Vermont jam-band titans Phish will give fans who can’t attend its upcoming retirement bash a chance to peek in via satellite radio and local movie theaters. As previously reported, the group plans to call it quits after its Aug. 14-15 Coventry festival in its home state.
The band has struck a deal with XM Satellite Radio for live broadcasts of all six planned Coventry sets, as well as feeds throughout the weekend from the band’s on-site radio station “The Bunny.” The XM broadcast stretches from 6 a.m. on Aug. 14 through 6 a.m. on Aug. 16 on the XM Live and XM Music Lab channels. The band says it will post information on its Web site next week with details on a special discounted rate for Phish fans who’d like to subscribe.
For those desiring the full visual experience of Coventry, the band is planning to simulcast the event on both days at select Regal, Edwards and United Artists movie theaters. Specifics on theater locations and ticket information are not yet available, but the group says it will sell separate tickets to simulcasts on Aug. 14 and Aug. 15. This follows a theater simulcast of a June 17 concert at New York’s Coney Island.
Phish’s final studio album, “Undermind,” was released last month via Elektra and debuted at No. 13 on The Billboard 200.