Phish to Headline MSG Sphere in Las Vegas with Four-Night Run in April 2024
Jam band Phish is set to take over as headliner at the MSG Sphere in Las Vegas following in the footsteps of U2. The four-piece band, known for drawing in the Furthur Festival crowd, will perform a series of four shows at the spherical concert venue located behind the Venetian from April 18 to April 21.
Announced by the Sphere itself on November 29, 2023, Phish’s four-show engagement in Las Vegas will provide completely unique setlists and visuals each night, as confirmed by Sphere Entertainment. The band’s guitarist and vocalist, Trey Anastasio, expressed excitement about the opportunity to perform at the venue, stating “From the moment we first heard about Sphere and its potential, we’ve been dreaming up ways to bring our show to this breathtaking canvas.”
Despite the buzz surrounding Phish’s engagement, the big question remains unanswered as to who will follow U2 with the next fully produced residency at the Sphere. The Eagles, Harry Styles, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Paul McCartney, and Bon Jovi have all been mentioned as possibilities, but no commitments have been made so far.
While Phish’s terms are not publicly disclosed, industry insiders speculate that the band’s relationship with MSG Entertainment, the owner of the Sphere and Madison Square Garden, likely played a role in their booking. Phish’s successful previous engagements at Madison Square Garden, as well as Trey Anastasio’s solo show at the Beacon Theatre, also owned by MSG Entertainment, may have contributed to the decision to bring Phish to the Sphere.
Fans interested in attending Phish’s limited engagement at the Sphere can participate in the ticket request period, which is currently underway and continues until December 11. General ticket sales for the event will commence on December 15. This limited engagement marks Phish’s first time headlining at the venue and is anticipated to be a one-of-a-kind experience for fans.