mike gordon of phish

The news from the camp seems to keep coming this week. Mike Gordon just announced a set of tour dates to promote his new album, Sparrow, a recording that our lovable Cactus worked on for most of 2007. Read on for the dates and more info on the album.

Also, for fans in Chicago, keep your eyes and ears open on the follow-up that will be coming for his Sept. 4 date at . We’re left with the impression that it’ll be something special, and it’ll “feature multiple musicians and performance artists, all to be announced shortly.” Sweet.

MIKE GORDON SUMMER 2008 TOURDATES

06/30 The Iron Horse – Northampton, MA
07/04 Music Festival – Quincy, CA
07/06 Festival – , MI
07/12 – Masontown, WV
07/19 Music Festival – Denver, CO
08/02 Gathering of The Vibes – Bridgeport, CT
08/03 at TLA – Philadelphia, PA
08/05 Toad’s Place – Richmond, VA
08/06 Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
08/07 Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
08/08 Music Farm – , SC
08/13 – New York, NY
08/14 Lafayette Square (Free Show) – Buffalo, NY
08/22 Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
08/23 Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR
08/24 Festival – , CA
08/26 Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
08/29 Fox Theatre – , CO
08/30 Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Bellevue, CO
08/31 The Slowdown – Omaha, NE
09/02 Varsity Theatre – , MN
09/03 Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
09/04 – Chicago, IL
09/05 Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
09/07 The Paradise – Boston, MA


“THE GREEN SPARROW” IN STORES AUGUST 5th

We’re thrilled to announce the release of ’s new solo album, Sparrow. Set for an August 5th release via Rounder Records, Sparrow showcases his wide range of influences in a winning 10-track album.

A rewarding year and a half of work went into The Green Sparrow. An artist known for his endless creativity and touring stamina, Mike took 2007 off from touring and dedicated his time to writing this record. His efforts yielded a vibrant new solo album full of accessible songs and unmistakable creations of Gordon’s playfully idiosyncratic musical mind. He worked mainly at his home studio in Vermont, but also forayed to New York’s Electric Studios for additional recording and ’s rural Vermont studio, The Barn, for mixing.

The Green Sparrow features special guests and , (The ), (), and horn players from .

From the deeply rooted funk of “Radar Blip” to the rousing intricacies of “Andelmans’ Yard,” from the spirited rock of “Traveled Too Far” to the punch of “Another Door,” The Green Sparrow is a playful album from an artist who continually reveals new layers of far-reaching invention.

Keep your eyes on Mike’s website for more information as we move closer to the release date.

THE GREEN SPARROW TRACKLIST

1. Another Door
2. Voices
3. Dig Further Down
4. Pretend
5. Traveled Too Far
6. Andelmans’ Yard
7. Radar Blip
8. Morphing Again
9. Jaded
10. Sound