????????

    Loving Cup tonight? Obvious yes, but I dont care and who knows?


  10. bhizzle Says:

    Willowed…always taking it to the next level…you are a mess sir.

  11. Robear Says:

    must have been pretty bad, if it irked Sumodie!

  12. cal Says:

    Nice work, SW. A lot is riding on that jinx. Don’t worry, you are weird.

    Rush was God when I was in high school. 1994, with Primus opening, was one of the great awakenings of my life.

    Bummer to hear about Ben Harper. I haven’t seen him in years, but he used to be a master performer, in the best sense.

  13. angryjoggerz Says:

    I always want to check out the lot at Alpine, but it is faaaaaaar from the lodge, and uphill, and in the sun. I ususally just kick it at the pool until I stumble into the venue with el crew.

  14. Leo Weaver Says:

    @Robear…those rocks in the Salmon River (picture in your link) look like a nice spot to spend a sunny afternoon watching the fish swim by. You’ll have to take me out there when me and Mrs. Weaver make it out for a visit.

  15. sumodie Says:

    Never used to listen to PH while on tour until last summer

    With the advent of digital, however, last June I discovered that I loved being able to listen to the most recent shows as I drove to the next

    Then I realized I could download the previous night’s show on my phone as I drove and then pump it through my car stereo -that really blew my mind 8)

  16. Stupendous Says:

    I knew Ben Harper was a douche from the first time I heard him…
    just sayin’

  17. sumodie Says:

    must have been pretty bad, if it irked Sumodie!

    Only time I’ve ever considered using extreme violence against another fan :mrgreen:

  18. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    torn and frayed tonight

  19. Stupendous Says:

    Wud up Dancing!

  20. angryjoggerz Says:

    I am working on a fun, turn it up loud and shake your funky butt, type of mix for you people right now. Will drop it before Toyota, feel free to love it.

  21. Robear Says:

    llfa @ Sumo. ninja, amongst his many hidden talents!

    i agree, i don’t mind hearing a highlight or two from the previous show, if a friends got it.

    probably not going to spin the ‘Island Run’ on the way to a show this summer.

    @ Leo, yes yes.

    to me, it seems like Ben Harper let someone manage his career towards mainstream, instead of sticking with his gritty roots. The results didn’t work for me, not sure how he’s doing.

  22. El Duderino Says:

    I think that’s why it’s hotels only now for me. Unless I’m staying at a friends house. I hate that late night loud ass shit. After 2 or 3:00am I’m ready to wind down and sleep in an air-conditioned room with a nice shower waiting for me in the morning.

  23. Mr. Palmer Says:

    ^^^what El Dude said.

  24. El Duderino Says:

    Telluride I would want to camp though.

  25. cal Says:

    Stup–I can’t agree with ya, unless you first heard of Harper only recently. I was just thinking about it, and every time I saw him was amazing, actually. Last time was the first Bonnaroo, solo. Felt like the hottest day I’d ever lived through. He just played a very moving little set. Not sure why I never saw him since, but probably for the best, I guess.

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