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Phish thanks fans with free Hampton MP3s

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Phish, the band that you generally either love or love to hate (I fall in the former, obviously) is reuniting for the first time in over four years this Friday night at Hampton Coliseum in Virginia (I’ll be there!).

In light of the upcoming 3 night stand at Hampton, the band sent out an email this morning to reward fan loyalty in the form of free music:

In celebration of Phish’s first shows in over four years, we’re thrilled to be able to offer fans free, high-quality downloads of the band’s sold-out March 6th, 7th and 8th concerts at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia at LivePhish.com.

Each show will be professionally multi-tracked and mixed onsite and within 24 hours, 256kbps MP3s will be made available for free for a limited time at LivePhish.com. Fans who wish to download higher quality versions may purchase FLAC downloads. The shows will also be available on CD. Both are available for pre-order now. Register at LivePhish.com to receive an email when the free MP3s are available.

“We really wanted to show our gratitude to all the Phish fans for their support and the overwhelming response they’ve had to these shows. It’s going to be an amazing celebration and we only wish everybody could be there,” said Trey Anastasio.

Although they clearly don’t need the cash money, it is still a nice gesture, and one that I wish more artists would adopt – a pro-fan mentality. Wash your face and drive me to Firenze!