Trey Anastasio Band Announce Spring 2022 Tour Dates, Including Red Rocks Show
Trey Anastasio announced the dates for their first solo group tour in 2022. The Phishing The guitarist is set to take his solo outfit to a new venue in Boston, MA in early May, before heading to Colorado for shows at Red Rocks Amphitheater to Morrison and Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail.
The Boston shows, which will take place on Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8, will mark Anastasio’s debut at Roadrunnerthe new 3,500-seat theater in Allston-Brighton.
Trey Anastasio Band will kick off a weekend in Colorado with a performance in Vail on Saturday, May 21 before wrapping up the run with the band’s first show at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater since 2017 on Sunday, May 22.
Ticket presales begin Tuesday, February 8 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Tickets for all four dates go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 11 at 10:00 a.m. ET. See below for a list of TAB’s upcoming tour dates. For more information, visit here.
Trey Anastasio Band 2022 Tour Dates
May 7 Roadrunner – Boston, MA
May 8 Roadrunner – Boston, MA
May 21 Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater – Vail, CO
May 22 Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO
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If you’re looking for a weird saga to wrap up the highs and lows of touring in 2021, look no further than the Trey Anastasio Band’s fall release.
Even after the death of the founding bassist Tony Markellis in April and the addition of a new bassist Dezron Douglas in July, the outfit underwent a series of last-minute roster changes throughout its only 2021 tour.
First of all, before the tour, the saxophonist James Casey revealed that he had been diagnosed with colon cancer and would miss the TAB tour while undergoing treatment. In the announcement, he also revealed that saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist Cochemea “Cheme” Gastelum would serve as his replacement.
After starting the tour with Cheme on sax, the band brought in the trombonist Natalie Cresmanthe father, Jeff Cresman, to fill the horn section in Boston while Gastelum played a previously scheduled concert. Then, after the trumpeter/singer Jennifer Hartwick testing positive for COVID-19 in North Carolina, Trey called for the horn section to be canceled for the rest of the tour and to perform as a stripped-down quintet with himself on guitar, Douglas on bass, Ray Paczkowski on the keys, Cyro Baptist on percussion and Russ Lawton to the battery.
This lineup lasted a few shows before Lawton also tested positive ahead of a show in Columbus, prompting Anastasio to perform a last-minute solo acoustic set that night. Trey then called the bullpen and activated batter Phish Jon Fishman off-tour rest in Maine, throwing him straight into action for the tour’s remaining shows in Pittsburgh, Washington, DC and New York.
To cap off the revolving door tour, on the second closing night of the Trey Anastasio Band tour at Radio City Music Hall, James Casey made a surprise appearance during the encore. After a few intense weeks of pivots, Casey’s return to the stage with the Trey Anastasio Band for the final three songs of the tour was a coup – not another reconfiguration born of bad news but a reunion born of promising news.
For those keeping track, Trey Anastasio Band ended up appearing in a total of six different line-up configurations during the twelve-date tour (eight tracks with Cochemea Gastelum on sax; eight tracks with Jeff Cressman on trombone; five pieces without horns; acoustic solo; five pieces with Fishman; six pieces with Fishman and James).
Here’s to a much less weird touring year for TAB in 2022.