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Fri, 06/11/2004 - 6:00 am

Last Friday night, I got together with Mike, Page and Fish to talk openly about the strong feelings I've been having that Phish has run its course and that we should end it now while it's still on a high note. Once we started talking, it quickly became apparent that the other guys' feelings, while not all the same as mine, were similar in many ways - most importantly, that we all love and respect Phish and the Phish audience far too much to stand by and allow it to drag on beyond the point of vibrancy and health. We don't want to become caricatures of ourselves, or worse yet, a nostalgia act. By the end of the meeting, we realized that after almost twenty-one years together we were faced with the opportunity to graciously step away in unison, as a group, united in our friendship and our feelings of gratitude.

So Coventry will be the final Phish show. We are proud and thrilled that it will be in our home state of Vermont. We're also excited for the June and August shows, our last tour together. For the sake of clarity, I should say that this is not like the hiatus, which was our last attempt to revitalize ourselves. We're done. It's been an amazing and incredible journey. We thank you all for the love and support that you've shown us.

- Trey Anastasio

Sat, 06/12/2004 - 6:00 am

As we wind down the Phish career, it is done with both great joy and great sadness. The joy comes from remembering the incredibly good times we've experienced, the successes we've enjoyed, and knowing that even in our closing we are honoring the band. The sadness is obviously driven by the fact that something I love will not be a part of my life anymore. To me, we have been the greatest band in the world and have had the greatest fans ever.

I still love the music we make but the situation feels different to me now. I guess in my heart I've known for a while that something had to change, but it wasn't until this last weekend that my feelings really began to coalesce. I'm old enough now that I am able to look to the future without feeling that I need to balance it with my past. I find it ironic that half of my life has to go by before I am able to focus solely on the future. As a member of a successful rock band, it seems that every aspect of my profession encourages me to extend my youth as long as possible. Don't get me wrong, I like feeling young, but more importantly I need to be honest with myself.

The pressures and schedule of this work can take its toll personally as well as creatively. As someone who has recently been through a divorce, I know how traumatic change can be. But, I also know that if you are able to let go of things and embrace change there is the potential for incredible personal (and creative) growth.

If I sound unusually candid in this statement, I am able to do so because in my mind I've already moved on to the next phase of my life. This is a feeling I believe I share with Trey. I have a four-year-old daughter and there is nothing more important to me than being with her. Come August, I'm not going to have to tell her how many days 'til daddy comes back from tour. Combine that with my perception that the band's vitality is not what it once was, and it's easy to see how my mind quickly begins to move in one direction instead of a hundred directions all at the same time.

I will miss it incredibly, but I have no regrets. The pride that I feel for the band, our fans, the organization and all of our collective accomplishments is overwhelming. I love you all and know that we wouldn't be here without you.

Sincerely,
Page McConnell

Wed, 06/25/2008 - 8:12 pm

On July 22, 1997,  Phish performed the second show of their U.S. summer tour at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC through a torrent of rain, thunder and lightning.  Rather than cancel the gig, the band played on with the music mirroring the peaks in the storm's intensity.  Phish's own JEMP Records is excited to offer the complete Walnut Creek show on DVD, in stores everywhere August 5. "Walnut Creek" features more than 2 hours of 5-camera footage in 5.1 Dolby Surround or optional stereo sound on two DVDs.

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TRACKLIST for Walnut Creek:

Disc 1

Runaway Jim


My Soul


Water In The Sky


Stash


Bouncing Around The Room


Vultures


Bye Bye Foot


Taste



Disc 2

Down With Disease


Mike's Song


Simple


I Am Hydrogen


Weekapaug Groove


Hello My Baby


When The Circus Comes


Harry Hood

Tue, 10/28/2008 - 3:52 pm

Phish and JEMP Records will release the complete three nights of music from the Roxy Theatre—six sets featuring 78 unique songs with two special guests and only one repeat spread over eight CDs—as "Phish: At The Roxy", available in stores everywhere on November 18.

The second concert of the run is one the most-collected live Phish bootlegs; however, this will be the first time they will be heard in true high fidelity. The recordings are drawn from soundman/luthier Paul Languedoc's two-track soundboard reference DATs and mastered by regular Phish collaborator, Fred Kevorkian. One of the many highlights of At The Roxy is the second set of that show, which is highly celebrated for its extended suite of "Tweezer," the James Gang's "Walk Away," "Mike's Song," the reggae song "Have Mercy," Kiss's "Rock and Roll All Nite" among other songs and improvisations. Several special guests join Phish onstage, including Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic, the Allman Brothers Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit) during the second set of the first night and banjo player Jeff Mosier (Blueground Undergrass, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Leftover Salmon) for a bluegrass encore during the third show. This is Phish at their peak in terms of playful, anything-goes musical precociousness. This is the first complete multiple-show release since Hampton Comes Alive and the Island Tour of 1998.

Pre-order the box set here. And pre-order the digital set here.

Tue, 11/04/2008 - 11:15 pm

All four Page McConnell shows from this Fall's mini-tour are now available for purchase in digital (FLAC and MP3) and CD formats at livephish.com

September 24 Revolution Hall Troy, NY
September 25 Lupo's Providence, RI
September 26 BB Kings New York, NY
September 27 Higher Ground Burlington, VT

On November 2, 2007 during gig at Burlington, Vermont's Club Metronome, Page McConnell joined PBS (George Porter Jr., Russell Batiste Jr., and Brian Stoltz) on stage for part of their scheduled performance.  The energy that Page brought to the Trio that night created an immediate buzz among local live music fans and the show took on an instant legendary status.

Fueled by the positive chatter and the chance to collaborate with three incredible improvisational musicians, in September of 2008 Page McConnell joined PBS for a handful of dates which are all now featured at livephish.com.  Page also performed with PBS at the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.  Page and Russell have a musical history - playing together in Vida Blue, a band that Page formed in 2001.

Tue, 11/18/2008 - 6:01 pm

Recorded Live February 19th, 20th and 21st, 1993, this run at the intimate Roxy Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia set the stage for many classic tripartite celebrations to follow. With the second show's near-instant legendary status cemented among fans due largely to a non-stop thriller of a second set which included feats of rock and roll greatness, including a sit-in by a spurious Gene Simmons, At The Roxy captures a magical moment for Phish and their audience during a period of peak songwriting and experimentation.

Over three nights, the band showcased the full spectrum of their talents from ballads to blues, from master composition to fearless improvisation all simmered and served to a small crew of jubilant participants in a near perfect environment. At the same time, the quartet was experimenting with their acoustic, bluegrass side that peaked over the next several years and provided a perfect baffle to the intense, psychedelic rock of Rift-era Phish.

Download each night a-la-carte at LivePhish.com or order all three nights together as a specially-priced CD+MP3 bundle.

WHAT IS LIVEPHISH?

Live Phish Downloads offers high quality, unedited soundboard recordings of select shows in standard MP3 and CD-quality FLAC files and select video tracks via a state-of-the-art delivery system. All downloads are compatible with Windows, Mac and Unix, allowing for maximum flexibility and ease of use. Once downloaded, audio and video can be burned to disc, transferred to portable players, or played through your computer.

Thu, 12/11/2008 - 7:14 pm

After a standout show on 12/29/97, the band gave a loose, funky performance on the second night of their three-night stand at Madison Square Garden.  The band came out of the gates smoking on night three of a four-show holiday tour on December 30th with "Sneakin' Sally Thru The Alley" > "Taste".  The nearly 3.5 hour marathon was capped by a playful, non-stop second set that highlighted a sublime "AC/DC Bag", rare "McGrupp And The Watchful Hosemasters" and a heavily-narrated "Harpua" which introduced elements of the New Year's Eve Udder Ball gag and Tom Marshall's mysterious appearance from Trey's past for Phish's first and only cover of The Proclaimer's "I Wanna Be (500 Miles)".  An extended "Harry Hood" > "My Soul" and a deep, four-song encore of "Carini" > "Black-Eyed Katy" > a reprised "Sneakin' Sally" and "Frankenstein" completed a curfew-breaking second set so long that the band got to wish the audience an early happy new year.  Paul Languedoc's 2-track soundboard mix mastered by Fred Kevorkian was sync'd to all the available video shot from the front-of-house position to create this latest LivePhish Video offering.  12/30/97 Madison Square Garden is an excellent example of just how fun a Phish Holiday show could be.  Alone or as a necessary companion to the previous show, this is must-hear (and must-see) Phish from the archives.

This concert is available now for download at LivePhish.com (MP3 and FLAC) and on CD (available also at Phish Dry Goods) as part of the LivePhish series, packaged in an innovative and earth-friendly (fully recycled) folding softcase digi-pak. Video of this concert (with fully sync'd soundboard audio) is also available at LivePhish.com. We've also created specially priced bundles for CD+MP3, CD+VIDEO, and FLAC+VIDEO.
 
Mon, 12/29/2008 - 10:22 am

An early New Year's treat from LivePhish.com: starting at 2PM EST on Monday 12/29 and Tuesday 12/30, LivePhish.com will broadcast both 12/29/97 and 12/30/97, respectively, in their entirety on Live Phish Radio.

Download video of both shows at LivePhish.com, and order both shows on CD or download MP3s and FLACs.

LivePhish.com wishes you all a Happy 2009 as we look back at New Year's '97 in New York City.

Thu, 01/08/2009 - 7:45 pm

Phish will perform ten concerts this coming June. The shows kick off with a two night stand at Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY June 4-5 and wrap up at Alpine Valley in East Troy, WI on June 20-21. Stops along the way include a return to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis on June 16 and the band's first show at the Asheville Civic Center in Asheville, NC on June 9.

A limited number of tickets are available directly through Phish Tickets' online ticketing system here. The ticketing request period is currently underway and will end on Saturday, January 17th at 11:59AM EST.

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, January 30th at 10AM EST. For full show and ticketing information, please visit the Tourdates page.

PHISH SUMMER TOUR 2009:

06/04 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY
06/05 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY
06/06 - Comcast Center - Mansfield, MA
06/07 - Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, NJ
06/09 - Asheville Civic Center - Asheville, NC
06/16 - Fox Theatre - St. Louis, MO
06/18 - Post Gazette Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA
06/19 - Verizon Wireless Music Center - Noblesville, IN
06/20 - Alpine Valley - East Troy, WI
06/21 - Alpine Valley - East Troy, WI

Sun, 01/18/2009 - 11:17 am

Phish is pleased to announce The Clifford Ball, the highly anticipated 7-DVD Box Set documenting Phish's landmark concert event that drew more than 70,000 fans to upstate New York in August 1996. The collection is available for pre-order now at Phish Dry Goods and will hit stores March 3rd.

The Clifford Ball was the first of six two-day spectacles the band staged, including The Great Went a year later, followed by Lemonwheel in 1998 and culminating in Big Cypress - the largest ticketed event in the world for the millennium celebrations, drawing over 90,000. The Clifford Ball was held in Plattsburgh, New York, at a decommissioned air force base, during which Phish played two marathon concerts which included multiple guests.

The box set features nine hours of concert and event footage, with six complete sets of music recorded Live August 16 & 17, 1996 and bonus features including Phish's extended soundcheck, its late night flatbed truck jam and a 30-minute featurette with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and more. This regionless DVD set includes options for both stereo and 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound Audio (remixed and mastered from the band's multi-track tapes).

Everyone who pre-orders from Phish Dry Goods will receive a Festival Souvenir Pack. And the kicker: everyone who pre-orders The Clifford Ball from Phish Dry Goods by February 17th will be automatically entered to win a pair of tickets to each night of Phish's upcoming Hampton Coliseum shows in March. Five winners will be chosen. Click here for full contest rules.

Wed, 01/28/2009 - 9:20 pm

Last fall, when members of Phish—guitarist Trey Anastasio, drummer Jon Fishman, bassist Mike Gordon, and keyboardist Page McConnell—announced the band would take the stage again for the first time in four years, tickets for the three-night stand at Hampton Coliseum in Virginia sold out immediately. This month, the band announced additional dates, marking a return to the road for one of the most successful touring bands of all time. Tickets for this second touring leg go on sale this weekend.

JEMP Records and Rhino start the celebration a few days before Phish's highly anticipated March shows with a 7-DVD collection documenting The Clifford Ball, a landmark concert event that drew more than 70,000 fans to upstate New York in August of 1996. It was the largest concert event of 1996 in North America and set the tone for music festivals including Bonnaroo and Coachella.

The Clifford Ball was the first of seven two-day spectacles the band staged, which included The Great Went a year later, followed by Lemonwheel in 1998 and culminating in Big Cypress—the largest ticketed event in the world for the millennium celebrations, drawing over 90,000. The Clifford Ball was held in Plattsburgh, New York, at a decommissioned air force base, during which Phish played two marathon concerts which include several on-stage guests.

The DVDs contain all three sets and encores the band played each night, along with bonus footage—more than 9 hours of live improvisation. The bonus DVD presents choice rarities including a soundcheck from August 15, their "Flatbed Jam" performed in the wee hours of the morning on the back of a truck, an interview with longtime Phish artist Jim Pollock, interviews with Phish and more.

The Clifford Ball DVD Preorder is currently ongoing at Phish Dry Goods.

The Clifford Ball DVD - tracklist

Disc 1
Day One (8/16/1996) – Set One
1. Chalk Dust Torture
2. Bathtub Gin
3. Ya Mar
4. AC/DC Bag
5. Esther
6. The Divided Sky
7. Halley's Comet
8. David Bowie

Disc 2
Day One (8/16/1996) – Set Two
1. Split Open and Melt
2. Sparkle
3. Free
4. The Squirming Coil
5. Waste
6. Talk
7. Train Song
8. Strange Design
9. Hello My Baby
10. Mike's Song
11. Simple
12. Contact
13. Weekapaug Groove

Disc 3
Day One (8/16/1996) – Set Three
1. Makisupa Policeman
2. 2001
3. Down With Disease
4. NICU
5. Life on Mars
6. Harry Hood
Encore
7. Amazing Grace

Disc 4
Day Two (8/17/1996) – Set One
1. Old Home Place
2. Punch You In The Eye
3. Reba
4. Cars Trucks Buses
5. The Lizards
6. Sample In A Jar
7. Taste
8. Fee
9. Maze
10. Suzy Greenberg

Disc 5
Day Two (8/17/1996) – Set Two
1. The Curtain
2. Runaway Jim
3. It's Ice
4. Brother
5. Fluffhead
6. Run Like An Antelope
7. Golgi Apparatus
8. Slave To The Traffic Light

Disc 6
Day Two (8/17/1996) – Set Three
1. Wilson
2. Frankenstein
3. Scent Of A Mule
4. Tweezer
5. A Day In The Life
6. Possum
7. Tweezer Reprise
Encore
8. Harpua

Disc 7
Bonus
1. The Clifford Ball: A Beacon of Light
2. The Flatbed Jam
3. Soundcheck (8/15/1996)
4. An Interview with Jim Pollock
5. Chris Kuroda Split-Screen
6. Phish: On Jamming
7. Phish: The LG

Mon, 10/26/2009 - 9:48 pm

Rock the Earth and Phish are asking all fans planning to attend Phish Festival 8 to bring their old, unwanted mobile phones to the Rock the Earth booth for recycling. Located inside Phish Festival 8 (Oct 30 - Nov 1) at the Empire Polo Club, in Indio, CA in support of the festival's greening program.

All festival attendees who bring a phone to the Rock the Earth booth for recycling will receive a coupon for 20% off Musictoday purchase, PLUS get a free scoop of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. In addition, each phone is worth one entry into the daily drawing for Phish CDs, Green-themed DVDs, digital download cards, and one lucky Phish Festival 8 mobile phone recycler will win a a Gibson Les Paul Studio guitar!

PLEASE HELP US RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS ABOUT THE NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES OF NOT RECYCLING MOBILE PHONES.

Did you know that there are more than 1 Billion mobile phones waiting to be recycled in the US? Or, that one (1) mobile phone contains enough toxic substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, etc) to contaminate 40,000 gallons of drinking water? Or, that an estimated 175 million new mobile phones will be issued this year in the US, yet less than 1% ever get recycled?

In partnership with Musictoday, Gibson, Rhino Records, and Nugs.Net, Rock the Earth's mobile phone recycling program aims to inspire fans to embrace recycling while increasing public awareness of the environmental consequences of discarded mobile phones. The more phones you bring to Phish Festival 8 for recycling the less toxic chemicals end up in landfills and the bigger your positive impact on the environment, while also increasing your chances of winning one of these fantastic prizes. What are you waiting for? Spread the word!

If you're not planning to attend, you can still recycle your phone and secure the Musictoday discount.  Please visit www.rtephonedrive.com to access the free, pre-paid shipping label.

Thu, 11/12/2009 - 2:55 am

Phish fall tour starts in Detroit, Michigan on November 18th, 2009 at the Cobb Arena. Tickets are still available on a limited basis.  Phish will also being doing a 4-night run in Miami at the American Airlines Arena.  Grateful Web will be on-hand for the 4-night run, so be sure to check back for videos, pictures and lots more... 

Phish Fall Tour Dates:

11.18.09 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI - Limited Tickets Available

11.20.09 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH - Limited Tickets Available

11.21.09 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH - Limited Tickets Available

11.22.09 War Memorial at Oncenter , Syracuse, NY - SOLD OUT

11.24.09 Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA - Limited Tickets Available

11.25.09 Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA - SOLD OUT

11.27.09 Times Union Center, Albany, NY - SOLD OUT

11.28.09 Times Union Center, Albany, NY - SOLD OUT

11.29.09 Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME - SOLD OUT

12.02.09 Madison Square Garden , New York, NY - SOLD OUT

12.03.09 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY - SOLD OUT

12.04.09 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY - SOLD OUT

12.05.09 John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA - SOLD OUT

Wed, 03/17/2010 - 6:55 pm

Phish returns to the stage this June for an extensive two-leg Summer Tour, kicking off June 11th in Chicago and wrapping with a two-night stand at Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY in August. Stops along the way include a return to SPAC, Hartford, Merriweather, and Alpine Valley.

The first-leg of the tour ends with a Fourth of July performance just outside of Atlanta, GA. After a short break, the band will pick the tour back up on the West Coast with a three-night stop at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA followed by a return to Telluride, CO for the first time since 1991.

