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Runaway Gin Announces 21-Date 'Winter Melts' Tour January 17, 2018 10:16

Photo by Ellison White Photography

On the heels of a busy 2017 Runaway Gin - a Tribute to Phish, the world's most active Phish Tribute (w/ 260 shows performed) announces a twenty-one date 'Winter Melts' Tour which includes debut performances in in Orlando, FL and Chattanooga, TN, returns to Atlanta, GA, Nashville, TN, Philadelphia, PA, Baltimore, MD, Richmond, VA, Washington, DC, Augusta, GA, Athens, GA, and Charlottesville, VA, a 420 Block Party headlining slot in Roanoke, VA, and a 2-night run in their hometown at the Charleston Pour House. Runaway Gin also celebrates their 4 anniversary on January 19th, the first date of this tour. 

Here is a full listing of shows for Runaway Gin's Winter Melts 2018 Tour:
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Friday, January 19th - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA
Saturday, January 20th - Exit/In - Nashville, TN
Friday, January 26th - Charleston Pour House - Charleston, SC* 
Saturday, January 27th - Charleston Pour House - Charleston, SC
Friday, February 2nd - Shaka's Live - VA Beach, VA
Saturday, February 3rd - the 8x10 - Baltimore, MD
Friday, February 16th - the Social - Orlando, FL
Saturday, February 17th - Crowbar - Ybor City, FL
Saturday, March 10th - the Firmament - Greenville, SC
Friday, March 16th - Visulite Theater - Charlotte, NC
Thursday March 29th - the Foundry - Athens, GA
Friday, March 30th - Salvage Station - Asheville, NC
Saturday, March 31st - Workplay Theater - Birmingham, AL
Friday, April 6th - Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Saturday, April 7th - the Broadberry - Richmond, VA
Friday, April 20th - Martin's 420 Block Party - Roanoke, VA
Saturday, April 21st - the Southern - Charlottesville, VA
Friday, May 11th - Union Stage - Washington, DC
Saturday, May 12th - Ardmore Music Hall - Philadelphia, PA
Friday, May 18th - Sky City - Augusta, GA
Saturday, May 19th - Revelry Room - Chattanooga, TN
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*Special Concept Show "We've got Saxophone"
Attached are photo and tour banner.
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For tour dates, videos and live recordings visit Runaway Gin's website here complete with videos, posters, photos, and setlists.
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/runawaygin
Twitter and Instagram: @runaway_gin
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Watch Runaway Gin perform "Carini" here:
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Runaway Gin Announces Mystery Themed Donut Show With Federal Donuts September 20, 2017 12:53

 

Photo by Jason Herman

On the heels of a incredibly successful run of shows through the Southeast and their 250th show Runaway Gin - a Tribute to Phish, the world's most active Phish Tribute announces that they will team up with Federal Donuts (who was behind the Baker's Dozen donuts for Phish for their 13 night Madison Square Garden run) to bring a special mystery donut themed show to the South Bowl in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, October 14th. There are a limited number of tickets to this show and each audience member will receive a complimentary show donut at the door while supplies last so it is highly recommended to grab tickets in advance to avoid being shut out and empty bellied. Click here to purchase tickets!

Runaway Gin has also just released full video from their second visit to the 8x10 in Baltimore, MD from this past Saturday. See below for the complete setlist, as well as complete video footage of both the first and second set. Make sure you don't miss the 'rotation jam' during the wild take on "The Squirming Coil" which closed out the first set.

For tour dates, videos and live recordings visit Runaway Gin's website here complete with videos, posters, photos, and setlists and make sure to follow the band's official Facebook page.

