Phish Summer Tour Announced

With the help of a camel and a lot of sand, Phish has revealed the venues and dates for its 2011 summer tour through its latest video announcement.

The trek kicks off on Memorial Day weekend with three nights at Bethel Woods Center For The Arts in New York, May 27-29.

Dates are booked through a June 19 gig at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion in Portsmouth, Va.

Trey Anastasio and the gang will also be making stops in Holmdel, N.J. (May 31-June 1); Clarkston, Mich. (June 3); Cincinnati (June 5); Mansfield, Mass. (June 7); Darien Center, N.Y. (June 8); Columbia, Md. (June 11-12); Alpharetta, Ga. (June 14-15); and Raleigh, N.C. (June 18).

A limited number of tickets are being offered through the band’s online ticketing system via a ticket request period. Fans can request up to four tickets per show. Up to six tickets can be requested for the Cincinnati and Darien Center, N.Y., shows.

The Darien Center show comes with another perk. Fans that purchase tickets to the June 8 gig at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center will receive free admission to the theme park located adjacent to the venue. The Darien Lake Theme Park will be open exclusively to ticketholders the day of the show.

Phish promises that “additional summer announcements will be coming.” The group notes that after the summer tour concludes the band has no touring plans for the rest of 2011.