With the internet a buzz with rumored summer Phish dates today... I will bring you Phish fans a little piece of good news. We made a list on Billboard.com! haha. Yes thats right. Billboard announced musics top money makers of the last year and Phish falls right at number 19, right in front of Eric Clapton and right behind Eminem. Not to shabby boys.
The article states that the band took down over 10.5 million dollars last year (.5 million obviously from my friends and I)
It reads "In early 2009 overwhelming demand for Phish reunion tour tickets famously triggered a meltdown in Live Nations newly launched in house ticketing system during the trek's on-sale. Its not that surprising: Between 1989 and the group's 2004 breakup, Phish racked up $175.5 million in concert grosses. That road-tested appeal remained strong in 2010 among Phish's loyal fans, or Phish Heads. Touring behind its latest studio album 'Joy', the band grossed $30.7 million from 43 U.S. concerts that drew 579,188 fans. That enabled the band to finish among Billboards top 25 highest-grossing tours of 2010. Recorded-music sales accounted for a small portion of the group's total income in 2010, with album sales reaching only 68,000 last year."
So boys, why don't you announce your run down in Portsmouth, VA for the summer I can be a happy camper and won't have to travel up and down the east coast for my shows. I'm moving this year, expenses will be high, and my phish show count will be low. Lets make them easy on me.... what do you say?