Phish Goes Back on Tour

Jam band will play three shows in Virginia in 2009; more to come
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 1, 2008 10:40 AM CDT
In this Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004 file photo, Trey Anastasio, left center, Mike Gordon, right, and Jon Fishman play their first set at the Phish Festival in Coventry, Vermont.   (AP Photo/Alden Pellett, file)
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(Newser) – Phish is getting back together. The Vermont-bred jam band, which disbanded in 2004, is planning three dates next March in Hampton, Virginia. A notice posted on the band's website says Phish will play March 6-8 at the Hampton Coliseum and that more 2009 dates will be announced later.

A spokesman for the Coliseum, who wouldn't give his name, confirmed the booking. Phish was among the nation's top touring acts when it called it quits in 2004. The band received a lifetime achievement award at the Jammy Awards last May.