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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97 Responses to “Summer ’09! Finally!”

  1. I love that picture of them. Looks like they are having a great time. I know I would be. Fish looks a little more husky in those studio pics. Hilarious

  2. I’ve been reading through these comments and I like what I’m hearing. Two things I want to emphasize in terms of what I hope for in Phish, and the larger phamily’s future: 1)IT IS ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC! All this other stuff about dates and choice of venue is meaningless. If Phish can be tight, inovative and frankly awe-inspiring like they were in the 90’s, then we all have cause to rejoice. If, on the other hand, their music is average and uninspiring, well, they can play ten nights at Deer Creek and it would not mean shit! 2) IF PHISH SHOWS = DOING DRUGS TO YOU, PLEASE FUCK OFF! Seriously, I’ll be puffing down at any show I can get into, so don’t get me wrong. It is about the music and friends and dancing….before it is about getting high. And as for hard drugs, they have no place on phish tour. Please.
    GOOD MUSIC NOT GOOD DRUGS

  3. Loving the comments by the parents and your wives. We debated bringing our kids to deercreek until i heard that they needed a ticket and no strollers or wagons.

    And when I told my wife they announced summer tour i get a very different response.

    “Can you mother handle them for that long”

    The moment seems to hang and float Before me with no end ’till I’m released, awaken beast I’m on the road again.

  4. mosesmauzy Says:

    aren’t the tickets from asheville thru ticketmaster. i like live nation. they too have high sure charges.

  5. tbarelaxer Says:

    easy on the preaching fellows. If people want to preach, preach to kids not crashing the front. Who cares what drugs they are on.

    One tweeter, one NE show. whoop, bring back TAB, the way Trey is playing any show with him rocks, and the TAB shows are much smaller.

    That’ OK Gorging gorging on Phish and Shoreline better be a two pack..

  6. Brainstar Says:

    Does anyone know where on west 25th they are supposedly practicing? If they are I’m trying to check it out and don’t want to walk up and down the street forever

  7. i cant believe it i got tickets thru lottery got both alpine show and deer creek didnt get fox theater but all i can say is awesome whoooo hooooo

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