Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Island Tour

Island Tour

15 years ago this week Phish embarked on a legendary 4 show mini tour, known by fans as the Island Tour as it included 2 shows in Rhode Island and 2 shows in Long Island. The shows featured some unique setlists, and some of the most notorious jams the band has played. 

Here's a very jammed out version of Ween's Roses Are Free:

Here's a Mike's Song that includes a number of teases and jams:

Here are links to youtube playlists of all the shows:

Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY

Soundcheck: Funky Bitch -> Jam, Birds of a Feather

Set 1: Tube, My Mind's Got a Mind of its Own, The Sloth, NICU, Stash[1] > Horn > Waste > Chalk Dust Torture

Set 2: Punch You In the Eye > Simple > Birds of a Feather[2], Wolfman's Brother -> Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley[3] -> Frankie Says[2] > Twist > Sleeping Monkey > Rocky Top

Encore: Guyute

[1] Frankie Says quotes at end; unfinished.
[2] Debut.
[3] No vocal jam.

Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY

Set 1: Mike's Song -> The Old Home Place > Weekapaug Groove[1], Train Song > Billy Breathes, Beauty of My Dreams, Dogs Stole Things > Reba, My Soul

Set 2: Roses Are Free > Piper > Loving Cup > Run Like an Antelope[2]

Encore: Carini > Halley's Comet > Tweezer Reprise

[1] Crosseyed and Painless and Theme from Brazil teases, Mozambique jam, quick Nellie Kane tease from Trey.
[2] "Carini's gonna getcha" sung several times in intro. "Carini" spoken later in the song.

Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI

Soundcheck: Jam, Shafty, Roggae

Set 1: Tweezer > Taste, Bouncing Around the Room, Funky Bitch, Ginseng Sullivan, Limb By Limb, Lawn Boy, Character Zero

Set 2: Birds of a Feather > Also Sprach Zarathustra[1] > Brother[2], Ghost[3] -> The Lizards, David Bowie

Encore: Harry Hood

[1] Unfinished.
[2] With short instrumental reprise; brief DEG tease.
[3] Can't Turn You Loose tease.

Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI

Set 1: The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > You Enjoy Myself, Theme From the Bottom > McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Bathtub Gin -> Cities > Sparkle > Split Open and Melt

Set 2: Down with Disease[1], Ya Mar -> Prince Caspian > Maze[1] -> Shafty[2] -> Possum[3] -> Jam -> Cavern[4]

Encore: Bold As Love

[1] Unfinished.
[2] Debut.
[3] Brief Shafty teases from Trey and Mike; Unfinished.
[4] Slow, funky version with original lyrics.