Phish Played Over 200 Songs On Their 20-Show Summer Tour

first_imgLast night, Phish wrapped up a fun summer tour that saw the band play a total of 20 shows in 13 cities. While the band still has more performances on the docket, including two nights at LOCKN’ Festival and three nights at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park over Labor Day weekend, the bulk of the band’s scheduled travels are now complete. Naturally, while we wait for rumored fall tours and new albums to be announced, we wanted to reflect on the tour as a whole.In total, the band performed 205 songs over 20 shows, including a full eighty-four songs that were only played once all summer. In contrast, last year Phish played only 171 songs from the start of their summer tour through Magnaball, which was a total of 22 shows. In 2014, their 25-show tour brought 156 songs. Sufficed to say, Phish dug deep into their catalog and brought out a lot of classics, including jams like “The Sloth,” “The Lizards,” “Tela,” “McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters.” They also brought out tunes like “Let Me Lie,” “Round Room,” and “Demand,” as well as the full Fuego album (including bust outs of “Sing Monica” and “Wombat”) for the tour.The band also found some new covers for their 2016 rotation, including the biggest bust out, “Dear Prudence,” as well as “Cry Baby Cry” from The White Album. They also played another Beatles song, “I Am The Walrus.” “I Found A Reason” from Velvet Underground’s Loaded album made its first appearance since 1998, but the biggest surprise for covers was the debut of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” The a cappella arrangement that has been performed throughout this summer has been a perfectly Phish-y tribute to the late great Thin White Duke.As far as debuts go, the band brought out a total of eight new original compositions. Here they are, in order of their debut: “Miss You,” “Breath and Burning,” “Things People Do,” “Waking Up Dead,” “Friends,” “Tide Turns,” “Let’s Go” and “Ass Handed.” The jury is still out as to whether “Ass Handed Reprise” from last night’s closer counts as its own song. Regardless, with Trey Anastasio recently telling fans that their album was finished, it should only be a matter of time before we have new information about this upcoming release. Lest we not forget that a whole host of new Phish songs, including “Blaze On,” “No Men In No Man’s Land,” “Shade,” “Mercury,” “How Many People Are You,” “Can’t Always Listen,” “Steam” and more, have yet to find homes in the studio. And there’s still a “15-minute piece with classical percussion” that we have yet to hear, if we’re to believe Hamilton percussionist Andrés Forero. Read more about that here.Interestingly, a few songs were left off the table in 2016, including fan-favorites like “Foam,” “Dirt,” “Esther,” “Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird,” and more. While “Fluffhead” did make its triumphant return this year, the absence of “Roses Are Free” suggests that something may be in store for LOCKN’, with Ween and Phish both performing. Fingers crossed.Of course, with over 200 songs played, the one notable absence from the tour was the long jam. The band’s setlists seemed more focused on going from song to song, as opposed to stretching any particular number out. The band relied heavily on instrument swapping this summer though, bringing out the Marimba Lumina on a near-nightly basis. Having witnessed the “Drive-In Jam” at Magnaball and the New Years’ “No Men In No Man’s Land” at MSG, it’s safe to say that the band isn’t quite tapped out from their exploratory jamming, but its absence from the summer run was surprising. With a handful of exceptions, like the SPAC “Moma” and “Chalk Dust,” the Hartford “Disease” or the BGCA “Sally,” there weren’t any individual jam moments that truly stood out along this tour.That all being said, some of these sets really gel collectively, especially the first set of the final Bill Graham show or the tease-filled second set at The Gorge opener. When we consider how many years Phish was absent from our lives in the earlier part of the 2000’s, the fact that they’re still trying new things – sharing new music, busting out old songs, etc. – is a testament to the band’s incredible legacy. Long live Phish.All stats here appear courtesy of IHOZ/Zzyzx. You can see the full 205 songs, with a count of how many times each one was played, listed below:Blaze On – 6 (30%)Fuego – 6 (30%)46 Days – 5 (25%)555 – 5 (25%)Backwards Down the