Phish postpones New Year’s Eve concert because of Omicron
“While Phish has played shows this year as the pandemic has continued, this variant’s ability for rapid transmission is unprecedented,” the group composed in a declaration published to their site.
“We are also mindful that a significant number of people travel for these shows and then return to their communities, and we want to avoid accelerating transmission of the virus,” their declaration continued. “Even with the strictest of tour Covid protocols, the prolonged exposure of a four-night indoor run (plus the days of preparation and travel) to critical crew and staff considerably increases the possibility of having to shut the shows down once they’ve started.”
The sold-out Madison Square Garden programs are now set up to occur April 20-23. Tickets will be honored for those dates or will be reimbursed completely for the next thirty days.
“Thank you all for your understanding,” the declaration concluded. “Stay healthy and safe, take care of each other out there and please get vaccinated and boosted if you haven’t already.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.