Monday, April 11, 2011

Summer Tour Leg 2 Annouced; West Coast Swing Plus Outside Lands


Shakedown at The Gorge in 2009
(Photo by me)

This just in from Phish HQ.... the boys announced a round of dates for a tour in August. No word on whether more dates will be released (where's Deer Creek, Alpine Valley, and Denver?). The band did say that they will NOT be touring in the fall.
Leg 2 - Summer Tour Dates:
8/5 - The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
8/6 - The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
8/8 - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
8/9 - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s, Stateline, NV
8/10 - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s, Stateline, NV
8/12 - OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL, San Francisco, CA
8/15 - UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
8/16 - UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
8/17 - UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
I live in L.A. on the West Coast and my biggest gripe is the 1,200 mile or so gap between the Gorge and Hollywood. Are you kidding me? One travel day to make up 1,200 miles? Two days would have been nice. It's going to be a hustle to drive from The Gorge to LA and then back up to Tahoe the next day. From a logistical standpoint, it makes sense to skip Hollywood and just go from The Gorge to Lake Tahoe.

And the question still remains, will there be more dates? Or is this it?

6 comments:

BTreotch said...

hmm... I'll be in San Diego from July 30-Aug 3. Doesn't really fit in.. And no way I can drive much of it.. 10 hour drive from SLC to Stateline, NV.. That's doable, but still a beating..

Phishentine said...

Yes very strange indeed.

Wonder what the 3 REAL reasons are for doing said tour?

Love it all, but tough West Coast travel itineraries indeed.

Assuming Red Light called the shots here, most likely to the band's dismay.

Or, maybe this is the new touring style of The Phish.

When it's all said and done, UIC sure does scream !!!!!.

DJ Disco Bret said...

There will be more dates. Phish would've announced "Final Summer Tour Dates" instead of "Additional" if this was it... Plus, no way they're going to skip Colorado and close out the year on a Mon-Wed run...

David said...

dear dr. pauly:

I drove (with a friend) from telluride to deer creek last year. 1400 miles, and we got there at 6 or 7 AM day of show. drive fast and get over it.

love,

met you at jones beach last year

andy said...

Why wasn't this posted at 4:20 PM?

Ruben Bailey said...

Could be a Sat night SF show before leaving town....