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first_img44 READ: All news from Michigan 42 SANY Chevrolet Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # 1 Travis Kvapil 32 David Gilliland 23 Michael McDowell David Stremme Belle Tire Toyota 39 5 2 41 4 Plinker Tactical Toyota Matt Kenseth Austin Dillon(i) Kasey Kahne 1 29 83 33 5-hour Energy Toyota Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 15 No Label Ford Phil Parsons Racing Ford 35 Target Chevrolet 36 MDS Transport Ford 36 Miller Lite Ford 27 24 15 12 10 Kyle Busch 27 Scott Riggs 11 38 22 Ryan Newman GoDaddy Chevrolet 44 56 43 13 55 FedEx Express Toyota Car 14 Greg Biffle 30 6 Tony Stewart 37 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Joe Nemechek(i) 38 34 Juan Pablo Montoya * Required to qualify on time, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series 31 AJ Allmendinger Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota Marcos Ambrose 47 17 GEICO Ford Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet 19 Phoenix Construction Services Chevrolet Caterpillar Chevrolet Gordon first, Mears last in qualifying runs for the Quicken Loans 400 Widow Wax Toyota 25 Denny Hamlin 24 Taco Bell Ford 88 Jeff Burton National Guard/Man of Steel Chevrolet 20 31 Fastenal Ford Team 18 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet 87 READ: Post-Pocono driver reports Brad Keselowski 40 39 Stanley Ford Farmers Insurance Chevrolet Furniture Row/Sealy Chevrolet Jimmie Johnson 19 3M/Give Kids a Smile Ford Budweiser Chevrolet READ MORE: M&M’s Toyota READ: Power Rankings Week 14 43 David Ragan 14 7 9 Carl Edwards Menards/CertainTeed Chevrolet Quicken Loans Chevrolet Danica Patrick # Jamie McMurray 8 51 Kurt Busch 16 American Ethanol Chevrolet 21 Eckrich Ford David Reutimann Chevrolet 32 Ken Schrader Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota Clint Bowyer Dale Earnhardt Jr. Mark Martin 98 93 Trevor Bayne(i) 17 Mike Bliss(i) 9 35 Lowe’s Chevrolet 78 Martin Truex Jr. Driver Zest Ford NAPA Auto Parts Toyota Jeff Gordon 30 11 5 26 33 99 # Long John Silver’s Ford 16 3 13 2 7 29 JJ Yeley Joey Logano Casey Mears 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford 48 42 10 Dave Blaney Josh Wise(i) 20 34 18 McDonald’s Chevrolet Charter Toyota 21 Home Depot Husky Toyota Kevin Harvick Aric Almirola Federated Auto Parts Ford Paul Menard READ: Michigan Paint Scheme Preview Bobby Labonte 28last_img read more

