A few months ago, Dan Kanter, Justin Bieber’s musical director and guitarist took Justin Beiber and Selena Gomez to their first Phish concert. Kanter is a noted Phish phan, and was involved in getting Phish’s lighting director, Chris Kuroda, to work his magic for the Biebs. I’m sure Kanter is thrilled right now, because it sounds like the concert had an influence on the pride of Stratford, Ontario. Via Popcrush:
Following (phollowing?) his first Phish concert experience this past summer with Selena Gomez, Biebs has been jamming the band’s songs subtly during his own sets. At a recent tour stop in Oakland, Calif., Bieber teased three different Phish songs in his set.
In the above video, Bieber teases Phish’s song ‘Sand’ about 4:30 in, accompanying an action-movie style montage on the stage’s screens, fading into ‘First Tube’ for the rest. The songs accompany Bieber’s chase scene — one that would make James Bond proud — and conclude with him hurtling out of the floor of the stage in time with a jump in the film.
Here is the aforementioned clip. We are just months away from a Justin Bieber jam band side project, people. Bet on it.