Continuing a trend started last New Year’s Run, Phish is once again teaming up with Nugs.net to offer Pay-Per-View broadcasts of all four NYE Run shows set to take place at Madison Square Garden on December 28-31. If you look at the LivePhish page for the MSG shows, you’ll see a link for a $55 four-day pass marked as “Live Video.”
When discussing the Holy Grail of Phish shows stuck inside the band’s vault, the Hampton ’97 performances and Big Cypress are usually towards the top of most fans’ lists. On December 6, Phish fans will finally get to hear the Hampton ’97 performances in all their Fred Kevorkian-mastered soundboard glory when JEMP Records puts out Hampton / Winston Salem ’97. The wonderful kicker is that the band has attached the severely underrated November 23, 1997 show to this seven-CD set that will also include never-before-heard soundchecks.
Phish’s first-ever shows in Japan took place during the Summer of 1999, when the band traveled across the Pacific to perform at the Fuji Rock Festival. A new Live Phish release titled Japan Relief looks at the July 31, 1999 show from Fuji Rock to benefit Peace Winds America with proceeds going to help the disaster relief efforts following the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that wreaked havoc on Japan.
Back on November 16, Mike Gordon and the Mike Gordon Band took the stage at the Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis, Minn. for a rollicking performance that HT’s Joe Ringus felt opened with a sizzling Can’t Stand Still and “never let up.” With the MGB about to kick off its first tour of 2011 tomorrow night in Eugene, Oreg.; the Phish bassist has shared a free MP3 soundboard download of the group’s show at the Fine Line Music Cafe. [via HT]
Brad Serling, CEO of Live Phish builder Nugs.net said more than 10,000 fans of the touring jam band downloaded the app during its first week, and 17% of those downloaders went on to purchase concert audio as well as Phish back catalog items through the app.
As Mike Gordon’s solo band prepares to take the road for an eight-show tour next week starting at Revolution Hall in Troy, NY; the bassist has announced the release of a blockbuster show from his last tour with the five-piece band, 10/03/2009 from the Town Ballroom in Buffalo, on CD and as a download (in both MP3 and FLAC formats) at LivePhish.com.
Nearly 11 months after the release of the Clifford Ball DVDs, the LivePhish archive has finally opened again with the release of a show from November 19, 1992 at St. Mike’s College in Colchester, VT. Phish archivist Kevin Shapiro hinted at this show’s release when he played the epic Divided Sky from 11/19/92 during one of his From The Archives radio shows at Festival 8.