Phish Purportedly In Line To Play MSG Sphere In Las Vegas: New York Post

The Post’s sources said the band is in talks to play at the soon-to-open new venue.

By Andy Kahn May 12, 2023 7:47 am PDT

According to a New York Post source, Phish is reportedly in the running to play the MSG Sphere in Las Vegas. U2 will be the first act to host concerts at the state-of-the-art facility having just confirmed eight additional dates to what currently stands as a 25-show residency spanning September 29 through December.

The New York Post’s report stated Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSG Entertainment) CEO James Dolan was in talks to bring Phish to the Sphere. The Post’s source said Phish was in the running to play the Sphere but did not give an indication of when the possible shows would take place. The Post report revealed Coldplay was also a candidate to play the Sphere.

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MSG Sphere at The Venetian was originally set to open in 2021 but was pushed back due to construction halting during the COVID-19 pandemic. The game-changing 17,600-seat arena in Las Vegas will purportedly feature the world’s first 16K LED screen and immersive sound with 164,300 channels.

Phish is scheduled to play seven shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City this summer. Phish has played MSG a total of 72 times, most recently last December with their customary New Year’s Eve run of shows.

MSG Entertainment also operates The Beacon Theatre in New York City where Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio held his eight-show weekly residency, “The Beacon Jams,” in November 2020 at the height of the pandemic. Anastasio performed a solo concert at The Beacon in August 2022 that saw the debut of the venue’s Sphere Immersive Sound, which is said to be “the world’s most advanced concert audio system.”

Read the New York Post report on the MSG Sphere here.

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