During the press conference, Dolan announced that MSG planned to begin booking 100% capacity fully vaccinated shows in hopes of encouraging unvaccinated music fans to get their shot. Anastasio has a long relationship with MSG — he was the only artist to play the Beacon during the pandemic for his streaming eight-week The Beacon Jams series on Twitch and can be seen in the documentary What Calls You Home on YouTube.
While the Beacon shows are currently the first concerts in the city, Anastasio will play his first shows in the state at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on June 18, 19 and 20. Tickets are currently sold out. Phish are also scheduled to tour this summer and fall, with dates starting in July and running through October.
Peter Shapiro, who runs the Brooklyn Bowl and Capitol Theatre, two well-known jam band venues in New York, applauded the announcement and said he is planning to reopen his venues in September.
“We are going to go hard in September and I just need to make sure our staff is ready to go,” Shapiro said.
Source: News | Billboard