Phish's Anastasio Saddles Up For Solo Touru
Phish guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio is not letting his band's hiatus stop him from hitting the road on his own. Anastasio, who previously toured solo in the spring of 1999, will be backed on a 10-Phish guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio is not letting his band's hiatus stop him from hitting the road on his own. Anastasio, who previously toured solo in the spring of 1999, will be backed on a 10-date U.S. tour by bassist Tony Markellis, drummer Russ Lawton, saxophonist Dave "The Truth" Grippo, trumpeter Jennifer Hartswick, and trombonist Andy Moroz. The tour kicks off Feb. 21 in Boston and wraps March 4 in Atlanta.
Fans can expect Anastasio originals, reworkings of Phish tunes, and a wide range of covers to populate the show's setlist. On the 1999 trek, the artist introduced a number of songs that went on to appear on Phish's 2000 album "Farmhouse," including "Heavy Things," "First Tube," "Get Back On The Train," and the title track.
Tickets for several shows go on sale Friday (Feb. 2) via Ticketmaster outlets and venue box offices, and will not be available through Phish's traditional mail-order procedures. There is a four-ticket limit per person. More information can be found at the band's official Web site.
As previously reported, the seminal Vermont-based jam band is on an extended break from touring and recording. Phish played the final two shows of the North American tour in support of "Farmhouse" last October in Mountain View, Calif.
Here are Trey Anastasio's tour dates:
Feb. 21: Boston (Orpheum Theatre)
Feb. 22: Syracuse, N.Y. (Landmark Theatre)
Feb. 23: New York (Roseland Ballroom)
Feb. 24: Philadelphia (Tower Theatre)
Feb. 26: Cleveland (State Theatre)
Feb. 27: Blacksburg, Va. (Burruss Auditorium)
Feb. 28: Richmond, Va. (Landmark Theatre)
March 2: Asheville, N.C. (Thomas Wolfe Auditorium)
March 3: Columbia, S.C. (Township Auditorium)
March 4: Atlanta (Fox Theatre)