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Performances Song History Lyrics

Sleeping Monkey has not been seen in 3 Phish shows.
It was played at 4.89% of live shows.
There have been 1131 shows since the live debut.
Sleeping Monkey has been played, on average, once every 20 shows.
Since its debut, Sleeping Monkey has been played, on average, every 14 shows.
It was played 81 time(s) at the following show(s):

Show Date Venue Gap Set Song Before Song After Notes
1992-03-06 The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH 580 e *** *** Debut. 
1992-03-11 The Colonial Theatre, Keene, NH 2 e Carolina ***
1992-03-14 Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY 3 e *** GTBTJohn Popper on harmonica. 
1992-03-19 Palace Theatre, New Haven, CT 2 e *** Rocky Top
1992-03-25 Trax, Charlottesville, VA 5 e *** Tweeprise
1992-03-26 Ziggy's, Winston-Salem, NC 1 e *** CDT
1992-03-30 Mississippi Nights, St. Louis, MO 3 e *** Oh Kee Pa
1992-04-04 Balch Fieldhouse, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 4 e *** Tweeprise
1992-04-08 El Rey Theater, Albuquerque, NM 4 e *** Rocky Top
1992-04-16 Anaconda Theatre, Isla Vista, CA 4 e *** ***
1992-04-19 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA 3 e *** Cavern
1992-04-23 Oz Nightclub, Seattle, WA 3 e *** Tweeprise
1992-05-02 Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL 6 e *** BBFCFM
1992-05-07 The Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH 4 e Sweet Adeline Rocky Top
1992-05-14 The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY 5 e *** Rocky Top
1992-07-14 The Boathouse, Norfolk, VA 17 e *** ***
1992-11-23 Broome County Forum, Binghamton, NY 35 e *** Rocky Top
1992-12-08 Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI 12 2 BBJ ***
1993-02-20 Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, GA 23 e *** ***
1993-02-27 Florida Theatre, Gainesville, FL 6 e *** Amazing Grace
1993-03-21 Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA 14 e *** Sweet Adeline
1993-05-02 Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA 31 e *** Amazing Grace
1993-08-02 Ritz Theatre, Tampa, FL 22 e *** Amazing Grace
1994-04-30 The Edge Night Club, Orlando, FL 45 e *** Highway to Hell
1994-05-22 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 16 e *** ***
1994-05-25 Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA 2 e *** Tweeprise
1994-06-10 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO 6 e *** Rocky Top
1994-06-17 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI 5 e *** Rocky Top
1994-06-30 Classic Amphitheater, Richmond, VA 10 e *** Poor Heart
1994-07-09 Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts, Mansfield, MA 7 e *** Tweeprise
1994-07-15 Jones Beach Amphitheater, Wantagh, NY 4 e *** Rocky Top
1994-10-09 A. J. Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh, PA 4 e *** Poor Heart
1994-10-21 Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise, FL 9 2 Weekapaug Curtain
1994-10-31 Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY 1 3 Rift > Poor Heart
1994-11-17 Hara Arena, Dayton, OH 8 2 Bowie Sparkle
1994-11-28 Field House, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 8 2 Tweezer > Julius
1994-12-01 Salem Armory, Salem, OR 2 e *** Tweeprise
1994-12-04 Acker Gym, Chico State University, Chico, CA 3 e *** Rocky Top
1994-12-29 Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI 7 e My Long Journey Home ***
1995-06-26 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY 19 e *** Rocky Top
1995-07-02 Summer Stage at Sugarbush, North Fayston, VT 5 2 Ha Ha Ha > Acoustic Army
1995-10-20 Five Seasons Arena, Cedar Rapids, IA 18 e *** Rocky Top
1995-10-24 Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI 3 2 YEM -> AntelopeStarted a cappella. 
1995-11-11 The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA 8 2 Fluffhead Frankenstein
1995-12-07 Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY 18 2 Julius Sparkle
1996-08-13 Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN 40 e *** Rocky Top
1996-11-15 Kiel Center, St. Louis, MO 25 2 Mike's Mean Mr. Mustard
1997-02-17 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands 21 e *** Rocky Top
1997-08-13 Star Lake Amphitheatre, Burgettstown, PA 46 2 Izabella McGrupp
1997-12-06 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI 19 2 Piper Tweeprise
1997-12-30 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 8 2 My Soul > Guyute
1998-04-02 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 2 2 Twist > Rocky Top
1998-07-08 Zeleste, Barcelona, Spain 10 2 Piper GhostˇOlé Olé Olé! chant from Trey. ˇOlé Olé Olé! quote.
1998-07-21 Desert Sky Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ 8 e *** Rocky Top
1998-08-12 Vernon Downs, Vernon, NY 15 2 Loving Cup > Weekapaug
1998-10-31 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV 10 e *** Tweeprise
1999-07-04 Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA 27 2 Mike's > Weekapaug
1999-09-25 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX 33 1 On Your Way Down Wilson
1999-12-18 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA 25 e Ya Mar ***
2000-05-23 Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY 7 1 Taste ***
2000-06-30 Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford, CT 14 2 Farmhouse > Bowie
2000-09-23 Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL 23 e *** Tweeprise
2003-07-15 USANA Amphitheatre, West Valley City, UT 33 e *** ***
2003-12-28 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL 19 e *** Loving Cup
2009-06-19 Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN 37 e *** Tweeprise
2009-08-01 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO 5 e *** First Tube
2009-11-21 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH 15 e *** Axilla
2009-12-29 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL 12 e *** Tweeprise
2010-06-18 The Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT 8 e *** TweepriseCrowd sang part of the song. 
2010-07-03 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA 11 e *** Tweeprise
2010-10-11 1stBank Center, Broomfield, CO 15 e *** Tweeprise
2010-10-30 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ 11 e *** Tweeprise
2011-07-02 Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY 26 4 Storage Jam > *** Page on theremin. 
2011-09-03 Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO 12 e *** Tweeprise
2012-06-20 nTelos Pavilion, Portsmouth, VA 14 e *** Tweeprise
2012-07-04 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY 9 e *** TweepriseLyrics changed to "Why'd you tuck my monkey on a train." 
2012-09-01 Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO 15 e *** Tweeprise
2013-07-12 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY 11 e *** TweepriseDedicated by Page to people affected by Hurricane Sandy. Alternate lyric by Fish: "my sleeping monkey is redeemed." 
2013-11-02 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ 31 e *** Tweeprise
2014-10-17 Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR 32 e Wingsuit Quinn
"Sleeping Monkey" was performed on the following dates that do not count for statistical purposes:
Show Date Venue Gap Set Song Before Song After Notes
1992-01-14 The Band House, Winooski, VT --- 1 Rift Mound
"Sleeping Monkey" was teased at the following shows:
Show Date Artist Song (Tease Type) Venue
1998-10-31Phish Wolfman's Brother (Tease) Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV
2012-06-20Phish Tweezer Reprise (Quote) nTelos Pavilion, Portsmouth, VA

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