The Number Line: A Look At Phish Summer Tour 2016 By The Numbers

By Scott Bernstein Jul 26, 2016 2:05 pm PDT

On Saturday night Phish finished off a 20-show run at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California that made up the vast majority of Summer Tour 2016. The only Phish concerts left this summer are two performances at the Lockn’ Festival in Arrington, Virginia late next month and the band’s traditional three-night stand at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park near Denver over Labor Day Weekend. What a perfect opportunity to look at the first 20 shows of Phish Sumer Tour 2016 by the numbers.

  • 5856: Days between “2001” second set openers (July 11, 2000 > July 23, 2016)
  • 2001: Average Song Vintage on June 24 at Wrigley = Highest Average Song Vintage Of Tour
  • 1995: Average Song Vintage on June 25 at Wrigley & July 20 in San Francisco = Lowest Average Song Vintage Of Tour
  • 796: Shows between versions of “Dear Prudence” = Biggest Bust Out Of Tour
  • 542: Shows between “California Love” (Tupac) jams (7/15/98 > 7/23/16)
  • 457: Total songs played so far this summer
  • 210: Different songs played so far in 2016
  • 205: Different songs played so far this summer
  • 109 Minutes: Length of second set and encore on July 22 at The Forum = Longest Second Set & Encore Of Tour
  • 98: Gap between performances of “The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony” leading to June 28 – Longest In Song’s History
  • 90 Minutes: Length of first set on July 15 at The Gorge = Longest First Set Of Tour
  • 84.44: Average Song Gap at tour opener in St. Paul = Biggest Average Song Gap Of Tour
  • 78: LED Panels Used Above The Band This Tour
  • 57 Minutes: Longest Setbreak Of Tour (July 22)
  • 26: Most Songs Played At One Show (July 10, July 15, July 16 & July 22)
  • 22.6: Average number of songs played each night this tour
  • 22:37: “Chalk Dust Torture” on July 1 at SPAC = Longest LivePhish Track Of Tour
  • 21: Total number of songs busted out after more than 100 shows this tour
  • 19: Fewest Songs Played At One Show (July 8 and July 9)
  • 9: Songs debuted
  • 6: Songs busted out after more than 100 shows on July 20 in San Francisco
  • 6: Most covers at one show on July 10 in Syracue
  • 5.06: Average Song Gap on June 24 at Wrigley Field = Smallest Average Song Gap Of Tour
  • 4: Guitars used (G2 #6, KOA1, KOA2, OceDoc)
  • 2: Number of shows where Phish played songs from 11 of their 12 studio albums
  • 1: Shows without any covers
  • :48: “The Horse” on July 2 at SPAC = Shortest LivePhish Track Of Tour
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