For the September 4, 2011 Phish show at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver, drummer Jon Fishman eschewed his typical “donut hole” dress for a red dress with blue “X”s. This rare piece of Phish history is up for sale to the highest bidder as part of the latest batch of Mimi Fishman Foundation auctions. Other items up for bid are show-used drumheads and drum sticks from 2010 and 2011. Proceeds from all of these items benefit the Mimi Fishman Foundation – a non-profit organization which aims to raise both awareness, and funds, and make contributions, in the honor of Jon’s mother Mimi, to organizations that will directly and significantly benefit others.
In other Phish news, the band has announced that they will release their debut album Junta on vinyl, which will be available exclusively at participating independently owned record stores across the country on April 21, aka Record Store Day. Junta will be released as a 3-LP set limited to 5,000 copies. 2,500 of these copies will feature a a brand new Limited Edition hand-carved, hand-printed linolium block poster by Jim Pollock, created exclusively for this release. Head over to the band’s Facebook page for a full track listing and more information about the first-ever vinyl release of Junta.