After much speculation and a hailstorm of rumors that culimated in a messageboard frenzy last night, the confirmation came this morning at around 3 a.m.: After a more than four years apart, Phish is finally getting back together.
The official email release:
Phish will re-unite to play three shows at Hampton Coliseum, March 6-8, 2009, as announced via an awesome time lapse video at phish.com. There will
be a lottery (hosted by MusicToday) for "a limited number of tickets",
ending Friday 10/8. Public sale begins 10/18 via TicketMaster.
The legendary 2/19-21/93 Roxy shows are also being released and are
available for pre-order from Dry Goods and elsewhere as an 8-CD set.
Pre-orders for the discs alone look lower elsewhere, but shipping charges
vary, and pre-orders through Phish.com's Dry Goods "department" include
options for an "old school" logo shirt, and a 2009 calendar. This is only
the third complete series release, following the Hampton and Island Tour