With Phish tour set to commence in Arkansas tonight and COVID-19 infections spiking in numerous places around the country—including Arkansas—the band’s fanbase has felt a mix of excitement and nervousness about the band’s first live shows since February 2020.
Today, the band released a note urging fans to have “a good measure of caution and common sense” as the show gets back on the road. In addition to urging fans to get vaccinated, the note also “highly recommended” wearing masks at the upcoming outdoor shows when closer to 6 feet from others—which, at a fully-sold amphitheater show, is pretty much anywhere inside the venue.
In addition to outlining updated bag policies for certain venues, the note asked that people “DO NOT COME” to the shows if they have tested positive or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days or are experiencing symptoms of the virus.
“Thanks for keeping these precautions in mind,” the note concludes. “We’re all in this together. It takes each one of us to make sure that we can all continue to see live music safely.”
Click below to read the full note from Phish about health and safety precautions on the 2021 Summer Tour.
Phish tour 2021 kicks off tonight, Wednesday, July 28th at Walmart AMP in Rogers, AR. For a full list of upcoming dates, head here. Stay tuned for full coverage of the tour on Live For Live Music, and be safe out there.
Summer Tour Begins Tonight — Please Read!
This summer tour has been a long time coming, and everyone is thrilled to finally kick it off tonight!
As excited as we are to be back on tour, the world is not yet back to normal. If you’re coming out to a show this summer, it goes without saying that with the recent rise of coronavirus infections nationwide, a good measure of caution and common sense will go a long way towards keeping everyone as safe and healthy as possible.
As we’ve said, the best thing you can possibly do before coming to a show is to GET VACCINATED! Furthermore, as social distancing is not possible inside the venues, we highly recommend wearing a mask at these outdoor shows when closer than 6 feet to others, regardless of whether or not you’re vaccinated. Being vaccinated AND wearing a mask at these shows is the best way you can show love and respect for our incredible community.
While venues will have quantities of free masks available at every show (for tonight’s show, there are masks available at the medical station inside the main gate), please be sure to bring your own. Please check with venue websites before you head to the shows to see what containers are permissible to bring in; many venues have adopted a clear bags policy in an effort to minimize contact upon entry.
We ask that you please DO NOT COME to the show if you have tested positive or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or are experiencing symptoms of the virus.
Thanks for keeping these precautions in mind — we’re all in this together. It takes each one of us to make sure that we can all continue to see live music safely.
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