Listen To The Movement’s New Jam ‘Dancehall’ Ft. Mr. Williamz – Premiere

first_imgThere’s a reason this band is called The Movement. One listen, and you’re sure to be moving and grooving along to their reggae-influenced tunes. With a new album, Golden, due out on April 8th, and a major cross-country tour in support of it, there’s just no telling how high this band can climb.Based out of Columbia, SC, The Movement’s newest album takes its inspiration for the inter-connectedness of the galaxy and human DNA. “I really started to like the idea behind the Fibonacci Code, the Golden Ratio, Golden Mean, Golden Spiral,” says guitarist/vocalist Joshua Swain. “I liked the idea of searching for order and commonality in the chaos. Add to that the idea of requiring a “heart of gold” to inject beauty and goodness into the order and using the word golden as a synonym for perfect… It just made sense to me.”We’re happy to share the very first track from this new release, a song entitled “Dancehall.” Stream the new jam, featuring Mr. Williamz, below:We asked Swain to shed some light on the track’s origins. “Dancehall started out as a slow acoustic ballad, but we felt it wasn’t really living up to its name, so we had to spice it up a little. We were fortunate enough to link up with Mr. Williamz, and with three distinct parts in both style and tempo, we created a unique tale of lost love, music, and magic in the Caribbean,” he said.Golden is not only due out on April 8th, but it will mark the first release on the Rootfire Cooperative, a not-for-profit record label that is owned and operated by artists. Rootfire founder Seth Herman passionately states, “I hope the Rootfire Cooperative can provide micro-financing with the effect of boosting the artists business; and make a positive effect on an entire genre of music.”Check out the full tracklisting for Golden, and don’t miss the band on tour. Full dates can be seen below, and more information is available via the band’s website.Golden Tracklisting 1. Blinded 2. Dancehall (feat. Mr. Williamz) 3. Golden (feat. Elliot Martin) 4. Fair Warning 5. Smoke 6. Rescue 7. On Top (feat. Leilani Wolfgramm) 8. Through the Heart 9. Home 10. Retriever  11. Habit 2016 (feat. Collie Buddz & Bobby Hustle) 12. Wild TimeGolden Hearts Tour DatesMarch 19 @ St. Pat’s in Five Points – Columbia, SC March 23 @ Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL March 24 @ Propaganda – Lake Worth, FL March 25 @ Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL  March 26 @ Hooked On Music Festival – Fort Pierce, FL  April 09 @ California Roots: The Carolina Sessions – Myrtle Beach, SCApril 13 @ Riot Room – Kansas City, MOApril 14 @ The Waiting Room – Omaha, NEApril 15 @ Cervantes Other Side – Denver, COApril 16 @ Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, COApril 18 @ Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UTApril 20 @ The Reef – Boise, IDApril 21 @ The Goodfoot – Portland, ORApril 22 @ Wild Buffalo – Bellingham, WAApril 23 @ WOW Hall – Eugene, ORApril 24 @ Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WAApril 27 @ Humbrews – Arcata, CAApril 28 @ The Boardwalk – Sacramento, CAApril 29 @ Slims – San Francisco, CAApril 30 @ The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CAMay 03 @ Winston’s – San Diego, CAMay 04 @ Saint Rocke – Hermosa Beach, CAMay 05 @ Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CAMay 07 @ Reggae On The Block – Orlando, FLJuly 09 @ Levitate Music Festival – Marshfield, MA[Photo via Steven Vandergriff]last_img read more

Blitzen Trapper Goes On A Sonic Journey ‘All Across This Land’

first_imgOn their latest album, All Across This Land, Blitzen Trapper has finally achieved a true balance between the abandon of their live shows and the intricacies of their studio work. The band’s main songwriter and creative force, guitarist Eric Earley, set out to unify the more intricate and lilting compositions with the rock-influenced live sound. Much like the later works of Early’s oft cited influences, R.E.M., Blitzen Trapper is finally learning to not just walk the fine line between rock and folk, but to STRUT it.Listen to a playlist of All Across This Land below: The title track, “All Across This Land,” is a pure blast of feel good rock and roll. The song shows a band honoring the roots of classic rock, but with a fresh spirit free of imitation that automatically raises the bar for the songs to come. The follow up track utilizes aggressive air to its advantage, with a clean thin opening that invokes the earnest nature of fledgling garage bands. It’s a bold and daring statement, showing them fuse their sounds with a defter touch than before.A pair of meditations on love and loss, “Mystery And Wonder” and “Love Grow Cold,” illustrate the importance of seamless craft in successful pop songs. Here, singer Eric Earley utilizes his clean, tightly compressed voice to lose most distracting personal inflections. Listeners have a blank slate to project themselves upon, with just the slightest nasal hint of his hero Bob Dylan.“Cadillac Road” and “Let The Cards Fall” demonstrate the benefit of a visionary songwriter at the helm. Stripping down to their barest folksy roots, “Across The River” finds the band telling of a golden hued vision from the banks to the empty imaginary city. In this deserted land, Earley contemplates his and all of our mortality, and finds it worth fighting for.When a band is known just as much for the sheer poetry of its lyrics as it is for the range and diversity of its musical arrangements and performances, expectations among fans can’t help but be high. With All Across This Land, Blitzen Trapper managed to craft a modern rock classic, using a style and world view distinctly their own.Don’t miss Blitzen Trapper on the road this summer, including a show at Garcia’s in Port Chester, NY on June 19th!last_img read more