A limited number of tickets are available directly through Phish Tickets’ online ticketing system at http://phish.portals.musictoday.com/. The ticketing request period is currently underway and will end Friday, March 26th at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, April 2nd at 10am ET, followed by more public on-sales on Saturday, April 3rd. For complete ticketing info (and there’s lots of it), check out www.phish.com.

To view the official announcement video click here.

PHISH 2010 SUMMER TOURDATES

06/11 – Toyota Park, Chicago, IL
06/12 – Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
06/13 – Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PA
06/15 – nTelos Pavilion, Portsmouth, VA
06/17 – Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT
06/18 – Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT
06/19 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
06/20 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
06/22 – Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
06/24 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
06/25 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
06/26 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
06/27 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
06/29 – CMAC Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, NY
07/01 – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC
07/02 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
07/03 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA
07/04 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA
08/05 – The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA
08/06 – The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA
08/07 – The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA
08/09 – Telluride Town Park, Telluride, CO
08/10 – Telluride Town Park, Telluride, CO
08/12 – Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN
08/13 – Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN
08/14 – Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
08/15 – Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
08/17 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, NY
08/18 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, NY

Mon, 10/11/2010 - 6:09 pm

nugs.net's Live Phish mobile app used to stream and download Phish concerts after they happen received the Best Touring App award during the Billboard Music App Awards at the Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live! conference on Tuesday, October 5 in San Francisco.  Up against Bonnaroo's festival app by Aloompa and the R5 music venue app from Ticketfly, Live Phish clinched the award with a series of key features that drive online music sales.

Brad Serling, CEO of Live Phish creator nugs.net, detailed why 10,000 fans downloaded the app during its first week, establishing Live Phish as the number one paid music app on iTunes that week. Morover, 17 percent of those downloaders went on to purchase concert audio, as well as, Phish back catalog items through the app.

The app continues a historic trend in engagement between bands and fans. Music icons The Grateful Dead, another nugs.net client, largely invented file-sharing through a robust, band-supported peer-to-peer, mail-based community of concert tapers and tape-traders.

Fresh off the awards ceremony, nugs.net and Phish will set out to make history once again as Phish's fall tour, which kicks off this Sunday October 10 in Denver, marks the first time any band has included a download of each night's show in the ticket price.  Fans can redeem the bar code on every ticket at LivePhish.com for professionally mixed MP3s of the complete concert.   Fans can upgrade to CD or higher than CD quality 24 bit FLAC-HD.  Downloads of each night's show are posted within an hour of the band leaving the stage.

With offices in both San Francisco and Philadelphia, nugs.net is heading towards its 15th anniversary with year-long events celebrating their long running history with bands ranging from Metallica to the Grateful Dead.

Fri, 10/29/2010 - 10:20 pm

On October 19th, JEMP Records released Coral Sky, a 2-DVD set capturing Phish’s November 2, 1996 performance at Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, FL. The complete, uncut concert was created from archival videotapes of the multi-camera lawn screen feed and the audio was mixed from multi-track masters in stereo PCM and 5.1 surround.Amid the swaying palms and soft breezes of South Florida, the two-and-a-half hour plus concert showcased some of the most unique and compelling playing of the band’s career, including a transcendent pairing of “Crosseyed And Painless” and “Run Like An Antelope.” Santana’s Karl Perazzo was featured on percussion throughout the show. Perazzo, who had become acquainted with the band members during their 1992 and 1996 summer tours with Santana, added polyrhythms that explored new space within Phish's music in this deeply experimental show. Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks sat in for the encore, “Funky Bitch.”Check out some video clips from the show, including Free & Sweet Adeline.  TO purchase the DVD, and/or to learn more about the DVD, click here

Tue, 12/21/2010 - 9:17 pm

Phish has found a way to celebrate New Year's with all of their fans. The band will offer live pay-per-view webcasts at LivePhish.com of each of their three sold-out shows (including December 30th, Phish's New Year's Eve three-set performance, and the band's first-ever New Year's Day concert on January 1st) at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

A three-night pass is available for pre-order now for $39.99. You may also purchase individual night webcasts ($14.99 for December 30th and January 1st, $19.99 for New Year's Eve). In addition, CDs, MP3s and FLACs of each show will be available. For additional details or to pre-order, visit LivePhish.com

If you're unsure as to whether or not your Mac or PC is compatable with the live- stream, we invite you to try out a test video at LivePhish.com. We're airing some unreleased video ("You Enjoy Myself" > "Piper") from Phish's 8/15/10 Alpine Valley to test your video streaming capabilities.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 12:03 am

As announced last week, LivePhish.com have released a limited number of three more shows from Phish's Summer Tour 2010.  Fully remastered by Fred Kevorkian from Jon Altschiller's original live mixes.  LivePhish.com has distributed a limited number of each of the shows to record stores around the country and delivered them digitally to iTunes.

Phish 8/6/10 Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA Summer 2010 Leg 2

Free Download: "Simple"

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On Friday August 6, 2010, Phish played the second show of a sold out three-night stand at the Greek Theatre. The Greek Berkeley is a Greek Revival style, open-air amphitheater built in 1903 with a cozy capacity of about 8,500 and stunning views of the San Francisco Bay including the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. This run, which began Leg 2 of the summer tour, was the band’s first visit to this venue since they closed their epic summer 1993 tour there. J.J. Cale opened the show in 1993 (joined by Trey and Mike for a sit-in) but in 2010 it was just three smoking nights of Phish. After a solid opening night on Thursday, during which Trey debuted his latest custom guitar with a special chant for luthier Paul Languedoc, the band really opened up for the Friday night show.

It was a cool night in the Berkeley foothills but the crowd was heated up and the band responded in kind, opening with “Chalk Dust Torture”. Next came the complexities of “Guyute” followed by a relaxed and grooving “Ocelot”, a song about the wildcat that adorns the headstock inlay on Trey’s new guitar, and “It’s Ice”. The music never stopped for the rest of set one as Phish tore through a topical combination of “Cities”, with its invocation of the ancient Greeks and an explosively funky Jam that formed the set’s apex, into “The Moma Dance”. Set one ended on a high note with “Bathtub Gin” > “Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan”.

Set two started with the Velvet Underground’s “Rock And Roll”, which briefly visited a mystical place (known as “Berkeley Jam 2”) before dropping into “Ghost”. This short but hot “Ghost” lit up with a groove that was still building when it bumped into the opening riffs of “Mike’s Song”. The selection recognized the especially resounding quality of Mike’s bass at the Greek and this dark and heavy “Mike’s Song” led to the pinnacle moment of the set if not the run. “Simple” that came next built patiently with exquisite restraint. Spacey digital delay provided a landing into “Backwards Down The Number Line” which in turn introduced California to the universal themes of the “Show Of Life”.  “You Enjoy Myself” closed the body of set two with an  Encore of “Good Times, Bad Times” as the middle show of this classic three-night stand drew to a close.

Phish 8/7/10 Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA Summer 2010 Leg 2

Free Download: "Light > Twenty Years Later"

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On Saturday August 7, 2010, Phish played the final show of a sold-out three-night stand at the Greek Theatre. After setting the bar high with the previous two shows, expectations soared. As the band continued their 2010 Greek run, they seemed to reach higher each night as they basked in the glow of this historic venue and an attentive crowd.

Phish opened the show with an old-school pairing of “AC/DC Bag” > “Foam”, the latter of which featured Page’s fine piano work. “Gotta Jibboo” was next as the band deepened their connection with the same patient, open-eared approach that developed over the previous shows. After a long pause they ripped into “Reba” as Trey’s new guitar emitted a flow of pretty leads and staccato runs amidst intricate Rhodes work by Page. Fish and Mike set the foundation for a soaring jam that came to a close without whistling. The year’s last “Sleep Again” and “Army Of One” provided a needed moment of reflection before “Poor Heart” led to a sizzling combination of “46 Days” > “Tube”, the former of which included a playful “Streets Of Cairo” tease by Trey among other highlights. Holding the last bass note from “Tube", Mike provided the bridge to a fiery, sing-a-long “Character Zero” that ended one of the few sets of 2010 that fits on a single CD.

After another lovely sunset over the San Francisco Bay, the band kicked off set two with “Wilson” > “Light”. This rendition of “Light” climbed to pinnacle heights, bending and floating to a sublime place that only Phish can go. As with “Simple” the previous night, this heavenly Jam transcended the limits of time and space before resolving perfectly into The Golden State’s first performance of “Twenty Years Later”. Twenty Years slid neatly into “Harry Hood”, which Fish accentuated with ghost notes on a second snare drum, press rolls and other percussion wizardry. As had become the rule here, the band quickly hooked up for this jam as they traded sustained notes that hung in the night air and reverberated across the Greek’s open bowl. Harry gave way to “Theme From The Bottom”, which built patiently to a strong peak, continuing the dynamic tone of this whole run of shows. Phish’s trademark reading of Deodato’s “2001” sustained the fun as fans jumped up and down with arms in the air and Mike repeatedly punctuated the funk with his foot bell. The thick “2001” groove gave way to a rocking “Suzy Greenberg” and shaking the trees for a few more minutes before slowing down for “Slave To The Traffic Light”. Slave featured a spacious jam that found the crowd mesmerized, leaning into the notes as if to connect more deeply with each one. Having started with “Wilson”, this special set could only end with the first “The Lizards” encore in nearly fifteen years as the eager crowd sang along “but I’m never ever going back there and I couldn’t if I tried...” and closed their eyes for the instrumental ending, wondering if or when such a run at such a place would happen again. Not another word was uttered as “First Tube” put the finishing touch on an incredible three days of music at one of the must stunning spots there is.

Phish 8/13/10 Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN Summer 2010 Leg 2

Free Download: "Contact” > “Slave To The Traffic Light

On Friday August 13, 2010, Phish played the second show of a sold-out two-night stand at the Verizon Wireless Music Center, commonly known as Deer Creek. It was the seventh show on Leg 2 of the band’s summer tour and their twentieth headline show at this outdoor covered amphitheater with a capacity of about 24,000. Phish first played this venue fifteen years earlier and had since played two nights each summer in 1996 (8/13/96 was released in 2002 on CD as LivePhish 12), 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2009. They also played three-night stands in 2000 and 2003 making this Phish’s most common outdoor summer host and a favorite of many fans who travel from across the country to camp in the surrounding cornfields. This was Friday, August 13th, which was also somewhat of an historic return – the band played a breakthrough gig on that same date seventeen years earlier at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis (Murat 1993 - 8/13/93 was released in 2007). It was with this rich background that 2010’s Friday the 13th show took shape.

As temperatures soared into the mid-90’s, Phish kicked off the show with a rocking “Chalk Dust Torture” (surprisingly the first Chalk opener ever at Deer Creek) followed by “Guelah Papyrus”, which was played only one other time in Noblesville in 1997. The Fishman- penned bluegrass number “My Sweet One” came next, followed by “Axilla” and “I Didn’t Know” with a classic vacuum solo by Fish. “Walls Of The Cave” was played for the first time since the band’s 2009 return and preceded “Stash” and the alien themes of Mike’s ballad “Train Song” (the only version of the year) > “Backwards Down The Number Line”. “Ocelot” found the band improvising a bit more as Trey dropped some sweet leads. Deer Creek’s first “The Ballad of Curtis Loew” came at sunset. This Lynyrd Skynyrd cover, which recently returned to the live repertoire the previous summer, featured the band’s blues chops and Page’s soulful vocals. “Wilson” > “Possum” closed set one.

A mostly non-stop set two began with “Halley’s Comet” > “Light”, the latter of which inspired the band to venture outside the beat and let their freak flag fly, eventually hovering free for a few ambient minutes. The ambience led into “46 Days” which in turn transitioned to a high octane “Maze”. Set two continued with “Meatstick”, which showcased the band’s skills with Japanese lyrics before morphing through a unique and musically intense segue into “The Mango Song”. The band followed Trey’s lead one at a time into Mango, creatively riding it atop the “Meatstick” beat for a while before committing and ultimately finishing the song by starting “Fluffhead”. Fluff blew the place up before resolving into “Julius”, which brought the set to a high-energy close. The Deer Creek faithful were treated to an encore of “Contact” into a passionate “Slave To The Traffic Light” that provided a fitting end to another steamy stay at Deer Creek.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 8:29 am
In response to the recent earthquake and tsunami that the people of the northeastern part of Japan have endured JEMP Records is releasing "7/31/99, Field of Heaven, Fuji Rock Festival, Niigata, JAPAN" as benefit CD at & download at Phish Dry Goods and livephish.com to benefit Peace Winds America. 100% of the funds Peace Winds America collects for disaster relief will go to support operations through their sister organization, Peace Winds Japan. Relief operations began March 15th and are currently underway in Miuyagi Prefecture, where Peace Winds is on the ground providing food, clothing, medicines and temporary shelter to survivors of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
 
7/31/99 was recorded by Paul Languedoc and mastered by Fred Kevorkian. We'd like to thank Fred and the folks at Nugs.net and Music Today for donating their efforts to this cause.
 
The expected release date of the download at livephish.com will be April 15th. The expected ship date of the CD from Phish Dry Goods will be May 10th.
 
Immediately following their 1999 U.S. summer tour, Phish traveled abroad for their first ever shows in Japan. Fuji Rock Festival took place on multiple stages and the festival had specially designed the "Field Of Heaven" stage for Phish to play three consecutive nights of complete, two-set headline shows.
 
This release features Phish’s entire show from July 31, 1999 – the middle, Saturday night as well as “What’s The Use?” from their soundcheck on July 29th. The July 31st show crackled with energy, intermingling classic and new material with an exploratory vibe that meshed with the atmosphere of respect and beauty.
 
Set one had many high points including standout performances of “My Friend, My Friend”, “Back On The Train”, “Limb By Limb” and “Character Zero”. Set two started in the stratosphere with a “2001” > “David Bowie” opener that proved the most experimental music played at Fuji Rock transposed against the gentle beauty of “Wading In The Velvet Sea”. Set two also featured one of the all-time great renditions of “Prince Caspian”, a smoking “Fluffhead” and mystical “Simple”. The encore provided a chance for friend and fellow musician Nawang Khechog to address the crowd about Tibetan human rights and perform with Fish on vacuum for a meditative jam with Fish and with the whole band on flute for a special “Brian And Robert”. Japan proved a perfect host for Phish, the Field Of Heaven has survived ever since as part of Fuji Rock Festival and Phish has maintained a strong connection with Japan, weaving Japanese lyrics into “The Meatstick” as recently as New Year’s Eve 2010-2011.
 
In the past, charitable downloads at LivePhish.com have raised over $100,000 for four non-profits: the Harbor House of New Jersey (The Headphones Jam), the New Orleans Musician's Clinic, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fund (Katrina Relief) and the American Red Cross (Haiti Relief). Additionally, the Mockingbird Foundation receives funding on an on-going basis from the proceeds at LivePhish.com.
 
Mon, 04/04/2011 - 5:55 pm

Sensational. Mind-blowing. Fantabulous. These are all words with the same amount of letters as SUPER BALL IX. It's Phish's biggest. Ball. Ever. So big we can't. Contain it. In one sentence.

Super Ball IX, Phish's ninth festival, will take place July 1-3 at Watkins Glen International. Located amidst the rolling hills of central New York's Finger Lakes region, the site offers an abundance of campsites and is just a short drive from numerous Northeastern cities. Super Ball IX will mark Phish's first-ever festival performance over July 4 weekend, and the first major music festival held at Watkins Glen since 1973's legendary Summer Jam. It is also Phish's first-ever performance at a facility with "Watkins" in its name.

Tickets for Super Ball IX go on sale this Monday, April 4th, at Noon ET here. Onsite camping is included in the price of admission. Like previous Phish festivals, the event will include numerous activities, attractions and art installations in addition to a series of performances by the band. Camping and travel packages will. Be. Available. (Sorry, hard habit to break.)

Super Ball IX continues a tradition that began with The Clifford Ball in August of 1996. Rolling Stone observed, "It was definitely groundbreaking...there was a real story; that in an age of corporate sponsorship, this completely home-grown thing happened that was different from any other concert."

Anyone purchasing Super Ball IX tickets will receive a free MP3 download of each set the band plays during the weekend from livephish.com, where they'll be available shortly after Phish steps off stage.

SuperBallIX.com and Phish.com will be your main source for all things Ball. We've posted the first wave of information about the festival and will continue to update with Travel info, FAQs, Guidelines, Event Info, the hottest celebrity news, and much much more, so keep checking back.

Note: Super Ball IX is pronounced "Super Ball Nine," not "Super Ball Icks." You're welcome.

To View the official announcement video, visit SuperBallIX.com

 

Fri, 04/08/2011 - 3:29 am

On Saturday, October 30, 2010, Phish played the second show of a sold out three-night Halloween celebration at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Boardwalk Hall is a historic indoor venue built in 1927 with a prime spot on the Boardwalk with sweeping views of the beach and ocean. Having prepared to unveil their sixth “musical costume” (Little Feat’s Waiting For Columbus) the following night, the band used this middle show to tease the audience about a heavily rumored Led Zeppelin cover.

Night two at Boardwalk Hall opened with “Kill Devil Falls” followed by “Cavern”, “Foam” and “Guelah Papyrus”. It was apparent that the band had begun their Halloween transformation as they sounded throughout this show like Little Feat playing Phish music – a sonic treat for all in attendance even though the musical costume was still a well-guarded secret. Set one continued with a blistering “Chalk Dust Torture” that tore naturally into Phish’s first true performance of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” > “Chalk Dust Torture”. The band had soundchecked “Whole Lotta Love” earlier to fuel the gag (fans leaked the check on the internet) so playing it live confirmed that Zeppelin was just a rumor. Laughing aloud at their prank, the next song was the obvious yet rare “Ha Ha Ha”. The James Gang’s “Walk Away” came next followed by a crushingly funky, Feat-inflected sequence of “Wolfman’s Brother” > “Undermind” > “Bathtub Gin”. This intense three-song combo set up the chance to end Gin with one of many “Whole Lotta Love” teases that dotted the evening. “The Squirming Coil” gave Trey the clever opportunity to sing about seeing Satan on the beach, and Page an invitation to layer Led Zeppelin’s “Thank You” into his gorgeous piano outré.

