Phish has rescheduled the entirety of their 2020 summer tour until the summer of 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic.
As the band notes in their announcement, “We’ve been as excited as ever to play music for you all, and are so heartbroken to postpone these dates. The health and well-being of Phish fans, our touring crew, and the communities in which the band plays is our top concern.”
The announcement continues regarding tickets already purchased for the summer 2020 dates, “A few nuts and bolts: All tickets and travel packages will be automatically honored for the rescheduled dates. However, full refunds are available at the point of purchase as well. Please note: If you purchased from an authorized ticket sales channel (Ticketmaster, Phish Tickets, CID or venue websites) you will have until May 31st to request a refund. These ticketing partners will be contacting all buyers shortly with further instructions.”
“Thank you for your understanding,” the statement concludes. “We’re all in this together. Stay healthy and safe and we can’t wait to see you real soon.”
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Both Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell spoke about the uncertain future of live music in recent interviews with Rolling Stone. When asked if he knew when the band will be able to play live again, Trey retorted, “I don’t know. Soon I hope. Honestly, do you have an answer?”
McConnell was frank about the situation, noting, “I try not to imagine things in the future because I just don’t know if I’m thinking three months out, or six months out, or 18 months out. Mass gatherings – it’s the thing you can’t do, and it’s the thing that we do. So there will be a vaccine at some point, but it’s just so hard to tell at this point…I really am confident that there will be a day that we will be doing this again in front of people.”
In the meantime, Phish has been doing their best to brighten up our ongoing quarantines. Their weekly Dinner and a Movie archival webcast/cooking series have made Tuesday evenings an event to look forward to each week and have raised thousands for various charities. The band also used one of these webcasts to announce the last-minute release of their new album, Sigma Oasis, and tuned in along with fans as they debuted it via a live listening party the next night.
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View a list of the rescheduled Phish summer tour dates below [Note: The Aug 1 and 2, 2020 shows at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA are postponed, with new dates to be announced soon].
Updated 2021 Phish Tour Dates:
Jul 13 and 14, 2021 – Matthew Knight Arena – Eugene, OR
Jul 16, 17, and 18, 2021 – Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA
Jul 20 and 21, 2021 – Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s – Stateline, NV
Jul 23, 2021 – The Forum – Inglewood, CA
Jul 24 and 25, 2021 – Chase Center – San Francisco, CA
Jul 28, 2021 – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion – Rogers, AR
Jul 30, 2021 – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre – Pelham, AL
Aug 3 and 4, 2021 – Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville, TN
Aug 6, 7, and 8, 2021 – Ruoff Music Center – Noblesville, IN
Aug 10 and 11, 2021 – Giant Center – Hershey, PA
Aug 13, 14, and 15, 2021 – Atlantic City Beach – Atlantic City, NJ
Sep 3, 4, and 5, 2021 – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – Commerce City, CO