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Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Phish.

 

Phish, who have been playing together for over 30 years now, met at the University of Vermont and are at the forefront of the jam band scene. They are renowned for their live performances and devout fans. Phish are Trey Anastasio (guitar), Mike Gordon (bass), Page McConnell (keys) and Jon Fishman (Drums).

 

  • Song: "Birds of a Feather"

  • Album: The Story of the Ghost
  • Year: 1998
  • Comment: One of the more upbeat tracks on their largely downtempo, eerie 1998 release.

 

 

  • Song: "Chalkdust Torture"

  • Album: A Picture of Nectar
  • Year: 1992
  • Comment: This track is known for its rock and roll opening. This version at SPAC last year features Anastasio on drums during the jam section.

 

 

  • Song: "Bouncing Around The Room"

  • Album: Lawn Boy
  • Year: 1990
  • Comment: A fan favorite from their second official studio release.

 

 

  • Song: "Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan"

  • Album: Joy
  • Year: 2009
  • Comment: This song is featured on their first release after their hiatus. The album is dedicated to Anastasio's sister.

 

 

  • Song: "Down With Disease"

  • Album: Hoist
  • Year: 1994
  • Comment: Another fan favorite, this is the only Phish song with an official music video, directed by their very own bassist, Mike Gordon.

 

 

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We all love Phish!  Unfortunately  Trey Anastasio and the guys will be taking a brief break from recording their upcoming album, Wingsuit.   Now normally recording delays are frowned upon, especially with the die hard fan base like Phish's.  However, that's not the case for Phish fans this time, there's a silver lining.

Trey Anastasio is hitting the road this winter with his solo outfit, the Trey Anastasio Band.  The tour opens up with back to back dates on January 28th and 28th in Denver at the Ogden Theatre.  Check out the rest of the Trey Anastasio Band's tour dates below!

1/28 — Denver, Col. Ogden Theater
1/29 — Denver, Col. Ogden Theater
1/31 — Kansas City, Mo. Uptown Theater
2/1 — St. Louis, Mo. The Pageant
2/4 — Minneapolis, Minn. First Ave.
2/5 — Milwaukee, Wisc. Pabst Theater
2/7 — New Orleans, La. House of Blues
2/8 — New Orleans, La. House of Blues
2/9 — Birmingham, Al. Iron City
2/12 — Orlando, Fl. House of Blues
2/13 — Charlotte, N.C. The Fillmore
2/14 — Atlanta, Ga. The Tabernacle
2/15 — Indianapolis, Ind. Egyptian Ballroom

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Phish are currently touring out on the west coast, but the jam band veterans have announced a tour expansion.  After Phish finishes up its current run in early September the band with be getting back on the road for the east coast beginning October 18.  In traditional Phish fashion, select dates like Hampton, Virginia will get to see Trey Anastasio and company play three nights in a row.

Phish is also celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.  Phish has already announced plans to jump back into the studio to record a new album.  When asked about a time table for the new album, Trey Anastasio stated, “As soon as this tour is over we’re going to go right in the barn, but right now we’re just going to enjoy playing.”  It's clear that even after 30 years in the industry Phish isn't going anywhere anytime soon.  The band hasn't released any dates where they plan to be in the studio.  You can check out the added dates to Phish's summer tour below.

Phish 2013 Tour Dates:
10/18 – Hampton, VA @ Hampton Coliseum
10/19 – Hampton, VA @ Hampton Coliseum
10/20 – Hampton, VA @ Hampton Coliseum
10/22 – Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena
10/25 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
10/26 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
10/27 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
10/29 – Reading, PA @ Sovereign Center
10/31 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
11/01 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
11/02 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall

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