Set two began with “Tube” > “Possum”, the latter weaving through more “Whole Lotta Love” teases before setting up the centerpiece of the set – a “Tweezer”-based journey through Led Zeppelin’s greatest hits by Phish- turned-Feat. This supercharged, historic “Tweezer” rolled in and out of partial performances of “Heartbreaker”, “Ramble On”, “Thank You” and last but not least “Stairway To Heaven”. Three of the four Zeppelin songs were Phish debuts and, after the Stairway ending, the band proudly took their first pause of the set while the audience went haywire. “Halley’s Comet” > “2001” provided a nice passageway to “David Bowie”, which introduction Trey customized by spiking it with Robert Plant’s live “25, 25, 25” exhortations from “Dazed And Confused”. “Show Of Life” was next, followed by “Backwards Down The Number Line” > Good Times, Bad Times”. The encore was “Sleeping Monkey”, which gave Trey a chance to sing more about the shore before ripping the roof off with “Tweezer Reprise”. The Reprise included more “Whole Lotta Love” and “Dazed And Confused” tricks and treats, putting the final touches on a spectacular Halloween Eve.

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Phish 10/30/10 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ

SET ONE

Kill Devil Falls

Cavern

Foam

Guelah Papyrus

Chalk Dust Torture

Whole Lotta Love

Chalk Dust Torture

Ha Ha Ha

Walk Away

Wolfman's Brother

Undermind

Bathtub Gin

The Squirming Coil

SET TWO

Tube

Possum

Tweezer

Heartbreaker

Tweezer

Ramble On

Thank You

Tweezer

Stairway To Heaven

Halley's Comet

2001

David Bowie

Show Of Life

Backwards Down The Number Line

Good Times, Bad Times

ENCORE

Sleeping Monkey

Tweezer Reprise

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Live Phish 10/30/10 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ

Free Download: 0/30/10 Wolfman's Brother > Undermind

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Phish 10/26/10 Verizon Wireless Arena – Manchester, NH

On Tuesday October 26, 2010, Phish played their first Granite State show in sixteen years at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. The VZW Arena is a multi-purpose arena built in 2001 with a capacity of about 10,000. A drive through the foliage was but one of the peak attractions of this out-of-the-way gig. It was the last show before the Halloween run and the band played a loose, relaxed show chock full of surprises for the New England faithful.Set one of Mansfield began with Phish’s first “After Midnight” since the epic Big Cypress Millennium events nearly eleven years earlier. “The Sloth” came next followed by “Alumni Blues” > “Letter To Jimmy Page” > “Alumni Blues”, during which Trey added lyrics about his Alma matter Goddard College. An especially Rasta, New Hampshire reggae extravaganza began to take shape with Bob Marley’s “Mellow Mood”. “Access Me” was played for the third time ever, continuing the string of bust-outs and setting the stage for Leo to shine on “Llama”. Next came “All Of These Dreams” – a poignant Trey, Tom Marshall, Scott Herman ballad that was played for just the second time since the band’s 2009 reunion. “The Curtain With” > “Scent Of A Mule” brought the first improvisational heights of the evening, followed by “A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing”. Set one came to a close with the ambitious combination of “It’s Ice” > “Walls Of The Cave”. After this parade of rarities, set break was abuzz with speculation about the rest of the show.

A nearly seamless second set began with the high energy of “Possum” > “Light” > “Mike’s Song” > “Simple”. “Light” exploded into some of the show’s most exploratory playing. Energy remained high and consciousness higher as the utterance of “Makisupa Policeman” gave way to Phish’s first and only performance of “Night Nurse” – a tribute to Gregory Isaacs who passed away the previous day. Makisupa picked back up where it left off, creating a bridge to “The Wedge” after which the band paused for the only time during set two. “Ghost” came next and lit up the room before segueing into “The Mango Song”, which reached its own heights fueled by Page’s soaring piano work. Trey started to close Mike’s Groove by transposing the “Weekapaug Groove” rhythm over Mango’s ending. Some cool jamming ensued as Fish switched to sixteenth notes on the high hat and “Weekapaug Groove” developed into a Uticular jam that found lyrics from “Ghost” and “Night Nurse” intertwined with a “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” ending. This crazy Weekapaug boiled over into a return to “Llama” that ended the body of set two. The “Show Of Life” provided a fitting encore to this special gig.

 

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SET ONE

After Midnight

The Sloth

Alumni Blues

A Letter To Jimmy Page

Alumni Blues

Mellow Mood

Access Me

Llama

All Of These Dreams

The Curtain With

Scent Of A Mule

A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing

It's Ice

Walls Of The Cave

SET TWO

Possum

Light

Mike's Song

Simple

Makisupa Policeman

Night Nurse

Makisupa Policeman

The Wedge

Ghost

The Mango Song

Weekapaug Groove

Llama

ENCORE

Show Of Life

Live Phish 10/26/10 Verizon Wireless Arena
Wed, 06/15/2011 - 3:36 am

Watch Phish Live from Alpharetta, GA tonight and tomorrow night at LivePhish.com. Order a two day pass for $24.99 or buy single day passes for $14.99 each. Watch the show in your home theater by following the instructions in our FAQ.

For a taste of Live Phish Video, visit LivePhish.com for free HD streams of one song from each night of the tour thus far.

Thu, 10/13/2011 - 2:57 pm

Phish just announced a 4 night run at Madison Square Garden in New York City beginning December 27th, 2011 and culminating with a 3 set New Years Eve show.Here is ticket information for the shows:A limited number of tickets for the upcoming Phish shows are now being offered through our secure online ticketing system via a ticket request period.  12/28/11 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY - $60.00 Reserved Seating12/29/11 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY - $60.00 Reserved Seating 12/30/11 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY - $60.00 Reserved Seating 12/31/11 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY - $70.00 Reserved Seating You may request up to four tickets per show.For more information on these shows, please click here.We will ONLY accept requests for these tickets during a TWELVE-DAY PERIOD.The request time ends: Monday, October 24 at 11:59 AM, EDT

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 1:51 pm

In the midst of their legendary fall 1997 tour, Phish stopped in Dixie for two shows in Virginia and one in North Carolina.  The 1997 Hampton Coliseum shows were the band's first two-night stand at Hampton Coliseum – a venue they have played a total of fifteen times including a two-night stand in 1998 (released as Hampton Comes Alive) and a trio of reunion shows in 2009.  The shape and feel of the venue have earned it the nickname “The Mothership” among fans.  The next show after Hampton 1997 took place at Lawrence Joel Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina - another familiar venue where Phish also performed in 1994, 1995 and 1998.These three shows were a memorable triad for the band and fans.  They are among the most requested shows for soundboard release from the Phish Archives and make up a compelling slice of the twenty-two-show tour that stretched from Las Vegas to Albany.  The Hampton/Winston-Salem 97 shows were packed with notable renditions of classics including “Split Open And Melt”, “AC/DC Bag”, “Slave To The Traffic Light”, “Mike’s Song”, “Halley's Comet”, “Tweezer”, “Run Like An Antelope”, “Stash” and “Bathtub Gin”.  The band also showcased a wide variety of newer covers from the debut of the Rolling Stones' “Emotional Rescue” to Del McCoury's “Beauty Of My Dreams”, Jimi Hendrix's “Izabella”, Clifton Chenier's “My Soul” and even an impromptu take on War's “Low Rider” (sandwiched inside a blazing “Down With Disease”).  The Hampton/Winston-Salem 97 shows also showcased newer originals like “Dogs Stole Things”, “Ghost”, “Piper” and the brand-new-for-fall instrumental “Black-Eyed Katy”, which is the only song repeated on the release.  More than what was played, the sheer heights of these performances are what made them special and built their acclaim.The Hampton/Winston-Salem 97 shows featured Phish at an emotional peak of execution and flow.  The band was hooking up at every turn, taking chances and dropping musical surprises for each other and the audience.  Throughout these shows, Phish seized most every opportunity to lift and expand their repertoire while maintaining a raging dance party at every turn.  The audience magnified this explosive energy, spinning the shows into a ball of psychedelic, funk-infused live Phish for the ages.  Paul Languedoc’s stereo “soundboard” mix re-mastered by Fred Kevorkian funnels the energy of these special shows to listeners' ears nearly fifteen years later.  Hampton/Winston-Salem 97 contains all the music played over these three shows for a total of 45 songs - over 8 hours of music - including never-before-heard material from soundchecks at both venues.  The 7-CD boxed set (also available as downloads at livephish.com) slated for release December 6, 2011 is a must-own collection for any Phish fan.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 3:30 pm

Trey Anastasio will launch his first-ever orchestral tour on February 9, 2012, performing with the Atlanta Symphony at the Atlanta Symphony Hall. The Trey Anastasio Winter Symphony Tour will also include performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony (2/14), the Colorado Symphony (2/28) and the Los Angeles Philharmonic (3/10). The programs, conducted by Scott Dunn in all four cities, will feature orchestrations of classic Phish songs and solo Anastasio compositions.Tickets will be available through a real time presale beginning Thursday, December 1, at 10:00 am ET and ending Wednesday, December 7, at noon ET at http://treytickets.rlc.net. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, December 8, for Denver and Los Angeles, and Friday, December 9, for Atlanta and Pittsburgh. Visit www.trey.com for further details.In 2009, Anastasio made his debut with the New York Philharmonic and Baltimore Symphony in programs that featured his concerto for electric guitar and orchestra, Time Turns Elastic, as well as original compositions.The New York Times hailed Trey's Carnegie Hall performance with the New York Philharmonic as "that rarest of rarities, a classical-rock hybrid that might please partisans from both constituencies. Set amid a generous group of popular Phish songs -- gentle, string-cushioned ballads like "Brian and Robert" and "Let Me Lie," as well as the audacious, intricate instrumentals "Guyute Orchestral" and "You Enjoy Myself" -- the new piece [Time Turns Elastic] could hardly have gone wrong."Scott Dunn is the Associate Conductor of the LA Philharmonic's Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Highlights of his recent schedule include Vernon Duke's 'ORPHIC TRILOGY' with the St Petersburg Philharmonic; appearances with the Hollywood Bowl orchestra and such popular headliners as Beck, Chris Botti, Natalie Cole and others; the world premiere and Carnegie Hall repeat performance of Mohammed Fairouz's opera SUMEIDA'S SONG; and the West Coast premiere of Phillip Glass's rarely heard ANOTHER LOOK AT HARMONY PART IV.TREY ANASTASIO WINTER SYMPHONY TOUR2/9 - Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA with the Atlanta Symphony2/14 - Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, PA with the Pittsburgh Symphony2/28 - Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver, CO with the Colorado Symphony3/10 - Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Fri, 12/16/2011 - 9:42 am

Watch Phish Live from New York's Madison Square Garden at LivePhish.com. Order a four night pass for $55 or buy single night passes for $14.99 each and $19.99 for New Year's Eve. Watch the show in your home theater by following the instructions in our FAQ.
Buy the webcast and receive a code to watch an archived stream of each show. Within 72 hours of each concert, we'll post an archived video stream available only to fans who purchased the live webcast. When the archived stream is available, we will email you a code to watch the video. You will have 48 hours to redeem your code and watch the archived concert.
For a taste of Live Phish Video, watch a free stream of the New Year's Gag from last year at MSG.

Mon, 01/02/2012 - 11:07 am

JEMP records is excited to share "Phish 12/31/91, Worcester Memorial Auditorium (The New Aud), Worcester, MA", available NOW as a 3-set digital download and on-demand CD from livephish.com

Phish had a busy year in 1991, signing a record deal with Elektra Records and touring coast-to-coast for a total of more than 130 shows including a fourteen-show tour with a three-piece horn section and the first unofficial Phish festival at Amy’s Farm. That summer Phish also recorded their third studio album, "A Picture Of Nectar".  White Crow Studios in Burlington, Vermont provided the backdrop for Nectar’s namesake with engineering duties covered by Kevin Halpin and Jon Altschiller. While Jon was still getting his start as an engineer, he was also a fan and was among the dozen-or-so tapers at The New Aud for the band's New Year's Eve concert. Thanks to his work on Nectar, Jon was allowed to set up his microphones inside the front-of-house position.  He also managed to snag a then-rare soundboard patch from FOH engineer Paul Languedoc.

Fast forward to 2010 when Jon returned to work with Phish on the road as LivePhish.com remote engineer and the seeds were sown for the release of this classic show. Twenty years later, Jon combined his audience and soundboard DAT recordings to create the matrix for The New Aud release.  Mastered by Fred Kevorkian, this unique source is a proper document of the show, combining the qualities of both sources and harnessing the electricity that characterized this special performance.

Setlist:

12/31/91 Worcester Memorial Auditorium (The New Aud), Worcester, MA 
 
Set I 
1. Possum (8:25)
2. Foam (8:11)
3. Sparkle (4:33)
4. Stash (9:00)
5. The Lizards (10:03)
6. Guelah Papyrus (5:46)
7. Divided Sky (12:42)
8. Esther > (9:49)
9. Llama (4:47)
10. Golgi Apparatus (4:56)
 
Set II 
1. Brother (6:12)
2. Bouncing Around The Room (3:43)
3. Buried Alive > (2:28)
4. Auld Lang Syne > (0:52)
5. Runaway Jim (7:37)
6. The Landlady > (3:27)
7. Reba (11:30)
8. Cavern (4:53)
9. My Sweet One > (2:28)
10. Run Like An Antelope (10:35)
 
Set III 
1. Wilson > (6:50)
2. The Squirming Coil > (7:33)
3. Tweezer > (13:13)
4. McGrupp And The Watchful Hosemasters > (8:10)
5. Mike’s Song > (7:42)
6. I Am Hydrogen > (3:04)
7. Weekapaug Groove (7:09)
 
Encore:
8. Minkin Appreciation (1:26)
9. Lawn Boy > (2:30)
10. Rocky Top > (2:36)
11. Tweezer Reprise (3:16)

 

Thu, 01/05/2012 - 1:32 pm

2012 marks the 30th anniversary of Brian Eno's landmark tribute to the NASA moon landings, Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks. The New York Guitar Festival presents a rare live re-imagining of this masterpiece featuring the Brooklyn ambient ensemble Itsnotyouitsme, legendary NY guitar master Larry Campbell and special guests David Torn, Noveller, Tortoise's Jeff Parker, and Phish's Mike Gordon.Originally commissioned as the soundtrack to Al Reinhardt's Oscar nominated documentary, For All Mankind, the music captures the wonder of space travel, evoking what Buzz Aldrin would call its "magnificent desolation". Eno and his collaborators guitarist/producer Daniel Lanois and instrumentalist brother Roger Eno, created a rich, deeply moving sonic landscape which melded cutting edge electronics and studio techniques with raw virtuosic guitar. A founder of the seminal rock band Roxy Music and known as the father of ambient music, Eno is highly influential for his work as a solo artist and producer of other artists including U2, Talking Heads, Coldplay, Devo, Depeche Mode, Laurie Anderson and Paul Simon. The album's tracks have also been used to great effect in films such as 28 Days Later, Traffic and Trainspotting, who's soundtrack has sold over four million copies.The use of guitar on the record runs the gamut from the soaring minimalist harmonics of "Always Returning" to Lanois' grounded pedal steel on "Deep Blue Day", inspired by the astronaut's decision to bring music by country legends Buck Owens and Merle Haggard and others as accompaniment to their nearly half million mile trek.The performance will feature scenes from the documentary feature "Man In The Right Seat", a work in progress by director Craig Teper, whose film "Vidal Sassoon The Movie", was released in 2011. Man In The Right Seat is the chronicle of Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, whose epiphany on the return flight from his moonwalk, would forever alter the course of his life and bridge the gap between scientific exploration and mystical experience. Mitchell's first hand accounts of the journey to and from the moon will punctuate this evening of grand and gentle music at the foot of the newly rising World Trade Center.ABOUT LARRY CAMPBELLA multi-instrumentalist who has been a respected studio musician and sideman in performing bands since the 1970s, Larry Campbell moves freely between rock, blues, country, folk and Celtic styles, playing guitar, fiddle, mandolin, pedal steel, cittern, dobro and banjo. Today, Campbell performs most often at Levon Helm's Saturday night Midnight Rambles in Woodstock, New York, where he also functions as bandleader. He tours with the band and produced Helm’s two consecutive Grammy-winning records, 2007's Dirt Farmerand 2009's Electric Dirt.  In 2005, Campbell released his own solo CD, an acoustic guitar tour de force called RooftopsABOUT MIKE GORDONBurlington, VT based Mike Gordon is co-founder and bassist of the seminal improvisational rock band Phish. Over the past decade, Mike Gordon has become an increasingly prolific solo artist, releasing Moss in 2010, following Inside In (2003) and The Green Sparrow (2008). During this same time frame, he also recorded a pair of albums - Clone (2002) and Sixty Six Steps (2005) - with acoustic guitar master Leo Kottke.

Thu, 01/19/2012 - 9:18 am

Mike Gordon and his band are performing at the sixth edition of Jam In The Dam held at the legendary Melkweg in Amsterdam, The Netherlands March 14, 15, 16, 2012. Before heading back to the states, the band will perform Sunday, March 18 at The Borderline in London. Tickets for this newly added show are on sale now by clicking here.Tickets for Jam In The Dam are available now at www.jaminthedam.missiontix.com. Travel packages including special perks will be available from CID Entertainment, including options for installment payments. Complete Jam in the Dam festival information and travel support is available online at jaminthedam.com.MIKE GORDON EUROPE 201203/14 Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands03/15 Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands03/16 Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands03/18 The Borderline, London, UK 

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 1:18 pm

On Record Store Day, Phish will release Junta, the band's first full-length studio album, as a Limited Edition Deluxe 3-LP vinyl set, available exclusively at participating independently owned record stores across the country. Junta marks the band's second release in conjunction with Record Store Day, and the first time Junta has ever been released on vinyl.This LE Deluxe 3-LP vinyl set is limited to 5,000 individually numbered copies. Junta was recorded at Euphoria Sound Studios in Revere, Massachusetts in 1987 and 1988 on 16-track 2" tape and was mixed to 1/4" stereo reels. In addition to writing and performing all the music, the band produced the album themselves - gathering around Engineer Gordon Hookailo's console to do group fades since the studio lacked mix automation. Junta was originally self-released on cassette tape in May 1989 with packaging created by the band (included in the new vinyl package). The album was remastered and rereleased as a double CD (and cassette) in October 1992. Junta was certified Gold but, until now, has never been heard on vinyl. The vinyl release was created from the original stereo master reels with lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Each LP is pressed onto 180g audiophile grade vinyl and includes a free MP3 download of the entire album (transferred from the new vinyl master).2,500 of these Deluxe LP sets will include a brand new Limited Edition hand-carved, hand-printed linolium block poster by Jim Pollock, created exclusively for this release. These editions will be distributed randomly at participating independently owned record stores across the country, but will be clearly marked.This LE Deluxe 3-LP vinyl set was created exclusively for Record Store Day. Junta will be available in stores only beginning Saturday, April 21st. For a complete list of participating record stores, please click here.'Junta' Vinyl TracklistingSide AFeeYou Enjoy MyselfSide BEstherGolgi ApparatusFoamSide CDinner And A MovieDivided SkySide DDavid BowieSide EFluffheadFluff's TravelsContact

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 10:31 am

Phish has just announced their 2012 summer tour dates.  Phish will start their tour in Worcester, MA on June 17th -- ending up in Saratoga Springs for a 3 night run at SPAC.

