Los Angeles, CA- The atmosphere was heady at the press conference called today by musicians Trey Anastasio and Tommy Shaw, where they confirmed the rumors that had been floating around for weeks: the worldwide Phish-Styx tour was on.
â€œWe had been talking with Mick Jagger about touring with him,â€ said Styx member Tommy Shaw, â€œbut the Stones wanted top billing, and that just wouldnâ€™t have worked. So after those negotiations fell through, I gave Trey a call the very next day. He was very open to the idea of touring together.â€
â€œYeah man, I totally grokked the idea,â€ drawled Phish front man, Trey Anastasio. â€œOur music styles are so incompatible that it was bound to happen sooner or later. After the nation watched Britney Spears perform â€˜Walk This Wayâ€™ with Aerosmith during last yearâ€™s Super Bowl half-time show, I knew that a combined Phish-Styx tour was the next logical step.â€
The tour is scheduled to start during the summer of 2002, and is being sponsored by Mrs. Paulâ€™s and Van de Kampâ€™s. It is rumored that the Gortonâ€™s Fisherman himself might be in attendance on the opening night of the tour.