Phish will be going back out on the road in 2021, announcing a slate of rescheduled and new shows for the summer and fall of this year. Dates kick off in late July, with numerous August dates and a 3-day run in Colorado around Labor Day before a break until another run of shows in October.
“At long last, through this unusual and ever-changing landscape, we are excited to announce a combined Summer + Fall 2021 tour,” the announcement posted to the band’s website reads, in part. “Stay healthy and safe, and please get vaccinated if you haven’t already! We can’t wait to see you out there soon.”
A number of shows that had originally been scheduled for the summer of 2020 have been rescheduled for the new year, on the original dates. A number of planned west coast stops have been pushed to the fall, and shows at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park and Hershey’s Giant Center were cancelled outright, replaced with gigs in Alpharetta, GA and HersheyPark Stadium, respectively. The tour culminates in a four-day run up to Halloween at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Phish has developed a reputation for donning “costumes” for Halloween performances, often playing covers of entire albums as one of their sets.
Tickets to the existing Phish shows are available now, while fans can register for their opportunity to access tickets to the newly available performances through the band’s website, with that request period open through May 17. General public sale for the new shows is set to begin on May 21.
Phish doesn’t have any statement in its tour announcement regarding COVID and any potential capacity restrictions on its performances. In the fine print of the ticketing section of the band’s website, there is a disclaimer indicating the “inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19” in any crowded event, but it doesn’t specify any policies or plans in place related to health and safety, aside from bolstering the legal safety of the band and its tour operators like Ticketmaster and Live Nation.