Trey Anastasio announced today a two-week tour opening Friday, February 18th at the newly re-opened State Theater in Portland, ME and closing 15 days later on Saturday, March 5th at Oakland’s Fox Theater. The band lineup is identical to the band that toured last February and most recently played at the Hangout Festival in May of 2010: Tony Markellis on bass, Russ Lawton on drums and Ray Paczkowski on keyboards as well as a three-piece horn section featuring Jennifer Hartswick, Russ Remington and Natalie Cressman.
The biggest surprise of the announcement was the format…
The shows will also feature a full solo acoustic set from Trey along with a full electric set marking the first time that Trey has toured in this format since 1999.
The first five dates of the tour will be repeat visits for the various incarnations of the solo band over the years, but the remaining shows in six different cities will all be brand new rooms for Trey.
2/18/2011 State Theatre – Portland, ME
2/19/2011 Palace Theatre – Albany, NY
2/20/2011 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/22/2011 Terminal 5 – New York, NY
2/23/2011 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
2/25/2011 StageAE – Pittsburgh, PA
2/26/2011 Lifestyle Communities Pavilion – Columbus, OH
2/27/2011 Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
3/01/2011 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
3/02/2011 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
3/04/2011 The Music Box – Los Angeles, CA
3/05/2011 Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
As we recapped after the last tour, the band had 50 songs in the repertoire and Trey performed a solo acoustic section in 9 of the tour’s 16 shows.
A limited number of tickets for all shows will be available through a real-time ticket presale beginning Friday January 14th at 10:00 AM EST and ending Thursday January 20th at 5:00 PM EST through Trey’s online ticketing system at http://treytickets.rlc.net. For complete venue and general public onsale information please visit http://trey.com/tours/