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

Billy Crystal, Muhammad Ali Raise $1M for Long Beach

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Billy Crystal donated $1 million to the City of Long Beach on Saturday, June 22, 2013 (Courtesy of Long Beach)Actor-comedian and Long Beach native Billy Crystal returned Saturday to his childhood city to donate $1 million raised by his Hollywood actor friends with the help of boxing champion Muhammad Ali.With scores of residents looking on, the Analyze This star handed to city officials two checks: $12,000 from his family and $888,000 raised by Steve Martin, Robert De Niro, Robin Williams and Jimmy Walker at Ali’s annual Parkinson’s Disease research charity boxing event, Fight Night.“This is the first time they have diverted funds from Parkinson’s research,” Crystal said of Ali. “To help out Long Beach.”The funds are meant to help the continuing Sandy recovery in the City by the Sea, where the boardwalk is being rebuilt, neighborhoods and businesses are still rebuilding and the Long Beach Medical Center has yet to reopen eight months after the Oct. 29 superstorm.“Janice and I though $888,000 is a great amount of money, but a million sounds a lot better,” he said, referring to his wife.Basketball star and two-time Olympic champion Nancy Lieberman also donated two basketball courts to the city.Crystal, who toured the city and filmed a commercial for Long Beach while he was there, said where the donated money will be allocated has yet to be decided.“Don’t spend it all in one place!” he joked after asked city officials for two forms of ID while handing over the checks.“There’ll be more help on the way,” he added. “There’ll be more to come.”last_img read more

Ben Williams dominates No. 12 Albany at the face-off X in Syracuse’s 16-7 win

first_imgAfter winning his fifth faceoff, Williams tore down the field instead of dishing the ball off to his wings. He sprinted across the right hash in pursuit of Albany’s goal, and uncorked a shot wide of Riorden’s net.Senior attack Tim Barber managed to still get a shot off shortly afterward when Syracuse maintained possession of Williams’ errant shot, and SU went up 4-1 on a Matt Lane goal nearly 90 seconds later.The Orange has been toying with the idea of further integrating its junior midfielder into the offense, but this was the only instance the 6-foot Williams deviated from his usual “faceoff-get off” strategy.“If see a little bit of a lane,” Williams said, “I’m going to try to take it.”Even as the game trickled out of Albany’s grasp in the second half, Williams didn’t let up until Desko withheld his best trump card in favor of getting Cal Paduda reps.Just before Williams day ended prematurely, he craftily shoveled back-to-back faceoffs in the third quarter through his legs, akin to a center in football. His second attempt fell in the stick of Tom Grimm, who advanced the possession that ended with a Devin Shewell shot skirting past Riorden.It was just another one of the “awful lot of shots” the Albany keeper said he faced, something Desko knew to attribute to Williams as he reflected on the game. Eight different goal-scorers punctuated Syracuse possessions that started with the same man: Williams.“It was great that Ben was in good form,” Desko said. Comments Albany head coach Scott Marr didn’t have to think long about what doomed his team as he sunk into his postgame press conference. The Great Danes, losing to Syracuse for the second straight year, watched Ben Williams combine to win four of every five faceoffs.“It’s hard to win when you don’t have the ball,” Marr said, pausing to look down at the stat sheet below him. “0-for-8 facing off in the first quarter.”SU’s dynamic face-off specialist owned Albany at the X once again, this year winning 17-of-24 draws after taking away 24-of-27 last year. Williams’ dominance allowed the No. 5 Orange (2-0) to leverage possession time and jet out to a 5-1 lead, and an eventual 16-7 win against No. 12 Albany (0-1).The repetitive possessions stretched the Great Danes’ defense thin as Syracuse peppered more shots than it had in any game since 1997. By the time Albany attack Bennet Drake uncorked his team’s first shot of the game, SU had seven shots and three wins at the X by Williams.“(Williams) gave us a lot of possessions to keep a lot of pressure on their defense throughout the game,” Orange head coach John Desko said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWilliams crouched to a knee against Albany’s Zach Ornstein to take the game-opening faceoff, and upon hearing the referee’s whistle, spun nearly 180 degrees and popped the ball into his stick in three seconds.He sprinted down the right alley about 25 yards before dishing the ball off to Scott Firman and retreating to the sideline. Midfielders Nick Mariano and Matt Lane both unfurled shots toward Albany goalkeeper Blaze Riorden before Jordan Evans converted the third shot on the game-opening possession.The process continued to repeat itself as SU’s junior face-off man finished the first quarter 8-for-8 from the X, and didn’t lose a draw until his 13th try nearly midway through the second quarter.“Ben was winning all the faceoffs,” said midfielder Derek DeJoe, who tied a game-high with three goals. “He was doing really well at the X so we were getting a lot of opportunities.” Related Stories No. 5 Syracuse rides balanced attack to 16-7 win over No. 12 AlbanyInjury update: Nick Piroli ‘week-to-week,’ Tim Barber’s status uncertainGallery: No. 5 Syracuse improves to 2-0 with 16-7 win over No. 12 Albany Liam Sheehan | Asst. Photo Editorcenter_img Published on February 21, 2016 at 9:11 pm Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Culling has great finale at Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

first_imgFORT WORTH, TX – Stephen Culling, Steer Wrestler from Fort St. John, had a great finale at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas.On Saturday, February 9, Culling put together three runs in 12.5 seconds to earn over $14,500 and climb to fourth in the World standings.The 2016 PRCA Rookie of the Year won the second go-round with a 3.3 second run en route to the win.- Advertisement -Culling says this win gives him a good start to the season that takes place for the next seven months.“That’s a huge hit at this time of the year. I mean, the year’s just kind of getting rolling now and to get a bump like that, right now, just kind of sets the fire for the next seven months.”Up next, Culling will be in Jackson, Mississippi on February 13 to run his second steer. Then on February 15, in the morning, Culling will be in Buckeye, Arizona and then that night, he will be making the short-round in San Angelo, Texas. Then next week, Culling will be in Tuscon, Arizona.Advertisementlast_img read more

Fairbanks Representative looks to improve rural internet

first_imgFairbanks State Representative David Guttenberg has a plan for improving internet service in rural areas of the state. Guttenberg said a bill he’s sponsoring would create a state corporation to contract with service providers to build infrastructure that’s too costly for individual companies to invest in.Listen Now ”Put out a job that we need this many towers in these locations to fill the gap. We need this much fiber optics,” Guttenburg said. “The state owns that, and it just sells that at-cost so it’s not expensive. Right now one of the companies wants to bring up broadband. It’s very expensive to run the line or download broadband from some place. This would lower those costs.”Guttenberg said the plan targets so called “middle mile infrastructure” that connects internet service providers with local networks. His plan calls for tapping existing federal universal service fee revenue to pay for the work.”Take money that’s already there,” Guttenburg said. “I’m not raising taxes. I’m not collecting new taxes. But use some of this universal service fund that’s already on everybody’s bill, and target it to the problems instead of continuing paying the subsidy to the industry.”Guttenberg said he’s travelling to Washington DC this week to meet with Federal Communications Commission officials to discuss the legislation, and determine if it can dovetail into an FCC plan to address broadband issues in Alaska. The plan released August 31st said it builds on an Alaska Telephone Association proposal to provide carriers with the option of receiving fixed amounts of support over the next ten years to deploy and maintain networks.last_img read more