Mike Gordon Back On The Road

Phish bassist Mike Gordon is taking his solo act on the road, and he’s bringing the latest iteration of his supporting cast to fill out the sound.

Photo: 8-17-15
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md.

He has been touring with guitarist Scott Murawski and percussionist Craig Myers since 2008, but last year with the release of The Last Step, Gordon started playing alongside Robert Walter on the synthesizer and organ and John Kimock on drums.

The group already took on a dozen or so U.S. dates earlier on in the year around Texas, the Southwest and West Coast. Now the new dates are mostly through the continental South and Northeast, with a couple stops in the Midwest. The new dates kick off Nov. 18 in St. Louis and conclude with a three-night stop at  in Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 9-11.

Mike Gordon is a huge pedal and effects nerd. On his website he links to a video in which he shows how the gear he uses on tours with Phish works. Check it out:

As for the music, if you are into Phish, you will probably really dig Mike Gordon’s stuff. Phish is on the road in October, mostly in the South and Las Vegas, so some lucky fans might be able to see both the group and Gordon doing his solo stuff.

Here is the full routing for the solo tour:

Nov. 18 – St. Louis, Mo., Delmar Hall
Nov. 19 – Madison, Wis., Majestic Theatre
Nov. 20 – Chicago, Ill., Park West
Nov. 22 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Stage AE
Nov. 23 – Buffalo, N.Y., The Town Ballroom
Nov. 25 – South Burlington, Vt., Higher Ground – Ballroom
Nov. 26 – Albany, N.Y., The Egg
Nov. 28 – Philadelphia, Pa., Union Transfer
Nov. 29 – Washington, DC, Lincoln Theatre
Dec. 1 – Asheville, N.C., The Orange Peel
Dec. 2 – Nashville, Tenn., Cannery Ballroom
Dec. 3 – Atlanta, Ga., Variety Playhouse
Dec. 9 – Cambridge, Mass., The Sinclair
Dec. 10 – Cambridge, Mass., The Sinclair
Dec. 11 – Cambridge, Mass., The Sinclair
A presale is on right now and the general onsale starts Sept. 9. Mike-Gordon.com has more on the artist, much of which is written in his trademark goofy, playful style.