Early this morning Phish announced their 2009 Summer Tour dates with another very cool announcement video just like they did for the Phish Hampton Reunion shows. This reunion tour video features skywriters spelling out Phish Summer Tour 2009 while Punch plays in the background. The tour dates (immediately below) are great news for East Coast and Midwest fans — not so much for the South and West.
Read on for tour dates, ticket info, and more.
Update (March 17, 2009)
This morning Phish announced 12 more summer tour dates including Red Rocks, Shoreline, Gorge, and SPAC among others. Learn more about Phish's Late Summer Tour 2009 on Jamtopia.
Phish Tour Dates: Summer Tour 2009
Fenway Park Boston, MA
Phish Tickets: Summer Tour 2009
Phish Tickets from LiveNation, Ticketmaster, Box Offices, etc.
Phish Summer Tour 2009 tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, January 30th at 10:00am and Saturday, January 31st at 10:00am (see above for details).
Tickets for all shows except Asheville Civic Center and Fox Theatre can be purchased online at LiveNation or charge by phone 877.598.8694 or at select Blockbuster outlets. Phish tickets for Great Woods, E-Center, Deer Creek, and Alpine Valley will also be available at the venue box office the day of the onsale, and if there are any left, Jones Beach tickets can be purchased at the Capital One Theatre at Westbury beginning Monday, February 2nd.
Phish Asheville tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster or charge by phone at 828.251.5505 or select TicketMaster outlets. Phish Asheville tickets can also be purchased at the venue box office with no service charge.
Phish Fox Theatre tickets can be purchased online at MetroTix or charge by phone at 314.534.1111 or 800.293.5949. Phish Fox Theatre tickets will be available at most area Macy’s and Schnuck’s stores. Phish Fox Theatre tickets can also be purchased at the venue box office with no service charge.
Visit the Phish.com tour dates page for details.
Update (January 30, 2009, 9:13 am): Well the first batch of tickets are on sale now. Best I can tell Ashville is already sold out. And LiveNation's website is pretty much useless. I got to the E-Centre waiting room but the rest of the pages have a gateway timeout, whatever that is. And once again, Scotty at Hidden Track has an open thread where you can vent your frustrations.
Update (January 30, 2009, 12:30 pm): From the looks of it, everything that went on sale today is sold out. Time will tell if most of these tickets found their way into the hands of professional ticket brokers or they went to lucky fans, but I'm betting on the former. Hoping for some better luck tomorrow as I try to score some pavillion seats for Alpine.
Update (January 31, 2009, 9:30 am): Shut out for Great Woods tickets. Now if I can just get shut out of Alpine I'll be batting .1000!
Update (January 31, 2009, 10:02:30 am): Pretty sure Alpine pavilion is already sold out!
Update (January 31, 2009, 10:37 am): Finally pulled a single lawn for Saturday Alpine. Order confirmed. In the door one night at least. Phew.
Update (January 31, 2009, 11:08 am): Score. Sunday lawn. Just happy to have tickets.
Mailorder Phish Tickets / Phish Ticket Lottery
A limited number of Phish Summer Tour 2009 tickets are available directly through Phish Tickets' online ticketing system. The ticketing request period is currently underway and will end on Saturday, January 17th at 11:59AM EST.
Update (January 17, 2009): The deadline to enter the Phish ticket lottery is now closed. Good luck to every who requested Phish tickets by mail!
Update (January 25, 2009): Yesterday Music Today started sending out confirmation and rejection emails for the summer tour Phish ticket lottery. It was all bad news for me as I was flat-out rejected for all of my requests. There's a nice open thread on Hidden Track if you want to comment on how you fared in the Phish lottery. And the fine folks at phishows.com have started an iPetition urging Phish to have their tickets pulled from TicketsNow. Good luck with that.
Update (April 6, 2009): A limited number of tickets for Phish Fenway and the new 6/2 Jones Beach show are available directly through Phish Tickets' online ticketing system. The ticketing request period is currently underway for the newly announced shows and will end on Sunday, April 12th at 11:59PM ET. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 17th.
Phish Reunion Tour Coverage Around the Web
- We’ve Got Your Phish Tour Dates [Hidden Track]
- Phish Confirm Summer Reunion Tour, Announce Dates [Rolling Stone]
- Phish Reveals Reunion Tour Details [Billboard]
Phish Summer Tour 2009 Announcement Skywriting VideoSorry. You need to Flash to watch this movie.