Phish Summer Tour Plans
The second leg of Phish's 2012 summer tour will feature the band's first appearances at numerous venues - from the August 15 kickoff at Long Beach Arena in Southern California to stops at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (8/17, 18 & 19), the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, MO (8/22), St. Louis' Chaifetz Arena (8/28) and Phish's first-ever show in Oklahoma, which will take place on August 29 at the Zoo Amphitheatre in Oklahoma City.
Phish will also play a trio of southeastern dates that will include a return to Birmingham's Oak Mountain Amphitheatre on August 24 - the band's first show in Alabama since its 1999 concert at the same venue.
For the second year in a row, Phish will wrap up its summer outing at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO over Labor Day weekend (8/31, 9/1 & 2). Convenient onsite camping will be available in the lush soccer fields adjacent to the stadium.
No additional Phish dates will be announced for summer or fall of 2012. The summer tour will launch with a two-night stand at DCU Center in Worcester, MA (6/7 & 8). Phish will headline the closing night of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (6/10) and play three shows at Atlantic City's 142-acre Bader Field (6/15, 16 & 17).
Phish will celebrate Record Store Day (April 21) by releasing Junta, its first full-length studio album, as a Limited Edition Deluxe 3-LP vinyl set. Originally self-released on cassette tape in May 1989, Junta was remastered and rereleased as a double CD and cassette in October 1992, but - until now - has never been heard on vinyl. The set will be available exclusively at participating independently owned record stores and will include a free MP3 download of the entire album (transferred from the new vinyl master).