No surprise to anyone, Phish will return to MSG for another four night New Year’s run. Ticketmaster on sale for all 4 nights will be October 20, 2012. Mail order will begin next week.
According to Chris Kuroda:
11) He said that next year we are in for a ton of surprises. The 30th anniversary is important to all people associated with Phish and the band plans to do it up big.
3) He confirmed a new year’s eve run. This may not shock many because of the Relix article and what the My Morning Jacket frontman had to say but hearing it from Kuroda makes it pretty official to me. (EDIT: In case it wasn’t apparent, he confirmed NYE at Madison square Garden)
Jim James confirms rumors that MMJ plan to play Boston on New Year’s Eve because Phish has already booked Madison Square Garden. “It’s a shame because we wanted to do more New Year’s shows at the Garden, but Phish booked it for the next four years,” James says. “We haven’t confirmed this yet, but we’re close to finalizing a New Year’s show in Boston. It’s just not one hundred percent yet. The crowd there is always really rowdy and fun. It would also be an easy travel for people in New York or Philly. Again, it’s not one hundred percent, but we’re all kind of drooling over the idea right now.”
Jim James told me that MMJ are “close to finalizing” a New Years Eve gig in Boston because “Phish booked MSG for, like, the next 4 years.”