What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 29, 2012: Catch Phish’s first-ever Oklahoma show at OKC’s Zoo Amphitheatre
Today’s featured event:
Hear legendary jam band Phish play its first-ever Oklahoma show at 7 tonight at the Zoo Amphitheatre, 2101 NE 50. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Information: 364-3700 or www.zooamp.com.
Ticket prices for each specific date on the tour will include a free MP3 download of the evening’s entire show (a fully mixed soundboard recording) that can be redeemed at www.LivePhish.com shortly after the band steps off stage.
Phish is making a splash for the first time on several stops of the second leg of its 2012 summer tour, including the Aug. 15 kickoff at Long Beach Arena in Southern California. The beloved band also made its bows at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, Mo., and St. Louis’ Chaifetz Arena en route to Oklahoma City.
For the second year in a row, Phish will wrap up its summer outing at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., over Labor Day weekend, according to a news release.
No additional Phish dates have announced for summer or fall of 2012.
Phish celebrated April’s Record Store Day by releasing “Junta,” its first full-length studio album, as a Limited Edition Deluxe 3-LP vinyl set. Originally self-released on cassette tape in May 1989, “Junta” was remastered and rereleased as a double CD and cassette in October 1992, but – until now – has never been heard on vinyl. Copies are still available at Amazon.com from participating independently owned record stores and include a free MP3 download of the entire album, transferred from the vinyl master, reports The Oklahoman Entertainment Editor Gene Triplett.
“Joy” is the band’s most recent studio album, recorded in 2009 to coincide with the group’s most recent reunion at the Bonnaroo festival.
Founded in 1983, Phish has built a fiercely loyal fan base of “Phish Heads” who rival even the faithfulness of “Dead Heads,” followers of fellow jam band legends the Grateful Dead. Like the late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia, Phish even has a flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream named after it.
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