I hate musical improv. I hate "extended jams." I hate people who dance like they're in some kind of drugged-out trance, waving their arms like sea kelp. I hate The Grateful Dead.
Which is all to say, I really, really don't like Phish.
But apparently a lot of people do, what with their "largest followings in music history" and all. So put down your patchouli and celebrate, Phish Phans, because their summer tour has been announced. It kicks off on the East Coast, so if you're looking to follow the band around this summer, you'll want to start in Bethel, New York.
Here's the list of tour dates:
May 27 - 29: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, N.Y.
May 31 - June 1: PNC Bank Arts Center, Homdel, N.J.
June 3: DTE Energy Center, Detroit, Mich.
June 4: Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, Ohio
June 5: Riverbend, Cincinnati, Ohio
June 7: Comcast Center, Mansfield, Mass.
June 8: Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, N.Y.
June 10: Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, N.J.
June 11 - 12: Mariweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md.
June 14 - 15: Verizon Wireless at Encore Park, Alpharetta, Ga.
June 17: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, N.C.
June 18: Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion, Raleigh, N.C.
June 19: Ntelos Pavilion at Harbor Center, Portsmouth, Va.
Despite breaking up in 2004, Phish reunited five years later and have been on tour and making die-hard fans happy ever since.
On March 12, tickets will go on sale at 12 p.m. at $60 for pavilion tickets and $45 for lawn. Phish’s website will hold a ticket request system through March 4.
Will you be getting your phreak on with Phish this summer?
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