5 Phish Halloween Shows That Will Give You Goosebumps

5 Phish Halloween Shows That Will Give You Goosebumps

Legendary jam band Phish rock out for over three hours every single time they play live, but even their regular sets are no match for their Halloween extravaganzas. Instead of wearing a traditional costume, Phish reinterprets a classic album song-for-song. Since Trey Anastasio and Phish both have gigs coming up soon, we decided to take a look at their most unforgettable Halloween tributes. And good news, Setlists.fm has a ton of Phish setlists, dating back all the way to 1983 when the band formed and played in their now Alma mater University of Vermont.

Check out these amazing Phish Halloween show videos and setlists below.

5. 1994, The Beatles (“The White Album”), The Beatles
After bragging that they could play any album in its entirety at any time, they decided to take the idea to the next level by asking fans to submit suggestions in the mail. The winning album was the self-titled double album The Beatles, commonly known as The White Album. Phish played every classic song excluding the Ringo-sung closer “Good Night”, which was played over the house PA system as the band left the stage. According to Setlist.fm, the special Halloween show began at 9:30 PM and ended at 3:20 AM the next day.

Set 1:
“Frankenstein”
(The Edgar Winter Group cover)
“Sparkle”
“Simple”
“The Divided Sky”
“Harpua”
(with War Pigs tease)
“Julius”
“The Horse”
“Silent in the Morning”
“Reba”
“Golgi Apparatus”

Set 2 (The Beatles “White Album” in entirety):
“Back in the U.S.S.R.”
(The Beatles cover)
“Dear Prudence”
(The Beatles cover)
“Glass Onion”
(The Beatles cover)
“Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”
(The Beatles cover)
“Wild Honey Pie”
(The Beatles cover)
“The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill”
(The Beatles cover)
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
(The Beatles cover)
“Happiness Is a Warm Gun”
(The Beatles cover)
“Martha My Dear”
(The Beatles cover)
“I’m So Tired”
(The Beatles cover)
“Blackbird”
(The Beatles cover)
“Piggies”
(The Beatles cover)
“Rocky Raccoon”
(The Beatles cover)
“Don’t Pass Me By”
(The Beatles cover)
“Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?”
(The Beatles cover)
“I Will”
(The Beatles cover)
“Julia”
(The Beatles cover)
“Birthday
(The Beatles cover)
“Yer Blues”
(The Beatles cover)
“Mother Nature’s Son”
(The Beatles cover)
“Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey”
(The Beatles cover)
“Sexy Sadie”
(The Beatles cover)
“Helter Skelter”
(The Beatles cover)
“Long, Long, Long”
(The Beatles cover)
“Revolution 1”
(The Beatles cover)
“Honey Pie”
(The Beatles cover)
“Savoy Truffle”
(The Beatles cover)
“Cry Baby Cry”
(The Beatles cover)
“Revolution 9”
(The Beatles cover)
“Good Night”
(The Beatles song)
Set 3:
“David Bowie”
“Bouncing Around the Room”
“Slave to the Traffic Light”
“Rift”
“Sleeping Monkey”
“Poor Heart”
“Run Like an Antelope”
Encore:
“Amazing Grace”
(John Newton cover)
“The Squirming Coil”

Source: Setlist.fm


4. 1995, Quadrophenia, The Who
For the second year in a row, Phish performed a landmark double-album. This time around, fans chose Quadrophenia by The Who. The dynamic songs were a perfect fit for Phish especially on classics like “Bell Boy”, “Love Reign O’er Me”, and “5:15”. The band ended the evening with a searing rendition of “My Generation” before destroying their instruments as a final tribute to The Who.

Set 1:
“Icculus”
“The Divided Sky”
“Wilson”
“Ya Mar”
(Cyril Ferguson cover)
“Sparkle”
“Free”
“Guyute”
“Run Like an Antelope”
“Harpua”
Set 2:
“I Am the Sea”
(The Who cover)
“The Real Me”
(The Who cover)
“Quadrophenia”
(The Who cover)
“Cut My Hair”
(The Who cover)
“The Punk and the Godfather”
(The Who cover)
“I’m One”
(The Who cover)
“The Dirty Jobs”
(The Who cover)
“Helpless Dancer”
(The Who cover)
“Is It in My Head?”
(The Who cover)
“I’ve Had Enough”
(The Who cover)
“5:15”
(The Who cover)
“Sea and Sand”
(The Who cover)
“Drowned”
(The Who cover)
“Bell Boy”
(The Who cover)
“Doctor Jimmy”
(The Who cover)
“The Rock”
(The Who cover)
“Love, Reign O’er Me”
(The Who cover)
Set 3:
“You Enjoy Myself”
“Jesus Just Left Chicago”
(ZZ Top cover)
“A Day in the Life”
(The Beatles cover)
“Suzy Greenberg”
Encore:
“My Generation”
(The Who cover)

Source: Setlist.fm


3. 1996, Remain in Light, Talking Heads
Phish took an artsy turn when they decided to take on, the Talking Head’s experimental magnum opus. Soaked with afro-beat elements and untraditional rhythms the album was a huge departure for the jam band. Phish has actually credited this performance with causing a change in the music they made after 1996. Now that’s one heck of a show!

