With Phish wrapping up an historic 2017, featuring seventeen shows at Madison Square Garden, a Mexican destination event, 3-night runs in Chicago and Colorado, and one-offs in Dayton and Pittsburgh, all eyes are looking ahead for what 2018 will bring. With plenty of speculation surrounding summer tour, one famous venue might have just spilled the beans ahead of what we hope will be an official announcement from the band sometime soon. The beloved Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington made a post on Instagram today with the caption, “Summer ’18 coming in hot!’ along with a list of hashtags, including #phish and #davematthewsband.In 2017, Dave Matthews Band took a year off to focus on other side projects, with the exception of hosting a benefit concert following the tragic events in the band’s hometown of Charlottesville over the summer. DMB has one show on the schedule for 2018, at the Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis – St. Paul, Minnesota for a concert dubbed The Night Before on February 3rd (the night before the Super Bowl). With 2018 open for scheduling, perhaps the band is planning their fateful return to the scenic amphitheater this summer–which they have done on a consistent basis over the course of the last several years before their hiatus. Phish has played The Gorge 16 times dating back to 1997, and as recently as their 2016 Summer Tour.While the return of Phish and Dave Matthews Band at the Gorge would be two of the most anticipated events of the summer, this is all just pure speculation. The Instagram post may or may not carry meaning, so we can only hope it’s pointing to what the 2018 summer schedule looks like at the Gorge Amphitheatre.While the account is technically unverified, @the_gorge_amphitheatre is the only handle connected to the venue that makes promotional posts. Additionally, the venue’s website links to a Facebook page connected to the Instagram account. Only time will tell if this actually becomes a reality. Until then, we’re stilllll waiting for an official announceSee it for yourself in the post below. What do you think? Will Phish and/or Dave Matthews Band head back to The Gorge in 2018? When you discuss venues that are bucket list places to travel to and see a show, the Gorge Amphitheatre is arguably at the top of the list. The venue has hosted such high profile acts as Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan, and Dead & Company in addition Phish and Dave Matthews Band, as well as festivals like H.O.R.D.E., Rock The Bells, Sasquatch!, and so much more. With its breathtakingly majestic views overlooking the Columbia River, along with panoramic sight lines of the gorge cliffs and valleys, just the thought of seeing one of your favorite bands put on an epic performance is enough to give you the chills. Hope to see you there this summer!