On October 20th, 2010, Phish played their first ever show in Utica, NY in the heart of the Mohawk Valley. Utica Memorial Auditorium is a hockey arena with a capacity of only about 5,500 and a design very similar to another round room and favorite Empire State Phish venue, Madison Square Garden. On May 17th, 2011, Phish will release “Live In Utica”, a brand-new 2-DVD/2-CD Box Set from their October Utica show. It is available for pre-order now at Phish Dry Goods.
Utica was the smallest venue on Phish’s fall tour and the atmosphere was charged with electricity. One clever fan even went so far as to craft a “Guyutica” sign that no doubt helped shape the night’s events. “Live In Utica” presents three hours of Phish in an intimate venue with an inspired audience that returned the energy at every turn. A new camera mounted at the front-of-house position accentuated the light show in a way never before featured on a live, indoor Phish DVD.
“Live In Utica” features the complete October 20th, 2010 performance on 2-DVDs and 2-CDs. The nearly three hours of music in this DVD/CD set was recorded with 64 channels of digital multi-track and mixed and mastered, appearing on the DVDs in 5.1 Dolby surround and full-resolution, uncompressed PCM stereo. The video was shot with 8 cameras (16:9 widescreen), recorded and post-edited in High Definition.
If you order “Live In Utica”from Phish Dry Goods, you’ll receive “Phish: I-90s”, a free bonus CD compilation featuring archival material from as early as nineteen years before the “Live In Utica” DVD/CD release (compiled by Phish Archivist Kevin Shapiro). This collection of highlights follows the band along the I-90 New York Thruway as they honed their skills in drummer Jon Fishman’s home state, recalling highlights from some of the region’s many great Phish shows in the 90s. This bonus CD will be included in all Phish Dry Goods orders of “Live In Utica” while supplies last.