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. Stupendous Says:

    Anyone want to buy a 97 Subee Outback Legacy with a blown head gasket?
    C’mon Ill give it to ya cheap.
    3k of work and you got yourself a great car that will last another 140k

  2. Kaveh Says:

    @ El Dude – did you get the wireless bridge kit or go with ethernet?

  3. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    thanks GCub – Leo weaver and I are getting there day before the first show, so hopefully we’ll get tree camping.

  4. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    yo. has anyone recorded through an MBOX before? thinking about buying one soon, now that i have a jawb

  5. fee4zy Says:

    F8 was great camping for me. A friend was in the handicap RV site at Larks’ Tougues in Aspic and it was way chill and right next to the entrance. Best ever. Also might be the last camping for me too. Before F8, we were at the first Rothbury and the walk was so long to get to our camp. Also tweeked out kids playing rave music all night was not fun.

  6. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    ^ Go hardwired ethernet if you can. Wireless is good, and pretty reliable, but the direct connection is always superior.

  7. gratefulcub Says:

    Oh yeah Marshall, you will get tree camping. You and Leo will also set up your tents approximately 25 yards apart, then I will show up and fill the space in between. Thanks in advance 😉

    I kid, I will be there Wednesday evening as well. I can’t imagine Wednesday campers having a problem finding decent spots.

  8. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    feezy – the Oasis was in Larks Tongue – right over by the entrance to the concert field.

  9. butter Says:

    totally consider buying an OPPO blu-ray, from Marshall

    i LOVE it , and it was much cheaper than other’s in its class

    have a great day guys

  10. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Waiking up at the campgroung thursday at DC will finally bring it all back home for me. Fighting that Indy traffic three hours before the show last year was NOT the way to roll.

  11. El Duderino Says:

    @ Kaveh

    I wish.

    No, I have the Sony BDP-S350 Blu-Ray Player, I didn’t know about the OPPO I wish I had and it was about the same price too. ;(

  12. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    as far as i know, the PS3 is the best blu-ray player available right now btw

  13. El Duderino Says:

    @ Dancing Fool


  14. Todd Levy Says:

    If you’re looking to kill time until tonight, here’s all of the past Phish TV appearances I’ve been able to find on YouTube…

    Scroll down past that for a bunch of interviews too.

    And here’s the Rolling Stones Week performances so far all on one page…


  15. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    it has a graphics card that other players don’t have and i believe it’s equal price, if not cheaper.

    look it up

  16. lastwaltzer Says:

    @cub, weaver, marshall

    how bout making that 50 yards apart under trees, guarding this prized space.

  17. Robear Says:

    kayatosh, come on out. i’m sure it’s just a glitch that your posts disappeared. You’re a welcome addition around here!

    duder, wow, didn’t think about the oil changes. does that mean you can’t take it to the local 10 minute oil stop?

    fwiw, buying one used is in the neighborhood of what i’d pay for a good used mini-van

    would love to be driving a little gas sipping Subaru or something. Two kids, one special needs means larger vehicle. will probably end up with a mini-van, but really intrigued by these mercedes. will call the local german motors to ask about maintenance. customer and edmunds reviews are pretty glowing.

    Good Riddance to the Penguins.

  18. [an unrelated] wilson Says:

    I usually go phish-free for a good stretch pre shows. I was always looking for the right length of time, and then 46 Days came around. That works. So come Sunday, it’s 46 days till Raleigh. Prepare for fast mode.

    Funny, I always liked me some Stones in the lot pre show.

  19. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    @ Dancing Fool – the best blu-ray player is a subjective thing.

    Objectively though, the OPPO players perform as good or better than player on the market. It plays about any disc you’ll put inside it and will play it flawlessly.

    It will not allow you to access Netflix, Pandora, etc., however, which is something some people want.

  20. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    ^ It also does not Play PS3 games.

  21. El Duderino Says:

    The main things that the OPPO does the the PS3 doesn’t are



    Region free DVD playback.

    I’m not a gamer so Video games don’t do it for me, but these other 3 things the OPPO does are what I’m into. RegionFree DVD’s…some great DVD’s I have are PAL, so I can only watch them on the computer. And the bad ass audio file playback which is the future

  22. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    @dude, what do you mean by it does DVD-audio??

  23. zzyzx Says:

    I don’t watch discs anymore. Operation Rip DVD is almost complete and now I stream everything through my Apple TV. I don’t miss the FBI warning and 10 commercials before the movie.

  24. El Duderino Says:


  25. Kaveh Says:

    @ Not Tom – if it doesn’t access Neflix, which is fine with me, then what is the ethernet connection for?

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