Phish frontman Trey Anastasio spoke with Rolling Stone’s Patrick Doyle about his life in social isolation, some more details surrounding the band’s release of Sigma Oasis, and what the future may hold for the band in our new normal. The interview is a must-read for Phish fans…immediately.
Some sections will certain jump out at you, namely how the band intends to proceed into the summer season. It ain’t looking hopeful that we’ll see the summer dates stay on the calendar. Doyle asks him to speculate on when they may plan, then says that health experts aren’t predicting a normal return to touring and festivals until Fall 2021. Here was Trey’s response:
So where are we now here? Let me look at the calendar. So now it’s April. Spring 2020, so they’re saying fall 2021? Wow. That’s a year and a half. Listen, I think about it sometimes, and I think, what the hell do I know? But you know how 9/11 changed everything, and it was a different world? I’m guessing it will probably be something like that. Do you agree?
At least we know the band is still pushing forward as is there is good news on the horizon, including a mention that New Year’s Eve could still happen.
What about Phish’s New Year’s Eve show?
It’s funny that you say that, because that was one of the conversations. Right now, we would be thinking about New Year’s. Do we still plan it? And our feeling is, yes. Hopefully someone will come up with some kind of vaccine and we can tour, that would be my favorite outcome.
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