Phish outline reunion tour

The Phish are flying this summer
The Phish are flying this summer

One band that knows how to throw a reunion is Phish. Following their three-night stand in early March in Hampton, Virginia, the renowned jam band will perform a string of dates throughout June.

The summer tour is the group's first since their split in 2004. The jaunt begins 4-5 June at Jones Beach in Wantagh, New York, and runs through 20-21 in East Troy, Wisconsin.

One gig that is right up Phish's alley would be a set at the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee - they've never played it, shockingly enough, but are strongly rumoured to this year. The event runs 11-14 June and the line-up will be announced 3 February.

Phish DVD on the way

One of Phish's most memorable concerts was The Clifford Ball, which took place in 1996 at a decommissioned Air Force Base in Plattsburgh, New York. The much-sought-after document,all six sets and nine hours of it, will be released as a seven-disc DVD package on 3 March through Phish's own Dry Good's Merchandise.

Fans who pre-order The Clifford Ball will receive two original entry wristbands from the event and a balsa wood glider (now that's a bargain if we ever heard of one!). Other original memorabilia will be randomly inserted into 1,500 orders.

In addition, each pre-order will be entered to win a pair of tickets to all three Hampton shows - the bargains keep coming!

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.