Highlights include: Deek Creek, Alpine Valley, Cuyahoga Falls, OH and a 4th of July show at Jones Beach. You will find the entire tour dates, prices, etc.

Another highlight on summer tour will be Phish's 3 night run in Atlantic City. Phish will perform three consecutive shows (June 15, 16 & 17) at Atlantic City's 142-acre Bader Field, which was formerly the site of the first U.S. municipal airport for both seaplanes and land-based planes. Centrally located on the Eastern seaboard, Atlantic City offers a wide range of attractions and amenities, including gaming, fine dining, spas, pristine beaches and the city's historic boardwalk. Three-day tickets, single day tickets and travel packages are available. Fans can walk to Bader Field from all the major downtown Atlantic City hotels and special room rates have been secured for fans.

Phish Summer 2012 Tour Dates:

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6/7/12 DCU Center, Worcester, MA - $60.00 GA Floor and Reserved Seating Stands

6/8/12 DCU Center, Worcester, MA - $60.00 GA Floor and Reserved Seating Stands

6/15/12 Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ - $60.00 General Admission

6/16/12 Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ - $60.00 General Admission

6/17/12 Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ - $60.00 General Admission

6/19/12 nTelos Pavilion, Portsmouth, VA - $60.00 General Admission

6/20/12 nTelos Pavilion, Portsmouth, VA - $60.00 General Admission

6/22/12 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH - $60.00 GA Pit and Reserved $45.00 GA Lawn

6/23/12 First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA - $60.00 GA Pit and Reserved $45.00 GA Lawn

6/24/12 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH - $60.00 GA Pit and Reserved $45.00 GA Lawn

6/28/12 Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN - $60.00 GA Pit and Reserved $45.00 GA Lawn

6/29/12 Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN - $60.00 GA Pit and Reserved $45.00 GA Lawn

6/30/12 Alpine Valley Music Center, East Troy, WI - $60.00 GA Pit and Reserved $45.00 GA Lawn

7/1/12 Alpine Valley Music Center, East Troy, WI - $60.00 GA Pit and Reserved $45.00 GA Lawn

7/3/12 Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, NY - $60.00 GA Pit and Reserved Seating

7/4/12 Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, NY - $60.00 GA Pit and Reserved Seating

7/6/12 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY - $60.00 GA Pit and Reserved $45.00 GA Lawn

7/7/12 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY - $60.00 GA Pit and Reserved $45.00 GA Lawn

7/8/12 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY - $60.00 GA Pit and Reserved $45.00 GA Lawn

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Tue, 04/10/2012 - 1:22 pm

The second leg of Phish's 2012 summer tour will feature the band's first appearances at numerous venues beginning August 15 at Long Beach Arena in Southern California to stops at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (8/17, 18 & 19), the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, MO (8/22), St. Louis' Chaifetz Arena (8/28) and Phish's first-ever show in Oklahoma on August 29 at the Zoo Amphitheatre in Oklahoma City. The band will return to the south east and play Birmingham, Atlanta, and Charlotte.For the second year in a row, Phish will wrap up its summer outing at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO over Labor Day weekend (8/31, 9/1 & 2). Onsite camping will be available in the lush soccer fields adjacent to the stadium. Three-day camping/parking tickets will be available here. The campground will open on Friday, August 31, at noon and close on Monday, September 3, at noon.An online ticket request period for the second leg of the tour is currently underway. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 27. Tickets still remain for a number of dates on the first leg.No additional Phish dates will be announced for Summer or Fall of 2012.Included in the ticket price for each specific date, is a free MP3 download of the entire show (a fully mixed soundboard recording), redeemable at LivePhish.com, often within an hour of the band stepping off stage.Additional Phish Summer 2012 Tourdates8/15 - Long Beach Auditorium, Long Beach, CA8/17 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA8/18 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA8/19 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA8/22 - Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO8/24 - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Birmingham, AL8/25 - Aaron's Amphitheathre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA8/26 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC8/28 - Chaifetz Arena, St Louis, MO8/29 - Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK8/31 - Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver, CO9/01 - Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver, CO9/02 - Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver, CO 

Thu, 06/21/2012 - 10:55 am
On July 31, Phish will release Chicago '94, a brand new 6-CD box set, showcasing two complete shows recorded live on June 18, 1994 and November 25, 1994 at UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL.
 
By 1994, Phish was well established as an international touring act and already well known to a growing group of hardcore fans. Amidst a tour packed with highlights - it was this summer that convinced the band to start multi-tracking their live shows - this show was recorded for posterity on 2-track DAT. Lightning rarely strikes twice in the same place but Chicago '94 is an example of just that.
 
Paul Languedoc's stereo soundboard mixes re-mastered by Fred Kevorkian carry the intensity and intricacy of these special shows to listeners' ears eighteen years later. Chicago '94 contains nearly six hours of music performed at both shows for a total of 43 songs, including material from the UIC soundchecks. The shows are presented in a 6-CD box set with new artwork by longtime collaborator and Chicagoan, Jim Pollock.
 
Chicago '94 is available for preorder now at Phish Dry Goods. Everyone who orders from Phish Dry Goods will receive a free Jim Pollock baseball trading card (there will be four total to collect). In addition, Phish Dry Goods is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $90, and several bundles are available, with some new items including a band new Chicago '94 T and a brand new Limited Edition poster.
Mon, 07/02/2012 - 2:58 pm

Tomorrow and Wednesday (July 3rd and 4th), Phish will play two sold out shows in Wantagh, NY. Both shows will be webcast live at LivePhish.com. The webcasts are available for pre-order now, along with a Jones Beach event t-shirt. The setbreak during this webcast will include a brand-new, two-part feature on Page's touring keyboard setup.Individual shows are available for $14.99 and a two-night pass is available for $25.99. LivePhish.com will broadcast a 9-camera, high definition shoot with high quality audio mixed live. You can tune in on their large screen TVs via HDMI-equipped PCs or Macs, as well as on Android devices, and Boxee.To pre-order (along with a Jones Beach event t-shirt), click here.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 3:18 pm

On August 17, 18 and 19, Phish will play three sold out shows at the legendary Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. All three shows will be webcast live at LivePhish.com. The webcasts are available for pre-order now, along with a Summer 2012 Tour t-shirt (a brand new color variation that's not available on the road). Individual shows are available for $14.99 and a three-night pass is available for $39.99.LivePhish.com will broadcast a 9-camera, high definition shoot with high quality audio mixed live. You can tune in on your large screen TVs via HDMI-equipped PCs or Macs, as well as on Android devices.If you're on the East Coast and unable to make it through the webcast or you've got alternate plans, you can still purchase the LivePhish webcasts. Within 72 hours of each concert, we'll post an archived video stream available only to fans who purchased the live webcast. When the archived stream is available, we will email you a code to watch the video (you will have 24 hours to redeem your code and watch the archived concert).To pre-order, click here.

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 4:46 pm

Traveler, Trey Anastasio's forthcoming solo album, will be released on October 16 on Rubber Jungle Records / ATO Records. Trey co-produced the album with Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Jonsi) last fall in Katis' Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT. Along with Trey Anastasio Band, Katis invited several artists to work with them, including Mates of State's Kori Gardner, The National's Bryan Devendorf and Matt Berninger, and Icelandic percussionist Samuli Kosminen. Album pre-order details will be announced shortly. The first single on the album, "Scabbard," will be released August 21.

Trey Anastasio Band will return to the road this fall to support Traveler. Tickets for all shows will be available through a real time presale beginning Thursday, August 16th at 10:00 am ET and ending Wednesday, August 22nd, at 5:00 pm ET at http://treytickets.rlc.net. For complete ticketing information or public on sale dates, please visit www.trey.com.

TREY ANASTASIO BAND - FALL 2012 DATES

10/18 - The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
10/19 - Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
10/20 - LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
10/22 - Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg, PA
10/23 - The National, Richmond, VA
10/24 - The Fillmore Silver Spring, Silver Spring, MD
10/26 - Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
10/27 - Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
10/28 - Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:32 am

This Friday, August 24, Phish will play a sold out show at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Birmingham, Alabama. The show will be webcast live at LivePhish.com. The webcast is available for pre-order now, along with a Summer 2012 Tour t-shirt (a brand new color variation that's not available on the road).LivePhish.com will broadcast a 9-camera, high definition shoot with high quality audio mixed live. You can tune in on your large screen TVs via HDMI-equipped PCs or Macs, as well as on Android devices.To pre-order, click here.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 2:30 pm

This coming Labor Day Weekend, August 31, September 1 and 2, Phish will play three shows at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO, just outside of Denver. All three shows will be webcast live at LivePhish.com. The webcasts are available for pre-order now, along with an event t-shirt. Individual shows are available for $14.99 and a three-night pass is available for $39.99.If you're on the East Coast and unable to make it through the webcast or you've got alternate plans, you can still purchase the LivePhish webcasts. Within 72 hours of each concert, we'll post an archived video stream available only to fans who purchased the live webcast. When the archived stream is available, we will email you a code to watch the video (you will have 24 hours to redeem your code and watch the archived concert).To pre-order, click here. Tickets are still on sale for all three nights at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

Fri, 09/21/2012 - 7:32 am

On Tuesday, September 25, Phish will release "December 6, 1997, The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills MI" as the next remastered show to join the ongoing LivePhish Archives collection. The show will be available as a download at LivePhish.com and as a 2-CD LivePhish Limited set exclusively from Phish Dry Goods. The release was created from Paul Languedoc's DAT stereo soundboard mix remastered by Fred Kevorkian and contains 16 songs totaling two and a half hours of music.

Phish's third show at The Palace on December 6, 1997 was yet another defining fall '97 gig, with an under-recognized set I and a renowned set II that must be heard in one sitting, preferably loud with headphones. As they rounded the bend into the final week of this storied fall tour, the band had a confident swagger that exploded in The Palace with a flood of combined energy that flows through on the tapes. The Palace is deep in the suburbs but this Saturday night show in the home of The Pistons was a slam dunk that reverberated throughout Detroit Rock City and beyond.

12/6/97 The Palace of Auburn Hills - Auburn Hills, MI Tracklist

Disc One
1. Golgi Apparatus (5:35)
2. Run Like An Antelope (16:30)
3. Train Song > (2:44)
4. Bathtub Gin > (12:36)
5. Foam (10:24)
6. Sample In A Jar (5:04)
7. Fee > (5:36)
8. Maze (15:10)
9. Cavern (4:50)

Disc Two
1. Tweezer > (22:25)
2. Izabella > (9:27)
3. Twist > (7:44)
4. Piper > (14:12)
5. Sleeping Monkey > (6:05)
6. Tweezer Reprise (4:33)
7. Rocky Top (2:53)

Fri, 09/21/2012 - 11:27 am

Page McConnell will perform on keyboards with The Meter Men on October 30th at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA, follwoed by two nights at New York's BB King Blues Club on October 31st and November 1st. They will also perform November 2nd at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC. The Meter Men features three original members of The Meters, including drummer Zigaboo Modeliste, guitarist Leo Nocentelli and bassist George Porter, Jr.--Tickets are on sale now for all shows. For more info, click here.Page McConnell with The Meter Men10/30 - The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA10/31 - BB King Blues Club, New York, NY11/01 - BB King Blues Club, New York, NY11/02 - Howard Theatre, Washington, DC

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:47 am

Phish's third show at The Palace on December 6, 1997 was yet another defining fall '97 gig, with an under-recognized set I and a renowned set II that must be heard in one sitting, preferably loud with headphones. Set I highlights include an intense second-song Run Like An Antelope, alien landscapes of Train Song and seamless pairings of Bathtub Gin > Foam and Fee > Maze.

Set II was a unified, non-stop affair: Tweezer > Izabella > Twist > Piper > Sleeping Monkey > Tweezer Reprise. As they rounded the bend into the final week of this storied fall tour, the band had a confident swagger that exploded in The Palace with a flood of combined energy that flows through on the tapes. The Palace is deep in the suburbs but this Saturday night show in the home of The Pistons was a slam dunk that reverberated throughout Detroit Rock City and beyond.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 4:55 pm

This December, Phish returns to Madison Square Garden in New York, NY for a four-show New Year's Run to close out 2012. The band has played twenty-three shows to date at Madison Square Garden. For the first time ever, the floor at these four MSG shows will be general admission.An online ticket request period is currently underway at tickets.phish.com and will end Monday, October 15 at Noon EST.Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, October 20, at Noon ET at ticketmaster.com or can be charged by phone at 866.858.0008.If tickets are still available, they may be purchased at the venue box office beginning Monday, October 22. Box office hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 AM - 6 PM. Tickets may also be purchased at select TicketMaster outlets.In addition, CID Entertainment has secured attractive rates at hotels around the city for this run. To see what's being offered, click here.For further details, visit phish.com.PHISH NEW YEAR'S RUN 2012-201312/28 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY12/29 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY12/30 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY12/31 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Fri, 10/19/2012 - 11:29 am

This December, Phish returns to Madison Square Garden in New York, New York for a four-show New Year's Run to close out 2012. The band has played twenty-three shows to date at Madison Square Garden.Tickets will go on sale to the general public tomorrow, Saturday, October 20, at Noon ET at ticketmaster.com or can be charged by phone at 866.858.0008. For the first time ever, the floor at these four MSG shows will be general admission.If tickets are still available, they may be purchased at the venue box office beginning Monday, October 22. Box office hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 AM - 6 PM. Tickets may also be purchased at select TicketMaster outlets.For further details, visit phish.com.PHISH NEW YEAR'S RUN 2012-201312/28 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY12/29 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY12/30 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY12/31 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 11:05 am

On August 11, 1998 Phish played at Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania.  This was their second visit to Star Lake of seven to-date starting in 1997 and including 2003, 2009 and 2012 shows previously released at LivePhish.com.The Star Lake 98 show was the 20th of summer to showcase the loose, experimental vibe of a tour that began in Europe and jumped to the United States enroute to the summer’s ending Lemonwheel festival.  The introduction of a never-before-played cover each night earned the tour the nickname “summer of covers” from fans and Star Lake’s contribution was a Trench Town Rock opener.  Star Lake also saw the return of Time Loves A Hero which was played for the first time in a decade and segued out of a sultry Wolfman’s BrotherJulius, an extended Fee outro (during which hip Pittsburghians clapped along on the 2 and 4) and deep renditions of Maze and Reba set the stage for set II.  The second set featured a super-swinging, ethereal Runaway Jim that foreshadowed 2011’s Storage Jam and an unusual pairing of Meat > Limb By Limb.  Local flavor of the Commonwealth was provided by Bittersweet Motel (the title of the Phish documentary recorded during Europe ’98 dates) and Wilson, King of Prussia.Star Lake 98 is the only full show available as video from summer 1998.  The 2-DVD set was created from archival VHS videotapes of the 3-camera lawn screen feed.  The audio was mixed from multi-track masters in stereo PCM and 5.1 surround.  It will be released on DVD and digital audio download December 11 on JEMP Records.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 3:39 pm

All new 2-DVD set, recorded live on August 11, 1998 at Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. The Star Lake 98 show was the 20th of summer to display the loose, experimental vibe of a tour that began in Europe and jumped to the United States enroute to the summer's ending Lemonwheel festival.

"Star Lake 98" is the only full video show available in the Archives from Phish's Summer 1998 tour. The 2-DVD set was created from archival VHS videotapes of the 3-camera lawn screen feed. The audio was mixed from multi-track masters in stereo PCM and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround (aspect Ratio 4:3, regions 1-6 NTSC) and clocks in at just about 2 hours and 50 minutes. The introduction of a never-before-played cover each night earned the tour the nickname ?the summer of covers? from fans and band alike and Star Lake's contribution was "Trench Town Rock." Star Lake also saw the return of "Time Loves A Hero" which was played for the first time in a decade and segued out of a sultry "Wolfman's Brother." An extended "Fee" extro and hot renditions of "Maze" and "Reba" set the stage for set II's super-swinging, ethereal "Runaway Jim" and the unusual pairing of "Meat" > "Limb By Limb". Local flavor of the Commonwealth was provided by "Bittersweet Motel" (the title of the Phish documentary recorded during the Europe dates) and "Wilson," King of Prussia.

Pre-order today to receive the exclusive, limited-edition bonus CD, "So Inclined", compiled by Phish Archivist Kevin Shapiro.

"Fee > Maze" - Star Lake 98 DVD from Phish on Vimeo.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 6:14 am

On December 11, 2012, Phish will release "Star Lake 98", a brand new 2-DVD set recorded live on August 11, 1998 at Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania.

"Star Lake 98" is the only full video show available in the Archives from Phish's Summer 1998 tour. The 2-DVD set was created from archival VHS videotapes of the 3-camera lawn screen feed. The audio was mixed from multi-track masters in stereo PCM and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround (aspect Ratio 4:3, regions 1-6 NTSC) and clocks in at just about 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Everyone who pre-orders the "Star Lake 98" DVD from Phish Dry Goods will receive "So Inclined", a bonus CD featuring music handpicked from the three remaining unreleased Star Lake shows. This collection of highlights includes tracks from Phish's 1997, 1999 and 2000 Star Lake performances, and is included with pre-orders, while supplies last.

To pre-order, please click here.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 12:50 pm

Phish's new 2-DVD set, Star Lake 98, is in stock now at Phish Dry Goods, and pre-orders have begun shipping. This is the last week to pre-order. On December 11, 2012, Phish will release "Star Lake 98", recorded live on August 11, 1998. Phish Dry Goods is giving away tickets to Phish's sold out Madison Square Garden run. One grand prize winner will receive two tickets to the show of their choice on Phish's New Year's Run. Pre-order "Star Lake '98" to be automatically entered for a chance to win (if you've already pre-ordered, you're automatically entered). No purchase is necessary*.

