Trey Anastasio – 2014 Concert Schedule
From jam bands to Broadway music scores, Phish front man Trey Anastasio
has done it all. And now, he's bringing his solo band act to stages across the United States for his 2014 tour. His robust
solo band packs in a variety of instruments, including saxophones, keyboards, trumpets, and trombones, treating concert goers
to a night full of jamming. To see one of the most innovative musical geniuses of our time, be sure to visit StubHub soon
to get your Trey Anastasio tickets.
About Trey Anastasio
Primarily known as being the front man for the
band Phish, Trey Anastasio has since embarked on a successful solo career, playing under the unofficial moniker The Trey Anastasio
Trey Anastasio grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, and attended the University of Vermont, where he majored in philosophy
and hosted an early morning radio program called "Ambient Alarm Clock." It was at the University of Vermont where he would
meet future Phish band mates Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, and Jeff Holdsworth. Holdsworth eventually left the band, and the final
lineup was set around 1986, which included Page McConnell on keyboards, Mike Gordon on bass, Drummer Jon Fishman, and Trey
Anastasio on guitar and vocals.
After a few years of playing shows and generating a fan base, Phish was signed to Elektra
Records in 1991, and shortly after they produced their first major studio release, A Picture Of Nectar. Phish got more exposure
in 1992 when they had the opportunity to join the national HORDE festival tour, which included the likes of Blues Traveler,
The Spin Doctors, and Widespread Panic. That year, Phish also toured with Carlos Santana and the Violent Femmes.
the mid 1990s, Phish had perfected their jam-band style of live performances, and they began headlining major venues, amphitheaters,
and festivals. In 1994, they played sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden and Boston Garden. Interestingly, after the Grateful
Dead's Jerry Garcia passed away, Phish encountered an increase in their popularity and fan base, likely due to the Grateful
Dead having a large influence on their music.
The peak of their popularity was in the mid 90s, when their single "Free"
peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart and number 11 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, scoring
the band the most successful single of their career. In addition, in 1995 they released their first live album, A Live One,
which went on to become Phish's first certified gold album. Cementing their place as one of the most popular jam bands of
the time, Phish also hosted a 2-day outdoor festival where they played for an astonishing 8 hours – from 11:35 p.m.
After a brief hiatus, Phish continued to remain active and played in a number of tours and festivals.
Trey Anastasio also began to pursue other musical projects, including the Trey Anastasio Band, which debuted in 1998 under
the name Eight Foot Fluorescent Tubes. The Vermont-based band first started touring with just Anastasio, Russ Lawton, and
Tony Markellis, but eventually they started to experiment and bring on more musicians. The lineup has included drummer Russ
Lawton, bassist Tony Markellis, Cyro Baptista on percussion, Ray Paczowski on keys, Jennifer Hartswick on trumpet, Natalie
Cressman on trombone, and saxophonist James Casey. Aside from his solo band, Anastasio has also explored other genres, including
conducting the Nashville Chamber Orchestra at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.
Trey Anastasio's Breakthrough Album
breakthrough album Billy Breathes paved the way for their success, and set the stage for Trey Anastasio's successful solo
career. The album was regarding by the band and by fans as the zenith of their career, and produced their most successful
After enjoying a successful run with Phish, Trey Anastasio released several solo albums, his most recent
being his album Traveler, which was co-produced by Peter Katis, who has worked with the likes of The National and Interpol.
Katis' influences on this record are apparent, with dreamy pop tunes like "Frost" and an interesting take on the Gorillaz's
Trey Anastasio Trivia
Did you know that Trey Anastasio co-wrote the music for a Broadway
Trey Anastasio co-wrote the music for Hands On A Hardbody, which premiered the La Jolla Playhouse in May 2012
and opened on Broadway in March 2013. He was subsequently nominated for a Tony Award.
Anastasio is arguably one of the most innovative musicians today, whether he's performing an epic jam with Phish, or experimenting
with his 10-piece solo project. He continues to transcend genres and reinvent musical styles, and his live shows offer performances
that are sure to amaze any music lover. Whether you're a lifelong Phish fan or you're simply interested in seeing this musical
genius live, you won't want to miss Trey Anastasio's live talent and energy. Visit StubHub today to get your Trey Anastasio