Phix to Part Ways this Summer
After over five years and almost 500 shows, Phish cover band Phix will part ways it this summer. Since Phishs hiatus Phix has paid tribute to the Vermont quartets canon and the groups members have decided to turn their attention back to original music. A message posted to the groups website said the following:
When it became clear that the logistics of keeping us on the road was starting to be a stress for one of us, and then another, we all saw it was time to get out while we were still having fun and before we went broke. We are all still great friends and look forward to playing together as Phix til it ends and probably in other varied formats as our future projects start to come to fruition. For now, we plan on having a couple more Phix tours to try and get back to some of our favorite places to say goodbye and give folks a last chance to catch us before we stop touring. We’ll play a handful of shows in our home state of Colorado and maybe someone will bring us out to a festival, but we should have it wrapped up by the end of the summer. We will make ourselves available for festival invites and private shows through the end of the year while we still have the chops. Feel free to contact us about booking us for a ‘Pharewell’ show or to get a hold of any of us to talk about Phix, Phish, or the future!
The groups farewell tour will kick off at Denvers Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom tonight and strech through a April 21 gig at New Yorks BB King Blues Club (which falls during Relix/Jambands.com/Pete Shapiros Green Apple Music & Arts Festival).
Phix will also play a weekend farewell show in Colorado this summer. Rumors that the group will offer a complete reading of Coventrys setlist remain unfounded.