Phish plans 'Late Night' Stones tribute
Band also set to release 3D movie, launch summer tourNEW YORK -- Phish will give its first television performance since reforming in 2009 on May 13, as part of a Rolling Stones tribute week on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."
As previously reported, a host of superstar acts to be announced will be covering songs from the Stones' "Exile on Main Street" that week, in celebration of the upcoming deluxe reissue of that landmark 1972 album.
Although it was not announced which "Exile" song the band will be playing on "Late Night," in concert, Phish has long covered "Loving Cup" from that set and of late has begun playing "Shine a Light." And last Halloween, the group performed "Exile" in its entirety as part of its Festival 8 event in Indio, Calif.
Festival 8 is the subject of "Phish 3D," a new film set to premiere April 30 for a one-week run in select U.S. theaters. Preview screenings are set for nine U.S. cities on April 20; details can be found on Phish.com.
Phish begins a summer North American tour on June 11 outside Chicago. The trek concludes with an Aug. 17-18 stand at Jones Beach in Wantagh, N.Y.