Phish have just wrapped up work on Farmhouse
, their studio follow-up to 1998's Story of the Ghost
, which is set for a May 16 release. The Vermont band plans to celebrate the release of the album with two performances at New York City's Radio City Music Hall before taking off on a one week jaunt in Japan, followed by an eighteen-city American tour.
The twelve-song Farmhouse
was produced by Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Spacehog) along with Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, and was recorded in Anastasio's barn/studio in Vermont.
In other Phish news, the band will also be the subject of Bittersweet Motel
, a documentary premiering at the South by Southwest Film Festival on March 12 in Austin, Tex. The film follows the band for a year, both at home in Vermont and on tour in the U.S. and Europe. A U.S. theatrical release should follow, though no dates have been set as of yet. Phish drummer Jon Fishman is also taking to the road with his side project, Pork Tornado, for a six-city tour starting March 29 in Burlington, Vt., and wrapping up April 12 in Columbia, Mo.
Phish will also return to the road in mid-September for a month-long tour, which will take the band from the Northeast out to the West Coast. Fans should check www.phish.com for specifics regarding tickets.
Phish tour dates include:
5/21-22: New York, N.Y., Radio City Music Hall
6/22: Antioch, Tenn., Amsouth Amphitheater
6/23-24: Atlanta, Geo., Lakewood Amphitheater
6/25: Raleigh, N.C., Alltel Pavilion
6/28-29: Holmdel, N.J., PNC Arts Center
6/30-7/1: Hartford, Conn., Meadow Music Theater
7/3-4: Camden, N.J., E Center
7/6: Toronto, Ont., Molson Amphitheater
7/7: Burgettstown, Pa., Star Lake Amphitheater
7/8: East Troy, Wis., Alpine Valley
7/10-12: Indianapolis, Ind., Deer Creek Music Center
7/14-15: Columbus, Ohio, Polaris Amphitheater
Written by ANDREW DANSBY for RollingStone.com News