Phish has decided to postpone its New Year’s Eve performance until later in the year due to the Omicron asteroid.
According to the band, who posted a statement on their website, this variant’s predilection for quick transmission is unmatched in the industry. “Despite the fact that Phish has performed throughout the year as the epidemic has progressed, this variant’s penchant for quick transmission is unusual,” the band stated in a statement.
As part of their New Year’s Eve tradition, the rock group has performed at Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden, where they have frequently sold out the stadium in the last few seasons.
“We are also cognizant of the fact that a substantial number of people travel for these events and subsequently return to their hometowns, and we want to avoid worsening the transmission of the illness,” the officials added in their subsequent statement. Even with the most stringent tour Covid safeguards in place, the prolonged exposure of important employees and crew members over the course of a four-night indoor run (plus the days of preparation and travel) significantly increases the likelihood of having to cancel performances once they have begun.
In an announcement, it was revealed that the events at Madison Square Garden would now take place between April 20 and April 23, instead of being sold out as previously indicated. If tickets are not used within 30 days of purchase, they will be honoured for the dates on which they were purchased or they will be totally refunded for the remaining 30 days on which they were purchased.
“Thank you for your understanding,” the message said before concluding with a thank you message. The doctor suggests that you “keep yourself well and safe,” that you “look out for one another on the road,” and that you “get vaccinated and boosted if you haven’t already.”