Everyone who pre-orders the "Star Lake 98" DVD from Phish Dry Goods will receive "So Inclined", a bonus CD featuring music handpicked from the three remaining unreleased Star Lake shows. This collection of highlights includes tracks from Phish's 1997, 1999 and 2000 Star Lake performances, and is included with pre-orders, while supplies last.

To pre-order, please click here.

Star Lake 98 had its audio debut on Sirius XM Jam On during Gone Phishin last week. The entire show will be rebroadcast on 12/10 and 12/11 and it will be hosted by Phish Archivist Kevin Shapiro.

The WaterWheel Foundation continues to celebrate their 15th Anniversary. Their pre-show event earlier this year in San Francisco raised over $22,000 for Bay Area charities. The feedback from the event was so positive they've decided to do it again prior to the first three shows (Dec 28, 29 & 30) at MSG! The pre-show events will run from 5pm to 7pm and will benefit Volunteers in Medicine, a non-profit organization founded in 1994 by Dr. Jack McConnell (Page's father). All participants will receive a 15th Anniversary WaterWheel poster designed by David Welker (Edition of 1,000).

Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) is the only national nonprofit dedicated to building a network of sustainable free primary health care clinics for the uninsured in local communities.

Tickets are ON SALE NOW. Click here.

You must have a ticket to the concert already to attend and you must be 21 Tickets will include:
* A pre-show hour with complimentary cocktails and light dinner (full bar/sandwiches and snacks)
* A 15th Anniversary poster designed by David Welker (Edition of 1000)
* Early entrance into the Concert Venue
* An auction and a raffle of autographed posters and memorabilia from Phish archives
* Access to private lounge at set-break
* The opportunity to help lift a great organization, Volunteers In Medicine and to show appreciation to a true philanthropist, Dr. Jack McConnell.

Hope to see you in New York!

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 5:36 pm

Tomorrow, Thursday, December 6, Trey will join Neil Young & Crazy Horse at a special benefit concert at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, NJ.Trey, a New Jersey native, will perform a solo acoustic set at the concert. Proceeds from the evening will go to the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy relief effort. For more information, visit redcross.org/hurricane-sandy.Tickets for the event are on sale now at TheBorgata.com or by phone at 866-900-4TIX (4849) and will be priced at $75 and $150. All seating is general admission.Trey Anastasio Band will return to the road in 2013, spotlighting material from Trey's new solo album, Traveler. The run will kick off on January 18, 2013 with a show at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, ON. Tickets for all shows will be available through a real time presale beginning this Friday, December 7th at 10am EST at http://treytickets.rlc.net. For complete ticketing information or public on sale dates, please visit www.trey.com.Fans holding tickets to Trey's October 28 show at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, which was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy, may use them at the January 23 show at the same venue. Those who cannot attend the rescheduled date may seek refunds at the point of purchase.Trey is also slated to perform at the Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL, which will take place May 24-26.TREY ANASTASIO BAND JANUARY TRAVELER DATES1/18 - Toronto, ONT - Danforth Music Hall1/19 - Syracuse, NY - Landmark Theatre1/20 - Portland, ME - State Theatre1/23 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre1/24 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre1/25 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre1/26 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre5/24-26 - Chillicothe, IL - Summer Camp Music Festival

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 3:40 pm

At the end of December, Phish returns to Madison Square Garden in New York, New York for a four-show New Year's Run to close out 2012, and for the first time, the webcasts are available on iOS platforms, so you can enjoy the shows on your iPad, iPhone or Apple TV via AirPlay. In order to celebrate New Year's with everyone, the band will offer live webcasts at LivePhish.com of each of their four sold-out shows (including Phish's New Year's Eve three-set performance) at New York City's Madison Square Garden. LivePhish.com will broadcast a 10-camera, high definition shoot with high quality audio mixed live.Fans can tune in on your large screen TVs via HDMI-equipped PCs or Macs, Android devices and iOS platforms (including iPad, iPhone or Apple TV via AirPlay).If you've got alternate New Year's Eve plans, you can still purchase the LivePhish Webcasts. Within 72 hours of each concert, we'll post an archived video stream available only to fans who purchased the live webcast. When the archived stream is available, we will email you a code to watch the video (you will have 48 hours to redeem your code and watch the archived concert).A four-night pass is available for pre-order now for $58.99. You may also purchase individual night webcasts ($14.99 for December 28th, 29th, 30th and $19.99 for New Year's Eve). In addition, CDs, MP3s and FLACs of each show will be available.If you're unsure as to whether or not your Mac/PC or other device is compatible with the live stream, we invite you to try out a test video at LivePhish.com. We're airing "Light" from the band's past Labor Day run in Commerce City, CO to test your video streaming capabilities.To pre-order, click here.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 11:29 am
JEMP Records is pleased to announce the release of Phish: 5/3/93 State Theatre, New Brunswick NJ as a benefit download at LivePhish.com.  There's a lot of excitement about this release already and we are so glad to be able to offer it as a charitable endeavor in keeping with our tradition of successful benefit downloads from years past.  These include the Headphones Jam (Harbor House of New Jersey), Katrina Relief (Tipitina Foundation and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation), Haiti Relief (Red Cross/Haiti and Partners in Health) and Japan Relief (Peace Winds America/Japan) as well as the WaterWheel Vermont Flood Recovery Fund which receives proceeds from the 9/14/11 livephish.com download.
 
In late October of last year, Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Atlantic seaboard, wreaking havoc and leaving a swath of devastation. Among the hardest hit from this "super storm" were costal areas of both New York and New Jersey. In response, the WaterWheel Foundation with the help of the Mimi Fishman Foundation quickly launched a ticket auction for Phish's NYE run at Madison Square Garden.  Eight pair of tickets raised over $10,000, which was then donated to The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties in NJ and The Food Bank for New York City to assist with their relief efforts.  Proceeds from this release will go to benefit rebuilding efforts in both New Jersey (Middlesex County Long Term Recovery Group) and New York (respondandrebuild.org).
 
5/3/93 Tracklisting
 
CD 1/3         
Set I:
1. Buried Alive > (3:01)
2. Rift (5:59)
3. Weigh > (4:58)
4. Chalk Dust Torture (6:05)
5. Esther > (9:04)
6. Split Open And Melt (9:37)
7. Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > (5:26)
8. Fly Famous Mockingbird > (2:48)
9. Vibration Of Life > (0:53)
10. Fly Famous Mockingbird > (12:24)
11. Possum (10:22)
12. Lawn Boy > (2:43)
13. Cavern (4:18)
 
CD 2/3      
Set II:
1. AC/DC Bag > (7:32)
2. The Curtain > (5:59)
3. Tweezer > (10:18)
4. Manteca >   (2:04)
5. Tweezer >   (4:40)
6. Contact >   (6:03)
7. It's Ice >  (7:29)
8. McGrupp And The Watchful Hosemasters >     (9:26)
9. Runaway Jim (7:27)
10. Big Ball Jam >   (2:06)
11. Hold Your Head Up >   (1:26)
12. Love You (7:07)
13. Hold Your Head Up (1:15)
 
CD 3/3  
Set II continued:
1. My Sweet One > (1:59)
2. Tweezer Reprise (3:48)
Encore:
3. Memories (1:39)
4. Amazing Grace (1:54)
5. Highway To Hell (3:41)
Mon, 03/04/2013 - 12:36 pm

On Record Store Day 2013, Phish will release Lawn Boy, the band's second full-length studio album, as a Limited Edition Deluxe 2-LP vinyl set, available exclusively at participating independently owned record stores across the country. Lawn Boy marks the band's third release in conjunction with Record Store Day (joining Two Soundchecks and Junta) and the first time it has been available on vinyl in well over a decade.This LE Deluxe 2-LP vinyl set is limited to 7,500 individually numbered copies. Lawn Boy was recorded and mixed at Archer Studios in Winooski, VT in 1989 and 1990 on 16-track 2" tape and was mixed to 1/4" stereo reels. The band won the initial studio time with a first-place Rock Rumble performance on April 21, 1989 at a downtown Burlington, VT club called The Front. The Lawn Boy sessions that followed consisted of mostly live takes with a few effects and overdubs. Engineer Dan Archer acquired a baby grand piano specifically for the recording, Fish played his drums squeezed into a vocal isolation booth and the band utilized local musicians including members of what would soon be called the Giant Country Horns. Like Junta before it, Phish self-produced Lawn Boy on a hands-on level, surrounding the console for group fades without aid of automation.Lawn Boy was initially self-distributed on cassette tape in 1990 and officially released on September 21, 1990 on Absolute A-Go-Go and Rough Trade Records on cassette, single-LP vinyl and CD (with CD bonus track Fee). The album was later re-mastered by Bob Ludwig and re-released on CD and cassette by Elektra Records June 30, 1992 and was eventually certified Gold.This new vinyl release was created from the original 1/4" stereo master reels with lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Each LP is pressed onto 180g audiophile grade vinyl and includes a free MP3 download of the entire album (transferred from the new vinyl master). Deluxe packaging includes an 8-page photo booklet, plenty of painted-Fishman outtakes, and an etched D-side.This LE Deluxe 2-LP vinyl set was created exclusively for Record Store Day. Lawn Boy will be available in stores only beginning Saturday, April 20th. For a complete list of participating record stores, please click here.

Mon, 03/04/2013 - 12:58 pm

On Record Store Day 2013, Page McConnell will release an all new ten track instrumental album titled Unsung Cities And Movies Never Made as a Limited Edition vinyl pressing, available exclusively at participating independently owned record stores across the country.

Unsung Cities And Movies Never Made was recorded and mixed by long-time engineering collaborator, John Siket, and culled primarily from a single recording session that took place at The Barn in VT in December 2009. The album was recorded with guitarist Adam Zimmon, bassist Reed Mathis and drummer Gabe Jarrett. It will be released in an edition of 1,000 (each individually numbered) and is pressed on 180g red vinyl.

 

Unsung Cities And Movies Never Made Tracklist

Side A
Arbor Day
Ava Green
Late Edition
Yakima

Side B
Marfa
Barre
Candlestick
Altoona
Soul Etude
The Lemon Drop

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 6:00 pm

This Sunday, March 10th, Trey Anastasio will be profiled on CBS Sunday Morning. He recently sat down with Anthony Mason to discuss a career that spans Phish, side projects, orchestras and Hands On A Hardbody.You can watch a quick preview of Anastasio's profile here. Please check your local listings for times.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 2:36 pm

Phish will kick off their 2013 summer tour at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, ME on July 3 before beginning a three night run at Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center July 5-7. Phish will then head up through the Northeast before hitting Chicago.  Phish then heads out to the West Coast and Colorado. The full list of dates can be found below, along with the tour announcement video.Phish Summer Tour 20137/3/13 Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, ME7/5/13 Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY7/6/13 Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY7/7/13 Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY7/9/13 Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, ONT7/10/13 P.N.C. Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ7/12/13 Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach, Wantaugh, NY7/13/13 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD7/14/13 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD7/16/13 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Alphraretta, GA7/17/13 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Alphraretta, GA7/19/13 Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, IL7/20/13 Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, IL7/21/13 Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, IL7/26/13 The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA7/27/13 The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA7/30/13 Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, Stateline, NV7/31/13 Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, Stateline, NV8/2/13 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA8/3/13 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA8/4/13 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA8/5/13 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA8/30/13 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO8/31/13 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO9/1/13 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 4:30 pm

Hands On A Hardbody, a new musical on Broadway with music by Trey Anastasio and lyrics by Amanda Green, officially opened on Broadway last week.The New York Times wrote of Trey's music, "The skillful score...locks into a bluesy country-rock vibe early and hugs it tight. The New Yorker calls the musical "a potent study of redemption in hard times".As a thank you for continued support, a 40% off ticketing discount is being offered for upcoming performances. Fans can call (877) 250-2929 and mention code FAF1HH, or order online at Ticketmaster.com and enter code FAF1HH or simply visit the box office at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and mention this offer.For complete show and ticketing information visit www.handsonahardbody.com.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:14 am

Tickets for Phish's 2013 Summer Tour go on sale to the general public beginning this Thursday, March 28th, with more onsales on the 29th and 30th. For complete ticketing details, visit http://phish.com/summer2013.A quick updated about ticketing for Phish's July 19th, 20th and 21st shows at Northerly Island, a 91-acre peninsula that juts into Lake Michigan and offers a stunning view of the Chicago skyline: The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a reconfiguration of Charter One Pavilion on Northerly Island that will allow for the creation of a General Admission lawn area by opening the venue into the park adjacent to the existing venue.GA Lawn tickets will be $45.00 ($120.00 for a 3 Day Ticket) and will be available for sale through Ticketmaster when the shows go on sale Friday, March 29th at 10:00am Central.To view the official announcement video, visit http://phish.com/summer2013.PHISH 2013 SUMMER TOURDATES7/03 Bangor, ME - On Sale Sat. 3/30 at 10AM ET7/05 Saratoga Springs, NY - On Sale Fri. 3/29 at 10AM ET7/06 Saratoga Springs, NY - On Sale Fri. 3/29 at 10AM ET7/07 Saratoga Springs, NY - On Sale Fri. 3/29 at 10AM ET7/09 Toronto, ON - On Sale Thu. 3/28 at 10AM ET7/10 Holmdel, NJ - On Sale Sat. 3/30 at Noon ET7/12 Wantagh, NY - On Sale Thu. 3/28 at 10AM ET7/13 Columbia, MD - On Sale Fri. 3/29 at Noon ET7/14 Columbia, MD - On Sale Fri. 3/29 at Noon ET7/16 Alpharetta, GA - On Sale Fri. 3/29 at 11AM ET7/17 Alpharetta, GA - On Sale Fri. 3/29 at 11AM ET7/19 Chicago, IL - On Sale Fri. 3/29 at 10AM CT7/20 Chicago, IL - On Sale Fri. 3/29 at 10AM CT7/21 Chicago, IL - On Sale Fri. 3/29 at 10AM CT7/26 George, WA - On Sale Sat. 3/30 at 11AM PT7/27 George, WA - On Sale Sat. 3/30 at 11AM PT7/30 Stateline, NV - On Sale Thu. 3/28 at Noon PT7/31 Stateline, NV - On Sale Thu. 3/28 at Noon PT8/02 San Francisco, CA - On Sale Thu. 3/28 at 10AM PT8/03 San Francisco, CA - On Sale Thu. 3/28 at 10AM PT8/04 San Francisco, CA - On Sale Thu. 3/28 at 10AM PT8/05 Los Angeles, CA - On Sale Fri. 3/29 at Noon PT8/30 Commerce City, CO - On Sale Sat. 3/30 at 10AM MT8/31 Commerce City, CO - On Sale Sat. 3/30 at 10AM MT9/01 Commerce City, CO - On Sale Sat. 3/30 at 10AM MT

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 10:45 am
Mon, 04/15/2013 - 11:12 am
Mon, 04/15/2013 - 11:38 am
Fri, 04/26/2013 - 10:47 am

On December 11, 2011, Mike Gordon and his band performed at The Egg in Albany, NY as part of a quick November/December weekend run of dates. The show quickly became a fan-favorite and was cherry picked for a brand new live release, simply known as "The Egg". It has been fully remixed from the band's multitracks and mastered for release and is available as a CD set and a free MP3 download at LivePhish.com.Mike describes the venue as "so tight sounding that evening that every note was easy to hear, which allows a band to play with more intention and more connection. Ironically, the extra feeling of control made us feel like we could play with more reckless abandon." The five-piece lineup includes Mike on bass, Scott Murawski on guitar, Craig Myers on percussion, Tom Cleary on keyboards and drummer Todd Isler.The show features originals from Mike's catalog, including "Horizon Line", "Only A Dream", "Voices", and "Hap Nappy". Phish fans will recognize "Sugar Shack" and "Suzy Greenberg", which included The Dude Of Life on vocals. To round out "The Egg", three tracks were selected from Mike's March 26, 2011 show at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT, including an extended version of "Mound".The 3-CD set is available as a very limited physical run, with deluxe packaging that includes a custom round tin with three discs tucked away inside a custom Egg cotton stash bag. It is available now exclusively at Phish Dry Goods and Mike's online store and ships for just $4.50.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 9:41 am
JEMP is excited to announce the addition of Blossom '95 to the Livephish.com remastered Archival Release collection, add a summer tour show to the handful of concerts previously released from 1995 (Lincoln NE, Orlando FL, Hershey PA).  The icing on the cake of the 6/20/95 Blossom release is the filler from the next show - the entire second set from 6/22/95 at Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua, New York.  

6/20/95 Blossom was created from Paul Languedoc’s stereo soundboard/audience mix, mastered by Fred Kevorkian and contains three and a half hours of music totaling just 25 songs.  The set is currently available as a FLAC and MP3 download exclusively at livephish.com and is slated for release by JEMP Records on April 30, 2013

"Chalk Dust Torture" audio track from "6/20/95 Blossom Music Center" is available for your listening pleasure and for sharing by stream, download or broadcast at: https://www.yousendit.com/download/UVJpcXlqTStqY3JsZThUQw
 
A blurb by Phish Archivist, Kevin Shapiro, is attached below.
 
SETLIST:        

Set I:
1. Llama (4:37)
2. Spock’s Brain (5:47)
3. Ginseng Sullivan > (3:05)
4. Foam (10:42)
5. Bathtub Gin (8:50)
6. If I Could (8:23)
7. Taste (7:04)
8. I Didn’t Know (3:24)
9. Split Open And Melt (14:10)
 
Set II:
1. Halley’s Comet > (5:52)
2. Chalk Dust Torture (8:53)
3. Prince Caspian (2:51)
4. Uncle Pen (4:12)
5. Mike’s Song > (20:40)
6. Contact > (6:19)
7. Weekapaug Groove > (9:26)
8. Hold Your Head Up (1:41)
9. Cracklin’ Rosie > (2:36)
10. Hold Your Head Up (0:59)
11. Highway To Hell (4:01)
 
Encore:
1. Slave To The Traffic Light (12:05)
2. Amazing Grace (2:19)

Filler – 6/22/95 II Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center – Canandaigua, NY
3. Theme From The Bottom > (18:17)
4. Tweezer > (41:37)
5. Tweezer Reprise (3:11)

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Phish archivist Kevin Shapiro has penned an essay about this new release.