Setlist: Runaway Gin - Baltimore, MD - 09.16.17

Set I: Blaze On, the Curtain (with), Free, the Wedge > Wilson > NICU, Rock and Roll -> the Squirming Coil*
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Set II: Punch You in the Eye > Bathtub Gin^, Mike's Song > Ghost -> Brickhouse -> Ghost > Weekapaug Groove, Loving Cup > Twist -> Light -> Manteca** -> the Divided Sky 
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Encore: Roses are Free
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*w/ rotation jam ^w/ "Rock and Roll" quotes **w/ vocal jam
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Watch Set 1 here:
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Watch Set 2 here:
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Runaway Gin: A Tribute To Phish Announces Fall Tour Dates June 21, 2017 13:16

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On the heels of a busy Spring tour Runaway Gin - a Tribute to Phish, the world's most active Phish Tribute (w/ 245 shows performed) announces an eleven date Fall Tour which includes debuts in Philadelphia, PA, and Charlottesville, VA, as well as their first headlining dates at the legendary Georgia Theater, and Terminal West (Atlanta, GA). This Spring saw Runaway Gin delight phans up and down the East Coast and beyond with their dazzling setlist composition and unique jams that are novel to even the most jaded Phish veterans. 
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Full listing of Runaway Gin's Phall 2017 Tour:
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Friday, August 18th - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA
Saturday, August 19th - Georgia Theater - Athens, GA
Friday, August 25th - Salvage Station - Asheville, NC
Friday, September 15th - the Broadberry - Richmond, VA
Saturday. September 16th - the 8x10 - Baltimore, MD
Saturday. September 30th - Charleston Pour House - Charleston, SC
Thursday. October 12th - the Southern - Charlottesville, VA
Friday, October 13th - Gypsy Sally's - Washington, DC
Saturday, October 14th - South Bowl - Philadelphia, PA
Friday, October 27th - Lincoln Theater - Raleigh, NC
Saturday, October 28th - Calico Room - Wilmington, NC
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Here are a few standout shows from this spring:
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6/17/2017 Martin's Downtown - Roanoke, VA
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Set I: Tube, the Curtain (with), Stash*, Limb by Limb, Bathtub Gin > Maze, Free > Good Times Bad Times
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Set II: Harry Hood -> Twist -> Roses are Free-> Twist > Mike's Song > Boogie On Reggae Woman**-> Weekapaug Groove^ -> Harry Hood
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E: Cities -> Weekapaug Groove
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*w/ "Boys of Summer" tease ^w/ "What's the Use" tease **w/ "Streets of Cairo" tease
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6/16/2017 Shaka's Live - Virginia Beach, VA
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Set 1: Llama* > the Wedge, the Curtain (with), Wolfman's Brother, You Enjoy Myself > NICU, Uncle Penn
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Set 2: Runaway Jim -> Buried Alive -> Tweezer -> Runaway Jim -> Carini -> Tweezer -> Cities -> Ghost -> Lizards, Meatstick > Tweezer Reprise
E: Reba
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*slow and funky
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6/2/2017 Putnam Den - Saratoga Springs, NY
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Set I: Possum, Moma Dance, You Enjoy Myself > First Tube, Stash, Reba, Good Times Bad Times
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Set II: Wolfman's Brother -> Twist -> Maze, Sanity > Carini -> Wolfman's Brother -> Roses are Free -> Tweezer > Twist -> Wolfmans Brother -> Twist > Tweezer Reprise
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E: Meatstick*
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*w/ Scott from Mister F on synth
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5/28/2017 Memorial Day Sunday Phunday - Charleston Pour House - Charleston, SC
Set I: Free, the Curtain (with)*, Hunger Strike*, You Enjoy Myself > Sanity > Boogie On Reggae Woman -> Meatstick -> First Tube
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Set II: Black Hole Sun*, Twist -> Carini -> Fuego -> Twist^, Harpua -> Instant Karma* -> Harpua, Harry Hood**
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E: Reba, Punch You in the Eye > Good Times Bad Times
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*RG debut ^w/ "Black Hole Sun" teases **dedicated to Avital
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4/1/2017 April Phool's Day - Lincoln Theater - Raleigh, NC
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Set I: Cars Trucks Buses, Horn > Ya Mar, the Wedge > Fuego -> Roses are Free -> You Enjoy Myself* > Contact

