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Phish Clears $50 Million With New Year's Eve Return to Madison Square Garden

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Brantley Gutierrez

Phish

As we enter a new year, let’s take time to celebrate 2019 one last time. With a run of four shows at Madison Square Garden leading into a New Year’s Eve bonanza, Phish impacts the Jan. 18-dated Hot Tours recap at No. 2.

The jam band kings returned to the New York arena for the fifth consecutive NYE bash and earned $6.7 million, selling 76,079 tickets across four shows according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.

Ringing in the new year with Phish at MSG has become a tradition. While this was the fifth year in a row of their annual four-show run, it’s the 13th occasion throughout their career playing the Manhattan arena on Dec. 31. That run dates to two shows on Dec. 30-31, 1995, where the band grossed $1 million from 36,504 tickets sold. Altogether, their 13 MSG year-end engagements have totaled $52.8 million and 849,285 tickets. Adding in the band’s New Years shows at Miami’s American Airlines Arena (2003, 14), Boston’s TD Garden (1996), and Florida’s Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation (1999), Phish has earned $73.4 million.

The recent Dec. 28-31, 2019 shows is Phish’s biggest NYE haul since Y2K, when they delivered an $11.6 million gross in Big Cypress Swamp, Fla.

These newest reports, coupled with a Dec. 1 show at NYCB Live, Home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, push Phish’s reported career gross past the half-billion mark, totaling $507.6 million and 11.4 million tickets sold.

Rounding out the latest Hot Tours ranking with more New Year’s Eve celebrations is Maroon 5 with a $2.4 million gross at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas over Dec. 30-31. Their 2019 improves upon their previous NYE shows at the same venue by 3%.

See below for the full Hot Tours tally, featuring Shania Twain, Andrea Bocelli, and Daddy Yankee.

 

  HOT TOURS - JAN. 18, 2020
  Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported Jan. 7 - 13, 2020
   
  ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
   
RANK  
1 Daddy Yankee
  $10,822,173
  Dec. 5 - 28
  Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico (11/11)
  150,888 (150,888)
   
2 Phish
  $8,205,401
  Dec. 1 - 31
  NYCB Live, Home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y. (0/1)
  Madison Square Garden, New York (4/4)
  91,530 (92,582)
   
3 Andrea Bocelli
  $7,978,481
  Dec. 7 - 19
  MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (0/1)
  Madison Square Garden, New York (2/2)
  40,864 (41,133)
   
4 George Strait
  $6,154,739
  Dec. 6 - 7
  T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas (0/2)
  35,668 (36,517)
   
5 Rod Stewart
  $6,134,180
  Dec. 11 - 20
  First Direct Arena, Leeds, England (0/1)
  O2 Arena, London (3/3)
  53,508 (55,720)
   
6 Andre Rieu
  $3,456,255
  Dec. 20 - 21
  MECC Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands (0/3)
  33,790 (34,332)
   
7 Shania Twain
  $2,977,650
  Dec. 6 - 18
  Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas (0/6)
  23,498 (24,989)
   
8 Robbie Williams
  $2,538,410
  Dec. 16 - 17
  SSE Arena, Wembley, London (0/2)
  18,972 (20,677)
   
9 Pete Tong
  $2,501,909
  Dec. 6 - 14
  First Direct Arena, Leeds, England (0/1)
  SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland (0/1)
  O2 Arena, London (0/2)
  39,809 (47,664)
   
10 Maroon 5
  $2,419,966
  Dec. 30 - 31
  Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas (0/2)
  15,437 (16,634)

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