Good news for Phish fans.
Although the masters of jam are taking a touring break, Phish fanatics can at least get an earful of some of the band’s best live work, Rolling Stone magazine reports. That’s because they’ll be releasing a 7-CD set of three memorable 1997 shows.
Due for release in stores on Dec. 6, the collection features three complete shows: Nov. 21 & 22, 1997 in Hampton, Va., and Nov. 23, 1997 in Winston-Salem, N.C. They were part of what is considered one of Phish’s most enduring tours.
Founded at the University of Vermont in 1983, the band emerged as one of the premier jam-based bands on the scene and considered heir apparent to The Grateful Dead following the death of Jerry Garcia. Phish’s core lineup consists of guitarist Trey Anastasio, bassist Mike Gordon, drummer Jon Fishman and keyboard player Page McConnell.
The band split in 2004 but came back five years later, and continues to be a mainstay on the jam scene.
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