Photo by Rene Huemer, via @phishfromtheroad on Instagram
Phish closed their Fall Tour on Saturday night, wrapping up their four-night Halloween run in Sin City with a two-set offering that included a 19-minute “Split Open and Melt” as well as the first “Lifeboy” since 2016.
The show began with a funky “The Moma Dance,” followed by a “Kill Devil Falls”> “Roggae” segment and a stand-alone “Water in the Sky.” (Interestingly, “The Moma Dance” was the opening song for both the first and last night of Phish’s Fall Tour: Oct. 16 in Albany and Nov. 3 in Las Vegas.)
Mike Gordon’s “555” was next on the docket, and the band eventually moved into an exploratory, 10-plus minute “Tube,” followed by a cool-down of “Farmhouse.”
A classic “Mike’s Groove” closed the first half, sandwiched by the aforementioned “Lifeboy” revival (last heard on 10/25/2016).
Phish jammed straight through set two. They started off with “Carini” (including vocal teases of Kasvot Växt’s “Death Don’t Hurt Very Long” from Halloween and Trey Anastasio’s “Bob Weaver” exclamation from Nov. 2) and made their way through “46 Days”> “Scents and Subtle Sounds”> “Crosseyed and Painless”> “Also Sprach Zarathustra”> “Possum.” The set closed with a massive, at times ethereal, “Split Open and Melt” that clocked in at 19 minutes.
Phish encored with their ballad “Wading in the Velvet Sea” and standby rocker “Character Zero.”
Check out the full setlist below:
November 4, 2018
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Set I: The Moma Dance, Kill Devil Falls > Roggae, Water in the Sky, 555 > Tube > Farmhouse, Mike’s Song > Lifeboy^ > Weekapaug Groove
Set II: Carini > 46 Days > Scents and Subtle Sounds > Crosseyed and Painless > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Possum > Split Open and Melt
Enc: Wading in the Velvet Sea, Character Zero
^: Last heard October 25, 2016