Phish to Play Summer Reunion Tour!

phishAnyone paying attention could have seen this coming. It doesn’t make the news any less exciting.

Phish, rock-funk-fusion-jazz-experimental jammers extraordinaire, aren’t limiting their 2009 reunion shows to the three-night stand at Hampton Coliseum (Va.) in March.

The band is also playing a summer tour.

Now, if they’ll only add some shows south of North Carolina.

My memories of great Phish shows go back to their appearances at the old Ritz Theatre in Ybor City. Below is info on their Feb. 26, 1993 show at that venue.

02/26/93 Ritz Theatre, Ybor City, FL
Set I: Runaway Jim, Foam, Fee, Split Open and Melt, Fluffhead, Llama, Horn, The Divided Sky, I Didn’t Know, Cavern
Set II: Loving Cup, Paul and Silas, Tweezer, Glide, Chalkdust Torture, Mound, Big Ball Jam, You Enjoy Myself, HYHU> Lengthwise, Squirming Coil, Tweezer Reprise
Encore: Bold as Love, Sweet Adeline

Great to see Trey, Fish, Mike and Page back in action, five years after calling it quits. In effect, they’re competing with a younger generation of jambands whose work was inspired by Phish.

PHISH SUMMER TOUR 2009

06/04 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
06/05 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
06/06 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
06/07 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
06/09 – Asheville Civic Center – Asheville, NC
06/16 – Fox Theatre – St. Louis, MO
06/18 – Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
06/19 – Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06/20 – Alpine Valley – East Troy, WI
06/21 – Alpine Valley – East Troy, WI

Here’s the official info on tickets:

“A limited number of tickets are available directly through Phish Tickets’ online ticketing system at http://phish.portals.musictoday.com . The ticketing request period is currently underway and will end on Saturday, January 17th at 11:59AM EST.

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, January 30th at 10AM EST. For full show and ticketing information, please visit the Tourdates page.”

For more details, go to the band’s official site.