July 14th–September 3rd
On a map, Phish's 2017 summer tour looks unusually short: just five cities. That's because 13 of the 21 shows are in one room, New York's Madison Square Garden. Dubbed "The Baker's Dozen," the Garden dates will be the most Phish have played in a row in one venue since their club days. "We feel comfortable there," singer-guitarist Trey Anastasio says of the arena, where Phish's end-of-year runs are already a tradition. "If you played me five different tapes, I would be able to pick out the Garden. It has a reverberation you can feel." So far, there hasn't been much discussion about repertoire or potential guests. "There are conversations like, 'Maybe we should plan this,'" Anastasio says. "And the next conversation will be, 'Maybe we shouldn't plan anything.'" Ultimately, that "relaxed feeling is the point of a residency. Relaxed is good."