I recently mused how we were starting to see the Fall 2018 tours despite the summer not even being here and with that, let’s get a look at the recent press from the folks behind the scenes of the Jamtastic band Phish.
The Press Release:
Phish has announced plans for a 14-date Fall tour, set to get underway October 16 with a double-header at Albany, NY’s Times Union Center and then concluding with a four-night Halloween run – beginning October 31 – at Las Vegas, NV’s MGM Grand Garden Arena. The tour also includes three-night stands at Hampton, VA’s Hampton Coliseum (October 19-21) and Chicago, IL’s Allstate Arena (October 26-28) as well as two nights at Nashville, TN’s Ascend Amphitheater (October 23-24).
An ticket request period is currently underway at tickets.phish.com through Tuesday, May 29 at 9am ET. All remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 1 and continuing through Saturday, June 2. In addition, Phish and CID Entertainment are also offering limited travel packages (which include hotel and tickets) for the Hampton, Chicago, and Las Vegas runs. Travel Packages go on sale Thursday, May 31 at 12pm local time. For complete information, please visit http://phish.com.
The tour announcement precedes Phish’s eagerly awaited summer run, set to get underway July 17 and 18 with a pair of sold out shows at Stateline, NV’s Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys and then continue through the band’s eighth annual Labor Day Weekend residency at Commerce City, CO’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on August 31-September 2. Most dates on the 21-show run are now sold out – for details and ticket availability, please visit phish.com/tours. Continue reading Phish Announce Fall 2018 Tour→
If you’ve been paying close attention to the tour announcements area of the website, you might recall my sharing the news about Phish doing their “Baker’s Dozen” tour in NYC. It was essentially a lengthy residency and you can refer to THIS LINK if you just felt like seeing it despite it having happened already. The other day the band announced their annual New Year’s Eve performances which will take place once more at the famed Madison Square Garden. Check out the cool poster.
12/28/2017: Madison Square Garden, NYC
12/29/2017: Madison Square Garden, NYC
12/30/2017: Madison Square Garden, NYC
12/31/2017: Madison Square Garden, NYC
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Sadly, I didn’t get to ANY of those “Baker’s Dozen” gigs from over the summer despite having some interest in catching at least one. Historically speaking I’ve never caught Phish in concert and with the way that my friends speak about their shows its something that I need to do before they decide to retire. With so many bands calling it a career, you never know when a break is coming or a hiatus or what have you. Okay, so in order to get your tickets you have to go through their system which can be found on THIS LINK. Good luck on getting them because I’ve been told that they sell out almost immediately. If you feel like adding anything more to this narrative please do so in the comments section below since its always nice to hear from you. Until next time.
Keeping up with the massive touring efforts that get announced almost daily if not more so, here is the latest statement by the Jamtastic band Phish who will be doing a summer residency at the famed Madison Square Garden. Check out the bands statement and the dates below. I’ll toss in some thoughts at the close.
The Band Statement:
We’re excited to announce The Baker’s Dozen, a 13-night run at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, beginning Friday, July 21 through Sunday, August 6. The Baker’s Dozen brings the band’s total performances at The Garden to 52 in the years since their December of 1994 venue debut.
Tickets to the The Baker’s Dozen will be available as a 13-show package for the price of 12, or as individual nights. An online ticket request period for individual tickets and Baker’s Dozen packages is available now at http://tickets.phish.com/ through Sunday, February 12 at 11:59 pm ET. Remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning February 17 at Noon ET. As with Phish’s most recent runs at The Garden, all floor tickets will be General Admission. Travel packages are also available (include tickets, hotel, etc.) at http://bit.ly/2kctydq.
Though I cannot say I am all that up on their sound, a lot of my friends are among the diehards and that means you talk about big tour appearances or announcements so here we go. Phish has recently announced the skinny on this years New Year’s Eve shows at the famed Madison Square Garden. Dig in.
The Press Release:
Phish returns to New York at the end of the year to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a four night run at Madison Square Garden, beginning Wednesday, December 28th through Saturday, December 31st. The four shows will bring the band’s total performances at the world famous arena to 39 in the years since their MSG debut in December 1994. As with Phish’s two prior MSG runs, all floor tickets will be general admission.
An online ticket request period is now underway at http://tickets.phish.com, ending Monday, October 10th at 12 noon ET. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, October 14th at 12 noon ET online at http://www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 866-858-0008. Any remaining tickets may be purchased at the Madison Square Garden box office beginning Saturday, October 15th (Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm).
Phish and CID Entertainment are also offering travel packages for the New Year’s Run (which include hotel and tickets). Phish will be donating their proceeds of these travel packages to the WaterWheel Foundation. Travel Packages go on sale Thursday, October 13th at 12noon ET. Full details available at bit.ly/2cY6sVy
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I really have to try and catch this band before they decide they need to take a few years off or that it has been a job well done. I have a couple of live concert CD’s that my friends copied for me. Oh don’t worry they were recorded at the shows much like what used to be done for the Grateful Dead gigs and is applauded by the band. They do have some serious talent and it would be awesome to add them to the context of our concert narratives. What do you fans think of the announcement? Will you be at one, two, three or all four of these shows? Let me know in the comments section.
Artist: Grateful Dead Title: “Fare Thee Well” Label: Rhino Entertainment Release Date: 11/20/2015 Genre: Rock Rating: 4/5
Back in the Summer of 2015, the surviving members of The Grateful Dead, meaning Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreautzmann, were joined together in music with long time keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, Bruce Hornsby and Trey Anastasio for a series of shows under the “Fare Thee Well” banner. These shows would be celebrating the milestone 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead and also would be the last time that the name would be used for concerts and recording. There would be a total of five concerts with two being in California, while the remaining and final three would happen at Chicago’s Soldier Field and this Blu-ray/CD set delivers the full final performance of The Grateful Dead. Over the course of my life I didn’t initially enjoy what The Dead was all about but this was because a lot of my friends who did like them would always tell me that what I listened to sucked. My appreciation of Hard Rock and the burgeoning Metal sound found me alienating what the Dead offered up purely by association to those memories. I admit this to you readers because that was a long time ago and since that time I have learned to appreciate a whole lot of Grateful Dead music but mostly by way of the “greatest hits” that every single other casual fan might know. The concert is a long one and something like 180 minutes/three hours long and each set is delivered on separate discs. Let’s go over the first set. Continue reading “Fare Thee Well” [Blu-ray/CD] by The Grateful Dead→