Phish Celebrate Groundbreaking Run at Sphere in Las Vegas

Article Contributed by Big Hassle Media | Published on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Phish has wrapped their momentous sold-out four-show run at Sphere in Las Vegas, drawing rapt houses and high-profile acclaim for their groundbreaking performances at the world’s most cutting-edge venue. Each of the four sold-out shows at Sphere featured completely unique setlists and visuals, making every performance a truly unprecedented, once-in-a-lifetime audio-visual experience.


As only the second band ever to perform at Sphere, Phish brought their own utterly distinctive style, fusing the venue's revolutionary concert experience with the organic, innovative vision they have forged over their epic four-decade career. Sixty-eight different songs were performed over the four shows, the band’s perpetually intricate musicianship made crystal clear via Sphere’s 1,600 permanent speakers, as well as 300 mobile speaker modules that use 3D audio beamforming and wave field synthesis technology to spread sound and imbue each instrument with remarkable clarity throughout the venue. Each night saw Phish backed by spectacular custom visuals – overseen by co-creative directors Abigail Rosen Holmes and Moment Factory’s Jean-Baptiste Hardoin – presented on Sphere’s groundbreaking 160,000-square foot 16K-by-16K LED screen. As with the band’s famously improvisational musical approach, the inventive animations and graphics were manipulated in real time, allowing for the breathtaking imagery to truly soar in tandem with the freewheeling sounds being played on stage. The once-in-a-lifetime event was made even more immersive with original entrance music created especially for Sphere’s atrium and hallways by Phish’s Trey Anastasio.


“The evening saw no shortage of mind-blowing visuals. But tech aside, for the first night at the Sphere, Phish sounded tight and passionate as ever. They jammed with abandon, sounding fresh, focused, and clear as the sound from the 1,600-speaker system ricocheted across the room and each stunning new visual display

appeared behind the stage and above the crowd.”

– Rolling Stone

“At its core Phish is really a theatrical rock band, purveyors of psychedelia mutated by eclectic influences...The Phish mix was dialed in with an immersive clarity…Anastasio was completely in command and knew exactly what to deliver in this space seemingly built for him. Hearing this music fused with the ultra-high-def video was revelatory...In a world of packaged, disposable content and mass experiences that leave little room for true surprise, there is a demonstrable thirst for unique experiences. It’s a market that Phish has tapped into and cultivated throughout their career, and if anything, Sphere simply gave them a way to deliver their audience more of what they do so well.”

- GQ

"The veteran jam band from Vermont took full advantage of the technological capabilities...Phish’s production wasn’t about excess or grandiosity; it was homey, friendly, deeply quirky...For Phish, perhaps music’s biggest cult band, Sphere wasn’t a means of self-glorification but of community-building…with no fear of being overshadowed by the room, Phish leaned into Sphere’s immersive potential."

 – Los Angeles Times

"Phish at the Sphere was a feast for the ears as much as the eyes...The band's four-night, 68-song run in Las Vegas delivered a heightened concert experience that left fans spellbound...U2 christened the dome, but you could say Phish truly broke it in. Over four nights in April, the band celebrating 41 years together expanded the definition of a rock concert, honoring their history and providing their legions of dedicated fans

the eye and ear candy they've been craving…transcendent.”

– LA Magazine

“The focus was as much about what the eternal jam-rockers would do in the enveloping arena as the adored band itself…Phish made clever use of the surroundings…Anastasio recently told SiriusXM that he wanted a ‘psychedelic’ experience for fans attending the shows.

Mission fully achieved.”

– USA Today

“The psychedelic animations and graphics appeared to soar and glide to the music, creating 3D effects on Sphere’s huge screen. Each song featured distinct visual eye candy, from layered abstract tapestries to breathtaking scenic imagery – both earthly and otherworldly.”


“A four-hour show that used the advanced technology in the $2.3 billion arena to deliver a show that even the band’s most ardent fans have never experienced before.”

– Associated Press

“Rich band interplay wasn’t the only highlight…it perfectly meshed with the music and lights, forming the sort of holistic audio-visual experience that Phish – and its audience – wanted… Sphere’s advanced soundsystem conveyed the audio with clear precision.

The result: One of the best-sounding Phish shows ever.”

– Billboard

“Taking full advantage of their location, the Vermont-formed band entered the atmosphere and continued to dazzle their audience with displays of mind-blowing optics that served as descriptors, nodding not only to songs and titles but also to albums

and other detectable band iconography that seemed to piece together the past.”

– Relix

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The Sphere run continues what is proving a historic year for Phish, including the premiere earlier this month of “Evolve,” the title track from their forthcoming new album, available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a breezy summer jam that stretches just over four minutes,” “Evolve” heralds the arrival of Phish’s 16th studio album and first in over four years, Evolve, due on JEMP Records Friday, July 12.

Phish will follow the Sphere run with a summer tour getting underway with a three-night stand at Mansfield, MA’s Xfinity Center (July 19-21) and then continuing on with performances at Uncasville, CT’s Mohegan Sun Arena (July 23-24), East Troy, WI’s Alpine Valley Music Theatre (July 26-28), St. Louis, MO’s Chaifetz Arena (July 30-31), Noblesville, IN’s Ruoff Music Center (August 2-4), Grand Rapids, MI’s Van Andel Arena (August 6-7), and Bethel, NY historic Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (August 9-11). The tour will culminate with Phish’s traditional Labor Day Weekend run at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO, returning for four nights (August 29-September 1). Limited tickets remain available for most dates. For complete details and ticket availability, please visit

This summer will see also Phish hosting Mondegreen, a four-day festival set for August 15-18 at The Woodlands in Dover, DE. The band’s 11th self-produced festival and first in nine years, Mondegreen will see Phish performing over four days and nights, alongside an array of interactive fan experiences, specially curated regional food and drink, art installations, and much more. For complete details on passes, car and RV camping and parking options, on-site glamping accommodations, travel packages, and more, please visit



19 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

20 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

21 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

23 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena (SOLD OUT)

24 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena (SOLD OUT)

26 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Music Valley Music Theatre

27 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Music Valley Music Theatre

28 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Music Valley Music Theatre

30 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena

31 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena


2 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

3 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

4 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

6 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena

7 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena

9 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

10 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

11 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

15 – The Woodlands, Dover, DE – Mondegreen

16 – The Woodlands, Dover, DE – Mondegreen

17 – The Woodlands, Dover, DE – Mondegreen

18 – The Woodlands, Dover, DE – Mondegreen

29 – Commerce City, CO – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

30 – Commerce City, CO – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

31 – Commerce City, CO – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park


1 – Commerce City, CO – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

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