Phish Announce Fall Tour, Hint at “Born to Run” For Halloween Set

October 9th, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

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On the heels of Joy and a sold-out reunion tour, Phish have announced their fall live dates, which kick off just over two weeks after the jam quartet perform their three-night Festival 8 in Indio, California. The new trek launches November 18th at Detroit’s Cobo Arena and journeys throughout the Northeast, including a three-night stand at New York’s Madison Square Garden on December 2nd through 4th. The current dates only travel as far south Charlottesville, Virginia, on December 5th, so we’d expect some more dates in the coming weeks. Will Phish perform another New Year’s Ever blowout? We’ll find out soon enough.

Phish come alive: check out photos from their first reunion gig.

Meanwhile, as Rolling Stone reported, Phish continue to kill off album covers at their Festival 8 page as they count down to their “musical costuming” on Halloween, when the band will perform another artist’s album in its entirety. The last album standing in the gallery will be the band’s pick for the October 31st show. The Rolling Stone favorite, Prince’s Purple Rain, remains unscathed, as does the dark horse, MGMT’s Oracular Spectacular. However, one eagle-eyed RS commenter named “Sinbad” brought something interesting to our attention in our last post: “On Springsteen’s album cover Born to Run [at the Festival 8 shooting gallery], Bruce’s normal Fender Telecaster is replaced by Trey’s Languedoc Guitar.”

Lo and behold, he’s right, the guitars have been swapped. Is this a major clue or a red herring? As another reader just pointed out, some other album covers have been tampered with: Tom Petty is shown wearing a Phish tee on the Damn the Torpedoes cover, it’s Phish inside the Hello Nasty sardine can instead of the Beastie Boys, and o...

Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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