Set II: Meat -> Crosseyed and Painless -> Twist, Harpua -> Roadhouse Blues -> Harpua > Ha Ha Ha^, Carini -> Good Times Bad Times, Golgi Apparatus
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E: War Pigs -> Sanity -> Slave to the Traffic Light^^
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*w/ "Tropical Hot Dog Night" quotes in vocal jam ^RG debut ^^w/ "Harpua" teases
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NOTE: All songs in set I reference cars and driving. In Harpua narrative little Jimmy grows up to become Jim Morrison and he brings Poster Nutbag to his show at the Hollywood Bowl. After the show Poster licks Jim's tongue and begins to hallucinate and ultimately jumps off the roof of the Hollywood Bowl thinking he can fly home in the rainstorm and dies.
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-For tour dates, videos and live recordings visit Runaway Gin's website here complete with videos, posters, photos, and setlists.
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Twitter and Instagram: @runaway_gin
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Watch Runaway Gin perform "Divided Sky" at American Beauty in NYC here:
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Watch Runaway Gin perform "Crosseyed & Painless" at American Beauty in NYC here:
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Runaway Gin's Andy Greenberg Featured On 'Under The Scales' Podcast February 20, 2017 22:44

Photo by Jason Herman

Just two weeks ago, longtime Phish lyricist Tom Marshall joined Phish tribute act Runaway Gin on stage at The 8x10 in Baltimore for a special rendition of "Brian and Robert."  It certainly seems as if Marshall enjoyed his first Runaway Gin experience, as frontman Andy Greenberg became the newest featured guest on Marshall's podcast Under The Scales.  Greenberg is without question in good company, as Phish's Trey Anastasio was Marshall's featured guest on the past two episodes of the new podcast.  RJ Bee of The Helping Friendly Podcast can also be heard on 'Episode 13' with Marshall and Greenberg.  

  • Runaway GIn recently announced a handful of 2017 spring tour dates (click here).  
  • Click here to watch Tom Marshall perform with Runaway Gin in Baltimore.

Listen to Episode 13 of Under The Scales with Andy Greenberg of Runaway Gin here:

With over 225 shows under their belt, Runaway Gin is the World's most active Phish Tribute Band. They play many Sundays at the Charleston Pour House and tour often.

The members of Runaway Gin are long time Phish fans who have united with the goal of creating musical moments inspired by Phish. The band's song list is constantly growing and their improvisational and communication skills are constantly developing independently and together. Like Phish, Runaway Gin will never play the same show or jam the same way twice making every show a unique experience and every moment pure artistic creation.

Runaway Gin strives to capture the essence of Phish's flagship live style of group improvisation known as "type-2" jamming as well as learning the composed segments of Phish's catalog with impeccable precision. Their success in these areas comes from constant live shows as well as rehearsals. The current moment is always the driving force in a Runaway Gin show giving the quartet a fresh and original sound during jams and shows as a whole.


Runaway Gin: A Tribute To Phish Announces 'Spring Phorward' Tour Dates February 14, 2017 08:54

Photo by Eric Rayburn Photography

Runaway Gin - a Tribute to Phish, the World's Most Active Phish Tribute (with over 225 shows performed) announces a 12 date 2017 Spring Tour. So far this year Runaway Gin has performed debut shows to packed houses in Nashville, TN, Richmond, VA, and Baltimore, MD. The coming tour will see Runaway Gin performing debut shows in Knoxville, TN, Gainesville, FL, Boca Raton, FL, St. Petersburg, FL, a headlining slot at the Hidden in the Hollow Festival, and theater debuts in Birmingham, AL, Charlotte, NC, Raleigh, NC, a Sweetwater 420 Fest Afterparty (following Trey Anastasio Band) at the Hard Rock Cafe in Atlanta, a 2-night run in Wilmington, NC, and a Special Memorial Day Weekend Sunday show in their hometown of Charleston, SC.
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Runaway Gin - a Tribute to Phish - Spring Phorward 2017 Tour:

