Phish phans and message boards are all a buzz today with almost certain rumors of the much anticipated Fall Tour dates being announced sometime this week. After a killer 3-night run at SPAC in Saratoga, NY earlier this month fans are eager for more of what seems to be one of their best years yet!
Now midway through their 30th anniversary year Phish is expected to make an announcement on Fall Tour dates any day now. Rumor has it the band will be returning to some of their favorite venues from the past that they haven’t played in a long time.
We expect to hear they will open the tour with a three-night run at Hampton Coliseum – the “Mothership.” Phish will then head to Upstate New York to play the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY – where they haven’t played since 1999 and where scenes for Phish’s Bitersweet Motel were captured in a movie type time capsule on the streets of Downtown Rochester. The band will continue their voyage though Upstate with their next appearance at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, NY – another venue that has not seen a Phish show since Halloween of 1994 and where the historical second-set “musical costume” was The Beatles’ The Beatles (also known as The White Album).
From there the band is rumored to be heading to Worcester, MA and Hartford, CT – also included should be a first time appearance in Reading, PA and then Atlantic City to play three nights, which will likely include a Halloween show complete with a second-set “musical-costume.”
Although these dates and venues are not confirmed yet, is confident these will be the dates that are officially announced sometime this week. Please stay tuned for our official announcement on this, in the mean time take a look at our coverage of their recent three-night run at SPAC from Editor, Pete Mason – Staff Writers Sue Rice and Lori Christina as well as photos by Staff Photographer Andy Hill.
SPAC Night 1 – Phinally! Phish Weekend at SPAC Begins on a High Note
SPAC Night 2 – Night 2 of Phish at SPAC – The Jams Keep Comin’
SPAC Night 3 – Phish Saves the Best for the Last Night at SPAC