At 3:30 in the morning on October 1st, 2008, Phish posted a short and sweet message to their fans.
Phish returns to the stage for three concerts at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia on March 6, 7 and 8, 2009.
A limited number of tickets are available directly through Phish Tickets’ online ticketing system at http://phish.portals.musictoday.com/ . The ticketing request period is currently underway and will end on Wednesday, October 8th at 11:59AM EST.
Tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday, October 18th at 10 AM EST and may be purchased online at http://ticketmaster.com or by phone at 757.671.8100, 757.872.8100 or 804.262.8100. Tickets will not be available at the venue box office and there is a two-ticket limit per show.
The band intends to announce additional touring in 2009 early next year.
As many of you know, Phish broke up in 2004 after playing together for nearly 20 years. Longtime fans assumed the worst, that they would never see Phish again. It took four years for the band to decide to reunite, as the group started planning a reunion in 2008. The message of three shows at the Hampton Coliseum was incredible news to stunned fans nationwide, who were completely oblivious to the band’s intentions. Phish was back.
The band announced their run with a short video, depicting an artist painting an interpretation of the famed Hampton Coliseum structure. Watch below.
A few months later, Phish opened those shows with “Fluffhead,” and it’s been a wonderful ride ever since. Eight years, three albums, and hundreds of shows later, fans new and old can all be thankful for this band’s return. See you in December, Phish!