Phish has announced a 12-night Fall tour, kicking off with a three-night stand at the Mothership in Hampton. Continuing north, Phish will make a long-awaited return to the Glens Falls Civic Center. The run ends with three nights at the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, the first night falling on Halloween (three years after the Little Feat costume).
As noted on Phish.com, 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.
It should be noted that no mention of an event on December 2nd to celebrate the band's actual 30th Anniversary has been made.
10/18 thru 10/20 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia
10/22 Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, New York
10/23 Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, New York
10/25 & 10/26 DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts
10/27 XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut
10/29 Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania
10/31 thru 11/02 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
In case you missed it, you can jump on Couch Tour as Phish will be webcasting all of the highly anticipated three-night run on Northerly Island. As noted on Phish.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, etc.).
Fans can pre-order the three-night Chicago Webcast pass for $39.99 now at LivePhish.com. You may also purchase individual night webcasts for $14.99, or you can purchase webcast+MP3 bundles and webcast+event t-Shirt bundles.
T.J. Catalani and the management of the Rock Bottom Brewery in Chicago are graciously fundraising for The Mockingbird Foundation on the weekend that Phish plays in Chicago.
They will be serving an ale, called "Sample," all weekend, and fifty (50) cents of every pint sold will be donated to Mockingbird. The ale is "a big, hoppy amber," that was "brewed with caramel malts and generous late kettle and dry hops for a touch of malt sweetness." It also has "a heady pungent hop aroma, bold resinous hop flavor and a touch of alcohol warmth." In addition it will be sold in mason jars with the Foundation's logo on them! Here are the details:
Thursday, July 18th: "Summer Honey Tapping Party." $1.00 from every pint of Summer Honey that is sold will benefit The Mockingbird Foundation! There will be live music beginning at 6pm from Whiskey Jezebel (http://whiskeyjezebel.com/) as well as "Complimentary Passed Appetizers" at 6pm. There will also be a 50/50 raffle with 50% of the pot going to the Foundation, with the drawing around 9pm.
Friday, July 19th through Sunday, July 21st: "Sample" ale will be served in mason jars, with $0.50 from every jar sold going to The Mockingbird Foundation.
The brewery's hours are 11 am until 2 am, and all ages are welcome. Please hit them pre and post show if you can and support this effort! They are right off the Red line at the Grand stop, at One West Grand. From the venue, you walk about twenty minutes to the Red line at Roosevelt (the closest stop to the venue) and head towards Howard. They're 5 stops away (7 or 8 minutes).
Phish.Net and The Mockingbird Foundation cannot thank Rock Bottom Brewery of Chicago enough for their generosity. This is the first time a brewpub has ever hosted a fundraiser like this and we are blown away. We hope you all support this effort! Thank you!
From Phish's official Facebook page:
Due to insurmountable transportation and public safety issues resulting from the power outage in Toronto after severe downpours in the city, Phish's performance tonight at Molson Canadian Amphitheare has been postponed. The show has been moved to Monday, July 22. All tickets will be honored at the new date. Refunds are available at point of purchase for fans who cannot attend. Phish has been greatly looking forward to their first Toronto appearance in nearly 13 years. Everyone involved worked tirelessly throughout the day and exhausted all options, but ultimately, public safety had to come first. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Phish is once again giving their music to fans at no charge. Live Bait Volume 9 is now available at LivePhish. It includes MP3's selected from Phish's past shows at most of the venues, or in the cities in which, Phish will be performing this summer. Thanks are also due no doubt to Phish Archivist Kevin Shapiro for helping to release yet another Live Bait.
Here is the track listing of Live Bait Vol. 9:
1. Foam 11/2/94 Bangor, ME
2. A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing 6/19/04 Saratoga Springs, NY
3. The Moma Dance 7/6/00 Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
4. Split Open And Melt > Kung > Jam 7/15/99 Holmdel, NJ
5. Mike's Song > Twist > Weekapaug Groove 7/9/99 Columbia, MD
6. David Bowie 6/15/95 Atlanta, GA
7. AC/DC Bag > Ghost 11/7/98 UIC Pavilion - Chicago, IL
8. Tube > Slave To The Traffic Light 7/16/98 George, WA
9. Undermind 8/31/12 Commerce City, CO
Because Phish is awesome, their upcoming SPAC shows on July 5, 6 and 7 will be webcast, so that those of us unable to attend have the privilege to participate from the relative safety of a couch in our living room. To order the webcast, visit LivePhish.
Also, please remember that a portion of LivePhish revenues supports The Mockingbird Foundation, whose volunteers manage this site. In other words, when you support LivePhish, you support music education for children (Mbird.org), and Phish education for you (Phish.net). See you in Bangor in less than a week!
The iDidn'tKnow Phish Games app has announced it's latest update, version 4.21 (!), including live in-app trivia updates, weekly trivia nuggets via push notification (opt-in), Twitter and Facebook contests, and "Suggestion a Question" so you can "add your own hey" to the game. A percentage of sales goes to the Mockingbird Foundation, through a formal licensing agreement with iDK's developers as a fundraising partner.
The producer of PBS Newshour, Mike Melia, tweeted a tease on June 3 of an interview that PBS Senior Correspondent Jeffrey Brown conducted of Trey a few weeks ago, before Trey's performance with the National Symphony Orchestra. Trey apparently said in the interview that Phish is working on a new album, and that some of the new songs' lyrics are being written collectively. The interview will purportedly air in early July before the Summer Tour begins in Bangor.
Trey apparently also said in the interview that "A lot of the people that come see us have been coming for 20, 30 years . . . And I know them. A lot I don’t know by name, but there are people that I look out and see that I really genuinely feel a connection to . . . people who stand like 10 rows back and dance that I recognize.” If you know anyone other than Tom Marshall who has been seeing Phish for thirty years, please ask them to be in touch, as we would like to interview them for this site's blog.