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It’s finally here! Last night, the famous jam band Phish released their long awaited summer tour dates. Fans were eager to get the dates to plan their summer tour schedules. All across the web, rumors were buzzing about possible dates for months.

Actually, the rumored dates I had previously posted weren’t too far off.

The summer concert series will kick off on June 11 in Chicago and will wrap up August 18 at Jones Beach, NY. The tour has 29 stops along its journey, all of which won’t let down fans. If you’re looking for some advance ticket sales, check out Music Today. (That will go on until March 26 at midnight.)

Here they are —

June:
11 Chicago, IL Toyota Park
12 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
13 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
15 Portsmouth, VA Ntelos Pavilion at Harbor Center
17 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
18 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
19-20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
22 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
24-25 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
26-27 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
29 Canandaigua, NY CMAC

July:
1 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
2 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
3-4 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre @ Encore Park

August:
5-7 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre
9-10 Telluride, CO Telluride Town Park
12-13 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
14-15 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre
17-18 Wantagh, NY Nikon Theater at Jones Beach

This announcement of their summer tour also comes with a secondary announcement. They will now have their own 3D movie, called Phish 3D. The movie will consist of footage shot during Phish’s Festival 8, a 3 day festival that happened over this past Halloween and covered numerous Rolling Stones songs. It will be released some time this April. Visit the website to sign up for more information as it becomes available.

Well, I’d say Phish fans are certainly getting their jollies this month. Now, let’s see how fast those tickets sell out!

UPDATE 3/25/10: An official trailer for Phish 3D has just been released. Check it:

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Kate Langenburg/A&E Groove

Johnny Depp fans, get ready. It seems he’s got some big plans in the works. This time, instead of seeing him on the camera, he’ll be behind it, directing.

Back when Depp was working on Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, he seemed to have gotten along quite well with co-star and famous Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards. Ever since then, the two have been working on a special project, in which Depp will direct a documentary about Keith Richards’ life.

It comes as no surprise that Depp is on the list for this film, as he based a lot of his moves and swagger for Jack Sparrow off Richards’ style. It seems that the aged rocker may serve as some kind of role model and inspiration for the actor. (Let’s be thankful Depp doesn’t follow Richards’ life to a T though.)

Richards is known for some crazy antics, both onstage and off. He’s usually drunk, stumbling around, and mumbling to whomever will listen. However, he has made quite a name for himself with the Rolling Stones, one of the most important bands in rock and roll, and definitely deserves to have a documentary made about his life.

The Guardian reported that the movie will be called Happy. But this won’t be the first time Depp has directed. Back in 1997, he worked on The Brave, which was not well received by fans. I have high hopes for this one, especially because Depp has some inspiration invested in it.

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