facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Phish sold-out tour due to loyalty

May 24, 2009 at 4:04 PM   |   Comments

BOSTON, May 24 (UPI) -- Fans of Phish say the U.S. band, which sold out its reunion tour this summer in minutes, is a rare fan-friendly force in the music industry.

Jim Raras of Chelmsford, Mass., said unlike some performers and bands, Phish makes a concerted effort to connect with the band's fans and honor their varying perspectives, The Boston Globe reported Sunday.

"They aren't just some disassociated rock stars," Raras said of the "Hoist" band. "They are humble enough to realize that (the fandom) surrounding them is no small thing, and so they're definitely very cognizant of their fans' perspectives."

Following five years apart, Phish members reunited for 15 U.S. shows this summer. Those shows sold out in minutes on Jan. 30 when Live Nation placed tickets available for sale online.

Such live shows are vital for Phish fans, who routinely record such performances and trade them with one another.

"You build your Phish collection through what can only be described as field recording," Jeremy Goodwin of Swampscott, Mass., said of the band, whose tour starts on May 31 in Boston. "You're trading tapes through the mail with people from all over the country who you may not have even met before."

© 2009 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Anna Kendrick targeted in new photo leak Anna Kendrick targeted in new photo leak
2
Gerard Butler cozies up to mystery woman in Malibu Gerard Butler cozies up to mystery woman in Malibu
3
Jennifer Hudson opens up about new toned physique: 'It was a goal' Jennifer Hudson opens up about new toned physique: 'It was a goal'
4
Nick Cannon 'has no part' in Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa's divorce Nick Cannon 'has no part' in Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa's divorce
5
Justin Bieber getting 'back to work' after 2-year hiatus Justin Bieber getting 'back to work' after 2-year hiatus
Trending News
x
Feedback