Trey Anastasio's Summer Tour Plans Include Shows With Mike Gordon, Oysterhead Gig at Bonnaroo, & Select Support Slots on Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 2006 North American 'Highway Companions Tour'


Columbia Records recording artist Trey Anastasio is embarking on a set of summer tour dates which include eagerly-anticipated shows reuniting the guitarist/songwriter/performer with his fellow former Phishmate Mike Gordon (bass). Rounding out the band on Trey's shows with Mike Gordon are The Duo: Marco Benevento (keyboards) and Joe Russo (drums). Mike Gordon has been performing periodically with The Duo for the past three years. Trey and Mike and The Duo will co-headline shows on the tour with Phil Lesh & Friends (see itinerary following).

Trey and his own band will perform a special opening set on select shows on the upcoming Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers 2006 North American "Highway Companions Tour," beginning June 9 in Charlotte, North Carolina with a second leg beginning July 27 in Sacramento, California (see itinerary following).

Trey Anastasio will perform with Les Claypool (bass) and Steward Copeland (drums) as Oysterhead at the 2006 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. This will be the first public Oysterhead performance since the rock supergroup's 2001 tour and album, "The Grand Pecking Order."

Trey is also scheduled to perform on A&E's "Breakfast With The Arts," airing Sunday, May 21.

Trey's live shows late last year generated press raves. "Anastasio's band has gelled with surprising ease," wrote Variety while praised the "straightforward big-rock force that rarely allowed himself in the weird science of Phish."

"Mr. Anastasio is embracing the simpler pleasures of 4/4 time, major chords and songs that simply sound happy," observed the New York Times. "The band draws on familiar styles -- gospel vamps, riffing Southern rock, walking-bass blues, the Grateful Dead's countryish lilt -- and cruises contentedly within them."

                 Trey Anastasio 2006 Summer Concert Dates

  Supporting Tom Petty (Trey Anastasio & band)

  6/9 Fri    Charlotte, NC        Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  6/10 Sat   Bristow, VA          Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
  6/12 Mon   Portsmouth, VA       NTELOS Pavilion
  6/14 Wed   Columbus, OH         Germain Amphitheatre

  Festival Headliner (Oysterhead)
  6/16 Fri   Manchester, TN       Bonnaroo Festival

  Supporting Tom Petty (Trey Anastasio & band)
  6/17 Sat   St. Louis, MO        UMB Bank Pavilion
  6/20 Tue   New York, NY         Madison Square Garden
  6/21 Wed   Boston, MA           Tweeter Center
  6/23 Fri   Indianapolis, IN     Verizon Amphitheatre

  Festival Headliner (Trey Anastasio & band)
  6/25 Sun   Aspen, CO            Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival

  Trey Anastasio & Mike Gordon with the Benevento/Russo Duo
  (co-headline with Phil Lesh)
  6/28 Wed   Raleigh, NC          Alltel Pavilion
  6/30 Fri   Camden, NJ           Tweeter Waterfront
  7/1 Sat    Holmdel, NJ          PNC Bank Arts Center
  7/2 Sun    Saratoga Springs, NY SPAC
  7/3 Mon    Hartford, CT         New England Dodge Music Centre
  7/6 Thu    Boston, MA           Tweeter Center
  7/7 Fri    Wantagh, NY          Jones Beach
  7/8 Sat    Darien Center, NY    Darien Lake
  7/9 Sun    Bethel, NY           Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
  7/11 Tue   Scranton, PA         Toyota Pavilion
  7/12 Wed   Essex Junction, VT   Champlain Valley Fairgrounds

  Festival Headliner (Trey Anastasio & Mike Gordon with the Benevento/Russo
  7/14 Fri   Masontown, WV        All Good Festival

  Trey Anastasio & Mike Gordon with the Benevento/Russo Duo
  7/15 Sat   Atlanta, GA          Masquerade
  7/16 Sun   Nashville, TN        Ryman Auditorium
  7/18 Tue   Toronto, ONT.        Hummingbird Centre
  7/19 Wed   Cleveland, OH        Plain Dealer Pavilion
  7/20 Thu   Chicago, IL          Northerly Island Amphitheatre

  Festival Headliner (Trey Anastasio & Mike Gordon with the Benevento/Russo
  7/22 Sat   Detroit Lakes, MN    10,000 Lakes Festival

  Supporting Tom Petty (Trey Anastasio & band)
  7/27 Thu   Sacramento, CA       TBA
  7/29 Sat   Portland, OR         Clark County Amphitheater
  7/30 Sun   Seattle, WA          White River Amphitheater
  8/2 Wed    Salt Lake City, UT   TBA
  8/4 Fri    Dallas, TX           Smirnoff Music Center
  8/5 Sat    Houston, TX          Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

SOURCE: Columbia Records

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