Phish at Eugene's Matthew Knight Arena

Vortex Music Magazine

They’re coming! They’re coming! They’re coming!

More than likely, anyone who’s reading this already knows that Phish is coming. If you even slightly listen to Phish, you knew they were coming within five minutes of their official fall tour announcement. It’s the second most anticipated announcement behind Apple product launches. Maybe that’s going a little overboard, but not for a Phish Phan.

Phish will kick off their 2014 fall tour with a stop in our very own Eugene, Oregon, at the ultra-modern Matthew Knight Arena on Friday, October 17. Trey, Mike, Page and Fishman have a scattered past when it comes to Pacific Northwest dates. They were last in Oregon in 1999, more recently preferring to throw two-night sets out in Central Washington’s Gorge Amphitheater every other year (as witnessed above). Although the band has appeared in Eugene five times before, the last Track Town performance was in 1994. And after Friday night, they’ll skip Portland and head straight up to Seattle for a Saturday show at Key Arena.

At this point, there’s not really anything new to report about Phish that’s going to provide any revolutionary insight, and there really isn’t any need for me to try to convince you to go see this show. If you’ve been to a Phish concert, you already know. And if you haven’t, then you really should.

It’s understandable that you may not like all their lyrics or songs, but in terms of a musical prowess, they are tough to beat. And if you value production, their sound and lighting technicians are some of the best in the business. Again, no convincing necessary, I just hope you’re as excited as I am!

Photo by Dave VannPhoto by Dave Vann

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