Trey Anastasio Confirms New Album Release Date, Announces Fall Tour
- Published on August 14, 2012
- By Slave2Traffic
With Phish having previously said they won’t be touring in the fall, many fans were already licking their chops for any taste of the band following the soon-to-begin Leg II of summer tour, which starts tomorrow in Long Beach, CA. However, front-man Trey Anastasio has just announced a compressed fall tour in support of an upcoming solo album, with nine shows in 11 days, which will surely bring smiles to fans in the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic.
His new album, “Traveler,” will be released on October 16 and is being co-produced with Peter Katis in Bridgeport, CT. Several guest artists make appearances on the album, including members of indie darlings The National and Mates of State. The first single on the album (“Scabbard”) will be released on August 21 and can be streamed from Amazon.com.
Trey’s whirlwind tour kicks off on Thursday, October 18, at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI and will take his outfit to Chicago and Columbus, OH, before heading east for shows at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA; The National in Richmond; The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD; The Beacon Theatre in New York; The Orpheum in Boston; and the recently-reopened Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY.
Tickets for all shows will be on sale through a pre-sale from Thursday, August 16, at 10:00 a.m. ET through Wednesday, August 22, at 5:00 p.m. via Trey’s official ticketing page. More information – including complete ticketing information and public on-sale dates – is available at Trey’s tour page.
Trey Anastasio Fall 2012 Tour
October 18 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
October 19 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL
October 20 – LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH
October 22 – Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA
October 23 – The National – Richmond, VA
October 24 – Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
October 26 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
October 27 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA
October 28 – Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY
Source: Trey Anastasio
No Phish Halloween, Page To Play NYC
- Published on July 18, 2012
- By Nick Rhodes
Confirming that Phish will not in fact be playing a Halloween show, pianist Page McConnell plans to play October 31 and November 1 at BB King Blues Club in New York City with Zigaboo Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli and George Porter Jr. - three-quarters of the original Meters lineup.
Phish is currently in the middle of the two legs of their summer tour that has seen some of their best playing in years according to phans, fluffers, critics and haters alike. Check out what staff writer Sean Wilmsen had to say about leg one and read our nightly Phish reviews to get a better idea of what's been going on.
The band is still expected to close out the year with a run at Madison Square Garden.
Source: BB King Blues Club
Win Phish Tickets Through CrowdsEye This Summer
- Published on June 06, 2012
- By Nick Rhodes
CrowdsEye is a music based social network aimed at transforming the way people experience live events by incentivizing attendees to submit pictures, stories and reviews in real time.
After successful stints at Coachella and Lightning in a Bottle, they're taking on Phish tour this summer with some awesome prizes at stake. Even famed Phish blogger Mr. Miner is in on the action.
Once fans vote on the best content, the most popular submissions receive points. Whoever has the most points in the end wins.
Submissions begin Wednesday, June 6 at midnight. Past Phish shows are welcome and encouraged. The voting period ends Sunday, September 16 at 11:59 p.m.
1st Place: Four future Phish tickets (up to two shows, no NYE), an AJ Masthay Phish Summer 2012 Triptych and an autographed copy of Mr. Miner's Phish Thoughts Book.
2nd Place: Two future Phish tickets (up to one show, no NYE), an AJ Masthay Phish Summer 2012 poster and an autographed copy of Mr. Miner's Phish Thoughts Book.
3rd Place: Two future Phish tickets (up to one show, no NYE) and an autographed copy of Mr. Miner's Phish Thoughts Book.
There are tons of categories for submissions through pictures, stories and reviews. Check out the full list below:
Past Tour Photos
Front Row Pics
Best Costume/Best Dressed
Shakedown Street Snapshots
I Need A Miracle
Get Out Of Jail Free
On The Road
CrowdsEye can quickly become a database for fan-generated content from years of excellent Phish tours. Just use a hashtag for the year, run, festival or venue and you'll be able to easily search for whatever you're looking for. For more information, head over to CrowdsEye's official website, sign up or log in through Facebook and get posting!
They'll also be at Sonic Bloom and Electric Forest this summer, so stay tuned for more challenges and prizes.
Trey Anastasio Composes Broadway Score
- Published on May 30, 2012
- By Eric Moore
Rolling Stone has confirmed that Trey Anastasio’s contribution to the score in the play "Hands on a Hardbody" will be making its premiere on Broadway this upcoming 2012 to 2013 season.
