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Cities has not been seen in 1 Phish shows.
It was played at 4.55% of live shows.
There have been 1721 shows since the live debut.
Cities has been played, on average, once every 22 shows.
Since its debut, Cities has been played, on average, every 23 shows.
It was played 75 time(s) at the following show(s):

Show Date Venue Gap Set Song Before Song After Notes
1984-12-01 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 4 1 Don't Want You No More -> DrumsFirst known Phish performance. 
1985-04-06 Finbar's, Burlington, VT 10 1 Don't Want You No More Wild Child
1985-05-03 University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 7 2 Jam -> Bring It On Home
1985-09-27 Slade Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 3 3 McGrupp > Anarchy
1986-10-15 Hunt's, Burlington, VT 21 1 Skin It Back > Hydrogen
1986-12-06 The Ranch, Shelburne, VT 5 2 Skin It Back -> ***
1987-01-21 Hunt's, Burlington, VT 2 2 Skin It Back > Fluffhead
1987-04-29 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 11 1 Skin It Back -> Lushington
1988-05-21 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 59 3 Rocky Top 'A' Train
1988-06-19 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 9 2 GTBT Alumni
1988-07-12 Sam's Tavern, Burlington, VT 9 1 *** Lizards
1988-07-24 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 2 2 On Your Way Down Bowie
1988-08-05 The Roma, Telluride, CO 7 1 YEM > DEGDave's Energy Guide tease.
1988-08-05 The Roma, Telluride, CO 0 1 DEG -> 'A' Train
1988-08-22 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 9 1 Fluffhead DEG
1988-08-22 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 0 1 DEG > Suzy
1988-09-08 The Front, Burlington, VT 5 2 YEM DEG
1988-09-08 The Front, Burlington, VT 0 2 DEG > GTBT
1988-09-13 Sam's Tavern, Burlington, VT 4 2 Boogie On DEGDave's Energy Guide tease.
1988-09-13 Sam's Tavern, Burlington, VT 0 2 DEG > AntelopeDave's Energy Guide tease.
1989-03-01 Gallagher's, Waitsfield, VT 35 3 *** DEG
1989-03-01 Gallagher's, Waitsfield, VT 0 3 DEG > Dog Log
1994-07-05 Congress Center, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 675 2 Lifeboy YEM
1997-03-01 Markethalle, Hamburg, Germany 222 1 *** Oh Kee Pa
1997-06-16 Royal Albert Hall, London, England 5 e *** Poor Heart
1997-06-20 Archa Theater, Prague, Czech Republic 2 1 Jam -> Horn
1997-08-10 Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN 7 2 *** GTBT
1997-08-16 Loring Commerce Center at Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, ME 4 3 Halley's -> LlamaTrey altered lyrics to reference "Fishman sleeping in the daytime." After Midnight tease.
1997-11-26 Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT 10 2 2001 -> Ya Mar
1997-12-28 USAir Arena, Landover, MD 13 1 Julius Curtain
1998-04-05 Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI 7 1 Gin -> Sparkle
1998-06-30 The Grey Hall, Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark 1 1 Stash -> Roggae
1998-07-06 Lucerna Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic 5 1 Ghost -> LxL
1998-08-15 Loring Commerce Center at Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, ME 10 1 Funky Bitch > WeekapaugSneakin' Sally through the Alley tease.
1998-11-19 Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, NC 21 1 *** Curtain
1998-12-31 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 11 2 Tweezer -> Velvet Sea
1999-07-21 Star Lake Amphitheatre, Burgettstown, PA 16 1 Bag > Gold Soundz
1999-08-01 Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata, Japan 8 1 *** Rift
1999-09-29 Pyramid Arena, Memphis, TN 16 e *** *** Altered lyrics. 
2000-06-14 Drum Logos, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Japan 34 1 Curtain > GumboTrey altered the lyrics in Cities to reference noodles.  
2000-06-29 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ 8 2 Meatstick > Walk AwayLyrics altered to reference Tokyo, the Meatstick Dance, and sushi. 
