Jam band Phish set to play dates in California and Nevada

It's Phish Bowl time! Vermont band coming to Santa Barbara and other venues in the West this fall

Love 'em or hate 'em (and I'm really not getting into that), jam band Phish will be coming to the West, including the Santa Barbara Bowl on Oct. 21 and 22.

It's a homecoming of sorts for the band, which opened at that venue for Carlos Santana in 1992.

The band's fall tour will stop at seven cities in the West from Oct. 17 to Nov. 2: Eugene, Ore.; Seattle; the Forum in Inglewood; Chula Vista, Calif.; three nights in San Francisco; and three nights in Las Vegas.

Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Pacific time on Aug. 7, but Phish Phans may request tickets from now until Aug. 3. There's no guarantee you'll get them, but you can fill your shopping cart at the Phish website and hope for the best.

Santa Barbara tickets go for $60 plus a $5.70 service fee. If your request is granted, expect to pay an additional $11.50 per order for shipping.

The Vermont band -- Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman -- recently released "Fuego," its first album in five years, and took off on a summer tour as well. Here's what Rolling Stone magazine had to say in June:

"While appearing increasingly old-fashioned next to the molly-gobblers of the swelling EDM nu-hippie kingdom, there remains nothing on the American musical landscape quite like Phish and their fans."

Info: Santa Barbara Bowl, (805) 962-7411; Phish website


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