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Published: 2012/06/07

Particle to Play Launchpad Live, Cover Pink Floyd After Phish

Particle will perform their 2004 studio album Launchpad in its entirety at Rockford, IL’s Whippersnap festival. Slated to take place at Lyran Park from July 19-21, the festival will also feature Railroad Earth, Digital Tape Machine (ft. Joel & Kris of Umphrey’s Mcgee), The funky Meters, Greensky Bluegrass, Roster McCabe and many others. Particle will headline on July 20 and perform Launchpad during their set.

In related news, Particle featuring former guitarist Ben Combe will play a late night show at San Francisco’s Mezzanine on August 17 after Phish headlines the nearby Bill Graham Civic Center earlier that night. The group promises a mix of Pink Floyd classics and Particle staples and will also be joined by surprise special guests throughout the evening. Con Brio, one of San Francisco’s premier funk and soul outfits, will open the night.

Here’s a reminder of Launchpad’s tracks

1. Launchpad
2. Metropolis
3. The Elevator
4. Below Radar
5. The Banker
6. Kneeknocker
7. Roads A Breeze (At 3am)
8. 7 Minutes Till Radio Darkness (part I)
9. 7 Minutes Till Radio Darkness (part II)
10. Sun Mar 11

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