Phish, Vermont's most famous export aside from Ben & Jerry's ice cream, have announced their fall tour itinerary.
The rock band, which has already announced a spring and summer tour, which begins May 21 in New York and lasts into July, will return to the road Sept. 8 in Albany, N.Y. The 21-date fall outing wraps up Oct. 7 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif.
Known for their extended live improvisations, Phish often are compared to the Grateful Dead, but also have been influenced by Carlos Santana, Frank Zappa, jazz and bluegrass. "Bouncing Around the Room" (RealAudio excerpt), a live staple, exemplifies their diverse and dynamic sound.
The tour is in support of Phish's new album, Farmhouse, due May 16. The album continues their exploration of rustic yet modern American musical themes with their unique sense of musicianship and humor.
Phish tour dates:
May 2122; New York, N.Y.; Radio City Music Hall
June 22; Antioch, Tenn.; AmSouth Amphitheatre
June 2324; Atlanta, Ga.; Lakewood Amphitheatre
June 25; Raleigh, N.C.; Alltel Pavilion
June 2829; Holmdel, N.J.; PNC Arts Center
June 30July 1; Hartford, Conn.; Meadow Music Theater
July 34; Camden, N.J.; E Centre
July 6; Toronto, Ontario; Molson Amphitheatre
July 7; Burgettstown, Pa.; Star Lake Amphitheatre
July 8; East Troy, Wis.; Alpine Valley
July 1012; Indianapolis, Ind.; Deer Creek Music Center
July 1415; Columbus, Ohio; Polaris Amphitheater
Sept 89; Albany, N.Y.; Pepsi Arena
Sept 1112; Mansfield, Mass.; Tweeter Center
Sept 14; Darien Center, N.Y.; Darien Lake P.A.C
Sept 15; Hershey, Pa.; Hershey Park Stadium
Sept 17; Columbia, Md.; Merriweather Post Pavilion
Sept 18; Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Blossom Music Center
Sept 20; Cincinnati, Ohio; Riverbend Music Center
Sept 2223; Chicago, Ill.; Allstate Arena
Sept 24; Minneapolis, Minn.; Target Center
Sept 25; Bonner Springs, Kan.; Sandstone Amphitheatre
Sept 27; Englewood, Colo.; Fiddler's Green
Sept 2930; Las Vegas, Nev.; Thomas & Mack Center
Oct 1; Phoenix, Ariz.; Desert Sky Pavilion
Oct 4; Chula Vista, Calif.; Coors Amphitheatre
Oct 5; Irvine, Calif.; Irvine Meadows
Oct 67; Mountain View, Calif.; Shoreline Amphitheatre