Set 1:
“Sanity”
“Highway to Hell”
(AC/DC cover)
“Down With Disease”
“You Enjoy Myself”
“Prince Caspian”
“Reba”
“Colonel Forbin’s Ascent”
“Fly Famous Mockingbird”
“Character Zero”
“The Star-Spangled Banner”
(John Stafford Smith cover)
Set 2:
“Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)”
(Talking Heads cover)
“Crosseyed and Painless”
(Talking Heads cover)
“The Great Curve”
(Talking Heads cover)
“Once in a Lifetime”
(Talking Heads cover)
“Houses in Motion”
(Talking Heads cover)
“Seen and Not Seen”
(Talking Heads cover)
“Listening Wind”
(Talking Heads cover)
“Overload”
(Talking Heads cover)
Set 3:
“Brother”
“Also sprach Zarathustra”
(Richard Strauss cover)
“Maze”
“Simple”
“Swept Away”
“Steep”
“Jesus Just Left Chicago”
(ZZ Top cover)
“Suzy Greenberg”
Encore:
“Frankenstein”
(The Edgar Winter Group cover)

Source: Setlist.fm


2. 1998, Loaded, The Velvet Underground & The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd
Phish decided to go underground in 1998… Velvet Underground, that is. The Vermont quartet tackled Loaded, the mock-pop masterpiece by the notorious avant-garde band. Phish surprised fans two nights later with a performance of the psychedelic progressive rock watershed The Dark Side of the Moon. The performance was totally unannounced, but totally epic.

Set 1:
“Axilla”
“Punch You in the Eye”
“Roggae”
“Birds of a Feather”
“Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley”
(Lee Dorsey cover)
“Chalk Dust Torture”
“Lawn Boy”
“Mike’s Song”
“Frankie Says”
“Weekapaug Groove”
Set 2:
“Who Loves the Sun”
(The Velvet Underground cover)
“Sweet Jane”
(The Velvet Underground cover)
“Rock & Roll”
(The Velvet Underground cover)
“Cool It Down”
(The Velvet Underground cover)
“New Age”
(The Velvet Underground cover)
“Head Held High”
(The Velvet Underground cover)
“Lonesome Cowboy Bill”
(The Velvet Underground cover)
“I Found a Reason”
(The Velvet Underground cover)
“Train Round the Bend”
(The Velvet Underground cover)
“Oh! Sweet Nuthin'”
(The Velvet Underground cover)
Set 3:
“Wolfman’s Brother”
“Piper”
“Ghost”
Encore:
“Sleeping Monkey”
“Tweezer Reprise”

Source: Setlist.fm


Set 1:
“Tube”
“Tube Jam”
“Drowned”
(The Who cover)
“Jesus Just Left Chicago”
(ZZ Top cover)
“Driver”
“Bittersweet Motel”
“Limb By Limb”
“Wading in the Velvet Sea”
“Sample in a Jar”
Set 2:
“Down With Disease”
“The Mango Song”
“The Moma Dance”
“You Enjoy Myself
“Harpua”
“Speak to Me”
(Pink Floyd cover)
“Breathe”
(Pink Floyd cover)
“On the Run”
(Pink Floyd cover)
“Time”
(Pink Floyd cover)
“The Great Gig in the Sky”
(Pink Floyd cover)
“Money”
(Pink Floyd cover)
“Us and Them”
(Pink Floyd cover)
“Any Colour You Like”
(Pink Floyd cover)
“Brain Damage”
(Pink Floyd cover)
“Eclipse”
(Pink Floyd cover)
Encore:
“Smells Like Teen Spirit”
(Nirvana cover)

Source: Setlist.fm


1. 2009, Exile on Main St., The Rolling Stones
After over a decade’s hiatus from Halloween performances, the band came back in a big way in 2009. During a three-night stand over Halloween weekend in Indio, CA, they played Exile on Main St. by The Rolling Stones for the costumed fans. In true Phish fashion they put their own unique spin on the seminal album with tons of solos from Trey, a killer brass section, and even soulful backup singers! This was one Halloween treat fans will never forget.

Set 1:
“Sample in a Jar”
“The Divided Sky”
“Lawn Boy”
“Kill Devil Falls”
“Bathtub Gin”
“The Squirming Coil”
“Runaway Jim”
“Possum”
“Run Like an Antelope”
Set 2 (“Exile on Main St.” album in entirety):
“Rocks Off”
(The Rolling Stones cover)
“Rip This Joint”
(The Rolling Stones cover)
“Shake Your Hips”
(Slim Harpo cover)
“Casino Boogie”
(The Rolling Stones cover)
“Tumbling Dice”
(The Rolling Stones cover)
“Sweet Virginia”
(The Rolling Stones cover)
“Torn and Frayed”
(The Rolling Stones cover)
“Sweet Black Angel”
(The Rolling Stones cover)
“Loving Cup”
(The Rolling Stones cover)
“Happy”
(The Rolling Stones cover)
“Turd on the Run”
(The Rolling Stones cover)
“Ventilator Blues”
(The Rolling Stones cover)
“I Just Want to See His Face”
(The Rolling Stones cover)
“Let It Loose”
(The Rolling Stones cover)
“All Down the Line”
(The Rolling Stones cover)
“Stop Breakin’ Down Blues”
(Robert Johnson cover)
“Shine a Light”
(The Rolling Stones cover)
“Soul Survivor”
(The Rolling Stones cover)
Set 3:
“Backwards Down the Number Line”
“Fluffhead”
“Ghost”
“When the Circus Comes”
(Los Lobos cover)
“You Enjoy Myself”
Encore:
“Suzy Greenberg”

Source: Setlist.fm


Check out Trey Anastasio and Phish on the road. And view the Ticketmaster Halloween Event Guide for more frightfully fun events.