It was hot and humid on Tuesday June 20, 1995 – the night after the Summer Solstice - when Phish played their first headline show at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The venue was a wooden, natural parabolic amphitheater designed by Peter van Dijk and set inside the Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Cleveland. Phish had played Blossom once before in 1992 opening for Santana but this time they sold more than half of the 18,000 tickets to the eleventh show of a 22-show summer tour.

The band’s first live record, A Live One, was to be released the following Tuesday and Trey had recorded his experimental jazz project, Surrender To The Air, during the spring. Phish and their management had begun the move from Boston to Vermont. Adding to the atmosphere of change, the Minkin backdrops that had been used onstage since 12/31/91 were replaced with a new set of Minkin-designed fabric scrims better suited to amphitheaters. The band was playing new material too, including a cluster of songs debuted a month before at a one-off show in Lowell, Massachusetts like Spock’s Brain, Theme From The Bottom, Strange Design and more. The ten summer shows between Lowell and Blossom saw the first live performances of Taste, and Prince Caspian as well as new covers like A Day In The Life and Johnny B. Goode. Most of these originals were eventually recorded for Billy Breathes, which hit the streets more than a year later in fall 1996.

Blossom ’95 was a barn burner, kicking off with a Llama opener followed by a killer Spock’s Brain – the 4th of of 5 played in summer 1995 before the song was shelved until 2000. Set I also featured Bathtub Gin with a pogo-stick tension jam that the band rode right over the cliff. Taste and I Didn’t Know followed and Trey introduced Fish during I Didn’t Know as “the only living layer that’s fueling this living layer.” A deep and crazy Split Open And Melt closed set I as Fish deconstructed the beat, breaking up the jam in a demented tick-tock vibe that led to a taste of Dave’s Energy Guide and some huge drums and bass. Set II opened with Halley’s Comet > Chalk Dust Torture, with some incendiary full- band jamming (and another taste of DEG) during Chalk. The major highlight of the show was centered on the jaw-dropping, first-ever combination of Mike’s Song > Contact > Weekapaug Groove. This Mike’s is must-hear, primal Phish that culminated in a spooky pulsating drone accentuated by sirens and Fish’s maniacal giggling. The pure insanity of the Mike’s ending formed the transition into Contact. Weekapaug Groove finished the suite, with Trey focusing on rhythm leaving Page free to shape the jam and foreshadowing the addition of Trey’s percussion rig in fall. Weekapaug ended in a deep, tribal section that melted into Hold Your Head Up as Trey took over the drums and Fish sang Cracklin’ Rosie. A possessed Highway To Hell capped the set. The encore was Slave To The Traffic Light, with some nice improvisation that bumped between huge arena-rock and a minimalistic, almost ambient work from Page’s Rhodes to Fish’s cymbal rolls. Amazing Grace closed another Ohio show for the ages.

The icing on the cake of the 6/20/95 Blossom release is the filler from the next show - the entire second set from 6/22/95 at Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua, New York. This outrageous 3-song set picked up where the band left off at Blossom and rocketed through the stratosphere so fast and far that it even left some veteran fans confused about the band’s new direction, which was clearly OUT. Set II from FLPAC was based around a giant 41-minute Tweezer that was instantly known by all present as “The Fleezer”. Theme From The Bottom opened set II and led into perhaps one of the weirdest Tweezers in Phish history. This Tweezer spun its way into a bluegrass detour through My Generation (in the style it was played at Blossom’s soundcheck and eventually on 10/31/95 when the band covered Quadrophenia), some bent jazz complete with screaming, vacuum accompaniment and even a quick Rift tease. The Fleezer departed its free-form psychedelic roots just in time to segue into Tweezer Reprise by way of a piano interlude. Trey acknowledged the magnitude of what just transpired with his refrain of “Step into the Fleezer” as the band laid waste to the first Tweezer > Tweezer Reprise combination in more than four years. To call this segment Filler is to do it an injustice - Blossom and FLPAC are forever connected.

6/20/95 Blossom was created from Paul Languedoc’s stereo soundboard/audience mix, mastered by Fred Kevorkian and contains three and a half hours of music totaling just 25 songs. The 3-CD-length set is currently available as a FLAC and MP3 download at livephish.com and is slated for release by JEMP Records on April 30, 2013.

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 1:07 pm
JEMP RECORDS is excited to announce the release of "Phish: Ventura" Box Set.  In stores and online June 18, 2013.  The 6-CD set includes complete concerts, including soundcheck samplings, of Phish's performances at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA on both 7/30/97 & 7/20/98.
 
- For your listening enjoyment and for sharing via download, stream or broadcast, a sample track from the release can be downloaded HERE  -  "BATHTUB GIN 7/29/98"  
 
- A descriptive blurb by Phish's archivist is attached below along with a graphic of the release.
 
Ventura Box Set Setlist:
 
Disc 1
1. NICU  
2. Wolfman’s Brother
3. Chalk Dust Torture
4. Water In The Sky
5. Stash
6. Weigh
7. Piper
8. Cars Trucks Buses
9. Character Zero

Disc 2
1. Punch You In The Eye  
2. Free
3. David Bowie
4. Cities
5. David Bowie

Disc 3
1. Bouncing Around The Room
2. Uncle Pen
3. Prince Caspian
4. Fire
5. My Soul  
6. Ventura ’97 Soundcheck Jam

Disc 4
1. Bathtub Gin
2. Dirt
3. Poor Heart    
4. Lawn Boy
5. My Sweet One
6. Birds Of A Feather
7. Theme From The Bottom  
8. Water In The Sky  
9. The Moma Dance  
10. Split Open And Melt

Disc 5
1. Drowned  
2. Makisupa Policeman
3. Maze
4. Sea And Sand      
5. Prince Caspian    
6. Harry Hood    

Disc 6
1. Sexual Healing     
2. Hold Your Head Up         
3. Halley’s Comet     
4. Ventura ’98 Soundcheck Jam  
 
- Fans who pre-order the release from Phish Dry Goods will also receive a bonus disc complied from the band's only other concert in Ventura in 1993 (3/21/93 Ventura Theatre).
 
BuenaVentura Bonus CD Setlist:
 
From Set I:
1. Maze
2. Sparkle
3. Divided Sky
4. Split Open and Melt
5. Lawn Boy
 
From Set II:
6. Tweezer
7. Llama
8. My sweet one >
9. Big ball jam
10. Cavern
Fri, 05/10/2013 - 1:57 pm

All new 6-CD box set featuring two complete live shows, recorded July 30, 1997 and July 20, 1998 at Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, California, a general admission dirt racetrack between the Pacific Coast Highway and Surfers Point Park. Bits of the each show's Soundchecks are included at the end of both shows.Everyone who pre-orders "Ventura" from Phish Dry Goods will receive "Buenaventura", a bonus CD featuring ten tracks handpicked from Phish's March 21, 1993 Ventura Theatre show, while supplies last. All pre-orders also receive special shipping rates.

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 1:10 pm

JEMP Records has released a promo track from their newest box-set release, Phish: Ventura. The alll new 6-CD box set features two complete live shows, recorded July 30, 1997 and July 20, 1998 at Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, California.Everyone who pre-orders "Ventura" from Phish Dry Goods will receive "Buenaventura", a bonus CD featuring ten tracks handpicked from Phish's March 21, 1993 Ventura Theatre show, while supplies last.Shipping Specials: $4.99 CD Pre-Order | $6.99 Bundle Pre-Order | Free Shipping Over $100"Ventura" is available for pre-order and will be released on June 18, 2013. Pre-orders will ship on or around June 14, 2013 along with any other merchandise on your order. If you wish to receive other items sooner please place a separate order.DOWNLOAD Wolfman's Brother > Chalk Dust TortureVentura Box Set Setlist:Disc 11. NICU  2. Wolfman’s Brother3. Chalk Dust Torture4. Water In The Sky5. Stash6. Weigh7. Piper8. Cars Trucks Buses9. Character ZeroDisc 21. Punch You In The Eye  2. Free3. David Bowie4. Cities5. David BowieDisc 31. Bouncing Around The Room2. Uncle Pen3. Prince Caspian4. Fire5. My Soul  6. Ventura ’97 Soundcheck JamDisc 41. Bathtub Gin2. Dirt3. Poor Heart    4. Lawn Boy5. My Sweet One6. Birds Of A Feather7. Theme From The Bottom  8. Water In The Sky  9. The Moma Dance  10. Split Open And MeltDisc 51. Drowned  2. Makisupa Policeman3. Maze4. Sea And Sand      5. Prince Caspian    6. Harry Hood    Disc 61. Sexual Healing     2. Hold Your Head Up         3. Halley’s Comet     4. Ventura ’98 Soundcheck Jam

Thu, 07/18/2013 - 4:01 pm

Beginning tomorrow and continuing through Sunday, Phish will offer live webcasts of their 3-night run from FirstMerit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island in Chicago, IL at LivePhish.com.Fans can tune in on their large screen TVs via HDMI-equipped PCs or Macs, Apple TV via AirPlay, as well as on Android devices and iOS platforms (iPad, iPhone).Pre-Order the 3 Night Chicago Webcast pass for $39.99 now at LivePhish.com. You may also purchase individual night webcasts for $14.99 or Webcast+MP3 bundles and Webcast+ event t-Shirt bundles.To pre-order, click here

Wed, 07/24/2013 - 3:02 pm

Phish will head back on the road this fall beginning with three consecutive nights at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, VA (October 18, 19 and 20). The East Coast run will also take the band to Rochester, NY, Glens Falls, NY, Worcester, MA, Hartford, CT and Reading, PA. Phish will wrap up the outing with a three-night stand at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ that begins on Halloween night.An online ticket request period for the tour is currently underway at http://tickets.phish.com and will end on Sunday, August 4th at 11:59PM ET. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning August 8th and continue through the 10th. For complete ticketing details, visit http://phish.com/#/tours/fall-2013PHISH 2013 FALL TOURDATES10/18 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA10/19 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA10/20 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA10/22 Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, NY10/23 Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls NY10/25 DCU Center, Worcester, MA10/26 DCU Center, Worcester, MA10/27 XL Center, Hartford, CT10/29 Sovereign Center, Reading, PATre10/31 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ11/01 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ11/02 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ

Fri, 08/16/2013 - 9:57 am

Watch Phish Live from Denver Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights of Labor Day Weekend (8/30, 31 & 9/1) at LivePhish.com starting at 7PM MDTOrder a three night pass for $39.99 or buy single night passes for $14.99 each. Webcast+MP3 Bundles are also available. Watch the shows in your home theater, on your iOS device, or most Android devices by following the instructions in our FAQ. An archive stream of each night will be available immediately after each show for those who buy the live webcast.For a taste of Live Phish Video, watch a free stream of the Carini from last year at MSG.

Mon, 08/19/2013 - 11:43 am

Second Pressing. Each LP is pressed onto 180g audiophile grade vinyl created from the original stereo master reels with lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Includes a free MP3 download of the entire album (transferred from the new vinyl master). First pressing originally released on Record Store Day. This second pressing IS NOT foil stamped.Junta was recorded at Euphoria Sound Studios in Revere, Massachusetts in 1987 and 1988 on 16-track 2" tape and was mixed to 1/4" stereo reels. In addition to writing and performing all the music, the band produced the album themselves. The album was originally self-released on cassette tape in May 1989 with packaging created by the band (included in the new vinyl package). The album was remastered and rereleased as a double CD (and cassette) in October 1992. Junta was certified Gold.Pre-order HERE

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 2:43 pm

This December, Phish returns to Madison Square Garden in New York for a four-night New Year's Run to close out 2013. The band has played twenty-seven shows to date at Madison Square Garden since December 1994. As with last year's run, the floor at these four Madison Square Garden shows will be general admission.

An online ticket request period is currently underway at tickets.phish.com and will end Monday, October 7th at Noon EST.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, October 12th at Noon ET at ticketmaster.com or can be charged by phone at 866.858.0008. If tickets are still available, they may be purchased at the venue box office beginning Monday, October 14th (Mon-Sat 9am-6pm).

For more details, visit phish.com.

PHISH NEW YEAR'S RUN 2013-2014

12/28 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
12/29 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
12/30 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
12/31 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Thu, 09/26/2013 - 6:29 pm
With tuning-licks and warm-up scales bouncing between Ship and Creation Rocks, John Kadlecik gave us a taste, and heads started shouting, “Stranger,” before the song took flight. The long, crazy nights that Feel Like a Stranger usually invokes came to life immediately, with Bob Weir howling and bringing a rejuvenated shimmer to his unique style of rhythm guitar. - See more at: http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/furthur-red-rocks-ampitheatre-morri…

With tuning-licks and warm-up scales bouncing between Ship and Creation Rocks, John Kadlecik gave us a taste, and heads started shouting, “Stranger,” before the song took flight. The long, crazy nights that Feel Like a Stranger usually invokes came to life immediately, with Bob Weir howling and bringing a rejuvenated shimmer to his unique style of rhythm guitar. - See more at: http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/furthur-red-rocks-ampitheatre-morri…

New 3-CD set recorded live on December 7, 1995 at Niagara Falls Convention Center in Niagara Falls, NY. December 1995 was a universally recognized high point for Phish. The band found themselves at Niagara Falls - straddling the border between the United States and Canada beside the fastest flowing, highest, most powerful waterfall in North America.

"Niagara Falls" was recorded by Paul Languedoc to 2-track DAT and mastered by Fred Kevorkian. Poor Heart (the slow version) from the soundcheck is included on the third disc.

All CD sets come with a free set of MP3s of the entire show, as well as a unique code to access exclusive video content from this show.

Everyone who pre-orders from Phish Dry Goods will receive a Limited Edition David Welker Niagara Falls screenprinted mini-print, created exclusively for this release. Measures 4.25"x6" (while supplies last).

Bundles are available at Phish Dry Goods with this release, including the new 2014 Calendar and a reprise of an original Fall 1995 Tour t-shirt.

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 1:15 pm

All new 3-CD set recorded live on December 7, 1995 at Niagara Falls Convention Center in Niagara Falls, NY. December 1995 was a universally recognized high point for Phish. The band found themselves at Niagara Falls - straddling the border between the United States and Canada beside the fastest flowing, highest, most powerful waterfall in North America.

"Niagara Falls" was recorded by Paul Languedoc to 2-track DAT and mastered by Fred Kevorkian. Poor Heart (the slow version) from the soundcheck is included on the third disc.

All CD sets come with a free set of MP3s of the entire show, as well as a unique code to access exclusive video content from this show.

Everyone who pre-orders from Phish Dry Goods will receive a Limited Edition David Welker Niagara Falls screenprinted mini-print, created exclusively for this release. Measures 4.25"x6" (while supplies last).

Bundles are available at Phish Dry Goods with this release, including the new 2014 Calendar and a reprise of an original Fall 1995 Tour t-shirt.

Pre-Order Now


Wed, 10/16/2013 - 4:09 pm
Wed, 10/16/2013 - 4:10 pm
Fri, 10/18/2013 - 3:47 pm

Watch Phish Live from Hampton Coliseum this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at LivePhish.com starting at 7PM EDT. Order a three night pass for $39.99 or buy single night passes for $14.99 each. Webcast+T-Shirt Bundles and Webcast+MP3 Bundles are also available. Watch the shows in your home theater, on your iOS device, or most Android devices by following the instructions in our FAQ.For a taste of Live Phish Video, watch a free stream of the Carini from last year at MSG.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 11:16 am

Beginning Thursday on Halloween night, Phish will offer live webcasts of their 3-night sold out run from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ at LivePhish.com.Fans can tune in on their large screen TVs via HDMI-equipped PCs or Macs, Apple TV via AirPlay, as well as on Android devices and iOS platforms (iPad, iPhone).Pre-Order the 3 Night Atlantic City, NJ Webcast pass for $44.99 now at LivePhish.com. You may also purchase individual night webcasts.To pre-order, visit http://livephi.sh/16wGsEl

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 10:05 am

Trey Anastasio Band will return to the road this January and February for a thirteen date Winter Tour, beginning with a two-night stand at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO (January 28 and 29). The run will include TAB's first shows in New Orleans since 2005 (February 7 and 8 at House of Blues) and the group's first-ever show in Orlando, FL (February 11 at House of Blues). On Valentine's Day, Trey Anastasio Band will return to The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA, where the live album TAB at the Tab was recorded in 2010.Tickets for all shows will be available through a real time presale beginning today, Friday, November 15, at Noon ET at http://treytickets.rlc.net. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, November 21, Friday, November 22, and Saturday, November 23. Visit www.trey.com for further details.TREY ANASTASIO BAND - WINTER 2014 TOURDATES1/28 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre1/29 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre1/31 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater2/01 - St. Louis, MO @ Pageant2/04 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave2/05 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater2/07 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues2/08 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues2/09 - Birmingham, AL @ Iron City2/11 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues2/13 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore2/14 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle2/15 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Ballroom

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 2:57 pm

On February 25, 2014, ATO Records will release Mike Gordon's new studio solo album, Overstep. Overstep is Mike's fourth solo album, following 2003's Inside In, 2008's The Green Sparrow and 2010's Moss. Fans can stream "Ether," the album's opening track here. Album pre-order details will be announced shortly.

Mike shared songwriting duties with guitarist and longtime collaborator Scott Murawski and handed over the producing reins for the first time in his solo career, enlisting Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Uncle Tupelo, Pixies). He also invited a few new players into the studio, including legendary drummer Matt Chamberlain (Jon Brion, Fiona Apple).

To celebrate the release of Overstep, Mike's band will return to the road with a North American tour that will kick off at the Westcott Theatre in Syracuse, NY on February 28. The run will include shows at New York City's Webster Hall (March 1), the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles (March 17) and the historic Fillmore in San Francisco (March 18) and the band's first performance in Vancouver, BC, Canada (March 22). He'll be joined on the road by his longtime band - Scott Murawski (guitar), Craig Myers (percussion), Tom Cleary (keyboards) and Todd Isler (drums). The band's new repertoire will be augmented by hints of secret synesthetic mad scientist gadgetry on and around the stage.

