By now, most of you know that official word came down the pike yesterday in the form of another great splash page that Phish is definitely playing December 28 - 31, 2009 in Miami at the American Airlines Arena, site of the 2003 New Year's Eve extravaganza, and the first New Years run since that one!
Tickets already are on sale through the Phish ticket lottery system, and are going for $50 for the 28th-30th and $60 for New Year's Eve. I put in for one ticket for each night, but in all my years of doing this I have never once received a single ticket for any show I put in a request for through the lottery system. I don't know why they just can't go back to the good ol' days of first-come-first-served mail order tickets.
You can apply for tickets by following this link. The ticket request period ends Sunday, November 15 at 11:59pm EDT. The public on sale date through Ticketbastard is Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10am EDT.
And for Phish's 2009 Fall Tour there are still tickets available for the shows in Detroit, Cincinnati and the first night in Philadelphia. You can purchase tickets through the Ticketbastard web site. Hard to believe that all shows did not sell out immediately. Perhaps the fervor for seeing the boys since the end of their five-year break up is finally dying down?
Phish always rips it up in Cincy, so I would recommend hitting those shows if you have the ways and means.
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