Phish return with new single and album

Veteran rockers Phish have announced the release of their new album 'Evolve' ahead of their upcoming residency at Las Vegas' high-tech new concert venue Sphere.



Phish have dropped new single Evolve and the album will land in July
Phish have dropped new single Evolve and the album will land in July

Phish are returning to the charts .

The veteran rockers surprised fans by dropping new single 'Evolve' on Thursday (11.04.24) and confirming it will be followed by an album of the same name on July 12 with the announcement coming just days before they kick off their residency at Las Vegas' high-tech new Sphere concert venue.

A statement from the band explained: "'Evolve' the new single from Phish’s upcoming album, is now streaming everywhere ... The new studio album will be available July 12 via JEMP Records/ATO Records. Pre-order details coming soon."

The new project is the band's 16th studio album and it comes four years after the release of their last offering 'Sigma Oasis' back in 2020, while guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio released his first solo acoustic album 'Mercy' in 2022.

Anastasio previously told Rolling Stone: "I think I’ve historically felt safer playing the guitar than I have walking down the street, or talking to somebody in a one-on-one conversation.

"It’s just been my safe place to be. Honestly, sometimes I think I manifest as Mr. Smiley-Happy Guy, except when I’m playing the guitar. When I’m playing the guitar, I don’t have to hide behind anything, and I think sometimes it gets really dark and scary in guitar moments, where I can be just not scared to actually open the emotion of how I really feel inside. That’s been my safe way of emoting over the years."

Phish kick off their four weeks of Sphere dates on April 18 before launching a summer tour in Mansfield, Massachusetts on July 19. They will wrap the trek in Colorado on August 29.

Anastasio said of their decision to play at Sphere: "From the moment we first heard about Sphere and its potential, we’ve been dreaming up ways to bring our show to this breathtaking canvas.

"We’re thrilled to present this completely unique experience to Phish fans."