American rock band Phish has surpassed the $50m mark from its New Year’s Eve concerts at Madison Square Garden, a tradition that has taken place 13 times over 25 years.
The 2019 event saw Phish return to the 20,789-capacity New York arena for the fifth consecutive year. They sold 76,079 tickets across four shows and earned $6.7m.
The band kicked off the tradition in 1995 when it sold 36,504 tickets and brought in more than $1m.
Over the course of its 13 years at The Garden on New Year, Phish has earned a total of $52.8m and has sold 849,285 tickets.
The band has also played end-of-year shows at Miami’s American Airlines Arena in 2003 and 2014, Boston’s TD Garden in 1996, and Florida’s Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation in 1999. These dates, along with its tradition at MSG, has brought in $73.4m for Phish.
The four dates in 2019 marks Phish’s biggest New Year’s haul since 2000, when they delivered an $11.6m gross in Big Cypress Swamp, Florida.
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