2000-10-06 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA 8 2 Rift Sand
2003-02-25 First Union Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA 14 2 Bag Theme
2003-07-21 Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN 14 1 *** Runaway Jim
2003-12-02 FleetCenter, Boston, MA 14 2 Boogie On > Maze
2003-12-30 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL 3 1 Weigh Strange DesignSand tease.
2004-06-24 Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN 11 1 Loving Cup BOTT
2009-06-02 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY 13 1 Timber Driver
2009-08-05 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA 18 2 Oh! Sweet Nuthin' Maze
2009-11-24 Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA 15 1 Gin Camel Walk
2009-12-03 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 6 2 Fluffhead Free
2010-06-20 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY 14 1 Undermind Jibboo
2010-08-06 William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA 12 1 It's Ice Moma
2010-08-17 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY 8 1 KDF > Funky Bitch
2010-10-08 Zilker Park, Austin, TX 2 1 DwD > Possum
2010-10-20 Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY 7 1 Wolfman's -> GuyuteAlternate "Genesee Factory" lyric. 
2010-10-29 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ 5 1 Moma > 46 Days
2010-12-30 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 5 1 *** CDT
2011-05-28 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY 4 1 NICU Halley's
2011-06-07 Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA 7 1 Possum Instant Karma!
2011-06-14 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA 5 1 Possum Fluffhead
2011-07-02 Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY 6 1 Camel Walk Poor Heart
2011-08-08 Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA 4 1 Possum Peaches
2011-12-28 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 11 1 Possum Curtis Loew
2012-06-15 Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ 7 1 Tube > It's Ice
2012-06-20 nTelos Pavilion, Portsmouth, VA 4 1 Weekapaug Ya Mar
2012-07-07 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY 11 1 Rift Maze
2012-08-15 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA 2 1 Suzy KDF
2012-08-24 Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, AL 5 1 Possum Sample
2012-12-30 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 10 1 Runaway Jim Divided
2013-07-05 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY 3 1 My Friend > Bowie
2013-07-12 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY 4 2 Tweezer -> WedgeThe Wedge tease.
2013-07-20 FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, IL 6 1 Possum Lawn Boy
2013-07-30 Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, NV 5 1 Funky Bitch Rift
2013-10-25 DCU Center, Worcester, MA 14 1 Curtain With Rift
2014-08-02 Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, AL 33 1 Poor Heart KDF
Cities was also performed the following 29 times:
Show Date Artist Venue Notes
2000-01-28Max Creek Higher Ground, Winooski, VTWith Mike.
2009-09-21Mike Gordon Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN
2009-09-26Mike Gordon Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI
2009-10-03Mike Gordon Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
2010-03-06Mike Gordon Toad's Place, New Haven, CT
2010-03-13Mike Gordon Pearl Street Ballroom, Northampton, MA
2010-11-08Mike Gordon Aladdin Theatre, Portland, OR
2010-11-11Mike Gordon Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
2010-11-14Mike Gordon The Waiting Room, Omaha, NE
2010-11-17Mike Gordon Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI
2010-11-22Mike Gordon Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
2010-11-26Mike Gordon Port City Music Hall, Portland, MEJon Fishman on second drum kit.
2011-03-07Mike Gordon Crystal Bay Club Crown Room, Crystal Bay, NV
2011-03-09Mike Gordon House of Blues, San Diego, CA
2011-03-13Mike Gordon Belly Up, Aspen, CO
2011-03-17Mike Gordon The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
2011-03-19Mike Gordon Center Stage Theater, Atlanta, GA
2011-03-22Mike Gordon Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
2011-03-26Mike Gordon Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT
2011-12-09Mike Gordon The Met, Pawtucket, RI
2012-03-18Mike Gordon The Borderline, London, United Kingdom
2014-03-04Mike Gordon 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
2014-03-09Mike Gordon Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI
2014-03-14Mike Gordon Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
2014-03-18Mike Gordon The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
2014-03-21Mike Gordon Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
2014-03-29Mike Gordon The Flying Monkey, Plymouth, NH
2014-03-30Mike Gordon Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY
2014-04-04Mike Gordon Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NYTrey on guitar.
"Cities" was teased at the following shows:
Show Date Artist Song (Tease Type) Venue
1997-08-17Phish Tweezer (Jam) Loring Commerce Center at Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, ME

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