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 RollingStone.com 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 Duo) 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 Duo) 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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