Trey Anastasio spent the weekend at Denver, CO’s Mission Ballroom for a trio of Trey Anastasio Trio shows featuring Phish drummer Jon Fishman and Trey Anastasio Band bassist Dezron Douglas.

While Anastasio was already well acquainted with both of the trio’s other members—Fishman has been his Phish bandmate for 40 years, while Douglas joined up with Trey Anastasio Band in 2021—this marked the first run of shows for this particular lineup. Even Jon and Dezron have played a handful of gigs together thanks to a series of COVID-prompted personnel switch-ups during TAB’s fall 2021 tour.

Despite the familiarity between the band members, however, this novel trio’s efforts skewed predominantly toward the “new” throughout the weekend: Over the course of three shows, the Trey Anastasio Trio featuring Fish and Dez debuted ten new original songs and offered up the first public performances of three more Beacon Jams-era tunes.

On Friday, fans witnessed the first-ever live performances of “Where They’ll Find Us”, “Perseid”, “Monsters”, “Oblivion”, “The Well”, and “Ether’s Edge” in addition to the first public rendition of “The Greater Good” (not played since its debut during the crowd-less Beacon Jams on 10/16/20) and the first-ever “Halfway Home” outside the 2019 Ghosts of the Forest tour. The power trio also dug up Trey’s Shine number “Air Said To Me” for its first performance since 2006 and played “What’s Done” for the first time since 2/28/10.

On Saturday, Trey Anastasio and company added to the debut tally with “The Endless Dream”, “On Pillow Jets”, “Outside The Lines”, and “Machine” as well as the first non-Beacon Jams version of Lonely Trip track “If I Could See The World”. That momentum carried over into Sunday’s Mission Ballroom finale with the debuts of “Broken Into Pieces”, “Flying Blind”, “Valdise”, and “Splinters of Hail” along with the first reading of Lonely Trip‘s “Shaking Someone’s Outstretched Hand” in front of an in-person audience.

Below, watch a selection of crowd-shot videos from the Friday evening Trey Anastasio show at Mission Ballroom in Denver, CO. Listen to full audio recordings of all three shows via LivePhish. You can also check out all three setlists as well as a collection of photos from the run via Dave Vann (Friday) and Kit Tincher (Sunday).

Next up for Trey Anastasio Band is a headlining slot at Levitate Music Festival on July 8th. From there, Anastasio will link back up with Fishman and the rest of Phish for the quartet’s 2023 summer tour. For a complete list of upcoming Trey Anastasio tour dates, head here. For a full list of upcoming Phish tour dates, head here.

Trey Anastasio Trio – “Air Said To Me” (LTP 12/31/06) – 6/9/23

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Trey Anastasio Trio – “Perseid” (Debut, Abbreviated) – 6/9/23

Trey Anastasio Trio – “Sand” – 6/9/23

Trey Anastasio Trio – “Steam” – 6/9/23

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Setlist [via phish.net]: Trey Anastasio Trio | Mission Ballroom | Denver, CO | 6/9/23

Set One: Air Said to Me, …And Flew Away, Where They’ll Find Us [1], Steam, The Greater Good [2], I Never Left Home, Perseid [3]

Set Two Sand, Halfway Home [4], Monsters[1], Oblivion[1], What’s Done, Plasma, The Well[1], Back on the Train, Ether Edge[1], Perseid

Encore: Ghost [5]

[1] Debut.
[2] First public performance.
[3] Debut; unfinished due to technical issues.
[4] Trey Anastasio debut.
[5] Lyrics changed to mention Fish and Telluride.

This show featured the debuts of Where They’ll Find Us, Perseid, Monsters, Oblivion, The Well, and Ether Edge, the first public performance of The Greater Good (which had previously been played on October 16, 2020 during the Beacon Jams), and the Trey Anastasio debut of Halfway Home (previously only performed by Ghosts of the Forest and Phish). Pereseid had evolved from Forward People, which had been released as a single in 2021. The first Perseid was unfinished due to technical issues. Air Said To Me was performed for the first time since December 31, 2006. What’s Done was last played on February 28, 2010. Trey teased San-Ho-Zay in The Greater Good. Ghost’s lyrics were changed to “the story of Fish in Telluride.”

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Setlist [via phish.net]: Trey Anastasio Trio | Mission Ballroom | Denver, CO | 6/10/23

Set One: I Never Needed You Like This Before, If I Could See The World [1], Spin, Undermind > Ghosts of the Forest > The Endless Dream [2], mercy, On Pillow Jets[2], 46 Days

Set Two: Outside The Lines[2] > Ruby Waves > Machine[2], About to Run, The Moma Dance [3] > Twist

Encore: A Wave of Hope

[1] First public performance.
[2] Debut.
[3] Unfinished.

This show featured the debuts of The Endless Dream, On Pillow Jets, Outside The Lines, and Machine and the first public performance of If I Could See The World (which had previously been played on October 9, 2020 during the Beacon Jams). Moma Dance was unfinished. Fish quoted Louie, Louie in Twist.

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Setlist [via phish.net]: Trey Anastasio Trio | Mission Ballroom | Denver, CO | 6/11/23

Set One: Shaking Someone’s Outstretched Hand [1], Hey Htranger, Blazing Down The Twisted Wire, Llama, No Men In No Man’s Land, Roll Like a River, Party Time, Evolve, The Silver Light, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan

Set Two: Gotta Jibboo, Broken Into Pieces [2], Flying Blind [2], Wolfman’s Brother, Valdise[2], Splinters of Hail[2], Ocelot, Heavy Things, Lonely Trip, Everything’s Right

Encore: Carini

[1] First public performance.
[2] Debut.

This show featured the debuts of Broken into Pieces, flying blind, Valdise, and Splinters of Hail and the first public performance of Shaking Someone’s Outstretched Hand (which had previously been played on October 23, 2020 during the Beacon Jams),

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