John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring Announce “The Meeting Of The Spirits” Tour

first_imgWell this is huge news! Mahavishnu Orchestra’s John McLaughlin and Widespread Panic’s Jimmy Herring will team up for a major tour throughout November and December of 2017, with each musician performing solo sets before coming together for collaborative encores each night. Herring & McLaughlin are easily two of the most influential guitarists of our time, and seeing the two join forces on a nightly basis is the stuff of dreams for fans.The tour will see McLaughlin digging into his work with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, playing some of the music that means the most to him. “The music of Mahavishnu is part of my personal and musical history, and as such it is inseparable from me,” McLaughlin reflects in a statement. “To return to these pieces with the experience I’ve had for the past 45 years, since the majority of those pieces were played all those years ago, is very exciting.”The tour will also mark Herring’s return to solo performing, as the WSP guitarist hasn’t released a solo album since 2012. Both artists will be touring with their full bands for this exciting tour, but it’s the extended collaborative encore jams that have us the most excited about it.“John’s influence on me is far-reaching. When first hearing him, I was struck by the raw emotion and technical prowess he has,” says Herring in a statement. “If you listen to John long enough, the layers of all the things that make him unique will reveal themselves…Inner Mounting Flame changed my life and the way I heard music. By the time I heard it in 1980, John had long since moved on and recreated himself, as he has done many times throughout his career. It is an honor and a privilege to do this tour with John and the 4th Dimension.”The shows are McLaughlin’s first extended tour dates in seven years, and are also expected to be McLaughlin’s final live shows in America. While dates have not yet been announced, we’re beyond excited for what will be a showing of enormous talent.To get in the mood, check out this video of McLaughlin sitting in with Herring and the Aquarium Rescue Unit below.Check out the artwork below.last_img read more

Watch Herbie Hancock Meet Up With Trey Anastasio For A Memorable Jam Session In The Barn

first_imgThe Barn was a magical place. Trey Anastasio‘s custom studio in Vermont was used for many a Phish recordings in the late 90s and early 2000s, with the Trey Anastasio Band also taking up residency there to record their early albums. Other artists have also taken advantage of the serene settings that The Barn provides, with Béla Fleck, Toots & the Maytals, Umphrey’s McGee, John Medeski, Patty LaBelle, The Slip, and more all making the trek to the Green Mountains to record some tracks. With that in mind, The Barn has taken on a somewhat mythical vibe, as musicians know that it’s a place where they can get incredible musical results.Back in 2004, jazz icon Herbie Hancock did just that, as he journeyed to The Barn to record a song for his at-the-time forthcoming album. He brought along some true heavy hitters to add to the recording, as veteran jazz bassist John Pattituci, funky drummer Steve Jordan, and world-renowned percussionist (and original TAB member) Cyro Baptista joined Anastasio and trumpeter Jennifer Hartswick for an unforgettable jam session. Hancock and Anastasio are two of the most impressive improvisers on the planet, so this session would be one for the ages.Thankfully, there was a camera crew on hand at The Barn to capture this unique and impressive moment. The video showcases the process that went into the arrangement and recording process, with Anastasio and Hancock having several in-depth conversations about the style they were going for, using Hancock’s eclectic experience in the jazz world as a launching pad for several musical ideas. It’s an awesome video to watch, with so many musical masters creating a beautiful piece of music. Check out the video below, and also check out the final product, “Gelo Na Montanha” from Hancock’s 2005 album Possibilities.Watch Herbie Hancock and Trey Anastasio record “Gelo Na Montanha”, courtesy of YouTube user Joe RiouxListen to “Gelo Na Montnanha” by Herbie Hancock, featuring Trey Anastasio, John Pattituci, Steve Jordan, Cyro Baptista, and Jennifer Hartswick below, courtesy of YouTube user mandobanjoguitar.last_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, & More Close Out Sunshine Music Fest With Friends & Family [Audio/Videos]

