The Boston show comes twenty years to the day of Phish's first performance, at an ROTC dance on the campus of the University of Vermont. While the exact date has been the subject of some dispute over the years, carbon dating, diligent research and a little common sense confirmed that December 2, 1983 was indeed the date of the band's first show.
At the end of December, Phish returns to Florida for a four-night run at American Airlines Arena in Miami, including a three-set New Year's Eve show. The shows are the band's first performances in Florida since their millennium festival at the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation in 1999.
The eight dates are as follows:
11/28 Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY
11/29 Wachovia Spectrum Philadelphia, PA
12/1 Pepsi Arena Albany, NY
12/2 FleetCenter Boston, MA
12/28 American Airlines Arena Miami, FL
12/29 American Airlines Arena Miami, FL
12/30 American Airlines Arena Miami, FL
12/31 American Airlines Arena Miami, FL
A limited number of tickets for all eight shows are available directly through PHISH TICKET's secure online ticketing system at http://www.phishtickets.rlc.net for a seven-day ordering period beginning Monday, September 22, at 12:01 PM EST and ending Monday, September 29, at 11:59 AM EST. Tickets go on sale to the public October 17 and 18. Full tour information can be found on the now nearly bulletproof Phish web site at http://phish.com/tourdates .