Number Line – 5 (25%)Breath and Burning – 5 (25%)Carini – 5 (25%)Chalk Dust Torture – 5 (25%)Ghost – 5 (25%)Harry Hood – 5 (25%)Martian Monster – 5 (25%)Mike’s Song – 5 (25%)No Men In No Man’s Land – 5 (25%)Run Like an Antelope – 5 (25%)The Line – 5 (25%)The Moma Dance – 5 (25%)Twist – 5 (25%)Weekapaug Groove – 5 (25%)Wolfman’s Brother – 5 (25%)Also Sprach Zarathustra – 4 (20%)Back on the Train – 4 (20%)Bathtub Gin – 4 (20%)Bouncing Around the Room – 4 (20%)Character Zero – 4 (20%)Down with Disease – 4 (20%)Free – 4 (20%)Halfway to the Moon – 4 (20%)Heavy Things – 4 (20%)Horn – 4 (20%)Kill Devil Falls – 4 (20%)Light – 4 (20%)Sample in a Jar – 4 (20%)Sand – 4 (20%)Stash – 4 (20%)Tube – 4 (20%)Tweezer Reprise – 4 (20%)Walls of the Cave – 4 (20%)Birds of a Feather – 3 (15%)Cavern – 3 (15%)Cities – 3 (15%)Divided Sky – 3 (15%)Farmhouse – 3 (15%)First Tube – 3 (15%)Fluffhead – 3 (15%)Golden Age – 3 (15%)Golgi Apparatus – 3 (15%)Halley’s Comet – 3 (15%)Julius – 3 (15%)Lawn Boy – 3 (15%)Loving Cup – 3 (15%)My Friend, My Friend – 3 (15%)Piper – 3 (15%)Possum – 3 (15%)Rift – 3 (15%)Rock and Roll – 3 (15%)Saw It Again – 3 (15%)Simple – 3 (15%)Slave to the Traffic Light – 3 (15%)Space Oddity – 3 (15%)The Wedge – 3 (15%)Theme From the Bottom – 3 (15%)Tide Turns – 3 (15%)Tweezer – 3 (15%)Uncle Pen – 3 (15%)Waiting All Night – 3 (15%)Water in the Sky – 3 (15%)Wingsuit – 3 (15%)Yarmouth Road – 3 (15%)You Enjoy Myself – 3 (15%)A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing – 2 (10%)AC/DC Bag – 2 (10%)Ass Handed – 2 (10%)Axilla – 2 (10%)Billy Breathes – 2 (10%)Boogie On Reggae Woman – 2 (10%)Bug – 2 (10%)Crosseyed and Painless – 2 (10%)Daniel Saw the Stone – 2 (10%)David Bowie – 2 (10%)Dear Prudence – 2 (10%)Devotion To a Dream – 2 (10%)Friends – 2 (10%)Good Times Bad Times – 2 (10%)Gotta Jibboo – 2 (10%)I Am the Walrus – 2 (10%)It’s Ice – 2 (10%)Joy – 2 (10%)Limb By Limb – 2 (10%)Maze – 2 (10%)Meatstick – 2 (10%)Miss You – 2 (10%)My Sweet One – 2 (10%)Ocelot – 2 (10%)Party Time – 2 (10%)Pigtail – 2 (10%)Poor Heart – 2 (10%)Prince Caspian – 2 (10%)Reba – 2 (10%)Roggae – 2 (10%)Scent of a Mule – 2 (10%)Seven Below – 2 (10%)Shade – 2 (10%)Shine a Light – 2 (10%)Sleep Again – 2 (10%)Sleeping Monkey – 2 (10%)Sparkle – 2 (10%)Split Open and Melt – 2 (10%)Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan – 2 (10%)Sugar Shack – 2 (10%)Suzy Greenberg – 2 (10%)The Dogs – 2 (10%)The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony – 2 (10%)The Sloth – 2 (10%)Things People Do – 2 (10%)Timber (Jerry) – 2 (10%)Twenty Years Later – 2 (10%)Undermind – 2 (10%)Wading in the Velvet Sea – 2 (10%)Waste – 2 (10%)What’s the Use? – 2 (10%)Wilson – 2 (10%)A Day in the Life – 1 (5%)Alumni Blues – 1 (5%)Army of One – 1 (5%)Big Black Furry Creature from Mars – 1 (5%)Bittersweet Motel – 1 (5%)Bold As Love – 1 (5%)Buried Alive – 1 (5%)Camel Walk – 1 (5%)Cars Trucks Buses – 1 (5%)Contact – 1 (5%)Crowd Control – 1 (5%)Cry Baby Cry – 1 (5%)Dem Bones – 1 (5%)Demand – 1 (5%)Destiny Unbound – 1 (5%)Driver – 1 (5%)Drowned – 1 (5%)Fast Enough for You – 1 (5%)Fee – 1 (5%)Fire – 1 (5%)Frankenstein – 1 (5%)Fuck Your Face – 1 (5%)Funky Bitch – 1 (5%)Grind – 1 (5%)Guelah Papyrus – 1 (5%)Gumbo – 1 (5%)Guyute – 1 (5%)Ha Ha Ha – 1 (5%)Happy Birthday to You – 1 (5%)Hold Your Head Up – 1 (5%)How Many People Are You – 1 (5%)I Am Hydrogen – 1 (5%)I Didn’t Know – 1 (5%)I Found a Reason – 1 (5%)Let Me Lie – 1 (5%)Let’s Go – 1 (5%)Letter to Jimmy Page – 1 (5%)Llama – 1 (5%)Love You – 1 (5%)Makisupa Policeman – 1 (5%)Manteca – 1 (5%)McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters – 1 (5%)Meat – 1 (5%)Mound – 1 (5%)NICU – 1 (5%)Nellie Kane – 1 (5%)No Quarter – 1 (5%)Paul and Silas – 1 (5%)Punch You In the Eye – 1 (5%)Quinn the Eskimo – 1 (5%)Rocky Top – 1 (5%)Round Room – 1 (5%)Runaway Jim – 1 (5%)Sanity – 1 (5%)Scents and Subtle Sounds – 1 (5%)Show of Life – 1 (5%)Silent in the Morning – 1 (5%)Sing Monica – 1 (5%)Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley – 1 (5%)Soul Shakedown Party – 1 (5%)Steam – 1 (5%)Strange Design – 1 (5%)Taste – 1 (5%)Tela – 1 (5%)The Ballad of Curtis Loew – 1 (5%)The Birds – 1 (5%)The Curtain With – 1 (5%)The Horse – 1 (5%)The Landlady – 1 (5%)The Lizards – 1 (5%)The Mango Song – 1 (5%)The Old Home Place – 1 (5%)The Squirming Coil – 1 (5%)The Very Long Fuse – 1 (5%)Timber – 1 (5%)Vultures – 1 (5%)Waking Up Dead – 1 (5%)Walk Away – 1 (5%)Waves – 1 (5%)When the Circus Comes – 1 (5%)Winterqueen – 1 (5%)Wombat – 1 (5%)Ya Mar – 1 (5%)Your Pet Cat – 1 (5%)last_img read more

