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Coming Soon: Phish Summer Tour 2012 Dates

While Phish fans everywhere grow more and more inpatient waiting for summer dates, some fans are doing something about it. A website hack discovered by a group of fans on PT  has uncovered the following dates that seem very likely to be announced in the coming day/days/week. Stay tuned for an official announcement coming soon, we hope!


6/7 DCU Center, Worcester, MA
6/8 DCU Center, Worcester, MA
6/10 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Manchester, TN
6/15 Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ
6/16 Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ
6/17 Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ
6/19 nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Portsmouth, VA
6/20 nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Portsmouth, VA
6/22 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
6/23 First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA
6/24 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
[Some dates missing?]
6/28 Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
6/29 Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
6/30 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
7/1 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
7/3 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
7/4 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
7/6 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
7/7 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
7/8 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Disclaimer: There are those that believe this is a prank, and obviously nothing is confirmed until it’s on the dot com. 

Phish Summer Tour 2012 Rumors

Check out The Rumor Mill (link in top left of page) for the latest and greatest rumors on Phish’s TBA summer tour and all the other rumors fit to print from the jam world! We’ll keep the mill updated as new rumors emerge and old ones are debunked, so stay tuned and check back often!

Poster by Joshua Morton

Poster by Joshua Morton

The latest (and most legitimate) Phish summer tour 2012 rumors:

-Phish returns to Bethel for memorial day weekend (latest word is that this is just about finalized)

-Phish ‘fest’ in AC at Bader Field, June 15th-17 (LOTS of talk about this, hotels are selling out. This seems likely). Watch a speech from the mayor of AC about the upcoming ‘jamband’ concerts in June (start video at 16:30)

-Phish in Vegas April’s Fools day weekend (see tweets from@jpcoolican)

-Phish will return to Bonnaroo (seems VERY likely). Most recent Bonnaroo clue likely about Phish: “And now for ‘RooClue #3: The original simpleton; misspell the mini-liar” (via Bonnaroo Twitter)

More Stirrings of Phish Fest in Limestone 8/27-8/29

A new comment was received today here on Welcome To Now Blog regarding the rumor that Phish is looking to do an end-of-summer festival after Jones Beach. Here is the comment verbatim:

IT Festival 'Tower Jam' - Loring AFB

“Fistyphisy Said on June 22, 2010 at 12:20 pm:

This is totally confirmed… I was backstage at the Saratoga NY show the other night. I am 100% sure that the road after Jones Beach leads to Limestone ME. Phish has rented out Loring Air Force base for the weekend of Aug. 27th, 28th and 29th. This was confirmed by a member of the band and two stage hands (at different times of the night). This is what was stated, “We looked at a place in New Hampshire, the international speedway, it would have been perfect, but they have an event planned already and we were too late. We had to go with the ol’ stand by and book Limestone”. – Undisclosed Band Member.

This is so low key that only a few people back stage knew about where the festival was. However, I talked to others that knew about the festival, but didn’t know where yet. For example, I talked to the bands set/show photographer and he was told that he was booked for a festival in late Aug., but was not told where. He was told to keep the dates open for a Phish weekend festival. I also talked to a guy on the sound board that knew about a festival in late Aug. but stated, “I can’t tell you anymore than that, stay tuned”.

Aerial View - Lemonwheel Festival at Loring AFB

As this past weekend progressed from Hartford->Spac, there was a newly revived comotion about a late summer festival and word getting out from close to the band. Nothing’s confirmed yet folks, but let’s all hope for a return to Limestone this summer! Stay tuned to the NOW as things continue to unfold for Phish Summer 2010!

Phish Festival in Limestone 8/27-8/29?

While completely unconfirmed and unsubstantiated, the following rumor popped up today right here on Welcome To Now. I received this comment from a reader in response to previous rumors posted here about Phish’s 2010 Summer Tour plans:

“Just confirmed permits have been submitted for Loring Airforce Base Limestone ME. Late Aug. 27/28/29. The town is already asking for volunteers from the towns folk for a large 3 day concert. Hummmmm.. I wonder who that could be!”

Any other heads out there here similar rumblings out of Limestone?

IT Festival - Loring Air Force Base, Limestone ME - 2003

While this is certainly late in the season for a summer festival announcement, recent news that Phish will NOT return to Indio in 2010 does make this scenario more likely.