Friday, February 24th - the Calico Room - Wilmington, NC
Saturday February 25th - the Calico Room - Wilmington, NC
Friday, March 3rd - the Concourse at the International - Knoxville, TN
Saturday, March 4th - Workplay Theater - Birmingham, AL
Friday, March 31st - Neighborhood Theatre - Charlotte, NC

Saturday, April 1st - Lincoln Theater - Raleigh, NC

Thursday, April 13th - High Dive - Gainesville, FL
Friday, April 14th - the Funky Biscuit - Boca Raton, FL
Saturday, April 15th - Jannus Live - St. Petersburg, FL
Friday, April 21st - Sweetwater 420 Fest Afterparty - Hard Rock Cafe - Atlanta, GA
Friday, May 19th - Hidden in the Hollow Festival - Butler, TN

Sunday, May 28th - Charleston Pour House - Charleston, SC

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Check out this fan recorded video of Runaway Gin playing a fiery cover of "Maze" from their January 28th show at the 8x10 which featured Tom Marshall joining the band on stage for their debut of "Brian and Robert":
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Here's some just released fun video footage from the "Dogs Stole Things" that opened the band's 2016 Animal Carnival.
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Listen to the full show audience recording from Runaway Gin's sold out Richmond, VA debut a few weeks ago on January 27th:
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Tom Marshall Performs "Brian And Robert" With Runaway Gin In Baltimore January 30, 2017 10:54

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Photos by Jason Herman
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The night after their sold-out debut in Richmond, VA, Tom Marshall joined Charleston based Runaway Gin - a Tribute to Phish for their debut of Anastasio/Marshall penned "Brian and Robert" in front of a packed house on Saturday night at the legendary 8x10 Club in Baltimore, MD after Runaway Gin spelled out "Tom Marshall" with their first set which featured many songs with lyrics written by Marshall. Tom was in Baltimore along with RJ Bee of the Helping Friendly Podcast recording an upcoming "Under the Scales" podcast episode earlier that day:
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Watch Runaway Gin perform "Brian and Robert" with Tom Marshall here (01:45 mark):
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Setlist: Runaway Gin - Baltimore, MD - 01.28.17:
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Set I: Tube, Olde Home Place > Moma Dance > Maze, Axilla > Runaway Jim* -> Steam > Harry Hood, Also Sprach Zarathustra > Limb by Limb, Llama
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Set 2: Brian and Robert^, Reba > Tweezer > Cities > You Enjoy Myself$ > Carini > Lizards
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Encore: Dogs Stole Things > Frankenstein > Tweezer Reprise
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^RG debut featuring Tom Marshall on lead vocals
$ w/ Midnight Rider teases
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NOTE: the first set spelled Tom Marshall
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For tour dates, videos and live recordings visit Runaway Gin's website here complete with videos, posters, photos, and setlists.
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Follow Runaway Gin on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram (@runaway_gin)
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Runaway Gin - A Tribute To Phish Reveals Fall And Winter Tour Dates September 07, 2016 15:28

Runaway Gin - A Tribute to Phish has announced a massive fall/winter tour in addition to their weekly Sunday residency at the Charleston Pour House. Included in these dates are a pair of Phall Grand Balls with Holly Bowling in Charleston and Columbia, a debut performance in New York City at the Highline Ballroom, the Phish Fall Tour Opener Afterparty at the Charleston Pour House (all-Phunky Covers show), a headlining slot at the WMNF 88.5 Groovefest in Tampa, FL, a two-night run in Charlotte, NC in December, three sets for New Years Eve at Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta and debut shows in Birmingham, AL, and Nashville, TN. 

