Phish Announces Fall Tour 2016
While Phish decided against touring last fall, the band will indeed hit the road this October for a string of 13 shows. The quartet will focus on venues they’ve performed at before over the course of two weeks at the end of October, though they will make their debut in one city. With a new album in the can, we’ll soon find out if Fall Tour will accompany the release of the Bob Ezrin-produced LP.
Up first for the foursome are two shows at North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, South Carolina on October 14 and 15. The band first played the 13,295-capacity venue on November 18, 1995 and returned the following fall. It took nearly 14 years for Phish to come back to the North Charleston Coliseum for a pair of shows on October 15 and 16, 2010. From there, the quartet will make their Jacksonville debut at the 15,000-capacity Jacksonville Memorial Arena on October 16. The tour continues with a pair of shows in Nashville on October 18 and 19. Phish will make their return to Ascend Amphitheater, an outdoor venue (capacity = 6,800) they helped open last summer with a performance on August 4, 2015.
After Nashville, the Vermonters head back to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park in Alpharetta, Georgia on October 21 and 22. The Atlanta area outdoor shed with a capacity of 12,000 has hosted a total of seven past Phish shows. Phish made their debut at the venue on July 3 and 4, 2010 and returned for two shows a piece in 2011 and 2013 as well as a concert on August 3, 2014. On October 25 and 26 the foursome visits the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie in Grand Prairie, Texas – an indoor venue holding 6,350 where Phish played on July 29, 2015. The tour comes to a close with a 4-night stand at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas October 28 – 31. MGM Grand Garden Arena has a capacity of 17,157 and will be remembered by fans as the Sin City venue Phish last played as it also hosted a three-night Halloween run in 2014 that included the famed Chilling, Thrilling Sounds Of The Haunted House performance.
A lottery for tickets to all shows is underway via tickets.phish.com. All entries must be received by August 14 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The general on-sales beginning August 18. Next up for Phish is a pair of performances at this year’s Lockn’ Festival in Arrington, Virginia.