Phish Kicks Off Second Leg of Summer Tour from Long Beach Arena in August
2012-06-21 · By Editor
Phish, the American band noted for its musical improvisation, extended jams,and exploration of music across genres, will rock the Long Beach Arena on Wednesday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. The second leg of their summer tour kicks-off at the venue and will remind the audience of what arena rock is! This event is a Live Nation production.
Phish’s tours are notorious for being dynamic; their last tour was named one of the “25 Must-See Summer Tours” by SPIN,which praised the band’s epic, musically adventurous shows.” The Denver Post called their return to Telluride, “an event that ranks on the very top shelf of the 27-year-old band’s trophy case.”
Ticket prices will include a free MP3 download of the evening’s entire show (a fully mixed soundboard recording) that can beredeemed at www.LivePhish.com shortly after the band steps off stage.
“This is sure to be a sellout performance,” said Dan Spellens, Director of Theaters & Entertainment for SMG at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. “We are excited to host the launch of Phish’s summer tour at the Long Beach Arena,” he concluded.
Formed at the University of Vermont in 1983, the band’s four members –Trey Anastasio (guitars,lead vocals), Mike Gordon (bass, vocals), Jon Fishman (drums, percussion, vocals), and Page McConnell (keyboards, vocals)– have performed together for over 20 years. Although the group’s studio albumssell very well, Phish is primarily alive phenomenon: the embodiment of the term “jam band.”
Like Deadheads before them, Phish fans have followed the group cityto city, trade bootleg tapes with the band’s blessings, and feverishly debate the merits of past gigs. By nurturing this grass-roots following, Phish bypassed commercial radio and evolved over the course of decades into one of the most popular touring bands in history.
Tickets are $60.To charge by phone, please call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center Main Box Office located at 300 E. Ocean Boulevard. The Box Office is open from 10 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday and12 PM to 4PM on Saturday.