Philly Phish fans got the news they were waiting for Tuesday. The band’s 2021 tour is happening, including a three-night run on the Atlantic City beach.
Trey Anastasio’s jam band had its three planned beach concerts postponed last summer because of the coronavirus pandemic. They’ll instead play Aug. 13 to 15 this year, in shows presented by Live Nation.
Tickets will be honored from the rescheduled dates (see details at phish.com/tours), and full refunds are also available for fans who want to go that route.
Also on Tuesday, Live Nation announced that the long-in-limbo Peach Music Festival at Montage Mountain in Scranton will be going on July 1-4. Teasers were posted on the social media accounts of that Allman Brothers-inspired fest, hashtagged #SeeYouAtThePeach.
No acts were announced, but last May when the 2020 event was postponed, the fest had said in a post that “all Peach headlining acts will return in 2021 — Oysterhead, String Cheese Incident, and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead.” Live Nation would not confirm that Tuesday and said the lineup would be announced soon.
Coming on the same day as Philadelphia’s announcement of its June 11 full reopening, the Phish and Peach announcements signaled that the outdoor concert season is back for this summer.
Recently, Live Nation added two shows that will be staged at the Mann Center’s fully outdoor Skyline Stage: country sibling act Brothers Osborne (July 29) and the punk stalwarts Rise Against (Aug. 1).
The Phish tour begins in Rogers, Ark., on July 28 and includes two nights at Hershey Park Stadium on Aug. 10 and 11 before arriving in Atlantic City. Ticket information is available at phish.com/tours.