Trey Anastasio has announced his first solo band tour dates of 2022. The Phish guitarist is set to bring his solo outfit to a new venue in Boston, MA in early May before heading to Colorado for shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison and Gerald R. Ford Amphitheatre in Vail.
The Boston shows, set to take place on Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th, will mark Anastasio’s debut at Roadrunner, the new 3,500-capacity theater in Allston-Brighton.
Trey Anastasio Band will kick off a Colorado weekend with a performance in Vail on Saturday, May 21st before rounding out the run with the group’s first show at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre since 2017 on Sunday, May 22nd.
Ticket pre-sales begin on Tuesday, February 8th at 12:00 p.m. ET. Tickets for the four dates will go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 11th at 10:00 a.m. ET. See below for a list of upcoming TAB tour dates. For more information, head here.
Trey Anastasio Band 2022 Tour Dates
May 7 Roadrunner – Boston, MA
May 8 Roadrunner – Boston, MA
May 21 Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater – Vail, CO
May 22 Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
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If you’re looking for a strange saga to encapsulate the ups and downs of touring in 2021, look no further than Trey Anastasio Band’s fall outing.
Even after the passing of founding bassist Tony Markellis in April and the addition of new bassist Dezron Douglas in July, the outfit endured a string of last-minute lineup changes throughout its lone 2021 tour.
First, prior to the tour, saxophonist James Casey revealed that he had been diagnosed with colon cancer and would miss the TAB tour as he underwent treatment. In that announcement, he also revealed that saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist Cochemea “Cheme” Gastelum would serve as his substitute.
After starting the tour with Cheme on sax, the band brought in trombonist Natalie Cressman‘s father, Jeff Cressman, to fill out the horn section in Boston while Gastelum played a previously scheduled gig. Then, after trumpeter/vocalist Jennifer Hartswick tested positive for COVID-19 in North Carolina, Trey made the call to nix the horn section for the rest of the tour and perform as a stripped-down quintet featuring himself on guitar, Douglas on bass, Ray Paczkowski on keys, Cyro Baptista on percussion, and Russ Lawton on drums.
That lineup lasted a couple shows before Lawton, too, tested positive ahead of a show in Columbus, prompting Anastasio to perform a last-minute solo acoustic set that evening. Trey then made a call to the bullpen and activated Phish drummer Jon Fishman from off-tour rest in Maine, throwing him straight into the action for the tour’s remaining shows in Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and New York City.
To cap off the revolving-door run, on Trey Anastasio Band’s tour-closing second night at Radio City Music Hall, James Casey made a surprise appearance during the encore. Following an intense few weeks of pivots, Casey’s return to the stage with Trey Anastasio Band for the tour’s final three songs was a coup—not another reconfiguration born of bad tidings but a reunion born of promising news.
For those keeping score, Trey Anastasio Band wound up appearing in a total of six different lineup configurations during the twelve-date tour (eight-piece with Cochemea Gastelum on sax; eight-piece with Jeff Cressman on trombone; five-piece sans horns; solo acoustic; five-piece with Fishman; six-piece with Fishman and James).
Here’s to a much less strange touring year for TAB in 2022.