Wednesday, May 26, 2004

PHISH HAD THEIR CHIPS: The secret of a good life is knowing when it's time to go, and it seems that it's a secret that Phish are in on. The band have decided that the time has come to call it a day, and will be bowing out at the end of their current tour. In a statement, Trey Anastasio said:

"Last Friday night, I got together with [bassist] Mike [Gordon], [keyboardist] Page [McConnell] and [drummer Jon Fishman] to talk openly about the strong feelings I've been having that Phish has run its course and that we should end it now while it's still on a high note. Once we started talking, it quickly became apparent that the other guys' feelings, while not all the same as mine, were similar in many ways -- most importantly, that we all love and respect Phish and the Phish audience far too much to stand by and allow it to drag on beyond the point of vibrancy and health. We don't want to become caricatures of ourselves, or worse yet, a nostalgia act. By the end of the meeting, we realized that after almost 21 years together we were faced with the opportunity to graciously step away in unison, as a group, united in our friendship and our feelings of gratitude."

Of course, we're expecting the negotiations for the 2010 reunion tour to be opening sometime this fall.

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