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It Looks Like Phish Is Breaking Out A New Lighting Rig For This Summer

Over the last few days, we’ve heard about how Phish is rehearsing for their upcoming summer run with a week of technical and musical rehearsals at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI, a relatively short drive from their first shows of the summer at Chicago’s Northerly Island this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. News of the rehearsals ignited the excitement of local Wisconsin fans, who will not be getting a Phish show of their own this summer, as Phish countless commenters across social media joking about crashing the closed rehearsals and getting a peek and the band’s practices.

While we’re sure that sneaking into band rehearsals is just a pipe dream for most of these fans, at least one guy made it inside Phish’s pre-tour “training facility” to take a look around. Now, thanks to a clip that surfaced online today, we can all get a glimpse at the band’s summer 2017 rig, and it looks like lighting designer Chris Kuroda has some new toys to play with. Check it out via Twitter user @PhishatMSG:

The video shows a short clip of a microphone check onstage, and gives a clear look at what we can only assume is the band’s updated lighting rig. The new setup appears to nix the LED screens added last summer (whose existence similarly leaked to considerable excitement prior to the band’s 2016 summer tour), and has the more familiar colored spotlights laid out in a new arrangement, with four rows of lights arcing lengthwise over the stage. We’re excited to see what this new setup can do!

[h/t @PhishatMSG]

[Cover photo: Left (2016) via Emily Butler, Right (2017) via @PhishatMSG]


If you’re heading to New York for Phish’s 13-night Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden, don’t miss all the incredible late night shows going on in the City during the run! Check out Our Official Guide To Baker’s Dozen Late-Nights  for all the info.

Live For Live Music Phish Baker’s Dozen Run Late-Night Shows

July 21 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)
July 21 – The Motet @ BB King Blues Club (tix)
July 20, 21, & 22 – Twiddle @ Irving Plaza (tix) *
July 22 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)
July 22 – Circles Around The Sun @ Gramercy Theatre (SOLD OUT)
July 23 – Circles Around The Sun (early brunch show) @ Brooklyn Bowl (tix)
July 25 – Turkuaz at Irving Plaza (tix) *
July 28 – Dopapod @ Gramercy Theater (tix) *
July 28 – James Brown Dance Party  – 2 Shows @ Highline Ballroom (early tix/late tix) *
July 29 – Dopapod @ Highline Ballroom (tix) *
July 29 – Perpetual Groove @ BB King Blues Club (tix)
Aug 2 – Matisyahu @ The Cutting Room (tix) *
Aug 3 – Greensky Bluegrass w/ Marco Benevento @ Ford Amphitheatre At Coney Island Boardwalk (tix) **
Aug 4 –  “Kraz & Taz” – Eric Krasno Band w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band @ The Cutting Room (tix)
Aug 5 –  Spafford @ BB King Blues Club (tix)

* (L4LM & CEG Presents)

**(L4LM & Live Nation Presents)