Phish’s Mike Gordon On His Own

Before touring with Phish this summer, Mike Gordon will embark a 16-date excursion in June. The bassist/vocalist is taking his band on the outing as well as “plenty of mad scientist gadgetry.”

Photo: John Davisson
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fairgrounds Racecourse, New Orleans, La.

Gordon’s band features Scott Murawski on guitar, Craig Myers percussion, Robert Walter on keyboards and John Kimock on drums. As far the gadgetry, Gordon and his team spent a couple of years coming up with nifty audio and visual tools to help bring the band and audience closer together.

You’ll want to get up close and personal with the EEL, a giant digital keyboard on the edge of the stage that allows fans to “play the band.”

Wired magazine checked out the EEL on Gordon’s 2014 tour.

“The fans instinctively touch the lit keys, and when they do, they hear a sound come through the venue’s sound system. A bass note, the blat of a snare drum, the plink of a piano,” said Wired. “They start to tap the various keys, and the sounds spill out in rhythm with the song being played on stage. In a matter of seconds, a passive observer becomes part of the show.”

Gordon is continuing to support his fourth studio album, 2014’s Overstep.

Here’s the routing:

June 5 – Charleston, S.C., Charleston Music Hall
June 6 – Atlanta, Ga., Center Stage Theater
June 7 – Louisville, Ky., Mercury Ballroom  
June 9 – St. Louis, Mo., The Pageant            
June 11 – Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall      
June 12 – Indianapolis, Ind., Deluxe
June 13 – Chicago, Ill., Vic Theatre  
June 14 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues
June 16 – Buffalo, N.Y., The Town Ballroom
June 18 – Baldwinsville, N.Y., Budweiser Paper Mill Amphitheatre
June 19 – Albany, N.Y., The Egg      
June 20 – New Haven, Conn., College Street Music Hall     
June 21 – Northampton, Mass., Academy Of Music Theatre
June 26 – Lowell, Mass., Boarding House Park (Lowell Summer Music Series)
June 27 – Port Chester, N.Y., The Capitol Theatre   
June 28 – Philadelphia, Pa., Union Transfer

A limited number of tickets are available now. Tickets go on sale to the public April 10. Visit for more information.