Tomorrow evening at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA, HT faves Phish are scheduled to start a five-show New Year’s Run. A major snowstorm involving blizzard conditions is wreaking havoc on the Northeast today with total snow accumulation predicted at 12 to 18 inches by show time. As of now, the show is still on according to a note on the venue’s website. Keep your eyes on Hidden Track and DCUCenter.com for further updates.
If the show goes on as planned, how will the snow affect the group’s performance? Phish concerts held during snow storms include the famed New Year’s Run in 1993 (12/28-31/1993), the Albany show that gave us the “Albany YEM (12/09/1995),” the Binghamton gig that was the first Live Phish release (12/14/1995), a Poughkeepsie performance that featured Harpua (2/12/1993) and the evening in Rochester when the quartet’s cover of Ween’s Roses Are Free was debuted (12/11/1997) – not a bad track record.
In other Phish news, guitarist Justin Hasting of Mississippi-based jamtronica act Zoogma was recently interviewed for a Lost In Sound profile on the band and revealed that “Phish will likely be headlining” the 2011 edition of the Hangout Music Festival. While Hasting doesn’t offer any more information on the booking – which would be a boon for the up-and-coming event that was headlined by Trey Anastasio and Classic TAB back in May – he does drop the news that Zoogma is on the bill, leading us to believe he just might know what he’s talking about. Of course, nothing is official until the event announces its lineup next month. The Hangout Music Festival will take place in Gulf Shores, AL from May 20-22. [via @Subtle_Sounds]
UPDATE 12/27: The show will go on as scheduled tonight.