The play is a Broadway adaptation of a 1997 documentary to which Anastasio also scored. The story is about a competition between a group of Texans to see who can keep their hands on a truck the longest and subsequently win the truck.
This is not Anastasio’s first venture outside the jam-realm. In fact, Anastasio has been composing since he was a young man. His senior thesis, "The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday," is often played with Phish and tells a familiarly epic tale of the land of Gamehendge.
Most recently, Anastasio just came off an orchestral tour with some of the most reputable orchestras in the country.
It's clear Anastasio’s talents span much farther than just wailing on a guitar with Phish. It will be interesting to see how his musical vision shines on Broadway.
Source: Rolling Stone
Phish Announces Second Leg of Summer Tour 2012
- Published on April 10, 2012
- By Amy Ettinger and Chris Rossborough
Phans in the South, Midwest and on the West Coast will rejoice in hearing that Phish has announced the second leg of their Summer Tour 2012. Highlighted by three-night runs in both San Francisco and Denver, these dates will cap off what is sure to be an epic summer for the preeminent jam band, showing love to some regions of the U.S. that were omitted from the initial summer tour announcement.
New additions to the tour include stops at the Starlight Theater in Kansas City, MO; Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham, AL; and a stop at the Zoo Amphitheatre in Oklahoma City, OK.
Tickets to these shows will be highly desirable and therefore in high demand, so per usual Phish is offering a lottery/ticket request period for those who are interested. Patrons may request up to four tickets per show by Monday, April 23 at 11:59 a.m. to be submitted into the lottery. All requests, regardless of when they are placed, are treated equally in the system. Ticket requests can be placed on Phish's ticketing website.
Additionally, Phish is offering a camping option for phans attending the Labor Day bash in Colorado for $75.00, and RV passes for $30.00. This option also provides patrons with access to free showers.
Earlier in the summer, Phish will be rolling through parts of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, with a headlining slot at Bonnaroo also slated for June. For more info on Bonnaroo and all your favorite summer festivals, check out our 2012 Festival Guide.
Check out the full video announcement on Phish's official website.
Phish Summer Tour 2012 - Leg 2:
8/15 Long Beach, CA — Long Beach Arena
8/17-19 San Francisco, CA — Bill Graham Civic Center
8/22 Kansas City, MO — Starlight Theatre
8/24 Pelham, AL — Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
8/25 Atlanta, GA — Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood
8/26 Charlotte, NC — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/28 St. Louis, MO — Chaifetz Arena
8/29 Oklahoma City, OK — Zoo Amphitheatre
8/31-9/2 Commerce City, CO — Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Phish Summer Tour - Leg 1 (previously announced):
6/7-6/8 Worcester, MA — DCU Center
6/7-6/10 Manchester, TN — Bonnaroo
6/15-6/17 Atlantic City, NJ — Bader Field
6/19-6/20 Portsmouth, VA — nTelos Pavilion
6/22 Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
6/23 Burgettstown, PA — First Niagara Pavilion
6/24 Cuyahoga Falls, OH — Blossom Music Center
6/28-6/29 Noblesville, IN — Klipsch Music Center
6/30-7/1 East Troy, WI — Alpine Valley Music Theatre
7/3-7/4 Wantagh, NY — Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
7/6-7/8 Saratoga Springs, NY — Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Phish Announces Summer 2012 Tour and AC Run
- Published on February 29, 2012
- By Lauren MacKay
The wait is over, the dates are out and Fishman is in better shape than ever (just check out the tour date announcement video). Phish announced the first leg of their summer tour with stops in Massachusetts, Atlantic City, Indiana, Wisconsin, New York and more after headlining Bonnaroo 2012.
Phish returns to the road this Summer beginning June 7th with back to back shows at DCU Center in Worcester, MA and ends with three consecutive nights (July 6th, 7th, and 8th) at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. As mentioned previously, Phish will play a full two-set performance at the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee on June 10th.
The three-night run at Atlantic City's Bader Field will also offer attractions and while not being billed as a festival, has its own website with ticket and travel packages.
Tickets are available now through Phish Ticketing and the request period will end Monday, March 12 at 11:59 a.m. EST. Tickets will be on sale to the public starting Friday, March 16.