Watch Runaway Gin perform "You Enjoy Myself" at The Charleston Pour House here:

RUNAWAY GIN FALL > WINTER TOUR DATES:
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Friday, Sept 9th - Phall Grand Ball - Charleston Music Hall w/ Holly Bowling - Charleston, SC
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Phall Grand Ball - Columbia Music Farm w/ Holly Bowling - Columbia, SC
Friday, Sept 16th - 1904 Music Hall - Jacksonville, FL
Saturday, Sept 17th - WMNF 88.5 Groovefest - Skipper's Smokehouse - Tampa, FL
Saturday, October 1st - Calico Room - Wilmington, NC
Friday,  Oct 14th - Ophishal Phish Tour Opener Afterparty- Charleston Pour House - Charleston, SC
Friday,  Nov 11th - Zydeco - Birmingham, AL
Saturday,  Nov 12th - Proud Larry's - Oxford, MS
Thursday Nov 17th - Gottrocks - Greenville, SC
Friday, Nov 18th - Pour House Music Hall - Raleigh, NC
Saturday, Nov 19th - Highline Ballroom - New York, NY
Sunday, Nov 20th - Gypsy Sally's - Washington, DC
Friday, Dec 9th - Barrelhouse South - Savannah, GA
Friday + Saturday, Dec 16-17th - The Rabbit Hole - Charlotte, NC
Saturday Dec. 31st - Smith's Olde Bar - Atlanta, GA (Three Sets)
Friday, Jan 6th -  The Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC
Saturday, Jan 7th - Exit/In - Nashville, TN
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Visit Runaway Gin's website or FB page for more details!

Runaway Gin: A Tribute To Phish Will Play Birmingham's Zydeco On November 11th August 23, 2016 11:33

Photo by Lucas Armstrong Photography

The world's most active Phish tribute, Runaway Gin, is officially set to make it's Alabama debut on Friday, November 11th at Zydeco in Birmingham.  We couldn't be more pleased to be a part of this show, as we have had the pleasure of seeing Runaway Gin many times over the years.  The group, which holds a weekly residency at The Charleston Pour House every Sunday night, has quickly expanded outside of the South Carolina market and become a nationally touring act in very high demand.  While Phish did not make it back to Birmingham on their fall tour, fans can rejoice in the fact that Runaway Gin is bringing a tribute that is second to none.  We recently caught up with frontman Andy Greenberg, who expressed the band's excitement to break into the Birmingham/Alabama market.  

"As a tribute to Phish we approach each show and jam differently. We strive to capture the vibes of a particular place in space and time and use the music of Phish as a springboard to communicate with each other and with the audience. We are really excited to play Birmingham and AL for the first time. It's so cool for us to travel from town to town and meet and party with segments of that area's Phish fan base.
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Each town and area of the country has it's own distinct flavor of energy which steers us to play different kinds of shows and jams. Playing new towns is especially interesting, because we don't know what to expect as much so there is the element of surprise to a greater degree. I loved the energy at the Orange Beach and Oak Mountain Phish shows in 2014, so I have an inkling of the feel there, but I can't wait to immerse myself even further"
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Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased in advance by clicking here.
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Design by Mike Sears: Light Train Studio
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Photo by Lucas Armstrong Photography
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Watch Runaway Gin perform "You Enjoy Myself" in Charleston on 03.23.16 here:
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Official Bio: Runaway Gin - A Tribute to Phish
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With over 200 shows under their belt, Runaway Gin is the World's most active Phish Tribute Band. They play every Sunday at the Charleston Pour House and tour often.

The members of Runaway Gin are long time Phish fans who have united with the goal of creating musical moments inspired by Phish. The band's song list is constantly growing and their improvisational and communication skills are constantly developing independently and together. Like Phish, Runaway Gin will never play the same show or jam the same way twice making every show a unique experience and every moment pure artistic creation.

Runaway Gin strives to capture the essence of Phish's flagship live style of group improvisation known as "type-2" jamming as well as learning the composed segments of Phish's catalog with impeccable precision. Their success in these areas comes from constant live shows as well as rehearsals. The current moment is always the driving force in a Runaway Gin show giving the quartet a fresh and original sound during jams and shows as a whole.

Click Here: Purchase tickets to Runaway Gin at Zydeco today!

