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Phish Add 12 Shows to Reunion Tour, Plot Return to the Studio

After their triumphant return to the stage with a three-night stand at Virginia’s Hampton Coliseum and single-handedly crashing Live Nation’s new ticketing Website with their sold-out summer tour, the reunited Phish have scheduled 12 more concerts, starting with a four-night run at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre July 30th to August 2nd. The band’s trip back to Red Rocks will be their first in more than 13 years. Ticket requests are now open through the Phish Website, while the general public onsale begins March 26th.

In the new issue of Rolling Stone — which hits newsstands this week — David Fricke goes behind the scenes at Hampton to get the story of the band’s break-up (which began in August 2004 after a farewell fest in Coventry, Vermont), reunion and preparation for their big comeback gigs. Fricke reports that the band will rejoin producer Steve Lillywhite in the studio in April to begin work on their new album, their first since 2004’s Undermind. “I’m not convinced we’ve made a great record yet,” Trey Anastasio tells Fricke. The quartet already have 20 demos ready to go and one of the fresh songs, “Backwards Down the Number Line,” saw its live debut during the first night of the Hampton stand.

For Phish’s full concert schedule, keep reading, plus check out all our coverage from the Hampton gigs:

Phish at Hampton: Photos From the Jam Legends’ Reunion Gigs
Phish Reunion Parking Lot: Up Close and Personal With the Jam Bands’ Big Fans
Phish Break Out Rarities, Free-Form Improv at Second Hampton Gig
Phish Rip Through Fan Favorites at First Hampton Reunion Show

June 4 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach
June 5 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach
June 6 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
June 7 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
June 9 – Asheville, NC @ Asheville Civic Center
June 12 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
June 14 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
June 16 – St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre
June 18 – Burgettstown, PA @ Post Gazette Pavilion
June 19 – Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
June 20 – East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley
June 21 – East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley
July 30 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 31 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 1 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 2 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 5 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 7 – George, WA @ The Gorge
August 8 – George, WA @ The Gorge
August 11 – Chicago, IL @ Toyota Park
August 13 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 14 – Hartford, CT @ Meadows Music Theater
August 15 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 16 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center


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