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Strange Design To Perform Phish’s Legendary “Hampton Comes Alive” Shows In Their Entirety 20 Years Later With Phish Lyricist Tom Marshall and Giant Country Horns’ Carl Gerhard

New York, NY (July 11, 2018) Phish tribute band Strange Design will reunite for two nights only to perform Phish’s legendary Hampton Coliseum shows from November 20 and 21, 1998 on the 20th Anniversary of those shows. Phish lyricist Tom Marshall and Giant Country Horns trumpet player Carl Gerhard both performed during these epic shows, and will join Strange Design on stage to recreate the musical magic at DROM in New York City on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17, 2018.

The 1998 Hampton Colliseum shows were subsequently released as the Gold Certified CD set Hampton Comes Alive. The album title is a play on Peter Frampton’s classic live album Frampton Comes Alive!. 

In the spirit of Dark Star Orchestra, Strange Design recreated historic Phish shows in their entirety. Garnering national attention, Strange Design has tackled momentous Phish concerts to the likes of Hampton ‘97, Arrowhead Ranch ‘91 and Beacon ‘94, and have paid homage to epic albums including their recreation of, Rift for the 20th anniversary of it’s release.

Hampton Comes Alive is Phish’s third live album and the first time complete live Phish concerts were released in their entirety. Twenty of the album’s forty-four tracks are covers or other songs from the band’s large catalog that do not appear on any previous Phish album. The album’s many cover songs include: “Rock and Roll, Pt. 2” by Gary Glitter, “Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)” by Bob Dylan, “Funky Bitch” by Son Seals, “Roses Are Free” by Ween, “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” by Will Smith, “Cry Baby Cry” by The Beatles, “Boogie On Reggae Woman” by Stevie Wonder, “Nellie Kane” by Hot Rize, “Bold as Love” by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, “Sabotage” by Beastie Boys and “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba. As usual with covers sung by Jon Fishman, the band (as a trio with Trey Anastasio on drums) also performs a brief instrumental version of “Hold Your Head Up” by Argent before and after “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It.”

There will be an exclusive limited pre-sale for CEG subscribers beginning Wednesday, July 11 at 12 PM EST. Fans can sign up for the CEG email list at for exclusive access to the pre-sale. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 13 at 12 pm EST. Tickets are available through,, and (866) 777-8932.

CEG Presents

Strange Design

Performing Phish’s Legendary Live Album Hampton Comes Alive Shows

With Phish Lyricist Tom Marshall and Giant Country Horns’ Carl Gerhard  

DROM, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17, 2018

6:30 PM Doors 7:30 PM Show
$20.00 GA / $35.00 Limited VIP Seating

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