Photo by Lucas Armstrong Photography


Runaway Gin - A Tribute to Phish Releases New Spring Into Summer 2016 Tour Dates May 03, 2016 12:30

 

Photo by Amy Boyd: Sense & Color Photography

Runaway Gin - a Tribute to Phish has announced a series of Southeast dates in addition to their weekly Sunday residency at the Charleston Pour House. Included in these dates are a triple-setter in Raleigh, NC, a debut performance in Washington, DC,a Dead and Co. Afterparty in Charlotte, NC, a headlining slot at the Pumpkintown Music Festival, and a Runaway Gin Craft Beer Cruise in August!

Here is a newly released video of Runaway Gin playing You Enjoy Myself in March of 2016:

A complete listing of Runaway Gin shows with additional details and tickets can be found here.

RUNAWAY GIN SPRING>SUMMER TOUR DATES

Friday, May 13th - 3 sets @ the Pour House Music Hall - Raleigh, NC
Saturday, May 14th - Gypsy Sally's w/ Moogatu - Washington, DC
Friday, May 27th - GOTTROCKS - Greenville, SC
Saturday, May 28th - Aisle 5 - Atlanta, GA
Friday, June 10 - Dead and Company Afterparty @ the Rabbit Hole - Charlotte, NC
Saturday, June 18 - the Get Down in Pumpkintown Festival - Marietta, SC

Friday, July 29th - the Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC
Saturday, July 30th - the Calico Room - Wilmington, NC
Friday, August 5th - Runaway Gin Craft Beer Cruise - Charleston, SC

Runaway Gin is the World's most active Phish Tribute Band having played 87 shows in 2015 alone. They play every Sunday at the Charleston Pour House and tour often. On July 4th, 2015, after the second show of the Grateful Dead GD50 run, Runaway Gin sold out the Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago - a 650 capacity venue - and cemented themselves as a national act.

The members of Runaway Gin are long time Phish fans who have united with the goal of creating musical moments inspired by Phish. The band's song list is constantly growing and their improvisational and communication skills are constantly developing independently and together. Like Phish, Runaway Gin will never play the same show or jam the same way twice making every show a unique experience and every moment pure artistic creation.


Runaway Gin: A Tribute To Phish Releases Spring & Summer 2016 Tour Dates March 17, 2016 00:35

Photo by Amy Boyd: Sense & Color Photography

Runaway Gin - A Tribute To Phish, hot on the heels of headlining their first festival to rave reviews (Charleston Wine + Food) and a second consecutive sold-out show in Atlanta, GA, announces a multi-state tour in addition to their Charleston Pour House weekly Sunday residency to include the Golphedelic Get Down Masters Tournament Afterparty in Augusta, GA, a debut performance in Washington, DC, a Dead and Co. Afterparty in Charlotte, NC, another headlining slot at the Pumpkintown Music Festival in June, and theCharleston Jam Cruise in August! A full listing of Runaway Gin shows can be found here

For future updates on Runaway Gin, follow the band on Facebook and Instagram.

Runaway Gin Spring > Summer Tour Dates

 

Wednesday, March 23rd - Holy City Brewing's "Olfactoy Hues" Release Party - Charleston Pour House - Charleston, SC 

Friday, April 8th - Golphedelic Get Down (Masters Afterparty) w/BYOG - Sky City - Augusta, GA 

Saturday, April 23rd - New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC

Friday, May 13th - 3 sets @ the Pour House Music Hall - Raleigh, NC

Saturday, May 14th - Gypsy Sally's - Washington, DC

Friday, May 27th - GOTTROCKS - Greenville, SC

Saturday, May 28th - Aisle 5 - Atlanta, GA

Friday, June 10 - Dead and Company After Show @ The Rabbit Hole - Charlotte, NC

Saturday, June 11 - The Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC

Saturday, June 18 - The Get Down in Pumpkintown Fesival - Marietta, SC

Friday, July 30th - The Calico Room - Wilmington, NC

Friday, August 5th - Charleston Jam Cruise - Charleston, SC

Watch Runaway Gin perform to a sold out Hard Rock Cafe on July 4th, 2015 in Chicago (post Fare Thee Well) here: