This year Phish will celebrate New Years Eve at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL. The show will be the first of a four-night stand that will run through Saturday, January 3. The festivities will mark the third time Phish has rung in the New Year at AmericanAirlines Arena, following multi-night celebrations in 2003 and 2009. The Sun Sentinel hailed the 2009 New Years Eve show as triumphant, noting that Phish showed off its versatility early — and all night, really [fans] loved every second of the show; almost no one left the arena before the final note was played.
The bands new album, Fuego, debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 and was named by Rolling Stone readers as one of the 10 Best Albums of 2014 So Far. Produced by Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel), it was praised by The New York Times Jon Pareles as frisky. The Associated Press agreed, noting, It’s a fun, spirited, rocking record while Entertainment Weekly said, [Fuego] feels bigger, brighter…than anything else they’ve ever done.