Phish to Play Vermont Fest

Coventry shows set for August in Vermont

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Phish have secured the Newport State Airport in Coventry, Vermont, to host a two-day festival named after the town to close out their summer tour. The shows, the first time the jam band has hosted such a festival in their home state, are set for August 14th and 15th.

The sleepy little town in northeastern Vermont (the 2000 census puts its population at just over 1,000) will be swamped with enough Phishheads to populate Coventry several times over, as fans invade for six sets of Phish music, three each day. Tickets for Coventry go on sale May 20th at 9 a.m. through the Phish Tickets Web site (phishtickets.rlc.net) or through Ticketmaster the following day.

Coventry caps an eleven-date summer trek that begins with two shows, June 17th and 18th, in Brooklyn, New York. Though Phish's touring is never really designed to plug a new album, the quartet does have a new release upcoming. Undermind is slated for release on June 15th. The set, the band's first since 2002's Round Room, was recorded at guitarist Trey Anastasio's Barn studio in Vermont and was mixed in England by Tchad Blake (Tom Waits, Los Lobos). Several of the new songs -- including the first single, "The Connection," as well as "A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing," "Nothing" and "Access Me" -- have never been played live. The album's first pressing will also include a twenty-six-minute bonus DVD Specimens of Beauty directed by rock photographer Danny Clinch.

Undermind track list:

Scents and Subtle Sounds (Intro)
Undermind
The Connection
A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing
Army of One
Crowd Control
Maggie's Revenge
Nothing
Two Versions of Me
Access Me
Scents and Subtle Sounds
Tomorrow's Song
Secret Smile
Grind

Phish tour dates:

6/17-18: Brooklyn, KeySpan Park
6/19-20: Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga PAC
6/23-24: Noblesville, IN, Verizon Wireless Music Center
6/25-26: East Troy, WI, Alpine Valley Amphitheater
8/10-11: Mansfield, MA, Tweeter Center
8/12: Camden, NJ, Tweeter Center
8/14-15: Coventry, VT, Newport State Airport