It’s official. American Jam-Band, Phish will be on tour again in 2011. After first announcing their reemergence two years ago, Phish has been going strong and will have another tour filled summer.
Trey Anastasio, Phish’s front man has been touring the country recently, selling out highly coveted shows. Trey is credited with composing 152 of Phish’s orginal sounds, 140 of them as a solo credit. He even placed 73 on the Rolling Stone list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003. The man is talented. The other 3 band members of Phish include Mike Gordon, Jon Fishman and Page McConnell and they have performed together for over 20 years. Their popularity as a live band is due to the fact that each of their concerts is original in terms of the songs that they perform, order they appear in and the manner in which they are played. A Phish groupie could never be bored with their performances.
Phish has most often been compared to the Grateful Dead, the pioneer example of a jam band. Other similarities are drawn frequently between the Allman Brothers and Widespread Panic. The fans of the bands often tour for weeks at a time, traveling from show to show.
Phish is so popular, the even have their own Ben and Jerry’s flavor, Phish Food!
The 2011 tours starts off Memorial Day weekend at the bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY and the 18-date tour continues through June 19th at nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Portsmouth, VA. The Tour primarily focuses on the East Coast, near their home state of New Hampshire.
Phish Tour Dates
(Dates are subject to change.)
|May 27 – 29||Bethel, NY||Bethel Woods Center for the Arts|
|May 31 – June 1||Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|June 3||Clarkston, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|June 4||Cuyahoga Falls, OH||Blossom Music Center|
|June 5||Cincinnati, OH||PNC Pavilion at Riverbend|
|June 7||Mansfield, MA||Comcast Center|
|June 8||Darien Center, NY||Darien Lake Performing Arts Center|
|June 10||Camden, NJ||Susquehanna Bank Center|
|June 11 – 12||Columbia, MD||Merriweather Post Pavilion|
|June 14 – 15||Alpharetta, GA||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park|
|June 17||Charlotte, NC||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|June 18||Raleigh, NC||Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion|
|June 19||Portsmouth, VA||nTelos Wireless Pavilion|
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