It's official: Phish will perform a two-set show, plus a late-night set, at the eighth annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The 13-stage event will be June 11-14 in Manchester, TN, with over 20 comedians and over 120 bands, also including Bruce Springsteen, The Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, TV on the Radio, Wilco, Al Green, David Byrne, Snoop Dogg, Merle Haggard, Animal Collective, Lucinda Williams, Femi Kuti, Mars Volta, The Del McCoury Band. Tickets go on sale exclusively through www.bonnarootickets.com on Saturday, February 7 at 12:00 PM Eastern
Phish issued the folowing apology today: "We have heard from many fans regarding this past weekend's onsales, particularly the shows that went on sale via Live Nation's website. Many of you experienced extremely long wait times, error messages, and quite simply, an inability to get through and purchase tickets. Clearly, the system was unable to handle the extraordinary demand. We're very sensitive to making the process of getting Phish tickets as straightforward as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your continued support and patience. Live Nation recently launched its own ticketing service after severing ties with longtime partner Ticketmaster in 2008. The company eventually plans to sell all its tickets through the new system."
To Friends of the Mockingbird Foundation, from Jake (DrumLovin), Jason (BassLovin), and Jeff (AxLovin):
Hurry! Less than 2 day's left to bid on our autographed test panel for the first-run of the McLovins T shirts! (On Ebay)
The design and printing are by talented artist Steve Klinger. The special print is a professionally framed fabric panel, includes a haiku poem written by the McLovins band and is autographed with Jeff's, Jason's & Jake's original signatures. The dye test fingerprints are on the bottom of the print. Approximate size is 15"X17".
100% of your Donation benefits the Mockingbird Foundation to support music education/experiences for children.
We'll be in Troy, NY at the Phanart Publishing Party at Revolution Hall Saturday Night. If you are there we hope you'll come over to talk with us!
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WLAV reports that Live Nation's ticketing service has "anger[ed] normally placid Phish fans".
The Flow and McLovins will perform February 7th for the Phanart Publishing Party. The book kickoff will be webcast on jamgoods.com from 7pm - 2am EST - don't miss it!The McLovins are also holding an auction to support the Mockingbird Foundation, and have released a video on YouTube about supporting music education. An autographed test panel for the first-run of their t-shirts, by Steve Klinger, is auctioned on Ebay with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the Mockingbird Foundation. The 15"x17" panel is framed, is autographed with Jeff's, Jason's & Jake's original signatures, and includes haiku by the band as well as the dye test fingerprints.
Phish has announced (at least the first part of) a summer tour - June 4 to 21, including Jones Beach, Great Woods, Deer Creek, and Alpine Valley - with a fancy video splash of skywriting.They're also releasing a seven-dvd (!) boxed set documenting the Clifford Ball, the first of seven two-day festivals the band staged (followed by the Great Went, Lemonwheel, Camp Oswego, IT, Big Cypress, and Coventry). Pre-orders now get extra goodies, including a chance to win tickets to the Hampton reunion
Rolling Stone reports on the PhantasyTour fans who organized People for a Compressed Trey and raised money to purchase Trey a new Ross compressor, which was presented to him yesterday.
Nearly 19,000 Phish fans are already subscribed to the Phish-news mailing list, to which we send key news updates about the band. As for past tours over the last decade, we'll aim to get the setlist send out as soon as we have it for the upcoming reunion (and beyond-reunion) shows. We'll also be sending out tour information, as it gets announced. (Yes, we've heard the rumors too - everything from Bonnaroo in June and Red Rocks in July, to Big Cypress for New Year's and Europe next year - but at least half of that is so early as to be unknowable, and none of it has been announced officially.) There is, of course, an official list through phish.com, which provides tour information as well as release/marketing info; the phish-news mailing list from Phish.net (a project of the Mockingbird Foundation) gets the tour info second but sometimes arrives earlier, doesn't include the marketing/release info, and includes setlists (available a bit later on phish.com and phish.net). If you're attending a show (Phish or sideproject, public or private, reunion or beyond), please email us the setlist (song by song, if you like, and we'll update it to phish.net as it comes in. As always, Phish.net isn't always first - but, eventually, we're the most comprehensive and accurate
An unofficial, fan-based project plans to produce a documentary about Phish fans this Spring, focusing on those who grew up in the 1970s and 1980s, and on the role that Phish's 1984-2004 span had on their lives, then and beyond. Aiming to go "beyond the stereotypical perception of Phish fans", the (working) title is Maybe So, Maybe Not. See also, the Facebook group and blog post by Pauly