Malaysian Shuttler Lee Chong Wei withdraws from Badminton World Championships and Asian Games

first_imgKuala Lumpur, July 24 : Veteran Lee Chong Wei has pulled out of this year’s Badminton World Championships and the Asian Games due to “a respiratory related disorder”, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) said on Tuesday. In the past week, Lee failed to join other shuttlers at the training sessions, fuelling speculation that he may miss the World Championships, which begins on July 30 in China’s Nanjing. The statement said Lee informed BAM that he is unwell and that his doctor advised him to rest and undergo treatment.BAM said that Lee is not allowed to undergo intense physical activity for a month, so he will have to be withdrawn from the championships.Lee, who is about to turn 36 this October, is the silver medal winner at the World Championships in 2011, 2013 and 2015. Though he is often mentioned together with China’s Lin Dan as a top level player, he is yet to win a world or an Olympic title.Lee seemed to be back in top shape this year, when he ended Kento Momota’s winning streak in the Malaysian Open final and clinched his 12th Malaysia Open title.Before the World Championships, he rose to second place in the world rankings, only behind Viktor Axelsen from Denmark.During the Malaysia Open, Lee told reporters that he wants to maintain his form and play in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. IANSlast_img read more

Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland: Champions lift title as Didier Drogba bows out

first_imgHull City were relegated from the Premier League on Sunday after drawing 0-0 at home to Manchester United on a final day of the season marked by high-profile departures.Hull, beaten FA Cup finalists last season, needed to beat United to stand any chance of staying up, but their failure to do so left them three points adrift of safety.Newcastle United were the only other team at risk of relegation, but they secured their top-flight status with a 2-0 victory at home to West Ham United.Jonas Gutierrez, who returned to action last month after a 17-month battle with testicular cancer, was Newcastle’s saviour, teeing up Moussa Sissoko for a 54th-minute header and scoring with a deflected effort.At Hull, Manchester United were without on-loan striker Radamel Falcao and injured goalkeeper David de Gea, heavily linked with Real Madrid, meaning both may have played their final games for the club.The hosts made an enterprising start and saw Paul McShane and Dame N’Doye have goals ruled out for offside, while United goalkeeper Victor Valdes saved brilliantly from Ahmed Elmohamady. The visitors lost Angel di Maria to injury and saw substitute Marouane Fellaini sent off for an ugly foul on McShane.But home manager Steve Bruce, the former United captain, was unable to engineer a first managerial win over his old employers as Hull sank into the Championship.Steven Gerrard scored in vain on a wretched final appearance for Liverpool as Brendan Rodgers’s side sank to a humiliating 6-1 defeat at Stoke City.With Raheem Sterling benched over his contract stand-off with the club, Liverpool conceded five first-half goals, with Mame Biram Diouf scoring twice and Jonathan Walters, Charlie Adam and Steven Nzonzi also on target.Gerrard replied in the second half, to give the visiting fans one last goal before his departure for the Los Angeles Galaxy, but ex-Liverpool striker Peter Crouch restored Stoke’s five-goal cushion late on. LAMPARD, DROGBA SIGN OFFLiverpool nevertheless qualified for the Europa League alongside Tottenham Hotspur, who won 1-0 at Everton courtesy of Harry Kane’s 21st goal of the league campaign and 31st in all