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Published: 2018/07/18

Phish Kick Off Summer Tour in Lake Tahoe

Phish opened their run of summer tour dates with the first of several West Coast outings on Tuesday night, playing the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys in Stateline, NV, their first of two nights at the venue.

The evening and the tour was kicked off with the energetic run of “Free” into “Possum,” before drummer Jon Fishman took over on vocals for “The Moma Dance.” Continuing a first-set theme of classic Phish cuts, the band then moved into a funky “Ghost” that approrpriately led into Son Seals’ “Funky Bitch,” one of the group’s earliest cover staples. After “Stash,” Phish closed the first set with a tune frequently reserved for encore, the Billy Breathes cut “Character Zero.”

Diverting from the old-school feel of the first frame, Phish returned for set two with “No Men In No Man’s Land,” which appeared on their last studio album Big Boat. The tune was stretched to over 17 minutes, with a multifaceted jam leading into “Carini” and “Slave to the Traffic Light.” A quick, standalone “Bouncing Around the Room” preceded the newer Trey Anastasio cut “Soul Planet,” which Phish used to welcome the new year at Madison Square Garden this past winter, making last night only the second time the band has played the song in a show together. A crowd-assisted “Harry Hood” then rounded out the set, before Phish closed out night one of summer tour with a two-song encore of “Contact” and “Julius.”

See the full setlist below as it appears in our Box Scores section, along with some tweets and fan-shot video from the night. Phish return to the Lake Tahoe stage tonight for round two before heading to The Gorge in George, WA, for three nights this weekend.

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Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys

Set I: Free > Possum, The Moma Dance, Ghost > Funky Bitch, Stash, Character Zero

Set II: No Men In No Man’s Land > Carini > Slave to the Traffic Light, Bouncing Around the Room, Soul Planet > Steam, Harry Hood

Encore: Contact > Julius

Source: Phish.net

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