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Published: 2008/10/01

Phish: From The Archives

With many folks getting their Phish On today, we figured we would look back into our archives and suggest a few of the articles that have focused on the band over the past ten years of

First off, In case you somehow missed it, our intrepid news team reported in the wee hours of Wednesday morning…

As dramatically announced via video, Phish will reunite for a series of shows this March. The quartet’s first full performances since 2004 will take place at Hampton, VA’s Hampton Coliseum on March 6, 7 and 8, 2009. Earlier this month the band also played a surprise three-song set at the wedding of longtime road manager Brad Sands. The group is expected to announce a handful of additional dates in the near future.

Hampton Coliseum’s intimate size and general admission seating has made the venue a fan and band favorite since the group first headlined the room in 1995. Since that time Phish has filled the Coliseum on eleven additional occasions, most recently on its farewell tour in 2004.

This is not the first time the group has selected the room for a special event. After returning from hiatus in 2002, three of Phish’s first four shows took place at the spaceship shaped arena, and the group booked a last minute Hampton, VA show after announcing its breakup in 2004. Phish’s November 20 and 21, 1998 performances in the room were released as the box set Hampton Comes Alive.

So, with the Hampton shows still more than five months away, it seemed like a fine time to offer up links to a few of the interviews we have conducted with the group…

Back in 2002, we enlisted our readers to submit questions for Trey Anastasio. He was quite generous with his time, so be sure to check out Trey Anastasio: The Reader Interview as well as Trey Anastasio: The Reader Interview

More recently, Anastasio and lyricist Tom Marshall spoke about their ongoing efforts in a three part series (Here are links to Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3)

Mike Gordon just joined us for a reader interview but here is a conversation that focuses on his Ramble Dove project and here’s one that takes a look at his collaboration with Leo Kottke.

Last April, Page McConnell released his solo debut recording and spoke with us about it.

Mr. Jon Fishman stopped by a few years ago for a look back at 2006.

Oh yes, and here’s a bonus piece, an interview with Phish road manager Brad Sands.

Now that we think about it, we probably shouldn’t overlook the article on lighting designer Chris Kuroda or the one on poster artist Jim Pollock.

There are more in the archives too so poke around. Oh yes and stay tuned…

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