first_imgSetlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Sunshine Music Festival | Boca Raton, FL | 1/15/17Set: Anyhow, Don’t Know What > Keep On Growing, Within You Without You > Just As Strange, Crying Over You, Let’s Go Get Stoned, Feelin’ Alright*, Leavin’ Trunk^, Volunteered Slavery^, I Wish I Knew, I Pity The Fool, I Want More > Soul SacrificeEncore: A Song For You, Space Captain%, With A Little Help From My Friends* = w/ Dave Mason^ = w/ Luther Dickinson% = w/ Oteil BurbridgeEarlier on the same stage, drummer Joe Russo, keyboardist Marco Benevento, guitarist Tom Hamilton, bassist Dave Dreiwitz, and guitarist Scott Metzger also impressed with their Day-RAD set, jamming heavily from one Grateful Dead song to the next. They were the perfect pick-me-up on a warm winter’s day under the hot Florida sun, charging through the anthemic “I Know You Rider”, “Sugar Magnolia,” “Sunshine Daydream,” “Fire On The Mountain,” and more. The amazing Alecia Chakour joined for “The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion)” before she took the stage later in the evening with TTB.Thanks to CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS, you can enjoy Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s full show in the audio link below, as well as a few choice videos: Trucks, Tedeschi, and company were again left alone to close out a strong set with Santana‘s Latin-driven “Soul Sacrifice.” When the band returned to the stage, Susan dedicated the entire encore to their fallen friend Leon Russell. It was touching to see the vocalist sing “A Song For You” with pianist Kofi Burbridge, before his brother Oteil Burbridge joined the stage for a surprising “Space Captain.” The band was once again left alone to finish out on a strong note with Joe Cocker‘s “With A Little Help From My Friends.” See below for a video of Burbridge’s fantastic sit-in.You can enjoy Tedeschi Trucks Band’s full show in the audio link below, courtesy of CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS: Setlist: Railroad Earth | Sunshine Music Festival | Boca Raton, FL | 1/15/17:Set: Long Way To Go, Black Elk Speaks, Bird In A House, Stillwater Getaway, Day on the Sand, Dandelion Wine, Like A Buddha, Grandfather MountainWith brothers Luther Dickinson and Cody Dickinson, and bassist Danielle Nicole, the North Mississippi Allstars broke into the Main Stage for an early afternoon traditional throwdown. Powering through songs like “Shake What Your Mama Gave You”, “Spoonful” into “Mojo Working” and “Drinking Muddy Water”, featuring Luther on the homemade tin can guitar, NMA’s set was the perfect way to start the day: with dancing, singing, and plenty of jams. Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Sunshine Music Festival | Boca Raton, FL | 1/15/17:Feel Like A Stranger (SM) ->China Cat Sunflower (TH) ->I Know You Rider (All) ->Jam @ ->Jack Straw (SM & TH) ->Jam ->St. Stephen (TH) >Sugar Magnolia/SSDD (SM) >Fire On the Mountain # (TH)The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion) (AC)Samson & Delilah (SM)AC is Alecia Chakour (TTB) on Lead [email protected] – With Thrownin’ Stones Teases (MB, then Band)# – With a Unknown Tease (MB)Esteemed pianist and songwriter Bruce Hornsby, along with his band The Noisemakers, continue to endear themselves to fans everywhere with a soulful blend of Americana rock and roll. A splendid mix of originals and covers, Hornsby’s soulful music was only accentuated by the beautiful setting of the sun set, after Almost Dead and before Tedeschi Trucks Band. From a lengthy “Fortunate Son” > “Comfortably Numb” > “Fortunate Son” to a “Hoorah Hooray” with Hornsby on mountain dulcimer, the evening music was well-played in the grassy field and under the starry night. The fourth installment of Sunshine Music Festival was another great success, but it’s not the end of the road for Tedeschi Trucks Band. They head on to play the Orpheum Theatre tomorrow night in Memphis, before spending three nights at the Chicago Theatre, and continuing on their way. North Mississippi Allstars will stick with them for a number of shows, with Jack Pearson, Jorma Kaukonen, and more jumping in from time to time before TTB heads out on their European tour. Check the full tour schedule here.[Photo courtesy of Tim Kohan] In the late afternoon, singer/songwriter Dave Mason played through original tunes written for the band Traffic, including “Rock N Roll Stew”, “Dear Mr. Fantasy”, and “Low Spark”, along with his solo “We Just Disagree”, closing out with a soul-stirring “All Along the Watchtower” Jimi Hendrix cover. Mason made it over to the main stage to close out the night with TTB singing another original, “Feelin’ Alright” spreading the feel-good vibes throughout.Railroad Earth held down the second stage for the daytime slot, churning out their positive and jubilant brand of jammy bluegrass and keeping spirits high. With an envious setlist that heavily favored older tunes, their set strung together crowdpleaser after crowdpleaser, including “Long Way To Go,” “Black Elk Speaks,” “Bird In A House,” “Dandelion Wine,” “Like A Buddha,” and “Grandfather Mountain.”Thanks to Spyder9, you can enjoy Railroad Earth’s full show in the audio link below: The fourth installment of Sunshine Music Festival was a smashing success, bringing eight bands to two stages, from St. Petersburg to Boca Raton, Florida. The Tedeschi Trucks Band-hosted event is now an annual tradition of family and friends in their home state. This year’s roster held up some incredible acts, including Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Mavis Staples, Dave Mason, Railroad Earth, North Mississippi Allstars, and Greyhounds. From beginning to end, the music was perfect. In the beautiful 70-degree Sunday weather of Boca Raton, FL, it was worth getting there first thing to see the music take shape from early afternoon until the starry night took over. See below for some words, audio, video, and setlists from some of our favorite sets.Tedeschi Trucks Band was an obvious highlight, as the twelve piece big band closed the night with a full 2 hour set of rock, soul, and funk-driven originals and covers to keep the crowd going through the night. The first portion of their set was mostly powered by their 2016 release Let Me Get By, giving songs like “Anyhow”, “Don’t Know What It Means”, “Just As Strange” and “Crying Over You” a life of their own before the covers exploded in undeniable force. Thanks to CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS, you can watch “Keep On Growing” in the video below:The band’s first guest of the night was Dave Mason, who sang his own original “Feelin’ Alright”, before Luther Dickinson joined the stage for a “Leavin’ Trunk” > “Volunteer Slavery” extended jam. Both sit-ins can be enjoyed in the videos below:last_img read more

