Phish will play a four-night stand at New York City's Madison Square Garden in December, marking the band's fourth consecutive New Year's run at the legendary venue. The series of concerts will begin on Saturday, December 28, and conclude on New Year's Eve. Phish has played 27 dates at Madison Square Garden since December 1994.
Last year, Phish transformed Madison Square Garden into a huge garden party- a tip of the hat to Rick Nelson's hit song "Garden Party," which concerned his infamous 1971 appearance at the venue. After ringing in 2013 with "Auld Lang Syne," Phish welcomed dozens of performers to the stage, creating what Glide magazine called "a spectacle that needs to be seen to be believed." "It's not the ball drop, but for tens of thousands of people, Phish's annual run of shows at Madison Square Garden...is the more significant year-end event in Manhattan," The New York Times' Jon Pareles observed in 2011.
An online ticket request period is currently underway at http://tickets.phish.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, October 12, at Noon ET at http://www.ticketmaster.com or can be charged by phone at 866.858.0008. If tickets are still available, they may be purchased at the venue box office beginning Monday, October 14. Box office hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 AM - 6 PM. For further details, visit http://phish.com.
Ticket prices for each specific date will include a free MP3 download of the evening's entire show (a fully mixed soundboard recording) that can be redeemed at www.LivePhish.com shortly after the band steps off stage.