June 30, 2009

Phish Halloween Run in the Works

Just like they did when announcing the Hampton reunion shows and Summer Tour 2009, a new splash page on Phish.com announced the band plans to hold a three-day festival October 30 - November 1.

The location has yet to be disclosed, but the splash page urges everybody to "save the date." There is some speculation that "Save the Date" could be an old-school Phish play on words. How so? Read on ...

Jamtopia has listed a bunch of potential answers to the question of where will Phish play on Halloween. With the recent infestation of fire ants to the map on Phish.com, and now the boat dragging away Ohio and Kansas, speculation is rampant that the festival will take place in Indio, California at the same site that hosts the Coachella Festival every summer.

Supposedly Phish is scheduled to play The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien on October 28. And making Indio seem like even more of a possibility ... the Coachella Festival site is surrounded by date fields.

Stay tuned ...

Hotels filling up on rumored Phish fest
Mike Gordon interview in Bass Player magazine.

Directly from Phish.com's news page ...

A Phish 'Live Track Pack' for Guitar Hero World Tour is available for download and features live recordings of Sample in a Jar (12/1/94 Salem Armory, Salem, OR); Down with Disease (12/1/95 Hershey Park Arena, Hershey, PA); and Chalk Dust Torture (11/16/94 Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, as released on 'A Live One'). The pack is compatible with the 360, PS3 and Wii.

The 'Track Pack' can be downloaded from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace and from the PlayStation store (where you can also download the songs as singles).

Additionally, Rock Band released tracks from this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and included is Wilson from Phish's Friday night set."

Phish name new album "Joy" (UltimateGuitar.com)
Phish Summer Tour 2009 Highlights (Examiner.com)
PETA Put Phish on the Hook for Name Change (Spinner.com)

This has nothing to do with Joy, but here's post from the WaxBanks Blog detailing the songs on a 30-song "mix tape" the blog's administrator put together. What's so interesting about it is he chose to make a mix from the 2003-2004 era ... not exactly everyone's favorite period of Phishistory.

The post, which is very lengthy, even provides links where you can download the versions of the songs in question. Fun read, and he manages to pick out some gems from Phish 2.0. Well worth checking out.


Rachel said...

new hampshire was just recently added as another state that disappears on the splash. i wonder if they are narrowing down the states to reveal their final destination? those tricksters.

Emigilio's Attourney said...

....and Cali has been taken away.....WTF?!?!?...