Phish Will Follow Summer Tour With Additional Fall Dates

Melissa Rodriguez | May 16, 2018
phish extends 2018 concert tour

American rock band Phish has exciting news for their dedicated fan base! The quartet, known for its unique blend of musical elements, improvisation, and extended jams, has announced a fall tour that will succeed their previously announced summer 2018 dates. You can read about their upcoming summer venture and purchase tickets here:

Phish Is Back To Jamming In 2018

The 14-date fall leg will begin with a pair of concerts at Albany’s Times Union Center on October 16-17. From there, Phish will perform three shows in Hampton on October 19-21, two shows in Nashville on October 23-24, and three shows in Chicago on October 26-28. They’ll close the trek with four days in Las Vegas starting on Halloween to November 3. The band traditionally dresses in a costume for their Halloween shows, performing a cover of an entire album.

Phish’s consecutive performances at venues like MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and Times Union Center in Albany follows the 11th run of their festival, now called Curveball, in August. The event features immersive activities that go beyond a typical rock show, with art installations, camping and other attractions.


Who Is Phish?


Phish was founded at the University of Vermont in 1983. The current lineup consists of guitarist and lead vocalist Trey Anastasio, bassist and vocalist Mike Gordon, drummer and vocalist Jon Fishman, and keyboardist and vocalist Page McConnell. Anastasio and Holdsworh used to jam in Fishman's dorm room, and Gordon answered an ad they put up on a bulletin board.

Anastasio has said that the band is named after Fishman, who refutes this claim. Fishman said in an interview with Relix: "When it was time to decide a name for the band, I suggested the sound of an airplane taking off - 'phssssh.' But then we thought that we needed a vowel. Imagine people saying, 'We are going to see Phssssh tonight…' We had already designed the logo and the 'I' fit perfectly in the middle. So Phish was not named after me."

The group released their first album, Phish, in 1986 and performed together for 15 years before going on hiatus in 2000, at the height of their career. With little radio play or mainstream exposure, they still managed to earn wide success and felt that they were getting too big and were losing focus on music.

Phish regrouped in 2002, but decided to limit their touring, making it more difficult for fans to snag a ticket to one of their live shows. In 2004, they announced that their Coventry Festival would be their last show. The horrible weather that day resulted in road blocks and fears of a sinking stage, and dedicated fans ended up walking miles to see them perform. Phish once again reunited in 2009 and have since been performing regularly.

Phish is unique in that no two shows are the same and have developed a strong cult-like following that has kept their success underground. They owe their loyal fanbase largely to their unique live shows that are interactive and feature bizarre stage antics. Some of the props they’ve used include trampolines, vacuum cleaners, and a slip-and-slide. Their eclectic sound features elements of funk, progressive and psychedelic rock, folk, country, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and pop.

The quartet has 13 studio albums to date, their latest work Big Boat having come out in 2016. They earned the Jammys Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 and appeared on an episode of The Simpsons.


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Where is Phish playing near me?



Fri
Aug 31, 2018
TBD
Phish - 3 Day Pass
Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Commerce City, CO
Fri
Aug 31, 2018
7:30 PM
Phish
Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Commerce City, CO
Sat
Sep 1, 2018
7:30 PM
Phish
Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Commerce City, CO
Sun
Sep 2, 2018
7:30 PM
Phish
Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Commerce City, CO
Tue
Oct 16, 2018
7:00 PM
Phish
Times Union Center
Albany, NY
Wed
Oct 17, 2018
7:00 PM
Phish
Times Union Center
Albany, NY
Fri
Oct 19, 2018
TBD
Phish - 3 Day Pass
Hampton Coliseum
Hampton, VA
Fri
Oct 19, 2018
7:30 PM
Phish
Hampton Coliseum
Hampton, VA
Sat
Oct 20, 2018
7:30 PM
Phish
Hampton Coliseum
Hampton, VA
Sun
Oct 21, 2018
7:30 PM
Phish
Hampton Coliseum
Hampton, VA
Tue
Oct 23, 2018
7:00 PM
Phish
Ascend Amphitheater
Nashville, TN
Wed
Oct 24, 2018
7:00 PM
Phish
Ascend Amphitheater
Nashville, TN
Fri
Oct 26, 2018
TBD
Phish - 3 Day Pass
Allstate Arena
Rosemont, IL
Fri
Oct 26, 2018
7:30 PM
Phish
Allstate Arena
Rosemont, IL
Sat
Oct 27, 2018
7:30 PM
Phish
Allstate Arena
Rosemont, IL
Sun
Oct 28, 2018
7:30 PM
Phish
Allstate Arena
Rosemont, IL
Wed
Oct 31, 2018
TBD
Phish - 4 Day Pass
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, NV
Wed
Oct 31, 2018
7:30 PM
Phish
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, NV
Thu
Nov 1, 2018
7:30 PM
Phish
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, NV
Fri
Nov 2, 2018
7:30 PM
Phish
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, NV
Sat
Nov 3, 2018
7:30 PM
Phish
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, NV
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