Scooping phish.com and phish.net, Billboard has announced a string of confirmed reunion tour dates for the second generation jam-scene stalwarts and the trustafarians who love them. The trek commences a couple of months after the previously reported Hampton run in March, with a pair of shows at the Jones Beach Amphitheater in New York and rolling through the month of June. More shows will surely pop up, but for now there’s a conspicuous hole in the itinerary where a stop in Manchester, TN would fit (6/12-13), giving some more credence to those Phish-and-Bruce headlining Bonnarumors. Here’s how it’s looking:
03/06 – Hampton, VA @ Hampton Coliseum
03/07 – Hampton, VA @ Hampton Coliseum
03/08 – Hampton, VA @ Hampton Coliseum
06/04 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach
06/05 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach
06/06 – Mansfield, MA @ Great Woods
06/07 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
06/09 – Asheville, NC @ Asheville Civic Center
06/16 – St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre
06/18 – Burgettstown, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
06/19 – Noblesville, IN @ Deer Creek Music Center
06/20 – East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley
06/21 – East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley
The time is now to invest in the kind-veggie-burrito business of your dreams. More news for phans: The band’s releasing a seven-DVD look back at Clifford Ball, 1996’s three-day destination show in Plattsburgh which featured nine hours of music over six sets and a helluva traffic jam on the way out. Bonus goodies include the mobile flatbed truck jam the band played while cruising through the camping grounds late night, a half-hour behind the scenes feature, and two original wristbands for preorderers. Buy at Dry Goods. Also worth noting: Trey might have that vintage guitar tone back thanks to a fan-donation of his old Ross compressor. On hearing the news Paul Languedoc shed a tear of joy.
UPDATE: Actually phish.com made the dates known via some “Punch You In The Eye” skywriting.