Phish may not be a famous prizefighter or championship level sports organization, but the rock band from Vermont has grown to become the unofficial kings of New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
On December 30th, 2019, the band celebrated 25 years since their first show at “The World’s Most Famous Arena” in 1994. As they celebrated that milestone, they also crossed the $50 million mark in career box office earnings at the Manhattan venue.
According to a report from Billboard shared on Tuesday, Phish sold 76,079 total tickets during their four-night New Year’s run late last month on their way to a $6.7 million total in sales figures. That brings the band’s career ticket sales at The Garden up to $52.8 over the span of 64 shows since 1994 with a whopping 849,285 total tickets sold.
The four shows from December 28th–31st, 2019 were also Phish’s highest-grossing New Year’s performances since 1999’s Big Cypress festival when they pulled in $11.6 million in gross ticket sales.
Remarkably, the recent run of Phish shows at Madison Square Garden now pushes the band’s career ticket earnings overall to $507.6 million, with 11.4 million total tickets sold. Not bad for a band that has stood their ground doing things their way against industry norms time and time again over the years…
With the band still pumping out plenty of “Steam” from all four cylinders as they charge into the new decade, there’s no telling on how high these ticket sales numbers will continue to grow in the coming years.
“The Phish From Vermont” will be back in action next month when the band heads south of the border for their annual Riviera Maya destination event on February 20th–23rd, 2020. For more information, head here.