Phish has outlined its plans for the fast-approaching holiday season. The iconic American jam band will stage its annual New Year’s Eve run in...

Phish has outlined its plans for the fast-approaching holiday season. The iconic American jam band will stage its annual New Year’s Eve run in two cities this year, beginning in Worcester, MA, before jumping down to New York, NY, for the final countdown.

Audiences in the Bay State can catch Phish over the course of two nights, December 27-28 at the DCU Center in Worcester. From there, the veteran crew will head to New York City for actual New Year’s Eve festivities spread over three days — December 30 and 31, and January 1 — at Madison Square Garden.

As usual, a ticket request period is currently being held through Phish Tickets. A limited number of tickets to each show will be distributed via a lottery system on the site leading up to the start of public onsales.

Public ticket sales begin October 9 for the New York City concerts, and October 10 for the Worcester shows. Ticket prices for each show will be $60, except for the New Year’s Eve (December 31) concert, when prices will be set at $70.

The New Year’s Day show is the first of its kind for Phish. Though known for its NYE blow-out concerts, the band has never performed on January 1 before, according to an announcement on Phish’s official Web site.

Phish is just two weeks away from launching its fall 2010 tour leg. As a lead-in to that 14-date, eight-city venture, the group will play an October 8 set at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX.

From there, the tour launches with an October 10-12 run at 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO, and then wraps at the end of the month with another traditional Phish run — the Halloween show. This year, the jam crew will play October 29-31 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.

Phish itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

December 27 – 28 Worcester, MA DCU Center
Dec. 30 – 31, Jan. 1 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
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By Allison Reitz