Phish has released a pro-shot video of “Split Open and Melt” from their show on December 7th at the North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, SC. This was the second-to-last show on the band’s brief fall tour as well as the second of three nights in North Charleston for Phish, and the band sent fans away happy with this jam from 1990’s Lawn Boy which clocked in at just under 15 minutes.
The video was uploaded to Phish’s official YouTube page on Monday, as many fans were in the throes of the agonizing three weeks between the end of fall tour and the start of the annual New Year’s Eve run at Madison Square Garden on December 28th-31st. Hopefully, this video should help you shake those post-tour blues. The song’s jam sees significant exploration from drummer Jon Fishman on the Marimba Lumina before the band meets back for a “Little Drummer Boy” tease around the 10-minute mark and a “Crosseyed and Painless” tease at the very end of the jam before returning to the structure of the song.
Relieve Phish’s performance of “Split Open and Melt” from North Charleston Coliseum night two below.
Phish — “Split Open and Melt” — 12/7/19
With the eight-show Phish fall tour now over, the members of Phish will take a short break before taking over MSG to ring in the New Year at the end of the month. After the New Year’s run and the subsequent return of Phish Riviera Maya in February, the early-2020 schedules for the band members will be occupied by side projects, as Mike Gordon and Trey Anastasio will both embark on winter tours with their respective solo bands. Then, in February, comes the two-night return of Trey’s Oysterhead project with Primus‘ Les Claypool and Stewart Copeland from The Police, marking the supergroup’s first shows together since 2006. Information and tickets for those tours can be found here.