A limited number of tickets are available NOW via a real-time presale at http://tickets.mike-gordon.com/ (the LA pre-sale has sold out, but goes on sale to the public this Friday). Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, December 13, at 10:00 AM ET. For further details, visit http://mike-gordon.com/tour. To watch the official tour announcement video, visit http://mike-gordon.com/tour2014/

MIKE GORDON - SPRING 2014 TOUR DATES

2/28 - Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theatre
3/1 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
3/2 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
3/4 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
3/6 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
3/7 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
3/8 - Chicago, IL @ Park West
3/9 - Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
3/11 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
3/12 - Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
3/14 - Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre
3/15 - Park City, UT @ Park City Live
3/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ The El Rey Theatre
3/18 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
3/19 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
3/21 - Seattle, WA @ The Neptune
3/22 - Vancouver, BC @ Rio Theatre
3/28 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
4/5 - North Adams, MA @ MassMOCA
4/6 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 6:08 pm

Phish returns to Madison Square Garden tonight in New York, NY for their New Year's Run to close out 2013 and it will be webcast at LivePhish.com. In order to celebrate New Year's with everyone, the band will offer live webcasts at LivePhish.com of each of the shows on the run (including Phish's New Year's Eve three-set performance) at New York City's Madison Square Garden: http://livephi.sh/MSG-HDLivePhish.com is broadcasting a high definition shoot with high quality audio mixed live. Fans can tune in on their large screen TVs via HDMI-equipped PCs or Macs and iOS platforms (including iPad, iPhone or Apple TV via AirPlay).If you've got alternate New Year's Eve plans, you can still purchase the LivePhish Webcasts and watch them later. We'll post an archived video available only to fans who purchased the live webcast. When the archived video is available, we will email you a code to watch.A multi-night pass is available for pre-order now at http://livephi.sh/MSG-HD. You may also purchase individual night webcasts. In addition, CDs, MP3s and FLACs of each show will be available as well as an event t-shirt.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:51 am

On February 25, 2014, Megaplum/ATO Records will release Mike Gordon's new studio solo album, Overstep. It is available for pre-order now at Mike's Store and Phish Dry Goods on both CD and a 2-LP blue vinyl set. Overstep is Mike's fourth solo studio album, following Moss, The Green Sparrow, and Inside In.Beginning today, fans can listen to "Yarmouth Road", the first single from the album, exclusively at Rollingstone.com. The infectious, reggae-inspired number is already familiar to Phish fans after its debut (along with "Say Something") on the band's Summer 2013 tour. In addition, anyone who pre-orders the album at iTunes will receive an automatic download of 'Yarmouth Road'. Fans also can stream "Ether," the album's opening track hereGordon and Scott Murawski penned the songs for Overstep during a series of writing retreats in New England. He turned over the producing reins to Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Uncle Tupelo, Pixies) and invited a few new players into the studio, including legendary drummer Matt Chamberlain (Jon Brion, Fiona Apple). Distant industrial noise gradually gives way to lush guitars and welcoming vocal harmonies in "Ether," the album opener (listen to the track here), while "Jumping" is a rhythmic puzzle box, detailing a series of thoughts that take place in a fleeting 1.5 seconds.Many of these songs promise huge payoffs in a live environment, most notably two plunging grooves that seem capable of bringing a house down. "Tiny Little World" opens with a polite reverie about a fetching woman in a coffee shop, but morphs quickly into pulsing boogie as the narrator is carried away by desire and bravado. Debauched exhortations to dance surface again in "Face," which chugs along atop Chamberlain's simple but undeniable pocket.The songs on Overstep also speak to Gordon's evolving ability to develop three- dimensional characters, and to speak more directly to the truth of their condition. He hasn't lost his appetite for metaphor, and he still leaves plenty of room for interpretation, but listeners may find themselves recognizing the human portraits in songs like "Say Something" and "Paint" in a way they haven't in Gordon's previous albums. Still, happily, Gordon embraces absurdity as he always has - conceptually, lyrically, and musically.Bundles with t-shirts, record player slipmats, and more are also available. Everyone who orders from Phish Dry Goods or Mike's online store will receive an autographed copy of the album, and be automatically entered to win a set of the original vinyl test pressings and tickets to a show on his Spring Tour. Pre-order Overstep today.Overstep Tracklist1. Ether (6:18) LISTEN NOW5. Say Something (3:57)2. Tiny Little World (4:50)3. Jumping (3:28)4. Yarmouth Road (4:41) LISTEN NOW5. Say Something (3:57)6. Face (5:08)7. Paint (3:34)8. Different World (4:05)9. Peel (5:03)10. Long Black Line (3:33)11. Surface (4:43)

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 2:54 pm

Phish returns to New Orleans 18 Years to the day to perform April 26th at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The band will headline Saturday April 26th on the main stage. Other performers at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival include Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Santana, Arcade Fire, Robin Thicke, Vampire weekend and hundreds more.Complete ticketing and VIP/travel package information can be found at http://lineup.nojazzfest.com/

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 3:18 pm

Phish will kick off its 2014 Summer Tour on July 1 at XFINITY Center in Mansfield, MA and celebrate the Fourth of July with a three-night stand at SPAC Saratoga Springs, NY (July 3-5).They'll wrap up their summer outing with a trio of Labor Day weekend shows at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO (8/29-8/31). An online ticket request period for the tour is currently underway at http://tickets.phish.com and will end on Sunday, March 23 at 11:59PM ET. For complete ticketing details, visit http://phish.com/summer2014. No additional east coast dates will be announced this summer or fall.

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 1:08 pm

Mike Gordon returns to the road with his band on the heels of last year's exhilarating tour supporting Overstep. The tour will begin down south in Charleston, SC and will include stops in St. Louis, Chicago, Philly, Albany, Buffalo, New Haven and more. Mike will perform as part of the Lowell Summer Music Series just outside of Boston and will return to the famed Egg in Albany.

A limited number of tickets are available NOW via a real-time presale at tickets.mike-gordon.com which ends Thursday, April 9 at 5PM ET. Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, April 10.

The band will make a few debuts along the way including The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, Paper Mill Island in Syracuse and a Father's Day show at the Academy of Music in Northampton. The band's repertoire will be augmented by hints of synesthetic mad scientist gadgetry on and around the stage.

Wired Magazine came out to a show on Mike's March tour last year to experience and talk about the new visual, audio and interactive tech-ification that will be a part of this June run.

"I like the idea of breaking down boundaries," Gordon says. Of the theatrics and curiosities onstage on the Overstep tour, the centerpiece is an interactive piano-like instrument spanning the lip of the stage. At certain points during the show, touch-sensitive panels illuminate; by tapping on them, audience members trigger sounds and jam with the band as it plays. That's just one piece of the big wacky puzzle. To experience it for yourself, catch one of the shows on this tour.

For further details, visit http://mike-gordon.com/tour. To watch the official tour announcement video, visit http://mike-gordon.com/june2015.

MIKE GORDON JUNE 2015

06/05 - Charleston Music Hall, Charleston, SC
06/06 - Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
06/07 - Mercury Ballroom, Louisville, KY
06/09 - The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
06/11 - Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
06/12 - The Deluxe At Old National Center, Indianapolis, IN
06/13 - The Vic, Chicago, IL
06/14 - House of Blue, Cleveland, OH
06/16 - Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
06/18 - Paper Mill Island, Syracuse, NY
06/19 - The Egg, Albany, NY
06/20 - College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT
06/21 - Academy of Music, Northampton, MA
06/26 - Boarding House Park (Summer Music Series), Lowell, MA
06/27 - The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
06/28 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 12:59 pm

Mike returns to the road with his band this Friday, beginning in Charleston, SC. Mike will be bringing along Scott Murawski (guitar), Craig Myers (percussion), Robert Walter (keyboards) and John Kimock (drums).

Tickets are on sale now for all dates at http://mike-gordon.com/tour.

The band's repertoire will be augmented by hints of synesthetic mad scientist gadgetry on and around the stage. Wired Magazine came out to a show on Mike's March tour last year to experience and talk about the new visual, audio and interactive tech-ification that will be a part of this June run.

Mike Gordon's upcoming June 14 show will be webcast for free on Yahoo! Live from the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH. The webcast begins at 8:00 p.m. ET. If you want to be part of the audience, you can pick up tickets at: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05004E84D4F5473B

To tune in live to the free webcast on Sunday, June 14, visit: https://screen.yahoo.com/live/event/mike-gordon.

MIKE GORDON JUNE 2015

06/05 - Charleston Music Hall, Charleston, SC
06/06 - Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
06/07 - Mercury Ballroom, Louisville, KY
06/09 - The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
06/11 - Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
06/12 - The Deluxe At Old National Center, Indianapolis, IN
06/13 - The Vic, Chicago, IL
06/14 - House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
06/16 - Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
06/18 - Paper Mill Island, Syracuse, NY
06/19 - The Egg, Albany, NY
06/20 - College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT
06/21 - Academy of Music, Northampton, MA
06/26 - Boarding House Park (Summer Music Series), Lowell, MA
06/27 - The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
06/28 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 7:21 pm

Mike returns to the road in January, this time hitting the western half of the U.S. with his band on the heels of a well-received June run. The tour will begin with the band's debut shows in Texas beginning in Austin on January 22 before carving its way west with stops in Flagstaff, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver and others.

Mike's band includes longtime collaborators Scott Murawski and Craig Myers, as well as two recent additions: organ and synth-master Robert Walter and sharp-shooter John Kimock on drums.

A limited number of tickets are available NOW via a real-time presale at http://tickets.mike-gordon.com which ends Thursday, October 29 at 5PM ET. Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, October 30.

For further details, visit http://mike-gordon.com/tour.

W I N T E R + T O U R D A T E S

01/22 Emo's, Austin TX
01/23 Numbers, Houston, TX
01/24 Granada Theater, Dallas, TX
01/26 Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ
01/27 Orpheum Theater, Flagstaff, AZ
01/29 The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
01/30 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
01/31 The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
02/02 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
02/03 Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
02/05 Park City Live, Park City, UT
02/06 Gothic Theatre, Denver, CO

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 2:19 pm

Mike Gordon and his band wrapped a two-week tour last June at Union Transfer in Philadelphia. The show has been cherry picked for a brand new, free live release to celebrate the start of Mike's upcoming tour which begins January 22 in Austin, TX.

The show has been mixed & mastered from the band's multi-tracks and is available for download free and streaming via the LivePhish App at http://livephi.sh/mg062815

His band includes longtime collaborators Scott Murawski and Craig Myers, as well as two recent additions: organ and synth-master Robert Walter and sharp-shooter John Kimock on drums.

The show features new originals from Mike's repertoire including "Here Today" and "How Many People Are You", notable versions of "Babylon Baby" and "Peel" and longtime cover of David Bowie's "I'm Deranged".

To download the entire Philadelphia show for free or to stream it via the LivePhish App, please visit http://livephi.sh/mg062815.

Tour Dates:

01/22

Emo's

Austin, TX

T I C K E T S

01/23

Numbers

Houston, TX

T I C K E T S

01/24

Granada Theater

Dallas, TX

T I C K E T S

01/26

Rialto Theatre

Tucson, AZ

T I C K E T S

01/27

Orpheum Theater

Flagstaff, AZ

T I C K E T S

01/29

The Fonda Theatre

Los Angeles, CA

T I C K E T S

01/30

Observatory North Park

San Diego, CA

T I C K E T S

01/31

The Fillmore

San Francisco, CA

T I C K E T S

02/02

Crystal Ballroom

Portland, OR

T I C K E T S

02/03

Neptune Theatre

Seattle, WA

T I C K E T S

02/05

Park City Live

Park City, UT

T I C K E T S

02/06

Gothic Theatre

Denver, CO

S O L D O U T

 

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 5:35 pm

Mike returns to the road this friday, hitting the western half of the U.S. with his band on the heels of a well-received June run. Tickets are on sale for all shows, minus Denver, which is now sold out. For details, visit http://mike-gordon.com/tour.

To celebrate the start of the tour, a show from the last run has been cherry picked, mixed & mastered and is available free for download and streaming via the LivePhish App at http://livephi.sh/mg062815

His band includes longtime collaborators Scott Murawski and Craig Myers, as well as two recent additions: organ and synth-master Robert Walter and sharp-shooter John Kimock on drums.

Mike Gordon 2016 Winter Tour:

01/22 Emo's Austin, TX T I C K E T S
01/23 Numbers Houston, TX T I C K E T S
01/24 Granada Theater Dallas, TX T I C K E T S
01/26 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ T I C K E T S
01/27 Orpheum Theater Flagstaff, AZ T I C K E T S
01/29 The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA T I C K E T S
01/30 Observatory North Park San Diego, CA T I C K E T S
01/31 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA T I C K E T S
02/02 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR T I C K E T S
02/03 Neptune Theatre Seattle, WA T I C K E T S
02/05 Park City Live Park City, UT T I C K E T S
02/06 Gothic Theatre Denver, CO S O L D O U T

 

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 1:44 pm

The dates are here! Phish's 2016 Summer Tour begins on June 22 with the band's first concert in the Twin Cities since 2000, and culminates with its sixth year of summer-ending shows in September at Dick's Sporting Good Park in Commerce City, CO.

Phish Tour Dates
June 22 St. Paul, MN-Xcel Energy Center
June 24 Chicago, IL-Wrigley Field
June 25 Chicago, IL-Wrigley Field
June 26 Noblesville, IN-Klipsch Music Center
June 28 Philadelphia, PA-Mann Center
June 29 Philadelphia, PA-Mann Center
July 1 Saratoga Springs, NY-SPAC
July 2 Saratoga Springs, NY-SPAC
July 3 Saratoga Springs, NY-SPAC
July 7 Portland, ME-Cross Insurance Arena
July 8 Mansfield, MA-Xfinity Center
July 9 Hartford, CT-Xfinity Theatre
July 10 Syracuse, NY-Lakeview Amphitheater
July 15 George, WA-The Gorge
July 16 George, WA-The Gorge
July 18 San Francisco, CA-Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
July 19 San Francisco, CA-Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
July 20 San Francisco, CA-Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
July 22 Inglewood, CA-The Forum
July 23 Chula Vista, CA-Sleep Train Amphitheatre
September 2 Commerce City, CO-Dick's Sporting Goods Park
September 3 Commerce City, CO-Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Sepetember 4 Commerce City, CO-Dick's Sporting Goods Park

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 2:40 pm

On November 7, 1996 Phish played their only show to-date at Rupp Arena in downtown Lexington, KY – best known as the home of University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball.  Opened in 1976 with a capacity of 23,500 and named for former UK Coach Adolph Rupp, the venue was dubbed “the largest sporting arena in the country.”  Phish rolled into Cats country just three shows after their Halloween Remain in Light show and midway into a 35-date national tour.  The band’s sixth studio album, Billy Breathes, was released October 16th.  Fall tour started that same day and was heating up on the heels of multiple guest drums and percussion appearances by The Fringe/Surrender to the Air’s Bob Gullotti and Santana’s Karl Perazzo.  The band built upon that energy with driving beats, heavy keys and Trey’s percussion setup to propel the music into a new groove-driven amalgam, foreshadowing what was eventually called cow funk.  A Live One had been out for more than a year, but multitrack tapes were still spinning to capture the magic at Rupp Arena - where more than 10,000 UK students and Phishheads got far beyond their $20 worth of vast jams, deep exploration and rarities.

Rupp Arena set I highlights included a Chalk Dust Torture opener, the only Weigh of fall tour and a hot Stash.  Waste and the tour’s first Guyute came next, followed by a Free > Tela combination that featured the Billy Breathes hit single paired with fall’s only Tela.  An incendiary Character Zero closed the set.  The Rupp’s set II kicked off with a Suzy Greenberg opener that set up the experimental, top-shelf (longest-ever at the time) Bathtub Gin.  The Rupp Gin was a masterpiece that showcased a multiverse of creativity capped with a warped OUTro that melted right into Hold Your Head Up.  After Bathtub Gin > HYHU, Fish emerged from behind his kit with his Electrolux vacuum for the only Bike of fall tour.  A monumental You Enjoy Myself ended set II and alluded to the Frankenstein encore which put the exclamation point on one of the great sets of fall ‘96.

11/7/96 was recorded by Paul Languedoc to digital multitrack and mixed and mastered by Jon Altschiller.  The show is available 3/7/16 via: the LivePhish+ App and as MP3, FLAC, and full-resolution FLAC-HD downloads at LivePhish.com.

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 8:16 am

Phish kicked off their fall 1999 tour in Vancouver, followed by a two-night stand at The Gorge and a Sunday show in Portland.  The tour then turned toward the Sawtooths for a Tuesday night show at Boise State University before continuing in California and beyond.  The BSU Pavilion was opened in 1982 as the Boise State Broncos’ basketball arena with a concert capacity of about 13,000.  Tickets for Phish cost $26.50 with a GA floor and reserved seating in the stands.  This was the band’s second show at this venue (they had opened summer 1995 there) and their last show to-date in Idaho.  Given the days off on both sides, the seven hour drive from Portland and the ten-plus hour drive to Shoreline for the next shows, many opted to skip this gig but those who took the trip were justly rewarded and those who didn’t will never forget it.

Boise’s Set I kicked off with Chalk Dust Torture and featured The Curtain > Waste, a dramatic sequence of Loving Cup > What’s The Use? and Wading In The Velvet Sea > Farmhouse, and a hot Taste.  The mostly non-stop set II began with the first Peaches en Regalia in more than two years, followed by an AC/DC Bag for the ages.  This Bag was a tour de force of multi-modal improvisation culminating in a psychedelic freakout so far Out that swirling vacuum ambiance was the only way to wrap it.  The Boise Bag spilled over into a standout Gumbo with a slow funk Another One Bites The Dust jam that cemented Boise’s snooze-you-lose status.  A frenetic Down With Disease > Frankenstein (with a nod to Pink Floyd) capped the set.  The encore was Simple with a live fade-out that gave the band time to move downstage for an A cappella Hello My Baby to close out a magical night at BSU.  Learn more here.

Recorded by Paul Languedoc
- Mixed and Mastered by Jon Altschiller assisted by Danielle Warman
- Post-Production by Kevin Shapiro
- Technical Assistance by Ben Collette

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 7:19 am

Mike returns to the road this fall, hitting the midwest and east coast of the U.S. with his band, augmented by mad scientist gadgetry on and around the stage, including the return of the REEL.

The tour kicks off in St. Louis before continuing east. Stops include Chicago, Burlington, Albany, Philly, DC and Mike's return to Nashville for the first time since 2011. The tour ends with the band's first multi-night run, with a special intimate three-nighter at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA.