Phish Summer Tour Leg 1
June 7 - DCU Center - Worcester, MA
June 8 - DCU Center - Worcester, MA
June 10 - Bonnaroo - Manchester, TN
June 15 - Bader Field - Atlantic City, NJ
June 16 - Bader Field - Atlantic City, NJ
June 17 - Bader Field - Atlantic City, NJ
June 19 - nTelos Pavilion - Portsmouth, VA
June 20 - nTelos Pavilion - Portsmouth, VA
June 22 - Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH
June 23 - First Niagara Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA
June 24 - Blossom Music Center - Cuyahoga Falls, OH
June 28 - Klipsch Music Center - Noblesville, IN
June 29 - Klipsch Music Center - Noblesville, IN
June 30 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre - East Troy, WI
July 1 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre - East Troy, WI
July 3 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre - Wantagh, NY
July 4 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre - Wantagh, NY
July 6 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY
July 7 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY
July 8 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY
Trey Anastasio and The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
- Published on February 13, 2012
- By Eric Moore
Things seemed backwards Thursday night at Symphony Hall in Atlanta, Georgia. Trey Anastasio was playing guitar in front of a sold-out crowd, but there were no glow sticks, no psychedelic lights, no dancing, no Shakedown and certainly no joints being passed around.
People actually sat in their seats through Trey’s performances of Phish classics, a Beatles cover and some of his own solo material. Maybe most jarring of all the unique images that night were dreadlocked fans donning suits and ties.
Alongside the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for the first of four scheduled events with classically trained musicians this winter/spring, all the distinctive differences from the average Phish performance made this event all the more special.
It was interesting to see the symbiosis of two very different worlds work so seamlessly together. There was a clear dichotomy in the audience between Phish/Trey fans and a markedly tamer orchestra crowd. Surprisingly, this show surely pleased both audiences.
Trey did an exceptional job of infusing Phish playfulness into the beautifully complex orchestral arrangements, which undoubtedly pleased the most cerebral orchestra aficionados.
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The only electrical equipment in Symphony Hall was a single amp that powered Trey’s guitar. The acoustics inside the theater are unrivaled by any arena, amphitheater or venue. The sound of the wind chime and bongo drum, which would typically be blasted out of high-tech speakers, naturally and beautifully carried all the way to the back of the room.
Although you might have mistaken the crowd for bourgeoisie symphony-goers, it was clear there were Phish fans in the house when Trey took the stage in a Johnny Cash black suit and picked up his guitar in front of the conductor.
The first notes were clear – the beginning riff of “First Tube” obviously pleased the crowd. The guitar then gave way to the string section which gently moved from the foreground to the back as the entire horns section took up the “Tube” progression.
Trey then picked up his acoustic guitar, much to the delight of the crowd, and started off on one of the more country, down-home tunes in the Phish catalog, “Water in the Sky.” Again, the acoustics of Symphony Hall simply cannot be understated. The slow plucking notes of “Water in the Sky” carried beautifully out front of a soft string section.
Upon finishing “Water in the Sky,” Trey continued acoustically with the beginning notes of “Divided Sky.” Slowed down considerably, the downtempo tune really allowed for acoustic emphasis on each and every note. Although there was a moment of miscommunication between Trey and the conductor, an improvised smile and nod from Trey amused the crowd as he picked right back up with whimsical notes.
[FOLLOW Phish on Facebook.]“Divided Sky” was dominated by the strings and layered with a mind-blowing array of harmonies and melodies.
Next, “Brian and Robert” brought out a theme that would continue throughout the entire performance – Trey at his absolute vocal best. Combined with the amazing acoustics, a soft and clear “this one is for you.” paired with some wonderful acoustic progressions put smiles on a lot of faces.
Trey then switched back to his electric guitar as he announced that he would be performing a world premiere. Although “Goodbye Head” has been performed a number of times with his solo band, it made its orchestral debut Thursday night. The reeds, horns and strings really married well on this one, with multiple builds and climaxes. Some of the more unique components of the orchestra came out as well, with the xylophone and tambourine adding a lot of flavor to this tune.
“Guyute,” a historically orchestral centerpiece for Trey, included much of “My Friend, My Friend” and was performed flawlessly. Noteworthy on this song was the segue between electric and acoustic guitars by Trey.
“The Story of the Ghost” classic moved perfectly into the ever-personal Trey Band tune “Let Me Lie.” The orchestra really took a backseat to Trey on this one with a soft string harmony behind Trey’s acoustic guitar and pitch perfect voice. “Let Me Lie” is a deeply personal song which was written during Phish’s hiatus, and the powerful emotion within the track shined through.
