Phish announce New England concerts

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Phish will return to the road this fall for a month-long tour after their headlining set at the Austin City Limits Festival on October 8. The band will play several New England shows, including a two night stand at the Mullins Center in Amherst on Saturday and Sunday, October 23 and 24. Tickets for each show are $57 and go on sale  Saturday, September 11 at noon through Ticketmaster.

The legendary Vermont-based jam band will also perform at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island on Friday, October 22, the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire on Tuesday, October 26 and the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine on Tuesday, October 19. Tickets for all of the above shows go on sale Friday, September 10 or Saturday, September 11 through Ticketmaster with tickets ranging in price from $58 to $59. Phish will close out their tour with a Halloween show at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. In a first for the band, Phish will be giving ticket buyers free MP3 copies of each gig after it happens via LivePhish.com.

On the heels of its successful summer outing, Phish is giving away a special sampler entitled Live Bait. The first in a series, this volume of Live Bait will feature 10 tracks gleaned from the tour’s first leg, including older songs from the band’s vast catalog (“Alumni Blues,” “Letter to Jimmy Page”) as well fan favorites (“Tweezer,” “Backwards Down the Number Line”) and a new track, “Show of Life,” which debuted this summer. Fans can download Live Bait for free at LivePhish.com

Phish continue to tour in support of their latest release, Joy. Released last fall, the Steve Lillywhite (U2, Dave Matthews Band) produced album is the band’s 12th studio effort and first since 2004’s Undermind.

In related news, two organizations founded and operated by fans of Phish recently announced that they have raised and distributed a combined $1,000,000 for charity. The joint announcement was made by The Mimi Fishman Foundation, which raises funds through online auctions, and The Mockingbird Foundation, which publishes historical information about Phish in print and online.

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