Dates are LIVE at!

Phish at MPP Summer 09'

06/11 – Toyota Park, Chicago, IL
06/12 – Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
06/13 – Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PA
06/15 – nTelos Pavilion, Portsmouth, VA
06/17 – Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT
06/18 – Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT
06/19 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
06/20 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
06/22 – Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
06/24 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
06/25 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
06/26 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
06/27 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
06/29 – CMAC Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, NY
07/01 – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC
07/02 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
07/03 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA
07/04 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA

Phish at Jones Beach Summer 09'


08/05 – The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA
08/06 – The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA
08/07 – The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA
08/09 – Telluride Town Park, Telluride, CO
08/10 – Telluride Town Park, Telluride, CO
08/12 – Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN
08/13 – Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN
08/14 – Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
08/15 – Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
08/17 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, NY
08/18 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, NY

Phish in Telluride Approved

The final of a series of legal and legislative hurdles was overcome today as local officials gave the final stamp of approval to AEG’s request to hold a pair of Phish shows in the Town Park in Telluride, CO on August 9th and 10th. As part of the negotiations, the town was able to guarantee 1,500 of 9,000 tickets for locals. While this has many phish fans up in arms, there will be no shortage of demand for tickets and scalpers, especially local Coloradoan, are sure to make out big on the event. Rumor has it that tickets will only be available in the form of 2 day passes to limit the overall number of Phish-heads coming to town.

Telluride Town Park

Telluride Town Park

This news makes the Leg 2 Summer Tour dates that were posted here and elsewhere seem less likely. There has also been talk of Phish headlining The Mile High Music Festival, taking place August 14th and 15th in Denver shortly after the proposed Telluride dates. This would likely mean no Red Rocks shows in 2010 and a West Coast tour in early August surrounding these dates. That said, the Leg 1 Dates rumored here remain likely and an announcement seems imminent in the coming weeks.

Telluride 88'

Phish Summer Tour 2010 Rumors

With many big acts announcing summer dates, and festival lineup announcement galore, everybody’s wondering what’s going on in the Phish camp for summer this year? All talk seems to be pointing to an East Coast/Midwest leg in early June and West Coast/CO leg in late July and August, very similar to last summer’s arrangment. The following sets of dates have been circulating for the two legs (see below).

Phish at Alipine Valley, Summer 2009

06/01/10 – Wrigley Field, Chicago IL
06/03/10  – Deer Creek, Noblesville IN
06/04/10 – Deer Creek, Noblesville IN
06/05/10 – Alpine Valley, East Troy WI
06/06/10 – Alpine Valley, East Troy WI
06/08/10 – Fox Theatre, St. Louis MO
06/09/10 – US Bank Arena, Cincinnati OH
06/10/10 – Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls OH
06/11/10 – Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls OH
06/13/10 – SPAC, Saratoga NY
06/15/10 – Tweeter Center, Mansfield MA
06/17/10 – Comcast Theatre, Hartford CT
06/18/10 – Jones Beach Ampitheatre, New York NY
06/19/10 – Jones Beach Ampitheatre, New York NY
06/20/10 – Jones Beach Ampitheatre, New York NY

Phish at Fenway, Summer 2009

07/22/10 Virginia Beach Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach VA
07/23/10 The Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek, Raleigh NC
07/24/10 Aaron’s Amphitheatre, Atlanta GA
07/26/10 Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas TX
07/27/10 South Park Meadows, Austin TX
07/30/10 Cricket Pavillion, Phoenix AZ
08/01/10 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View CA
08/03/10 The Gorge Amphitheatre, George WA
08/04/10 The Gorge Amphitheatre, George WA
08/07/10 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights MO
08/09/10 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park IL
08/10/10 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy WI
08/11/10 Deer Creek, Noblesville IN
08/12/10 Deer Creek, Noblesville IN
08/14/10 Star Lake Amphitheatre, Burgettstown PA
08/15/10 Darien Lake , Darien Center NY

Phish at The Gorge, Summer 1997

Unlike last year, when very solid rumors and inside sources everywhere were confirming summer plans MONTHS in advance, these dates seem to be based mostly on venue holds, hearsay, and PT blotter, but they are the most realistic seeming dates circulating thus far. In terms of when an announcement will take place, the smart money is on the weeks following Mike Gordon’s upcoming solo tour (March 5th-March 14th ). Whatever ends up happening, spring is in the air and we’re not much more than 90 days away (if that!) from Summer Phish – so… set the gear shift for the high gear of your soul, and get ready to rage!

