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. zzyzx Says:

    Does anyone else have a bad habit of always wanting to refer to people with obviously fake stage names very formally? I love talking about “Ms Ga Ga.”

  2. gratefulcub Says:

    I love camping after a show. Going back to the campsite and hanging out with friends and strangers at Deer Creek is one of the highlights of tour for me. It’s where all my friends, old and new, congregate and smile. Wouldn’t miss it for the world.

    Outside all day in the June/Aug heat at Deer Creek is my least favorite aspect of tour. I hate being miserable all day as the sun beats the ever loving hell out of me. That nasty swampy pond starts to look like a swimming pool. I take several cold showers out of a garden hose. I’m tired before the show starts.

    ~Life is a quandary

  3. El Duderino Says:

    For those looking for an excellent player of all kinds for the home…


    Plays 24bit/96kHz DVD-Audio as well

  4. Chuck D Says:

    Peeps near me at F8 were bumping Baby Snakes late night. Like they would turn it on, hit the repeat button and leave their campsite. Luckily, I couldn’t stop smiling because think that album is fucking hilarious; pure comedic genius. Other people were not so amused.

  5. nonoyolker Says:

    @ El Dude – “wind down and sleep in an air-conditioned room with a nice shower waiting for me in the morning.”

    YESSSSSSSS… Hate to think it but 8 may have been my last camping excursion. Don’t know if i am getting old or just spoiled by actually having money in v3.0, but a clean hotel bed, some great shut eye, and a shower in the morning are essential if you are doing multiple shows. My buddy offer to have me sleep on his floor after SPAC with about 12 other folks. Thanks and all but, i’ll find a hotel…

    BTW, SPAC hotels have been sold out since jump street, no? Likely have to stay in Albany again this year.

  6. Leo Weaver Says:

    @cub…you just hit the nail on the head. The camping is great except (1) when you’re melting during the day and (2) when you wake up and want nothing but a hot shower to wash all the wookiness off.

  7. butter Says:

    camping used to be great

    then my small RV was Great

    now hotels are really Grrreat

  8. Robear Says:

    butter, u know anyone with an R350 Benz?

    checkin’ out used ones. might be a nice compromise between mini-van and suv. trying to arrange a ride to your neck of the woods still. ugh!

  9. El Duderino Says:

    The bad thing about DC camping… And it was one of the “local” venues for me, is that you went to sleep at 2 or 3:00am and at 6:00am it’s fucking HOT in the tent already and you can’t sleep at all in an oven. So, you have to get up! That blows. But the good things is that usually the porta-potty truck is making it’s way through the grounds so you get something as clean as possible and there is no line for the on-site shower, even though it’s COLD ass water

  10. El Duderino Says:

    @ robear

    Those Mercedes and BMW’s are great but maintaining them is SOOO expensive. Oil changes are a 100.00$

  11. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Hmm… Robear – I believe my drive to Alpharetta from Carolina has been timed exactly to coincide with one night of Island Run.

    We may have a problem.

  12. HarryHood Says:

    @ El Dude

    I’ve got a Saab 9-3. Last oil change was $146. Not cool.

  13. bhizzle Says:

    camping at BTB Fest!!!!!!!!

  14. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    @ el Dude – that’s why camping under the trees at Glo-Wood rocked so hard! It was still cool until about noon.

    But I understand the official BB campsite this summer at DC is “Close-by” I think, and I don’t think it has any trees.

  15. Kaveh Says:

    @El Dude – thanks, as I’ve been slowly looking for a new DVD/CD player. I’m not up to speed with Blu-Ray, but all the other features seem sweet.

  16. El Duderino Says:

    I think maybe that robear is part of the Emerald Mafia though… 😉

  17. gratefulcub Says:

    ^ I’ve been planning a matinee movie this year, just to get in some AC for a couple of hours. Maybe a Double Feature:

    Miley Live 3D
    Justin Beiber: Behind the Scenes with BeiberBear

  18. butter Says:

    no Robear, but read consumer reports

    some of those German cares are the most fun you’ll ever drive, but more maintenance than a super hot chick

    i speak from experience as i have been maintaining a 540i wagon,

    currently the steering wheel lock will barely let me turn the key

    like i say tho, when its running right its the most fun car …by far… i’ve ever driven

    consumer reports says my model is finicky too

  19. gratefulcub Says:

    Close by has treees. It’s not a forest, but it does have trees if you get there early enough.

  20. butter Says:

    dude beat me to it

  21. El Duderino Says:

    @ Kaveh

    It plays NTSC and PAL DVD’s too.

    That’s fucking cool in my book + 24/96 audio…

    Sounds like a soar dick

    You can’t beat it!

  22. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    I looked at a Mercedes once and asked about the cost of upkeep. Sales guy said you don’t have to do anything but bring it in every 10,000 miles. What’s the cost? About $200-$400 depending on which milemarker you’ve past.

    Uhh. That’s a lot more than my Honda required until I got to about 100,000 miles.

    But, if I had a bunch of money to burn, I’d probably buy a Benz and then never own another car again in my lifetime. Just drive it ’til it looks like all those other really old Benzs on the road.

  23. Kaveh Says:

    @ El Dude – I take it you have one of these? How long have you had it?

  24. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Butter has an OPPO blu-ray player.

  25. lastwaltzer Says:


    How early do you recommend getting to close by?

    Also anyone know if putting a canopy over your tent might cool down? If you don’t have the direct sun beating down on it.

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