Anastasio Warms Up For Phish With Fall Trek
Phish is preparing to swim again, but not before frontman Trey Anastasio takes his solo band out for one last spin. The group has set a nine-date East Coast run, beginning with an Oct. 22 benefit in APhish is preparing to swim again, but not before frontman Trey Anastasio takes his solo band out for one last spin. The group has set a nine-date East Coast run, beginning with an Oct. 22 benefit in Anastasio's Burlington, Vt., hometown. A portion of the proceeds from that show will be donated to Burlington City Arts, which works to "sustain and enhance" cultural life in the area.
As previously reported, Phish will end a two-year hiatus with a Dec. 31 concert at New York's Madison Square Garden and three shows the following week in Hampton, Va. According to Anastasio's official Web site, "given the busy schedules of many of the players in Trey's band, these shows will likely be the last time this particular group of musicians tours together."
Anastasio is touring behind his self-titled Elektra solo debut, which bowed at No. 45 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 89,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set will be released in DVD-audio format on Oct. 1.
As for Phish, a spokesperson confirms the group will rehearse throughout the fall, with plans to debut "a considerable amount" of new material at the upcoming shows. The next shows in the band's ongoing "Live Phish" series will be released Oct. 29; a DVD, "Live in Vegas," is due Nov. 12.
Here are Trey Anastasio's tour dates:
Oct. 22: Burlington, Vt. (Memorial Auditorium)
Oct. 24: Portland, Maine (Cumberland County Civic Center)
Oct. 25: Utica, N.Y. (Memorial Auditorium)
Oct. 26: Bethlehem, Pa. (Stabler Arena)
Oct. 28: Charlottesville, Va. (University Hall)
Oct. 29: Louisville, Ky. (Palace)
Oct. 31: Asheville, N.C. (Civic Center)
Nov. 1: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
Nov. 2: Pompano Beach, Fla. (Amphitheatre)