Phish plan two-night stand in Worcester

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As they tour across the West Coast this month, Phish have announced plans to return to the East Coast this fall. The veteran jam band favorites will hit Massachusetts for the first time this year when they hit Worcester for a two-night stand at the DCU Center on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26. Tickets for each of the shows will go on sale Friday, August 9 at 11 a.m. through Ticketmaster for $65. A limited number of two-night passes will be sold for $120.

This year marks Phish’s 30th anniversary. The Vermont-based band are reportedly working on their twelfth studio album and follow-up to 2009’s Joy. The album marked Phish’s return after a four year break, and also re-united the band with producer Steve Lillywhite, who last worked with Phish on their 1996 release, Billy Breathes. No release date has been set for the new yet-to-be-named album.

“We kind of walked in there and said, ‘Let’s just write stuff together’, which hasn’t historically happened a lot,” explained lead guitarist Trey Anastasio of the band’s current writing process in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. “But it’s such a good area right now in terms of communication. You know, writing together. Sitting up in the cupola in my barn with four pads of paper and looking out at the Vermont landscape and writing. So we’ll see where it goes. We don’t really know right now. But I think that’s more important to everybody than anything. It’s not really about the results, it’s the fact that we’re writing together. We like what we’ve got. We got stuff on tape, but it’s not done yet. We’re probably going to do a lot in the fall. As soon as this tour is over we’re going to go right in the barn, but right now we’re just going to enjoy playing.”

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