His band includes longtime collaborators Scott Murawski and Craig Myers, as well as two additions last year: organ and synth-master Robert Walter and sharp-shooter John Kimock on drums.

A limited number of tickets are available NOW via a real-time presale at http://tickets.mike-gordon.com which ends Thursday September 8th at 5PM ET. Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, September 9th.

For further details, visit http://mike-gordon.com/tour/?event_type=upcoming

F A L L + T O U R D A T E S

11/18 - Delmar Hall, St. Louis, MO
11/19 - Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI
11/20 - Park West, Chicago, IL
11/22 - Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
11/23 - Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
11/25 - Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
11/26 - The Egg, Albany, NY
11/28 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
11/29 - Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC
12/01 - Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
12/02 - Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN
12/03 - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
12/09 - The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA
12/10 - The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA
12/11 - The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:54 pm

Mike's Fall tour kicks off in St. Louis before continuing east. Stops include Chicago, Burlington, Albany, Philly, DC and Mike's return to Nashville for the first time since 2011. The tour ends with the band's first multi-night run, with a special intimate three-nighter at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA. The first two nights are sold out. Tickets are on sale now for the rest of the tour.

For further details, visit http://mike-gordon.com/tour/?event_type=upcoming

F A L L + T O U R D A T E S

11/18 - Delmar Hall, St. Louis, MO
11/19 - Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI
11/20 - Park West, Chicago, IL
11/22 - Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
11/23 - Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
11/25 - Higher Ground, Burlington, VT - TICKETS GOING FAST
11/26 - The Egg, Albany, NY
11/28 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
11/29 - Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC
12/01 - Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
12/02 - Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN
12/03 - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
12/09 - The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA - SOLD OUT
12/10 - The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA - SOLD OUT
12/11 - The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 1:57 pm
Mike's Fall tour kicks off in St. Louis next Friday before continuing east. Stops include Chicago, Burlington, Albany, Philly, DC and Mike's return to Nashville for the first time since 2011. The tour ends with the band's first multi-night run, with a special sold-out intimate three-nighter at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA. Tickets are on sale now for the rest of the tour.
 
 
F A L L + T O U R D A T E S
 
11/18 - Delmar Hall, St. Louis, MO
11/19 - Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI
11/20 - Park West, Chicago, IL
11/22 - Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
11/23 - Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
11/25 - Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
11/26 - The Egg, Albany, NY
11/28 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
11/29 - Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC
12/01 - Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
12/02 - Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN
12/03 - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
12/09 - The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA - SOLD OUT
12/10 - The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA - SOLD OUT
12/11 - The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA - SOLD OUT
Tue, 01/31/2017 - 8:47 am

We're excited to announce The Baker's Dozen, a 13-night run at New York City's Madison Square Garden, beginning Friday, July 21 through Sunday, August 6.

The Baker's Dozen brings the band's total performances at The Garden to 52 in the years since their December of 1994 venue debut.

Tickets to the The Baker's Dozen will be available as a 13-show package for the price of 12, or as individual nights. A limited number of pre-sale tickets and Baker's Dozen packages are available now through Sunday, February 17 at Noon ET at tickets.phish.com. As with Phish's most recent runs at The Garden, all floor tickets will be General Admission. Travel packages are also available (include tickets, hotel, etc.) at http://bit.ly/2kctydq.

The band will not be touring this Fall.

PHISH - THE BAKER'S DOZEN
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK, NY

Friday, July 21
Saturday, July 22
Sunday, July 23
Tuesday, July 25
Wednesday, July 26
Friday, July 28
Saturday, July 29
Sunday, July 30
Tuesday, August 1
Wednesday, August 2
Friday, August 4
Saturday, August 5
Sunday, August 6

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 8:28 am

On June 26, 1995 Phish played their second headline show at Saratoga Performing Arts Center ("SPAC") - a modern amphitheater on the buccolic grounds of Saratoga Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, NY.  SPAC '95 was the sixteenth show in a 22-show summer tour supporting Phish's first live record - the 2-CD set A Live One, released June 27th (the day after this show) on Elektra.  While A Live One was a compilation of Phish classics recorded in 1994, summer 1995 performances gravitated toward new material from a one-off show in Lowell that May and early summer-tour debuts destined for Billy Breathes.  SPAC '95 Tickets cost $20 and Phish drew a good crowd on a Monday night. The multi-track recorders that yielded the A Live One masters were rolling to capture the source tracks for this release.

SPAC '95 highlights included Don't You Want To Go? and Bathtub Gin, summer's only The Sloth, and a spacious Possum from a hot set I, as well as a nearly non-stop set II that combined the mind-blowing Down With Disease > Free (the 1st such pairing) with a spectacular Poor Heart > You Enjoy Myself and Strange Design > Run Like An Antelope.  This was a thriller of a show - demented, psychedelic, Summer Space Camp Phish at its best.  The music had a Led Zeppelin sub-plot with teases of Heartbreaker during Possum and Immigrant Song during You Enjoy Myself.

6/26/95 SPAC was recorded by Paul Languedoc to digital multitrack and mixed/mastered by Jon Altschiller.

SET ONE

  • My Friend, My Friend (7:13)
  • Don't You Want To Go? (6:51)
  • Bathtub Gin (8:33)
  • NICU (5:38)
  • The Sloth (3:53)
  • My Mind's Got a Mind of Its Own (2:32)
  • It's Ice (8:35)
  • Dog Faced Boy (2:37)
  • Tela (6:52)
  • Possum (14:41)

SET TWO

  • Down With Disease (23:59)
  • Free (16:19)
  • Poor Heart (2:43)
  • You Enjoy Myself (22:04)
  • Strange Design (2:49)
  • Run Like an Antelope (12:28)

ENCORE

  • Sleeping Monkey (5:41)
  • Rocky Top (3:15)
Wed, 03/22/2017 - 6:29 am

In addition to The Baker’s Dozen at Madison Square Garden, a few more shows have been added to Phish's summer plans including three shows at Chicago’s Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island and one night stands at Dayton, OH’s Nutter Center and Pittsburgh, PA’s Petersen Events Center. The band will also return to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for their seventh annual Labor Day Weekend run in Commerce City, CO.

An online ticket request period for pre-sale tickets and weekend ticket bundles are available now at http://tickets.phish.com through Monday, April 3 at NOON ET. There will be no additional dates announced for summer or fall.

PHISH – SUMMER 2017

Friday, July 14 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Saturday, July 15 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Sunday, July 16 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Tuesday, July 18 – Dayton, OH – Nutter Center
Wednesday, July 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center

THE BAKER’S DOZEN
Friday, July 21 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Saturday, July 22 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Sunday, July 23 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Tuesday, July 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Wednesday, July 26 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Friday, July 28 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Saturday, July 29 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Sunday, July 30 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Tuesday, August 1 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Wednesday, August 2 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Friday, August 4 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Saturday, August 5 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Sunday, August 6 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Friday, September 1 – Commerce City, CO – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Saturday, September 2 – Commerce City, CO – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Sunday, September 3 – Commerce City, CO – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 2:21 pm

In 1993, Phish was touring following the release of their fourth album Rift, and rapidly expanding into colleges and theaters as word spread about their renowned live performances. St. Louis '93 captures the band at two standout shows on consecutive tours at the 1,750-seat Beaux Arts style American Theatre.

The first of the two American Theatre shows was April 14, 1993 - dubbed the "Roger Proposal" show when Trey's old friend Roger Holloway decided to propose to his girlfriend Jennifer onstage. Trey and Roger conspired to make the proposal. Highlights of the April show included a creative Stash/Kung/Horse mash-up, Roger's Proposal to open set II (she said "Yes"!) followed by AC/DC Bag and My Sweet One for the newly-engaged couple, You Enjoy Myself > Spooky > You Enjoy Myself, and a dreamy Harpua > Runaway Jim. The encore was dedicated to Roger and Jen "on the road of life." Phish's second show at the American took place August 16, 1993 during the legendary summer '93 tour, which found the band taking exponentially bigger risks while exploring the outer limits of their repertoire. The August show kicked off with a non-stop sequence of Axilla > Possum > Horn > Reba > Sparkle. During I Didn't Know, Fish used Voodoo and his Madonna washboard in an attempt to push back the waters of the Great Flood of 1993. Unique interstitial jams connected many of the songs in set I and added an extra element of mystery. The St. Louis Reba was an improvisational masterpiece. Possum, Foam and Split Open And Melt were all superb as was the only Mike's Song > Faht > Weekapaug Groove combination ever played.

St. Louis '93 was recorded in stereo from the soundboard by Paul Languedoc and mastered by Fred Kevorkian.

Learn more here.

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:10 pm

On May 17, 1992 Phish played at Achilles Rink – the Union College hockey arena opened in 1975 with a capacity of about 2,500. Schenectady was the second-to-last date on a 53-show spring tour that hit 24 states and the District of Columbia with five shows in Colorado, six in California and seven in New York before wrapping up in the band’s hometown Burlington, Vermont.  Phish’s third studio album and Elektra debut, A Picture of Nectar , had dropped in February.  Fans benevolently plastered promo stickers depicting Nectar’s face from the album cover on toll booths and highway rest areas from coast to coast.  Spring ’92 featured the new Minkin Lexan backdrops, a big batch of new songs that would form the basis for Rift , and the band inviting the audience to share in the Secret Language.  Phish.net (and the Internet in general) was just starting to catch on, there was no official taper’s section yet, and word of mouth was key.  The Schenectady show – with a ticket price of $5 - was a prime example as it was not listed in the Phish newsletter or hotline.  It was a Sunday night, Page’s birthday, and the band was almost home after more than two months on the road.

Highlights of the Schenectady ’92 show included The Landlady > Llama opener, Stash, and Chalk Dust Torture from set I.  The Curtain > Possum kicked off set II with a concentrated barrage of Secret Language and teases of everything from Rocky Mountain Way to China Grove to It's Ice and Divided Sky during one of the all-time far-out Possums.  Brother went completely unhinged and led appropriately...perhaps inevitably to Sanity, before Fish took over vocal and vacuum duties for Syd Barrett’s Love You.  A standout Harry Hood rounded out set II and continued the show’s Outward thrust.  The Schenectady ’92 release includes filler selected from the tour-closing show the following night - 5/18/92 at The Flynn Theatre in Burlington.

5/17/92 Schenectady was recorded by Paul Languedoc to 2-track soundboard cassette and mastered by Fred Kevorkian.

- Recorded by Paul Languedoc
- Post-Production by Kevin Shapiro
- Technical Assistance by Jared Slomoff and Ben Collette
- Mastered by Fred Kevorkian at Kevorkian Mastering

SET ONE

  • The Landlady (3:54)
  • Llama (4:42)
  • Colonel Forbin's Ascent (5:30)
  • Fly Famous Mockingbird (12:31)
  • My Sweet One (2:41)
  • Reba (11:39)
  • I Didn't Know (3:23)
  • Stash (10:27)
  • The Mango Song (7:42)
  • Poor Heart (2:50)
  • Chalk Dust Torture (6:50)

SET TWO

  • The Curtain (6:53)
  • Possum (13:55)
  • Guelah Papyrus (5:33)
  • The Squirming Coil (7:22)
  • All Things Reconsidered (3:04)
  • Brother (6:18)
  • Sanity (5:30)
  • Cold As Ice (1:07)
  • Love You (8:12)
  • Hold Your Head Up (0:39)
  • Sparkle (4:00)
  • Harry Hood (13:21)
  • Cavern (5:49)

ENCORE

  • Lawn Boy (2:25)
  • Good Times, Bad Times (6:04)
Mon, 07/10/2017 - 1:45 pm
We’re excited to announce Mike’s new studio album, OGOGO, arriving September 15 via Megaplum/ATO Records. You can listen to “Steps,” a track from the record, now. It’s also streaming via Spotify and Apple Music. Pre-order details to come.
 
Produced by GRAMMY Award-winning engineer Shawn Everett, OGOGO was recorded earlier this year in Boston and Los Angeles, and features Mike’s regular touring band: Scott Murawski, Robert Walter, John Kimock, and Craig Myers.
 
Mike and his band will celebrate the release of OGOGO with a Fall Tour that will kick off at the Georgia Theater in Athens, GA on September 22. The run will include shows at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto (September 30), the Metro in Chicago (October 6), and a two-night stand at the Boulder Theatre (October 13 + 14). A complete list of tourdates can be found below.
 
A limited number of tickets will be available to fans via a real-time pre-sale beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, July 11 at 10AM ET at http://tickets.mike-gordon.com (and ending Thursday, July 13th at 5PM ET). Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, July 14th at 10AM ET. Visit http://mike-gordon.com/ for more info.
 
MIKE GORDON + FALL 2017 TOUR DATES
 
Fri 9/22 Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
Sat 9/23 Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC
Sun 9/24 Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC
Tue 9/26 The National, Richmond, VA
Wed 09/27 College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT
Fri 9/29 The Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NY
Sat 9/30 Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto
Sun 10/1 St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI
Tue 10/3 Bells Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo, MI
Wed 10/4 20th Century Theater, Cincinnati, OH
Thu 10/5 The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN
Fri 10/6 The Metro, Chicago, IL
Sun 10/8 Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
Tue 10/10 Slow Down, Omaha, NE
Wed 10/11 Madrid Theatre, Kansas City, MO
Fri 10/13 Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
Sat 10/14 Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
Fri, 08/11/2017 - 7:07 pm

Mike Gordon's fifth solo studio album, OGOGO, is now available for pre-order from Phish Dry Goods and Mike's Store (on purple vinyl and CD). The first singles from the record, "Steps" and "Victim" are streaming now via Spotify and YouTube. The album hits September 15.

Anyone who pre-orders from Phish Dry Goods or Mike’s Store will be automatically entered into a contest for a chance to meet up with Mike for an hour on his upcoming Fall Tour. OGOGO somewhere. Talk about bass. Go record shopping. Must be at one of the shows on the tour. Location and time to be determined.

Gordon sees OGOGO as a means of soaking his current life in and putting it back out again in the music. "Everything just came up serendipitously from writing the songs to finding the producer to finding the album title."

The album was produced by GRAMMY Award winning Shawn Everett. The producer has been behind the boards for a slew of critically-lauded releases—this year alone, Everett has done work on the new albums from The War on Drugs, Grizzly Bear, Broken Social Scene and Perfume Genius, among others. Everett had a big impact on the album's sound. "A lot of Shawn's stuff is experimental but not at the expense of the groove," Gordon says. "Every instrument and every voice was recorded in a way that I've never seen before."

Pre-order now

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:36 am

Mike Gordon's fifth solo studio album, OGOGO, is now available for pre-order from Phish Dry Goods and Mike's Store (on purple vinyl and CD). The first singles from the record, "Steps" and "Victim" are streaming now via Spotify and YouTube. The album hits September 15 and was produced by GRAMMY Award winning Shawn Everett.

Anyone who pre-orders from Phish Dry Goods or Mike’s Store will be automatically entered into a contest for a chance to meet up with Mike for an hour on his upcoming Fall Tour. OGOGO somewhere. Talk about bass. Go record shopping.

Tour Dates:

9/22 Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
9/23 Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC
9/24 Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC
9/26 The National, Richmond, VA
9/27 College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT
9/29 The Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NY
9/30 Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto
10/1 St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI
10/3 Bells Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo, MI
10/4 20th Century Theater, Cincinnati, OH
10/5 The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN
10/6 The Metro, Chicago, IL
10/8 Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
10/10 Slow Down, Omaha, NE
10/11 Madrid Theatre, Kansas City, MO
10/13 Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
10/14 Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 2:15 pm

Join Phish live from Commerce City, Colorado September 1, 2, and 3 for Phish’s annual summer-closing shows at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. LivePhish.com will webcast all three nights beginning at 7:30 PM MT. We are pleased to share that the Sunday night show on September 3 will be webcast FREE.

The first two shows will be available in both standard and high definition formats. Order any single night in full 1080p HD or SD or choose a two show discounted pass.

Tune in for all three shows at LivePhish.com (and you can also watch the September 3 show via Phish’s Facebook page, Twitter, or YouTube channel).

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 2:20 pm

To celebrate the release of OGOGO, Mike Gordon and his band will be doing a two special in-store mini-electric performance & autograph signings on tour. The first is this week at The Sound Garden in Syracuse, NY and the next will be on the last day of tour at Twist & Shout Records in Denver. Details about both are here.

MIKE GORDON IN-STORES
9/28 The Sound Garden, Syracuse, NY at 1PM
10/14 Twist & Shout, Denver, CO at 1PM

Mike will perform at this year's Suwannee Hulaween in Live Oak, FL. October 27-29. Tickets are on sale now. Other performers include Ween, Bassnectar, Griz, Greensky Bluegrass, Lotus, Run The Jewels and more. Details at suwanneehulaween.com
 
In addition, Mike and his band will return to Florida in January for the Sunshine Music Festival in St. Petersburg and Boca Raton January 13 and 14. Performers include Tedeschi Trucks Band, Medeski Martin & Wood, Galactic, Hot Tuna, and more. Details at sunshinemusicfestival.com.
Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:31 pm

Phish 2017 New Years Run | Dec 28th-31st, 2017

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 1:14 pm

Fresh on the heels of his recent Fall Tour, Mike and his band will celebrate the release of OGOGO with a Winter Tour out west that will kick off at Neptune Theatre in Seattle on February 9. The tour includes shows in Portland, Austin, Phoenix, Santa Cruz as well as two-nighters in San Francisco and Los Angeles. A complete list of tour dates can be found below.

A limited number of tickets are available now to fans via a real-time pre-sale at tickets.mike-gordon.com (and ending Thursday, November 2 at 5PM ET). Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, November 3 at 10am local time. Visit mike-gordon.com/tour for more info.

Mike’s new studio album, OGOGO, is available now. Produced by GRAMMY Award-winning engineer Shawn Everett, OGOGO was recorded earlier this year in Boston and Los Angeles, and features Mike’s regular touring band (who will be back with him on this run): Scott Murawski, Robert Walter, John Kimock, and Craig Myers.

MIKE GORDON WINTER 2018 TOUR

2/09 - Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
2/10 - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
2/11 - Montbleu Resort Casino, Stateline, NV
2/12 - The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
2/14 - The Independent, San Francisco, CA
2/15 - The Independent, San Francisco, CA
2/16 - Teregram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA
2/17 - Teregram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA
2/19 - Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA
2/20 - 191 Toole, Tucson, AZ
2/21 - The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
2/23 - Emo's, Austin, TX
2/24 - House of Blues, Dallas, TX