Starr Hill Rep Confirms Phish Summer Tour 2012 in Works

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Buried deep within the Press of Atlantic City’s article on the City Council delaying a vote on the possibility of bringing music festivals to Bader Field in 2012 comes confirmation that Phish is planning to tour next summer. Promoter Starr Hill Presents representative Ken MacDonald told the paper that Phish “will tour next summer” when he was asked about the possibility that the group will headline one of four festivals his company is planning for Atlantic City in 2012. MacDonald would neither confirm nor deny that Phish will indeed headline one of the events, but did confirm that Phish is planning to tour. Phish manager Coran Capshaw founded Starr Hill, a sister company of Red Light Management.

[Photo of DMB Caravan @ Bader Field by Jeremy Gordon]

While most fans did expect Phish to tour next summer, it’s nice to see confirmation, especially after Trey’s comments to Rolling Stone that 2012 would be “a less busy tour year” for the quartet. We’re also interested to see what Starr Hill Presents has in store for the four multi-day festivals they’re planning to bring to Bader Field in 2012 on the heels of last year’s DMB Caravan stop at the 142-acre former municipal airstrip. Atlantic City’s City Council has already approved festivals for June 15-17 and June 24-25 and will “reconsider” issuing permits for two more festivals (set for Sept. 22-23 & 29-30) at a January 4th meeting after tabling a decision yesterday.

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36 thoughts on “Starr Hill Rep Confirms Phish Summer Tour 2012 in Works

  1. Michael Martelli, Jr Reply

    Nice, would love another NE festival and AC is nice and close for me…

  2. sd Reply

    Multiple nights at the Hollywood Bowl (preferably three) would be great for me.

  3. Kyle Reply

    Just glad to see that a summer tour will happen. I expected at least a summer tour when trey said less touring. Prob means no fall or halloween again bc they have so much else going on

  4. MattSean Reply

    Keep phish on east coast, Indio was a UST, west coast had their chance

    • Trey Anastasio Reply

      Indio sold more tickets than Watkins Glen smart guy…

      • Kris Sirk Reply

        Wrong smartie pants. Im not picking a fight here, but east coast festie wins, every time. And Watkins Glen ticket #s were artificially suppressed so they could go back if they wanted. Phish has been known to do that you know, if you were at The Clifford Ball, and you actually believed they sold 65, 000 tickets only, i cant help you.

        • Phish Fan Reply

          Most accounts say Indio had 10,000 to 20,000 more attendees than Watkins Glen.

          Hollywood Bowl was sold out (while some east coast sheds weren’t.)

          West Coast can definitely handle more Phish.

    • upstatephan Reply

      only reason why all/most the west coast shows sold out was because there were not that many out there. Also, east coast venues didn’t sell out as much because phish saturated their whole tour in the east specifically north east.

      • zannybarhed Reply

        YOU sir, are a JACKBALL.

  5. Robyn Reply

    Bring Phish to AC ……..

  6. Artur Oczko Reply

    how about not forgetting the midwest, us poor suckers in kansas city always get the leftovers or nothin’… at least st. louis for chrissakes. we dont get much so when we do, we show the love, come to kansas city please. im tired of being the late add on stop to tours, kc never makes it to tour tshirts 🙁 and we never get a good band want to spend their friday or sat night here, always a sun or wed. COME ON MAN! 🙂

    • KC BBQ FTW Reply


  7. Jimmy D on LSD Reply

    Psh. Play here, play there. Tune up your car and go.

  8. dhb613 Reply

    Alaska? Hawaii? How about a Mayan Festival in December? Belize maybe? Or Egypt? Get a passport… and start saving your money now!!!

  9. wynter541 Reply

    How about red rocks?… cuthbert in eugene?

  10. Jibboo Reply

    Scott, thanks for posting. Any more rumors regarding this. How about a festival up in the northeast somewhere? Thanks!

  11. Adam Reply

    Chicago or at least somewhere close to Chicago!

  12. This Guy Reply

    Hey west coast, you had the Dead. Phish belongs to the East. Sorry. Maybe next time.
    I would love to see Atlanta, Florida, Carolina shows.
    We love you in the South Phish!

    • ^this guy Reply

      Boy am sure glad you know your geography…..Again the west has the GORGE and there is nothing else that compares sorry

  13. fennyBoy Reply

    do it at bethal woods air strips are too hot it seemed pretty laid back too

  14. fennyBoy Reply

    all i know is if you need space the everglades(big cypress) can accomadate

  15. fennyBoy Reply

    hey how about red rocks ,well either way ill be there
    were ever you go there you are
    ya know

  16. KC BBQ FTW Reply

    I second the Kansas City stop. Plenty of places to play now around town. Grab some Q too while here plus 2003 is almost 10 years past boys, not acceptable. Plus you bring the heat here and you know it, man. I’m out

  17. BC Reply

    Oh man. Seriously, “east owns Phish”?! Phish is not as well known on the west coast which is a delight for those of us east coast transplants who can experience Phish in Tahoe without the bedlam of wookie nation (for real). I enjoy my band wherever the fuck I am.

  18. What's the Use. Reply

    Last time Phish played in KS 2 of their prodction team got arrested(drug related). The cops are like Nazis down there. They will never go back. In my opinion they should stay above the mason dixon line. As for a festival, it will stay in the Northeast. The problem is they need to find a place with infrastructure(fences, water, descent roads) already in place. Those places are very hard to find. The days of Limestone and Coventry are over. They are not willing to piss $ away like they used to on Festivals. I am confident the festival will be held in AC.

    • Marc baune Reply

      Nicely put. They rock wherever their at. Get in your cars and drive. “east coast owns phish” what a joke!

  19. Wesside Reply

    East coast vs west coast??????

    Sorry east coast, we got the GORGE. SEE U THERE

  20. blahblahblah Reply

    all this east coast / west coast nonsense reminds me of the gangster rap beefs of the mi 1990’s. Hands down the best three night run of 2011 took place in Chicago and the boys should consider another later summer run in the best city in the country

    • konichiwa Reply

      you must not have been at SB9 or the 3 night run in Colorado….hoooooooooooooooooooooooot fiiiiiiiiire!!!!!!

  21. Rich Reply

    Please play 2 at PNC in Holmdel, NJ….I live 8 miles from the AND theres FREE PARKING !!!

  22. Kingphsher Reply

    Some newb will always have a problem no matter where they play.. personally.. west coast shows more fun. I loved Indio and the gorge and the bowl..even though im from baltimore

  23. erick Reply

    Sounds like a bunch of ego issues here. You goons should be happy theyre playing at all! Who gives a f**k where they play. everyone wants them in their backyard and everyones backyard is the best. Phish will play where they want to play deal w/it. And quit winning about setlists on other blogs you negative bastards. Its 2012 phish is alive!

  24. erick Reply

    And thats whining for your auto correct.

  25. Vermont PHISH Reply

    How about VERMONT! it sucks ballllllllls that since 1995 phish has only played Vermont 3 times, flynn 97, coventry 04, and 9/14/11 . thats sad …really really really sad

    • Scott G Reply

      That’s just because they don’t want to Jersey Vermont. It’s for your own good.

  26. Jamison Muterspaw Reply

    Thanks for the info. I have frequently wondered how that all panned out. Can you keep us up to speed on any developments?Geordie

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