Camp Bisco Lineup Leak?

The Disco Biscuits annual Camp Bisco summer festival is in its 9th year this year, and will take place July 15th-17th at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY. While the band will reveal the self proclaimed “biggest Camp Bisco lineup to date” tomorrow, a leaked list of artists surfaced today including:

Camp Bisco 2010 *Rumored* Artists
Three Days of the Disco Biscuits
LCD Soundsystem
Thievery Corporation
Girl Talk
Pretty Lights
Major Lazer
The New Deal
Sunrise Silent Disco
Brothers Past
Gift of Gab
Future Rock
Felix Cartal
Two Fresh
The Black Seeds
Orchard Lounge
Rubblebucket Orchestra

Stay tuned to Camp Bisco’s official site or Twitter feed for updates as the lineup is announced tomorrow. Ticket are on sale now for $135 at Bisco Tix.

To get a taste of what Bisco has been up to in 2010, check out streams and downloads from their recent Northeast run in Feb. and Fox Theater shows in Jan. over at the Live Music Archive, or buy the Soundboards from the band. Til’ next time, Untz Untz Untz Untz….

Summer Festivals Update

Today, Mountain Jam added Levon Helm and friends for a Sunday night performance celebrating his 70th birthday, as well as Drive By Truckers, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Dr. Dog, The New Mastersounds, and more. The current Mountain Jam lineup includes the following artists:


Gov’t Mule (two nights)
Levon Helm & Friends
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band
The Avett Brothers
Les Claypool
Yonder Mountain String Band
Drive-By Truckers
Toots and the Maytals
Dark Star Orchestra
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Dr Dog
Dave Mason
The Whigs
The New Mastersounds
Jay Farrar (of Son Volt)
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
The Duke & The King
Justin Townes Earle
Jerry Joseph & Wally Ingram
The Bridge
Zach Deputy
The Brew
Simone Felice
Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams
Van Ghost
The London Souls
These United States
Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights
Mojo Miles Mancuso
Dean Batstone
Kari Spieler

Mountain Jam VI will be held June 4th-6th, 2010 at Hunter Mountain, NY. Tickets are available here and currently going for $166.50 for a weekend camping pass.

In other summer festival news today, All Good 2010 announced an impressive initial artist lineup that includes Furthur, WSP, Dark Star Orchestra, P-FUNK, The New Deal, and many more. The full initial artist list is as follows:


Widespread Panic
Umphrey’s McGee
Yonder Mountain String Band
Dark Star Orchestra (Thursday Night)
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
Railroad Earth
The New Deal (Thursday Night)
Perpetual Groove
Fort Knox Five (Thursday Night)
The Macpodz

All Good 2010 will be held July 8th -11th, 2010 at Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 19th at Noon for early an bird price of  $144 for a 4 day camping pass.

Finally, while the Nateva Festival continues to delay their initial artist announcement (they have announced only The Flaming Lips and Derek Trucks/Susan Tedeschi Band thus far), they have confirmed that they will make the announcement this Friday, Feb. 19th. Additionally, the festival sent out a facebook message to its fans saying that they would be handing out flyers announcing their headliners AT the Furthur show this Thursday in Manchester, NH. It seems clear that Furthur will be among the announcements, as has been rumored here and elsewhere on the web. Other rumored acts include The Allman Brothers Band, Trey Anastasio Band, and Umphrey’s Mcgee.

The inaugural Nateva Festival will take place July 2nd-4th, 2010 in Oxford, ME. Tickets are on-sale now for an early-bird price of $199 (3 day camping pass).

Bonnaroo Lineup Leak?

Update 2-02-2010 9:00AM: Thanks to all the readers who submitted comments regarding the authenticity or lack thereof of this poster. To clarify, this does not appear to be an offical festival flyer, BUT it does contain the latest and greatest in artist rumors. Stay tuned for the official announcment today, Feb. 2nd.

Update 2-02-2010 12:30PM: Bonnaroo has updated their official website stating that the artist announcment will come next Tuesday, Feb. 9th.

Update 2-02-2010 7:00PM: The Flaming Lips are confirmed for Bonnaroo 2010 – band to perform Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’.

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