Phish Cancels Chicago Show During Second Set
Phish cancelled their performance at Chicago, IL’s FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island during their second set due to heavy rain and lightning. The Vermont Quartet kicked off their second set with a version of “Down with Disease” that segued into “Prince Caspian.” Right after starting “Prince Caspian,” the band was forced to stop their show due to a severe weather alert. Fans were asked to leave the venue and, soon after, the show was cancelled. A tweet from the band read, “Unfortunately, that’s it for the night. Again, the venue has been evacuated due to a storm that is approaching the area.”
Phish’s summer tour has been plagued with weather-related issues. Most notably, Phish postponed their first Toronto show in 13 years due to floods and power outages in the area. Their performance at Wantagh, NY’s Jones Beach Amphitheater was also marked by severe storms.
Elsewhere at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Pearl Jam took an almost three-hour rain delay due to the same storm but eventually returned to the stage. Furthur were also forced to cut their performance in Canandaigua, NY short due to weather-related issues.
Phish will return to FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island this evening.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via Phish.net
Friday, July 19, FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, IL
Set I: Suzy Greenberg, Wolfman’s Brother, Backwards Down the Number Line, It’s Ice, The Moma Dance > My Soul, Scent of a Mule1, 46 Days, Limb By Limb, Julius
Set II: Down with Disease > Prince Caspian2
 Fishman on Marimba Lumina.
 Unfinished; the show was cancelled due to severe weather concerns.
Notes: Scent of a Mule featured Fishman on the Marimba Lumina. Prince Caspian was unfinished as the show was cancelled due to severe weather concerns and the venue was immediately evacuated.