East Coast college-bound Phish fans who are serious about getting their phix
might want to see if it's not too late to get a fall semester deferment.
Phish leader Trey Anastasio has announced plans to get his solo rocks off
one more time before the band's eagerly awaited return to touring (see [article id="1457024"]"Phish End Hiatus, Schedule Winter
Anastasio will take his nine-piece solo band on a nine-date East Coast swing
of theaters and small arenas that'll kick off with an October 22 benefit for
an arts organization in his hometown of Burlington, Vermont. According to a
spokesperson, given the bandmembers' busy schedules and Anastasio's Phish
commitments, the dates will likely mark the last time this lineup tours
While keyboardist Page McConnell's Vida Blue side project are taking a
break, drummer Jon Fishman will tune up for the upcoming Phish shows by
taking his side band, Pork Tornado, on the road beginning October 9 in
Northampton, Massachusetts. The spokesperson said bassist Mike Gordon will
announce a string of tour dates with guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke next week.
Phish will end their nearly two-year hiatus with a New Year's Eve show at
New York's Madison Square Garden, followed by three shows January 2-4 at
Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia. More dates in 2003 are expected, and
the spokesperson said the group plans to show off a "considerable" amount of
new material at the shows.
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