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Published: 2013/07/23

Phish Finally Make It to Toronto

Last night, Phish finally made it to the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto following the postponement of their previously scheduled July 9 show. The concert itself was somewhat underwhelming given the high expectations for a rescheduled, international gig. Especially when that gig follows a run that included a three-set performance and a rendition of “Harpua” with the Second City cast.

The band kicked off their first Canadian show in 13 years with their first “The Moma Dance” opener in 13 years. “Chalk Dust Torture” then followed before the band performed the first “Undermind” of the tour. “Halley’s Comet” played into “Twist” during the middle of the set, which later featured a solid version of “Stash” followed by the new Mike Gordon tune, “Yarmouth Road.” The first set came to a close with a great “Ocelot” before going into a rendition of the always-fun “Suzy Greenberg.”

While the first set was kind of slow out the gate, the second set started off with a bang, as Phish began with a fantastic, almost 20-minute “Down with Disease” that played into “2001” and then “Free.” “Tweezer” came in the middle of the set before the band transitioned into “Silent in the Morning,” the third time this tour that Phish has gone into the song without first playing it’s companion piece, “Horse.” “Backwards Down the Number Line” then brought down the energy level before a decent “Cavern” turned into a stellar set-closing “David Bowie.”

Phish then wrapped up the show with a three song encore that began with a take on The Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street classic “Loving Cup.” Next came the tour debut of “The Squirming Coil” before the show came to a close with a predictable “Tweezer Reprise.”

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via

Monday, July 22, 2013, Phish, Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON

Set I: The Moma Dance, Chalk Dust Torture, Undermind, Army of One, Halley’s Comet > Twist, Bouncing Around the Room, Stash, Yarmouth Road, Tube, Ocelot, Suzy Greenberg

Set II: Down with Disease > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Free > Piper > Tweezer > Silent in the Morning, Backwards Down the Number Line > Cavern > David Bowie

E: Loving Cup, The Squirming Coil, Tweezer Reprise

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