On the heels of a three-night stand in early March in Hampton, Va., Phish has confirmed a host of additional tour dates this summer, its first since splitting in 2004. The tour begins June 4-5 at Jones Beach in Wantagh, N.Y..
Additional shows include Great Woods Amphitheatre outside Boston (June 6), Camden, N.J. (June 7), Asheville, N.C. (June 9), St. Louis (June 16), Burgettstown, Pa. (June 18), Noblesville, Ind. (June 19), and East Troy, Wis. (June 20-21).
The group is strongly rumored to be performing for the first time at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn., which will be held June 11-14. The lineup for the event will be announced Feb. 3.
Meanwhile, Phish is looking back to its landmark 1996 concert the Clifford Ball, held on a decommissioned Air Force base in Plattsburgh, N.Y. The entire event, encompassing six sets and nine hours of music, will be released as a seven-DVD set on March 3 through Phish’s Dry Goods merchandise arm.
The package includes soundcheck footage, Phish’s late-night jam on the back of a flatbed truck and a 30-minute behind-the-scenes documentary. Fans who pre-order from Dry Goods will receive two original entry wristbands from Clifford Ball and a balsa wood glider. Other original memorabilia will be randomly inserted into 1,500 orders.
In addition, each pre-order will be entered to win a pair of tickets to all three Hampton shows.
Also be sure to check out a brand new video Phish made for Summer 2009 tour – http://phish.com/summer2009
source – Billboard