Anastasio to Tour Again


Phish guitarist hits the road again with expanding ensemble
Posted Apr 21, 2001 at 12:00am
Phish guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio will continue to tour without his bandmates, while the band remains on indefinite hiatus. Anastasio will again be backed by the rhythm section of drummer Russ Lawton and bassist Tony Markellis. As he did earlier this year, Anastasio will be bringing a horn section along, though he's added a fourth piece of brass with saxophonist Russell Remington, of Giant Country, as well as keyboardist Ray Paczkowski.

"This band is a real different feel than Phish," Anastasio said in February. "Phish is rhythmically nuts, and these guys are just a groove. They're the Yodas of Groove."

The nineteen-date tour kicks off July 11th in San Diego and runs through August 5th. Advance tickets can be purchased through Phish's official Web site, www.phish.com, through a new ticket-by-mail system. The three-day period to purchase advance tickets begins April 25th at noon. The official on-sale date is June 1st.

The tour is one of two non-Phish projects on the burner for Anastasio. Earlier this month he began recording with the super-trio Oysterhead, which also includes Primus' Les Claypool and Police drummer Stewart Copeland.

Trey Anastasio tour dates:

7/11: San Diego, Open Air Theater
7/12-14: Los Angeles, Greek Theater
7/17-18: Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheater
7/20: St. Louis, Riverport Amphitheater
7/21: East Troy, WI, Alpine Valley Amphitheater
7/22: Noblesville, IN, Verizon Wireless Center
7/24: Columbus, OH, Polaris Amphitheater
7/26: Atlanta, Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheater
7/27: Raleigh, NC, Walnut Creek
7/28: Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/29: Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
7/31: Virginia Beach, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/2: Philadelphia, Mann Music Center
8/3: Wantagh, NY, Jone's Beach Amphitheater
8/4: Mansfield, MA, Tweeter Center
8/5: Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Written by ANDREW DANSBY for RollingStone.com News

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