The Flaming Lips Perform “There Should Be Unicorns” On Colbert

first_imgThe Flaming Lips popped into the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to perform “There Should Be Unicorns” from their recently-released album Oczy Mlody. Never a stranger to the weird, frontman and rainbow-winged Wayne Coyne mounts a horned-unicorn alongside two horse wranglers dressed like astronauts in this performance. With psychedelic visuals, eccentric costumes, and strange music, The Flaming Lips have continued their quest to stay different – and for that, we are grateful.Watch the full performance below:last_img

Billy Joel Dons Yellow Star Of David At MSG As U.S. Neo-Nazi Activity Grows

first_imgLast night, Billy Joel returned to Madison Square Garden for the first time since the end of Phish’s Baker’s Dozen run. For his Monday performance, Billy Joel made a bold anti-Nazi statement, attaching a yellow Star of David to his lapel and the back of his blazer. The Star of David that Joel donned harkens back to the Holocaust when Nazis forced Jews to identify themselves as a lead-up to the Nazi-led concentration camps that killed six million Jews in Europe.Self-described as “culturally Jewish” and born to Jewish parents, Joel’s act was a strong statement against the rising neo-Nazi and white supremacist movements growing in the United States. In the past, Joel has gone on the record as saying that he doesn’t appreciate political messaging during concerts. In June, the famous 68-year-old musician told Rolling Stone, “I try to stay out of politics. I am a private citizen and I have a right to believe in my own political point of view, but I try not to get up on a soapbox and tell people how to think.”However, Joel’s wordless actions on Monday night were a clear change of heart, perhaps spurred by the “Unite the Right” rally of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend that left one counter-protesters dead and many others injured. The yellow Star of David that Joel donned harken back to the Holocaust— the Nazis forced Jews in Germany and Nazi-occupied territories to wear Stars of David or armbands for identification, with those who failed or refused to wear such garments facing severe punishment including death. This act of mass public identification less than one hundred years ago came ahead of the horrific mass-murder of six million Jews in Nazi concentration camps.Statement from Alexa Ray Joel, Billy Joel’s daughter [H/T People]; Cover photo: Myrna Suarez via Katie Lee’s Instagram]last_img read more

