A limited number of tickets are available now at tickets.phish.com through Tuesday, May 29 at 9AM ET. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning June 1 and continuing through June 2. For more info, visit phish.com.Phish and CID Entertainment are also offering travel packages (which include hotel & tickets) for Hampton, Chicago and the Halloween Run. Travel Packages go on sale Thursday, May 31 at Noon local time. Full details available here.Phish is also preparing to head out on their 2018 summer tour, including their highly anticipated 11th multi-day festival, Curveball, set to take place August 17th through 19th in Watkins Glen, New York.See below for a list of Phish’s newly announced fall dates. For a full list of Phish’s upcoming tour dates, head here.Phish Fall Tour 201810/16 Times Union Center, Albany, NY10/17 Times Union Center, Albany, NY10/19 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA10/20 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA10/21 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA10/23 Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TN10/24 Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TN10/26 Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL10/27 Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL10/28 Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL10/31 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV11/1 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV11/2 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV11/3 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NVView All Fall Tour Dates Today, Phish has announced a stretch of fall tour dates, set to run through the second half of October before finally landing in Las Vegas, Nevada, where they’ll celebrate Halloween with a four-night run at MGM Grand Garden Arena from October 31st to November 3rd.The tour will begin with a two-night stand at Albany, NY’s Times Union Center on October 16th and 17th. Formerly known as the Knickerbocker Arena (and, after that, the Pepsi Arena) Phish has played the venue several times, including the 12/9/95 show that produced one of their most well-known jams, the Albany “Y.E.M.”Next, from October 19th to 21st, Phish will head to one of their most hallowed haunts, Hampton Coliseum, affectionately known as “The Mothership” for its UFO-like appearance. Phish has played numerous fantastic shows at Hampton over the years, including their first show back after a 5-year breakup in 2009.From there, the band will head to Nashville, where they’ll deliver two nights at Ascend Amphitheater on October 23rd and 24th. As many will recall, Phish’s last trip to Nashville (in 2016) saw them welcome Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir for an extended sit-in featuring both Dead and Phish favorites.Next, Phish will head to Rosemont, Illinois, for three performances at Allstate Arena from October 26th to 28th. After years of playing different venues in the Chicago market (like Northerly Island and Wrigley Field), the run marks the band’s first return to the arena since 2/20/03.Finally, the band will head to Sin City beginning on All Hallows Eve, when they’ll host their third Halloween at the MGM, something that appears to be becoming a biennial tradition; in 2016, Phish “dressed” as David Bowie, performing his classic The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars in its entirety. Prior to that, in 2014, they recreated and reimagined the ’60s Disney sound effects album The Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House for a spooky and musically ambitious costume set. With the 2018 dates officially set, it’s time to get the “costume set” rumor mill turning once more.
By Juan Delgado/Diálogo July 29, 2020 On June 6, the Paraguayan Navy, with the cooperation of the Paraguayan National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD), seized 498 kilograms of marijuana, estimated to be worth about $150,000, while on patrol on the Paraná River in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, the SENAD said in a press release.“Blow to narcotrafficking,” the Paraguayan Navy said on its Instagram account. “The shipment was about to be sent to Brazil, but it was left behind when the criminals saw the control team,” the SENAD, for its part, said on its Facebook page.During a river patrol, authorities spotted a boat with several people around, who fled as soon as they noticed the security forces. “Based on this suspicious action, we conducted an intense search in the area and found 21 large packages near this canoe […] containing 498 kilograms of pressed marijuana,” the Navy said.Service members continued the search and found another vessel similar to the first one in the same area, which led authorities to assume that traffickers were going to refloat both vessels to send the shipment to Brazil, the Navy said on its statement.With the support of the Specialized Unit against Narcorafficking of the Attorney General’s Office, the shipment of marijuana and the vessels seized were transferred to the Eastern Naval Base to carry out the necessary procedures.“These activities are part of the direct fight against narcotrafficking and aim to prevent people and goods from entering the country illegally, in compliance with the Health Emergency Decree against the spread of COVID-19 in our country,” the Navy said.“The seizures that result from our operations have a direct impact on the finances of crime, as well as on the drug market in our society. We continue to work for the people on a daily basis,” SENAD said on its Twitter account.“From March to June, authorities seized more than 1.5 [metric] tons of pressed marijuana in several operations carried out in the Alto Paraná area,” Lieutenant Commander José María Aguiar Cristaldo, head of the Paraguayan Navy Social Communication office, told Diálogo. “We conducted these procedures with riverine, air, and land patrols that monitor the areas bordering Brazil and Argentina. The marijuana seized is estimated to be worth about $850,000 in neighboring countries, which means a significant loss for narcotrafficking.”
Mesut Ozil struggled to win the confidence of former Arsenal manager Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has aimed a fresh dig at Arsenal star Mesut Ozil and claims his former teammates rejected the idea of the club’s highest earner captaining them.The former Germany international endured a fractious relationship with his former manager and was regularly left out of high-profile matches away from, with Emery claiming Ozil was ill-suited to playing against physical opponents. Ozil was practically frozen out during the opening period of the current campaign before Emery was forced into making an embarrassing U-turn as results deteriorated at an alarming rate. Bringing Ozil back into the fold failed to save Emery from losing his job in December, however, and the Spaniard believes the former Real Madrid playmaker’s failure to adapt to his demands was down to a lack of commitment. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I spoke a lot with Ozil,’ Emery told The Guardian. ‘He has to be self‑critical too, analyse his attitude and commitment. Unai Emery aims fresh dig at Mesut Ozil and claims Arsenal players didn’t want him as captain Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 16 May 2020 11:59 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link329Shares Advertisement Mesut Ozil has shown flashes of his best form since Mikel Arteta took over from Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)‘I tried with all my might to help Ozil. Throughout my career, talented players have reached their best level with me. I was always positive, wanting him to play, be involved.’Ozil was part of Emery’s leadership group during his first season in charge but after he polled the players, a move he was widely ridiculed for, again in September Granit Xhaka emerged as the man the squad wanted as captain following Laurent Koscielny’s acrimonious departure. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘In pre-season I told him I wanted to help recover the best Ozil. I wanted a high level of participation and commitment in the dressing room,’ added Emery. ‘I respected him and thought he could help.‘He could have been a captain but the dressing room didn’t want him to be. That’s not what I decided; that’s what the players decided. ‘Captains are ones who have to keep defending the club, the coach, team-mates.’MORE: Unai Emery takes swipe at Arsenal board and claims Aaron Ramsey’s injury led to his departureMORE: Unai Emery did not want Arsenal to sign Nicolas Pepe and held talks with Wilfried Zaha insteadFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Advertisement