January 05, 2010

Trey Anastasio: tour with expanded Classic TAB in February

Trey live @ All Points West Festival (Kravitz)
Live @ All Points West Festival - 2008/08/10. Photo: Kravitz

Trey Anastasio keeps him self busy. He goes on tour with a expanded line-up of Classic TAB. There is a horns section, which means that there will be seven players on stage. The first show is a benefit for the Memorial Fund for Big Red's late sister Kristine:

The tour kicks off with a special benefit show at the Jefferson Theatre in Charlottesville, VA on February 8th. The date marks what would have been the 47th birthday of Trey's sister, Kristine, an esteemed environmentalist and author who died ofneuroendocrine cancer last April. Proceeds from the show will go to the Kristine Anastasio Manning Memorial Fund, which supports many of the causes and charities she devoted herself to.

Hitting several cities that Anastasio has never played before, the dates are the first for Classic TAB since they went out as a quartet last fall. Now they're adding horns back into the mix with Russell Remington (tenor saxophone and flute) and Jen Hartswick (trumpet and vocals) once again joining Russ Lawton (drums), Tony Markellis (bass) and Ray Paczkowski (keyboards). New to the group is Natalie Cressman on trombone and vocals, who replaces her father, Jeff Cressman.

The septet will perform material that spans Anastasio's solo career, including "Push On 'Til The Day" (from 2000's Trey Anastasio), "Sweet Dreams Melinda" and "Sleep Again" (from Shine, 2005), "Goodbye Head" (Bar 17, 2006) and "Olivia" and "Burlap Sack & Pumps" (The Horseshoe Curve, 2007). They're currently in rehearsals, adapting the arrangements to suit the current configuration and working on several brand new compositions. Classic TAB has always functioned as breeding ground of sorts, with many of its songs eventually crossing over into Phish's repertoire.

An online ticket request period begins tomorrow, January 6th, at 10:00 a.m. EST at treytickets.rlc.net. Tickets will go on sale to the general public next week. (See below for itinerary and on sale dates.)

  • 02/08 Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre (01/15, 10 am EST)
  • 02/09 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (01/14, 10:00 am EST)
  • 02/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory (01/15, 10:00 am EST)
  • 02/12 Boston, MA @ House of Blues (01/15, 10:00 am EST)
  • 02/13 Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre (01/15, Noon EST)
  • 02/14 Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre(01/14, Noon EST)
  • 02/16 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 (01/15, Noon EST)
  • 02/18 Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater (01/15, Noon CST)
  • 02/19 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre (01/16, 10:00 am CST)
  • 02/20 Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre (01/16, Noon CST)
  • 02/21 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre (01/15, 5:00 pm CST)
  • 02/23 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant (01/15, 5:00 pm, CST)
  • 02/25 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium (01/16, 10:00 am CST)
  • 02/26 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore (01/15, 10:00 am EST)
  • 02/27 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle (01/15, 10:00 am EST)
  • 02/28 Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre (01/15, 10:00 am EST)

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