August 25, 2009

Rumored Phish 2009 New Year's Eve, Fall Tour Dates; Andelman's Yardsale

I've been hearing these Phish Fall and New Year's tour dates going back a couple of months, and there is nothing that seems to be debunking the rumor, so I think it warrants serious consideration. Phone calls placed by The Wagger to these arenas confirm that each venue is booked on the dates in question, but each location declined to confirm what event will take place on that evening:

Fall Tour 2009
November 20: US Bank Arena – Cincinnati, Ohio
November 21: US Bank Arena – Cincinnati, Ohio
November 24: Wachovia Center – Philadelphia, PA
November 25: Wachovia Center – Philadelphia, PA
November 27: Times Union Center – Albany, NY
November 28: Times Union Center – Albany, NY
December 2: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
December 3: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
December 4: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
December 5: John Paul Jones Arena – Charlottesville, VA

New Years Run 2009
December 28 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL
December 29 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL
December 30 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL
December 31 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL

The Albany date especially makes sense right around the Thanksgiving holiday as the capitol city is just up the road from Trey's new home in Snedens Landing, New York.

It would be nice if they returned to Big Cypress for the New Year's run rather then downtown Miami ... Speaking of Big Cypress, I stumbled upon this little YouTube film (I've not seen it before, so I apologize if I'm late to this dance) looking at Big Cypress. Entertaining, if nothing else. But I digress ...

Anyway, Phish has been announcing tour dates right about the time they ready for a run of shows, making it difficult to commit cash to going to the next shows and plunking down funds to buy tickets for the next round of dates. So, with Festival 8 right around the corner, it seems like a safe bet that the above dates, or some semblance thereof, will be announced soon. Some of these shows I first saw rumored way back in January when Phish announced the first half of Summer Tour 2009.

There also is word that Phish will do a mini West Coast/Southwest Tour leading up to Festival 8, with Las Vegas, Phoenix, Irvine Meadows and the Hollywood Bowl all possible stops. They are scheduled to play The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, whose wife is a long-time Phish-head, on October 29. I'm guessing they'll break out Backwards Down the Number Line for that one.

Additionally, it sounds like a return to Europe for Spring 2010 is being considered. Stay tuned ...

In other news, Mike created an online scavenger hunt on his web site, Mike HYPHEN Gordon.com, called the Andelman's Yardsale.

From Phish.com: Mike spent two months working alone, all day, every weekday, playing all the parts when he wrote and recorded Andelmans' Yard from his album The Green Sparrow. Here is a secret porthole into the process. To find the ten examples, you will navigate through an online scavenger hunt. You'll have access to the original demo, practice runs, guitar lick mastering, keyboard choices and more. The deeper you get, the more you'll hear. Welcome to, if you will, the Andelmans' Yardsale.

Mike Gordon and his band hit the road in just two weeks for another month-long club tour. Visit the tour page on Mike's web site for complete details and ticketing info.

Tickets for all shows are ON SALE NOW.


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good news! I need more shows! ;-)

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

have you seen this evidence yet

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Anonymous said...

The Southeast is really getting a bum deal out of Phish's come back. So far no good...

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