17 In 17: Phish Announces 2017 – 2018 New Year’s Run At Madison Square Garden

Between July 21 and August 6 Phish played 13 shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City for a residency dubbed the Baker’s Dozen. Today, the band has announced they will return to The Garden to ring in 2018 with a four-night New Year’s Run to bring the grand total of 2017 shows at MSG to 17.

Phish’s 2017 – 2018 New Year’s Run is slated for the traditional period of December 28 – 31. By the time the run finishes, the quartet will have played 56 concerts at the venue dating back to their MSG debut on December 30, 1994. Seven of the last eight Phish New Year’s Runs have taken place at The Garden, though the 2010 – 2011 run was split between Madison Square Garden and The Centrum in Worcester. 2017 is the first time the group has held two multi-night runs at the famed New York City venue that both fell in the same calendar year. Madison Square Garden hosted a Phish New Year’s Eve performance for the first time on December 31, 1995.

A pre-sale lottery for tickets to each show is currently underway via Phish Ticketing. The entry period ends on Monday, October 2 at 10 a.m. ET. Public on-sales for each show are scheduled for Friday, October 6 at 12 p.m. ET. Travel packages will be available via CID Entertainment starting Friday, September 22 at 12 p.m. ET. Phish will donate their proceeds from the travel packages to the WaterWheel Foundation.

Phish New Year’s Run History

  • 1989: 12/29 @ 23 East Cabaret, Philadelphia; 12/30 @ Wetlands Preserve, NYC; 12/31 @ World Trade Center Exposition Hall, Boston
  • 1990: 12/28 @ Marquee, NYC; 12/29 @ Campus Club, Providence; 12/31 @ World Trade Center Exposition Hall, Boston
  • 1991: 12/31 @ Worcester Memorial Auditorium, Worcester
  • 1992: 12/28 & 29 @ Palace Theatre, New Haven; 12/30 @ Symphony Hall, Springfield; 12/31 @ Matthews Arena, Boston
  • 1993: 12/28 @ Bender Arena, Washington D.C.; 12/29 @ New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven; 12/30 @ Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland ME; 12/31 @ Worcester Centrum, Worcester
  • 1994: 12/28 @ Philadelphia Civic Center @ Philadelphia; 12/29 @ Providence Civic Center, Providence; 12/30 @ Madison Square Garden, New York; 12/31 @ Boston Garden, Boston
  • 1995: 12/28 & 29 @ Worcester Centrum, Worcester; 12/30 & 31 @ MSG, NYC
  • 1996: 12/28 & 29 @ Spectrum, Philadelphia; 12/30 & 31 @ Fleet Center, Boston
  • 1997: 12/28 @ USAir Arena, Landover MD; 12/29 & 30 & 31 @ MSG, NYC
  • 1998: 12/28 – 31 @ Madison Square Garden, New York City
  • 1999: 12/30 – 31 @ Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, Big Cypress FL
  • 2002/2003: 12/31 @ MSG, NYC; 1/2 & 3 & 4 – Hampton Coliseum, Hampton VA
  • 2003: 12/28 – 31 @ American Airlines Arena, Miami
  • 2009: 12/28 – 31 @ American Airlines Arena, Miami
  • 2010/2011: 12/27 & 28 @ Worcester Centrum, Worcester; 12/30 & 31 & 1/1 @ MSG, NYC
  • 2011: 12/28 – 12/31 @ Madison Square Garden, New York City
  • 2012: 12/28 – 12/31 @ Madison Square Garden, New York City
  • 2013: 12/28 – 12/31 @ Madison Square Garden, New York City
  • 2014/2015: 12/31 – 1/3 @ American Airlines Arena, Miami
  • 2015/2016: 12/30 – 1/2 @ Madison Square Garden, New York City
  • 2016: 12/28 – 12/31 @ Madison Square Garden, New York City
  • 2017: 12/28 – 12/31 @ Madison Square Garden, New York City

Phish New Year’s Eve “Gags”:

  • 1989: Trey, Mike and Page Dressed In Tuxedos, Fish Appeared In Top Hat and G-String w/ Tuxedo Tails for I Didn’t Know
  • 1990: N/A
  • 1991: N/A
  • 1992: Brad Sands Dressed As Famous Mockingbird And Hoisted Above Crowd / Band Gives Out Flyers w/ New Signals to Trick Radio Audience
  • 1993: Band Jams Outro of Never- Before-Played Down With Disease After Auld Lang Syne / Emerges From Aquarium
  • 1994: Band Tours Rafters of Boston Garden In A Hot Dog
  • 1995: Phish Unveils Time Factory Machine at Start of Set III
  • 1996: Phish Drops Thousands of Balloons + Performs w/ Choir
  • 1997: The Udder Ball
  • 1998: Dancers, Pyrotechnics and Balloon Drop
  • 1999: Father Time Collapses, Band Takes Hot Dog Ride To Stage
  • 2002: Artificial Snow Falls During Seven Below + Dancers
  • 2003: Cheerleaders and Marching Band Emerge From Mini Cooper
  • 2009: Fishman Cannonball and Sarah Antics
  • 2010: The Meatstick Musical
  • 2011: Levitating Steam
  • 2012: Runaway Golf Cart Marathon
  • 2013: JEMP Truck Set
  • 2014: Fishman Suck To Blow
  • 2015: Phish Performs Under Hourglass
  • 2016: Phish Makes It Rain & Joined By Horns, Dancers, Percussionist & More

What Came After Auld Lang Syne?

  • 1989: Run Like An Antelope
  • 1990: Buried Alive
  • 1991: Runaway Jim
  • 1992: Weekapaug Groove
  • 1993: Down With Disease Jam
  • 1994: Chalk Dust Torture
  • 1995: Weekapaug Groove
  • 1996: Down With Disease
  • 1997: Tweezer
  • 1998: Simple
  • 1999: Down With Disease
  • 2002: Runaway Jim
  • 2003: Iron Man
  • 2009: Down With Disease
  • 2010: After Midnight
  • 2011: Down With Disease
  • 2012: Tweezer Reprise
  • 2013: Fuego
  • 2014: The Dogs
  • 2015: Blaze On
  • 2016: Suzy Greenberg

Phish at Madison Square Garden History:

New Year’s Eve at MSG History Since 1995:

  • 1995: Phish
  • 1996: Blues Traveler
  • 1997: Phish
  • 1998: Phish
  • 1999: Billy Joel
  • 2000: Marc Anthony
  • 2001: N/A
  • 2002: Phish
  • 2003: N/A (Jane’s Addiction/Marilyn Manson Cancelled)
  • 2004: Wilco / Flaming Lips / Sleater-Kinney
  • 2005: Black Crowes / North Mississippi All-Stars / Trey Anastasio
  • 2006: N/A
  • 2007: Chris Rock
  • 2008: My Morning Jacket
  • 2009: Mariah Carey
  • 2010: Phish
  • 2011: Phish
  • 2012: Phish
  • 2013: Phish
  • 2014: Skrillex/Diplo
  • 2015: Phish
  • 2016: Phish
  • 2017: Phish

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