competitions.Gerrard’s former England teammate Frank Lampard also found the net in his final game before leaving England for the United States, but he scored in a winning cause as Manchester City beat Southampton 2-0.The 36-year-old midfielder, who is due to join New York City, converted a cross from James Milner in the first half at the Etihad Stadium, with Sergio Aguero scoring his 26th goal of the campaign in the 88th minute.City’s win condemned Southampton to seventh place, which will yield a Europa League spot if Arsenal beat Aston Villa in the FA Cup final on Saturday. Another departing Premier League stalwart, Didier Drogba, was carried off the pitch by his teammates after injuring himself in the early stages of Chelsea’s 3-1 win at home to Sunderland.At that point, the champions trailed to a 26th-minute Steven Fletcher header, but after Diego Costa, Drogba’s replacement, equalised with a penalty, Loic Remy scored twice in the second half.Arsenal rubber-stamped third place by demolishing West Bromwich Albion 4-1 as Theo Walcott staked a strong claimed for a cup final place with a first-half hat-trick.The England forward, whose season has been disturbed by injuries, scored three times in 33 minutes, with Jack Wilshere also on target. Gareth McAuley replied for West Brom.Villa will go into the cup final on the back of a defeat after a first-half Danny Ings header saw them beaten 1-0 at relegated Burnley. Leicester City celebrated their stunning escape from relegation with a 5-1 romp at home to relegated Queens Park Rangers, who finished the season bottom of the table.In the day’s other game, Crystal Palace beat Swansea City 1-0 courtesy of a 57th-minute goal by Marouane Chamakh.last_img read more

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani homers off Yusei Kikuchi in first Major League face-off

first_imgAND I OOP— pic.twitter.com/CjJKmXccbX— Cut4 (@Cut4) June 9, 2019″I was trying to treat it like a normal game and a normal at-bat, but there was something special about it,” Ohtani said through an interpreter, via ESPN. “I mean, we went to the same high school. I’m glad that we got the results we wanted, though.”Per ESPN, it’s the first time a Japanese-born batter has hit a home run off a Japanese-born pitcher in MLB since July 8, 2009, when Kosuke Fukudome hit one off Kenshin Kawakami. Related News MLB wrap: Mets top Rockies behind strong showing from Steven Matz Shohei Ohtani welcomed fellow Japanese pitcher Yusei Kikuchi to the Majors in a brutal way, homering off him in their first matchup.The Angels designated hitter needed to warm up a bit against the Mariners rookie, hitting a single in the first inning and grounding out in the second. However, in the fourth inning, Ohtani went deep for a solo home run. “That’s the most excited I’ve seen him on a homer,” Trout said of Ohtani. “I think I would be, too, if I went to the same high school. I’d be excited, too. I’d never seen him like that. It was pretty cool.”Ohtani’s homer comes after Tommy La Stella and Mike Trout hit back-to-back homers off Kikuchi, making his outing particularly rough.Kikuchi’s ERA now is 4.99 after he lost his third game in a row. He gave up nine hits and six earned runs to the Angels. “I’m very proud of the fact that we faced each other on the highest level in baseball,” Ohtani said. “Hopefully we get to do it a lot more.”Despite the rough outing, Kikuchi is optimistic he will get his revenge on the Angels.”They hit three home runs off me today, so I didn’t like what happened, including Ohtani,” Kikuchi said, via an interpreter. “But I want to make sure next time I go out there and pitch against the Angels, I want to shut them down and do it for the team.”last_img read more