[UPDATED] Phish To Play Baker’s Dozen At Madison Square Garden In New York City This Summer



After months of rumors Phish has finally confirmed they will play 13 shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City between July 21 and August 6. The band’s unprecedented run will take place over three weeks in late July and early August and will bring the total number of shows played by Phish at MSG to 52, the same number of concerts played by the Grateful Dead at the venue. The Dead, however, never performed more than nine shows at MSG in a year. Today’s announcement also includes word “the band will not be touring in the fall of 2017.”

The dates for Phish’s 13-show run at The Garden are July 21 – 23, 25, 26, 28 – 30 and August 1 – 2, 4-6. Keyboardist Page McConnell discussed the idea of a “Baker’s Dozen” run in a 2007 interview with Relix. A portion of the article read, “Another idea had them playing a “baker’s dozen” of shows – 13 nights in Madison Square Garden, say, or, adding another layer of classic Phish humor to it all, the Providence Civic Center, rebranded by corporate interests as the Dunkin Donuts Center. Riffing on that absurdity, the band imagined giving away free donuts and even basing the theme for each show around that night’s variety. For ‘Boston Crème,’ a setlist might have included covers of songs by Boston and Cream.”

Watch a video announcing the run:

Tickets to The Baker’s Dozen will be available as a 13-show package for the price of 12, or as individual nights. An online ticket request period for individual tickets and Baker’s Dozen packages are available now at Phish Tickets through Sunday, February 12 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning February 17 at Noon ET. As with Phish’s most recent runs at The Garden, all floor tickets will be General Admission.