Phish announces 2015 summer tour & unveils plans for 10th Magnaball festival

Phish’s 2015 summer tour will begin on the West Coast and include a return to Watkins Glen International in New York, where the band will stage Magnaball, its 10th festival. The run will open with two evenings at Les Schwab Amphitheatre in Bend, OR (July 21 & 22). The band will also play two-night stands in Atlanta, GA (July 31 & August 1), East Troy, WI (August 8 & 9), Philadelphia, PA (August 11 & 12) and Columbia, MD (August 15 & 16). The West Coast dates will include a July 25 show at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA.

Magnaball – scheduled for August 21-23 – will feature numerous activities, attractions and art installations in addition to a series of performances by the band. Watkins Glen International, which was also the site of Phish’s 2011 festival, Super Ball IX, is one of the premier road racing tracks in the U.S. Located amid the rolling hills of central New York’s scenic Finger Lakes region, it is a short drive from numerous Northeastern cities. Camping and travel packages will be available. The event continues a tradition that Phish forged in August of 1996 with The Clifford Ball, hailed as “groundbreaking” by Rolling Stone, which observed, “there was a real story; that in an age of corporate sponsorship, this completely home-grown thing happened that was different from any other concert.”

For the fifth straight year, Phish will wrap up its summer outing with a trio of Labor Day weekend shows at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO (9/4 – 6). See below for a complete itinerary. The band will not be touring this fall.

Tickets for Magnaball will go on sale this Friday, March 20, at Noon ET online. An online ticket request period is currently underway for all other shows at their website. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Thursday, April 2.

Phish will celebrate Record Store Day with the April 18 release of its first-ever full-length live vinyl box set, New Year’s Eve 1995: Live At Madison Square Garden. The band’s three-set performance was named one of the “Greatest Concerts of the ’90s” by Rolling Stone. The deluxe six-LP collection includes previously unpublished photos from the show and an essay by author Parke Puterbaugh. The collection will be available exclusively at participating independently owned record stores across the country.

12/16/99 Reynolds Coliseum, North Carolina State, Raleigh, NC, a new archival release from Phish, is available now at Fans with a LivePhish+ subscription can stream the show from the free LivePhish App. LivePhish+ is a subscription streaming service that offers users unlimited access to the entire LivePhish catalog – including the band’s studio albums, side projects and every Phish concert from 2003 to present.

Tour Dates:

7/21 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater
7/22 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater
7/24 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/25 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
7/28 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
7/29 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
7/31 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
8/1 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
8/2 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
8/4 Nashville, TN Riverfront Park Amphitheater
8/5 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
8/7 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
8/8 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre
8/9 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Center
8/11 Philadelphia, PA The Mann
8/12 Philadelphia, PA The Mann
8/14 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheater
8/15 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
8/16 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
8/21 Watkins Glen, NY Magnaball
8/22 Watkins Glen, NY Magnaball
8/23 Watkins Glen, NY Magnaball
9/4 Commerce City, CO Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
9/5 Commerce City, CO Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
9/6 Commerce City, CO Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Author: Buddy Iahn

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