Musical comedy act Touchpants featuring Phish drummer Jon Fishman behind the kit is embarking on a rare, albeit brief, tour this April. The run starts on April 18th at The River St. Jazz Cafe in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and continues on the 19th at Worcester’s Tammany Hall. The three-show run concludes at Nectar’s in Burlington for what’s become a 4/20 tradition in Vermont’s biggest city.
Here’s the full list of dates…
April 18: Wilkes-Barre, PA @ The River St. Jazz Cafe
April 19: Worcester, MA @ Tammany Hall (how perfect…)
April 20: Burlington, VT @ Nectar’s (with Whiskey Dicks and CCSB)
For an idea of the dirty brand of humor-rock you can expect at a Touchpants show, check out this video of Jesus Had A Baby and be sure to watch the volume if you’re at work…
Watch as Fishman, Chris Friday, Aram Bedrosian and Colby Dix make their way through the tune and offer some funny banter relating to the evening’s Phish performance including word of a text Colby sent Fish that said, “Oh Alaska, thanks I needed a sandwich and a beer.”
Once Jon Fishman finishes with Phish’s three-set performance at Madison Square Garden on New Year’s Eve, he’ll head uptown to The Iridium for an “Extended New Year’s Eve Last Night Show” with Touchpants. The band, which also features Chris Friday, Colby Dix and Aram Bedrosian describe their show as “vulgar.rude.crass.musical.humor.”
This rare “out-of-Vermont” Touchpants performance is scheduled to start at 2AM following The Mike Stern Band’s gig at The Iridium. Tickets cost $20 and are available now.