Phish's Anastasio Sets Summer Tour Plans

Phish guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio will hit the road this summer with an expanded seven-piece band, playing amphitheaters across the country. Anastasio performed at smaller venues on a three-week

Phish guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio will hit the road this summer with an expanded seven-piece band, playing amphitheaters across the country. Anastasio performed at smaller venues on a three-week tour earlier this year accompanied by bassist Tony Markellis and drummer Russ Lawton, as well as saxophonist Dave Grippo, trumpeter Jennifer Hartswick, and trombonist Andy Moroz.

This time around, Anastasio will be adding saxophonist Russell Remington and keyboardist Ray Paczkowski to the mix.

Anastasio expects to debut plenty of new songs throughout the tour. "I've been writing a lot of horn charts," he said in a statement. "There's definitely going to be new material and there are songs that I wrote years ago that I think would be great for a band with horns."

Further information concerning the tour is available on the official Phish web site. Anastasio will be offering fans the chance to purchase tickets directly from the site before they go on sale to the public June 1.

As previously reported, Phish is on a hiatus of undetermined length. Earlier this month, Anastasio began work on an album with the side project Oysterhead, featuring Primus' Les Claypool and ex-Police drummer Steward Copeland.

Here are Trey Anastasio's tour dates:
July 11: San Diego (SDSU Open Air Theatre)
July 12-14: Los Angeles (Greek Theatre)
July 17-18: Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks)
July 20: St. Louis (Riverport Amphitheater)
July 21: East Troy, Wisc. (Alpine Valley)
July 22: Noblesville, Ind. (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
July 24: Columbus, Ohio (Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheater)
July 26: Atlanta (Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheater)
July 27: Raleigh, N.C. (Walnut Creek)
July 28: Columbia, Md. (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
July 29: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
July 31: Virginia Beach, Va. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Aug. 2: Philadelphia (Mann Music Center)
Aug. 3: Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach)
Aug. 4: Mansfield, Mass. (Tweeter Center)
Aug. 5: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Saratoga Performing Arts Center))