Phish Update Chicago Mail Order Info
After a few days of speculation, Phish have officially updated the mail order information for their upcoming shows at Chicago’s Charter One Pavilion on Northerly Island. The Vermont Quartet will make their debut at the venue this summer, performing at the outdoor place from July 19.
A note from Phish says:
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a reconfiguration of Charter One Pavilion on Northerly Island that will allow for the creation of a General Admission lawn area by opening the venue into the park adjacent to the existing venue.
GA Lawn tickets will be $45.00 ($120.00 for a 3 Day Ticket) and will be available for sale through Ticketmaster when the shows go on sale Friday, March 29th at 10:00am Central.
The tickets available via Phish Tickets are only reserved and GA floor. The GA Lawn tickets are not included in the allotments sold through Phish Tickets.
The new reconfiguration will allow 30,000 fans to attend the show. Local Chicago website DNAInFo says, “The Chicago Plan Commission signed off on a plan to move the stage so it points southeast toward a “great lawn,” providing the city skyline as a backdrop. Officials contend that despite the huge expansion of the venue, it would not disturb the nature habitat at the south end of Northerly Island. The ‘self-sufficient’ rehabilitation, paid for entirely by concert proceeds, will expand the site of the temporary, seasonal venue — known by its corporate name as the Charter One Pavilion — from 4.78 to 6.9 acres of the 91-acre peninsula. Seating, too, will be expanded, from 8,000 to 8,600, and lawn seating, resembling the Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, will be able to accommodate another 22,000.”
Jimmy Buffett is also slated to perform at the venue this summer. Phish’s Mail Order period is currently underway.