After some spring solo-band dates, Phish bassist Mike Gordon has been especially busy in the second half of 2019 with his main gig, playing a full slate of big summer shows as well as a string of November and December dates.
But Gordon will be back in a solo groove with the start of 2020. The musician recently announced a run of North American shows this winter that includes a return to Oakley’s 20th Century Theater on Jan. 23.
Gordon announced the dates in a video announcement earlier this week.
Gordon’s last solo album was OGOGO, which was released in 2017 via ATO Records. The layered, synth-laden and, of course, groove-heavy album was written with longtime collaborator Scott Murawski and recorded with drummer John Kimock, percussionist/vocalist Craig Myers and keyboardist Robert Walter (of Greyboy Allstars fame), all of whom are also in Gordon’s touring band.
“All five of us decided not to do what we had done before, but to be fresher and try to find our own voices,” Gordon said of OGOGO’s recording in a press release. “That started happening in some jams… I want things to be interesting in a way that would serve the song.”