Phish just confirmed that they are reuniting for three shows at Hampton Coliseum on March 6-8, 2009. The band’s website has been updated to include a video of an artist drawing his likeness of the iconic venue with a clear message at the bottom:
Phish • Hampton
March 6•7•8 2009
The dates are booked and the hotels are already filling up for the weekend. Hell, the entire economy of Virginia is probably going to feel a boost from the band’s return. The entire nation of Phish fans are going to be trying to get into this show, myself included. I haven’t figured out where I’ll sleep but none of that matters. It’s time to surrender to the flow again. The band also made sure to mention that they plan to announce more dates during 2009 sometime early next year, so let the rumor mill start flying on what that could mean. Some people are saying that could mean a Bonnaroo appearance. That would be incredible.
“The Mothership” has been host to several incredible Phish runs in their storied history, including the shows in ’98 that lead to the Hampton Comes Alive box set release. I have very little doubt that this is the return to form of Phish that many people have been eagerly waiting for. Trey seems to have it back again, his mojo, his energy, his smile, his whatever it was that made him so magnetic. And he turned 44 yesterday. I’m thinking this might be a little birthday present to himself.
Read on for the info straight from the source.
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.
Here’s the info from their ticketing portal:
WELCOME TO PHISH TICKETS
Please read all information carefully.
A limited number of tickets for the upcoming Phish shows are now being offered through our secure online ticketing system via a ticket request period.
3/6/09 Hampton Coliseum Hampton, VA
3/7/09 Hampton Coliseum Hampton, VA
3/8/09 Hampton Coliseum Hampton, VA
All tickets are $49.50. You may request up to two tickets per show.
For more information on these shows, please click here.
We will ONLY accept requests for these tickets during a SEVEN-DAY PERIOD.
*The request time ends: Wednesday, October 8th at 11:59 AM, EST.
All requests, regardless of when they are placed, are treated equally in the system. You can request tickets to one or more shows, but your entire ticket request for all shows must be placed at one time.
Our allotment of tickets for each show is limited, so we may not be able to fulfill every request that we receive. You will be notified of your order status prior to the public on-sale date. All notifications will be sent via email to the email address you provide in your ticket request. If we are able to fulfill your ticket request, we will charge the total amount due to your credit card at that time.
You will be charged a $5.40 convenience fee for each ticket purchased. In addition, all tickets will be shipped within the continental US via UPS 2-Day Air, and you will be charged a $10.00 shipping fee per order. Tickets shipped outside the continental US will be shipped via UPS International Priority at a charge specific to the country to which the tickets are being shipped.
Packages may not be sent to a PO Box, and ticket requests with incorrect or no shipping information will not be processed. All tickets will be shipped the week following February 9, 2009.
There is a limit of one ticket request per credit card. As a security measure, Phish Tickets will accept only one unique credit card number for each ticket request. If you attempt to place additional ticket requests with the same credit card number, all requests will be rejected. In addition, we will be filtering out multiple ticket requests made by the same person at the same billing address using different credit cards. Attempts to make multiple ticket requests by the same person at the same address may result in a low priority assignment or even rejection of your requests.
A FEW CHOICE WORDS ON SCALPING
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We urge you not to purchase tickets through brokers or “scalpers.” These tickets may be counterfeit in which case you will not only be overcharged but will also likely be denied entry into the show.
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