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The first set ended with the spirited and lively Phish vibe that fans know and love in an acoustic version of “Stash.” Although throughout a majority of the performance you could hear a pin drop, (which made for amusing moments when glass bottles were knocked over), the crowd got audibly involved in “Stash.”
Confused faces from regular orchestra fans were prevalent during the clapping and fan participation segments of the song. This made “Stash” the highlight of the first set.The energy during this song was palpable, despite the fact that there was no moving or dancing.
The second set began with another orchestral classic for Trey, “Time Turns Elastic.” The 20 plus minute version was arranged beautifully and incorporated layers of sound from each and every section of the orchestra. Trey’s voice during “Elastic” seemed to reach into the audiences’ heads and give our brains a big sensual kiss. The complexity of arrangements in this song was nothing short of incredible. “Time Turns Elastic” took the beauty queen crown for the night.
Trey then moved into “If I Could,” continuing his vocal and acoustic excellence. The middle of this song was accompanied by a stirring frenzy in the center of the audience in the orchestra pit. Although it was hard to tell what was going on from the balcony, it became clear during the segue between “If I Could” and “You Enjoy Myself” that Trey had congratulated a couple who had apparently gotten engaged during the song.
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“You Enjoy Myself” was subsequently dedicated to the couple and the introductory portion of the song included a short tease of “Here Comes the Bride,” which was really special. “You Enjoy Myself” was surely another highlight of the night. As an improvisational fan-favorite, Trey incorporated some classic guitar improvisations. The lyrics “man,” “god” and “shit” were creatively replaced by trombone noises, which thoroughly delighted the crowd.
The lyrics “wash Uffizi, drive me to Forenze” were also unmistakably replaced with violin notes. The second set ended with Trey’s incredible vocals on full display. “You Enjoy Myself” was completed with some lovely a cappella melodies, which aren’t unusual in “YEM,” but were particularly amplified on this night.
Trey’s first encore was a cover of a Beatles classic, “Golden Slumbers > Carry Thy Weight,” which leant itself so perfectly to a full orchestra. This was almost certainly the bustout of the night. The version included a percussion solo and a horn arrangement which blew the top off the audience.
The show ended with a short version of “The Inlaw Josie Wales.” The soft instrumental bit was perfect to wind down the show and brought the spotlight back on Trey before he and the orchestra took a final bow.Although there weren’t rip-roaring jams or wild dancing wooks, this show brought a completely unique vibe. That is, until phans hit the street and the nitrous tanks came out. Yes, it was funny to see the orchestra crowd confused as to why people were sucking on balloons as they waited for their cars at the valet, but it really reflected poorly on Phish fans.
Regardless, this show was truly special in its uniqueness. This performance was a compositional masterpiece and hats should go off to Trey and the entire Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. If you can get to Pittsburgh, Denver or Los Angeles for one of these shows, make sure you do so.--
02.09.2012 – Symphony Hall – Atlanta, GA
Set I: First Tube, Water In The Sky, Divided Sky, Brian and Robert, Goodbye Head, Guyute, Let Me Lie, Stash
Set II: Time Turns Elastic, If I Could, You Enjoy Myself
Encore: Golden Slumbers > Carry The Weight > The End, The Inlaw Josie Wales
Trey Anastasio will play with orchestras in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 14, Denver, Colorado on February 28 and Los Angeles, Colorado on March 10. For more information, visit Trey's official website.
Let the Phish Festival Rumors Begin
- Published on January 19, 2012
- By Matt Tapia
The Atlantic City Council has confirmed four separate multi-day music festivals in Bader Field. Even though we are all undoubtedly excited about Kenny Chesney and Metallica being some of the bands that have been named, the most interesting one on the list is probably Phish.
The dates were June 15-17 and 24-25 and September 22-23 and 29-30. Bader Field hosted one of the four DMB Caravan events in 2011, but unlike last year, the city hopes to make camping available for all the festivals. Those changes could come as quickly as the next months officials said Wednesday. Phish last played in Atlantic City at Boardwalk Hall for Halloween 2010.
The next festival will be the tenth in Phish's illustrious career. Last year, the famed Watkins Glen International in upstate New York hosted Super Ball IX. Read Headstash Magazine's coverage of the event. Rumors should continue to swirl for the next few weeks so stay tuned as more developments come.
Source: press of Atlantic City