Nobody does tour announcements like Phish. This afternoon, the band unveiled its summer schedule with a video showing drummer Jon Fishman training and preparing for the musical run.
I don't want to spoil any of the surprises, so if you have any interest at all, just watch the video below for yourself.
The news of local significance is that Phish will play Portsmouth's nTelos amphitheater June 19-20. Tickets are $60, general admission. A limited number of tickets for the upcoming Phish shows are now being offered through the band's secure online ticketing system. The request time ends Monday, March 12 at 11:59 a.m. Eastern time.
Go here to find out more.
Here's the press release that promoters sent out Wednesday afternoon about the upcoming Phish tour. It includes the important nugget of information that, while a fan presale is under way now, tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, March 16. -- Sam McDonald
PHISH ANNOUNCES 2012 SUMMER TOUR
Portsmouth's nTelos Wireless PavilionTuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20
Online Ticket Request Period Is Underway;
Tickets Go On Sale To General Public Friday, March 16
Phish will kick off its 2012 summer tour with a two-night stand at DCU Center in Worcester, MA (June 7 & 8) and a headlining performance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which will be held in Manchester, TN June 7-10.
The run will include three consecutive dates – June 15, 16 & 17 – at Atlantic City’s 142-acre Bader Field, which was formerly the site of the first U.S. municipal airport for both seaplanes and land-based planes. Centrally located on the Eastern seaboard, Atlantic City offers a wide range of attractions and amenities, including gaming, fine dining, spas, pristine beaches and the city’s historic boardwalk. Three-day tickets, single day tickets and travel packages are available. Fans can walk to Bader Field from all the major downtown Atlantic City hotels and special room rates have been secured for concertgoers.
An online ticket request period for the tour is currently underway at http://phish.portals.musictoday.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 16. For details, visit http://phish.com. Additional summer dates will be announced later this spring. Ticket prices for each specific date on the tour will include a free MP3 download of the evening’s entire show (a fully mixed soundboard recording) that can be redeemed at www.LivePhish.com shortly after the band steps off stage.
On April 21, Phish will release Junta, its first full-length studio album, as a Limited Edition Deluxe 3-LP vinyl set. Junta, which marks the band's second release in conjunction with Record Store Day, will be available exclusively at participating independently owned record stores. Originally self-released on cassette tape in May 1989, Junta was remastered and rereleased as a double CD and cassette in October 1992. It was subsequently certified Platinum but, until now, has never been heard on vinyl. Each LP will be pressed onto 180g audiophile grade vinyl and a free MP3 download of the entire album (transferred from the new vinyl master) will be included.
Phish – 2012 Summer Tour
Date City/State Venue
6/7 Worcester, MA DCU Center
6/8 Worcester, MA DCU Center
6/7-10 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
6/15 Atlantic City, NJ Bader Field
6/16 Atlantic City, NJ Bader Field
6/17 Atlantic City, NJ Bader Field
6/19 Portsmouth, VA nTelos Pavilion at Harbor Center
6/20 Portsmouth, VA nTelos Pavilion at Harbor Center
6/22 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
6/23 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
6/24 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
6/28 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
6/29 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
6/30 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Center
7/1 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Center
7/4 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
7/6 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/7 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/8 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Additional dates will be announced soon.
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