The Del McCoury Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, Del And Dawg, & More Announce 2017 Fall And Winter Tour

first_imgThis fall and winter, music fans will have a chance to experience numerous incarnations of the music of Del McCoury and family, as he launches his most extensive tour in more than 15 years. The 35-date run will feature a different configuration of the McCoury family each night and includes dates billed as The Del McCoury Band and Del and Dawg, plus shows by The Travelin’ McCourys, which includes sons Ronnie and Rob McCoury.For a string of dates starting on November 26 and running until December 9, fans will be treated to “Del: Get On The Bus” shows featuring Del in intimate rock clubs across the West Coast and Colorado. “There’s so many great places to play and hear music, I just can’t stop,” McCoury said of his passion for the road and namesake festival, DelFest, in a press release. “I always love hearing other people play, even if I don’t see myself playing their type of music, I never walk away without having learned something new.”Don’t miss this chance to see Del McCoury and the The Travelin’ McCourys at venues near you.[Photo: Mark Raker Photography]The Travelin’ McCourys Fall / Winter 2017 Tour Dates* Grateful Ball with Jeff Austin Band~ with Infamous Stringdusters^ City Jam (featuring the region’s best pickers)10/3/2017 – Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA *10/4/2017 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY *10/5/2017 – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA *10/7/2017 – Festy Experience – Arrington, VA10/7/2017 – Chapman Cultural Center – Spartanburg, SC11/9/2017 – Madrid Theatre – Kansas City, MO ~11/10/2017 – Fine Line Music Café – Minneapolis, MN ~11/11/2017 – Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA11/12/2017 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA11/15/2017 – Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH11/16/2017 – Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO ^11/17/2017 – Canopy Club – Urbana, IL ^11/18/2017 – Bluebird Nightclub – Bloomington, IN ^11/19/2017 – Park West – Chicago, IL ^The Del McCoury Band Fall / Winter 2017 Tour Dates^ Del & Dawg# Del: Get On The Bus Dates10/6/2017 – 3 Sisters Music Festival – Chattanooga, TN10/7/2017 – Plaza Theatre – Glasgow, KY ^10/14/2017 – Weis Center for the Performing Arts – Lewisburg, PA10/19/2017 – Manship Theater – Baton Rouge, LA10/20/2017 – Paramount Theatre – Austin, TX10/21/2017 – Show Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival – Farmers Branch, TX11/1/2017 – Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount, VA11/2/2017 – The Hamilton Live – Washington, DC11/3/2017 – Rams Head on Stage – Annapolis, MD11/4/2017 – The Liberty Showcase Theater – Liberty, NC11/26/2017 – Freight & Salvage – Berkeley, CA #11/27/2017 – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Chico, CA #11/28/2017 – Humboldt Brews – Arcata, CA #11/29/2017 – Tower Theatre – Bend, OR#11/30/2017 – OK Theatre – Enterprise, OR #12/1/2017 – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR #12/2/2017 – Triple Door – Seattle, WA #12/3/2017 – Rogue Theatre – Grants Pass, OR #12/6/2017 – Wheeler Opera House – Aspen, CO #12/7/2017 – Strings Music Festival – Steamboat Springs, CO #12/8/2017 – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO #12/9/2017 – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO #last_img read more

New Figures Reveal Gross Sales From Phish’s Baker’s Dozen

first_imgBillboard’s Current Boxscore aggregates information about high-selling concerts and runs, ranking them from highest grossing down. For this week’s column, Phish has topped the chart with their historic Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden. Baker’s Dozen spanned thirteen nights across July 21st through August 4th, and according to Billboard’s Boxscore, grossed $15,041,405 in total sales. With the shows’ estimated capacity of 236,278 people, 227,385 people attended the concerts across the boards, selling out five of the thirteen performances.Donut Sampler: Relive Phish’s Baker’s Dozen By Rewatching These Free Pro-Shot VideosWhile this figure is by no means chump change, the mean gross sales figure from across the thirteen shows ends up coming in at $1,157,031 per night. To put this figure into perspective, ranking fifth on the Boxscore column is Dead & Company with their sold-out June 24th performance at Citi Field in New York, which grossed a little over $4 million dollars in total for one night. However, this difference can be handily accounted for by ticket prices and venue size. For Dead & Company’s summer tour, tickets rang in at just about $150 or $40, while Phish’s four different price tiers across Baker’s Dozen ranging from $74 to $54 dollars, and Citi Field has about 6,500 more seats than Madison Square Garden’s 20,789 capacity.Some Internet Genius Compiled AUDs Of The Entire Baker’s Dozen Run In This Sweet WebsiteFor those of us who might need to revisit a math classroom, gross sales figures are the grand total of all sales for a given period—meaning it doesn’t account for the costs of producing the event itself. That said, the exact numbers related to profit and how much Phish actually made from the run are still disclosed.[H/T JamBase; Photo: Chad Anderson]last_img read more