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Phish returns to Hershey for 1st time in 10 years for Giant Center shows Aug. 11-12

Phish returns to Hershey for 1st time in 10 years for Giant Center shows Aug. 11-12
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From a press release:

Today, quintessential jam band Phish announced that they will embark on a 27-date summer tour that includes a return to Hershey, Pennsylvania for the first time in a decade.

The national run begins on the West Coast at the Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon and culminates with the band’s 10th anniversary of their annual Dick’s Sporting Goods Park trek to Colorado over Labor Day weekend. Other summer 2020 dates include a weekend at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia; Phish’s first-ever performance in Arkansas; a special three-night run on the beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey; and two shows at the Giant Center in Hershey on Tuesday, Aug. 11 and Wednesday, Aug. 12.

These performances are taking place in one of only two East Coast cities on this summer tour. Phish previously played at Hersheypark Stadium in 1996, 2000, and 2010 and the Hersheypark Arena in 1995.

A ticket request period is currently underway at and will end on Monday, Feb. 3 at noon.

Tickets for the Hershey concerts, which are $65, $75, and $85, plus fees, go on sale to the general public this Friday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. and will only be available online at for the first day. After that, tickets can also be purchased at the Giant Center box office (550 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey) and

Both the Atlanta and Atlantic City shows will feature a special “Foundation Ticket” that will include early admission, a dedicated viewing area, a Foundation lounge and bar, and more. A portion of proceeds from each Foundation Ticket will benefit the WaterWheel Foundation and the Piedmont Park Conservancy in Atlanta and the Surfrider Foundation in Atlantic City. Travel packages will also be available in select cities.

In a few weeks, Phish will return to Mexico for its fourth “Phish: Riviera Maya,” the band’s destination concert vacation taking place Feb. 20-23. The event is fully sold out.

In a career spanning over 30 years, Phish became one of the most significant live music phenomena of all time. On the basis of word-of-mouth about their performances – with virtually no radio or video support – the Burlington, Vermont band grew from playing club gigs along their native East Coast to drawing 100,000 music fans to remote corners of the country. At every turn, Phish managed to win over newcomers and casual fans as well as maintain the loyalty of their devotees with a singularly broad repertoire, virtuosity, and by making a unique event of each show.

This follows the news that Phish guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio is set to reunite with Oysterhead (his collaboration with Les Claypool of Primus and Stewart Copeland of The Police) and headline the ninth annual Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 5.