Trey Anastasio Touring Solo Again Before Phish Reunion

Mike Gordon, Jon Fishman also hitting road before Phish reunite

East Coast college-bound Phish fans who are serious about getting their phix

might want to see if it's not too late to get a fall semester deferment.

Phish leader Trey Anastasio has announced plans to get his solo rocks off

one more time before the band's eagerly awaited return to touring (see [article id="1457024"]"Phish End Hiatus, Schedule Winter


Anastasio will take his nine-piece solo band on a nine-date East Coast swing

of theaters and small arenas that'll kick off with an October 22 benefit for

an arts organization in his hometown of Burlington, Vermont. According to a

spokesperson, given the bandmembers' busy schedules and Anastasio's Phish

commitments, the dates will likely mark the last time this lineup tours


While keyboardist Page McConnell's Vida Blue side project are taking a

break, drummer Jon Fishman will tune up for the upcoming Phish shows by

taking his side band, Pork Tornado, on the road beginning October 9 in

Northampton, Massachusetts. The spokesperson said bassist Mike Gordon will

announce a string of tour dates with guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke next week.

Phish will end their nearly two-year hiatus with a New Year's Eve show at

New York's Madison Square Garden, followed by three shows January 2-4 at

Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia. More dates in 2003 are expected, and

the spokesperson said the group plans to show off a "considerable" amount of

new material at the shows.

Trey Anastasio tour dates:

  • 10/22 - Burlington, VT @ Burlington Memorial Auditorium
  • 10/24 - Portland, ME @ Cumberland County Civic Center
  • 10/25 - Utica, NY @ Utica Memorial Auditorium
  • 10/26 - Bethlehem, PA @ Stabler Arena
  • 10/28 - Charlottesville, VA @ University Hall
  • 10/29 - Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre
  • 10/31 - Asheville, NC @ Asheville Civic Center
  • 11/1 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
  • 11/2 - Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphitheater
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