On Saturday night, Trey Anastasio continued his 2019 solo acoustic fall tour with a performance at Minneapolis, MN’s State Theatre.
After the opening run of “Sample In A Jar” and “Theme From The Bottom”, Trey thanked everyone in attendance for welcoming him back and went on to tell a short story. “My best friend in New York—I’m gonna shout him out, his name’s Sherman. He lives in Brooklyn and we see each other every day. He is a bigger Vikings fan than anyone in this state. Don’t believe me? He comes to every single game from Brooklyn. He called me this morning and asked if I was gonna do the ‘skol’ chant. He told me that I had to do it. So, that little mini-pathic “skol” chant was for him.”
Trey continued on with a number of Phish numbers including “Water In The Sky”, “Driver”, “AC/DC Bag”, “Maze”, and “The Line”, which was followed up by a story surrounding Phish performing the national anthem in 1996 at a Minnesota Timberwolves game and later partying at Prince‘s Paisley Park estate. Trey went on to tell the infamous tale of Prince serving boxes of Cap’n Crunch cereal in lieu of alcohol at the party.
Trey Anastasio on Partying with Prince at Paisley Park – 10/19/19
[Video: Will Lundberg]
The set moved forward with “Back On The Train”, “Twist”, “Strange Design”, “The Inlaw Josie Wales”, and the acoustic debut of “Death Don’t Hurt Very Long”, from Phish’s beloved Kasvot Växt catalog. Trey exclaimed, “I just derailed completely! I was at death—the death of that song. There’s really not much to that song!” Following “DDHVL”, Trey pushed on with “Gumbo”, “Heavy Things” “Kill Devil Falls”, “Wingsuit”, “46 Days”, “Wading In The Velvet Sea”, the recently revived “Snowflakes in the Sand”, “Lifeboy”, “Waste”, “Chalk Dust Torture”, “The Wedge”, “Carini”, “Bathtub Gin”, and a set-closing take on “Say It To Me S.A.N.T.O.S.”.
Trey Anastasio – “Lifeboy” – 10/19/19
[Video: Lot Scene Dave]
Following a brief break, Trey reemerged to open up his six-song encore with the classic pairing of “The Horse” into “Silent In The Morning”. Trey took a moment to reflect back on all of The Twin City venues Phish has played over the years and jokingly stated, “Hopefully you guys will invite me back, man. I’ll just sit around waiting for an invitation, you know?” Following “Sleep”, Trey took a moment to dedicate “Sunset Days” to his wife, Sue Anastasio. “We just passed 30 years since our first date, which is kind of crazy. Am I old or something? Does that make me old. She’s not [laughs]. I think 30 years justifies the sentiment of this song.”
Trey went on to reveal some funny Phish factoids. He explained, “The four of us have been joking around about our next album title. I guess I can give it away. We’ll be dressed like a string quartet on the deck of the Titanic and then it would be called, On Deck To Die. Because, you know… sorry it’s not funny. It’s funny to us though!” Trey then offered up the acoustic debut of “My Problem Right There”, a song he co-wrote with Amanda Green for the Hands On A Hardbody musical before closing the show out with “More”.
Trey Anastasio continues his solo acoustic tour tonight, Monday, October 21st with a performance at The Pablo Center At The Confluence in Eau Claire, WI. For a full list of Trey’s upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information, head here.
Setlist: Trey Anastasio | State Theatre | Minneapolis, MN | 10/19/2019
Set One: Sample in a Jar , Theme From the Bottom, Water in the Sky, Driver, AC/DC Bag, Maze, The Line, Back on the Train, Twist, Strange Design, The Inlaw Josie Wales, Death Don’t Hurt Very Long , Gumbo, Heavy Things, Kill Devil Falls, Wingsuit, 46 Days, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Snowflakes in the Sand, Lifeboy, Waste, Chalk Dust Torture, The Wedge, Carini, Bathtub Gin, Say It To Me S.A.N.T.O.S.
Encore: The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Sleep, Sunset Days, My Problem Right There, More
 Trey solo acoustic.
 Trey solo acoustic; first acoustic performance by Trey.