WILMINGTON – As Widespread Panic officially kicks Riverfront Park into action this weekend during its three-day stay, Live Nation has announced that another jamband icon, Trey Anastasio, will make his own debut in town this fall.
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The Trey Anastasio Band will arrive on September 24.
Anastasio is best known as a founding member of Phish, who took to the scene in the mid-1980s with lengthy improvisations, mixing and mixing all genres of music, from jazz to rock, from funk to reggae to psychedelia. . Phish rose to fame with jam fans in the 90s and released 11 studio albums and over 150 singles. The group has embarked on more than 1,500 concerts in 30 years.
Anastasio has been involved in many side projects throughout his career, including Oysterhead, Ghosts of the Forest, and Surrender to the Air. He has also performed compositions with symphonies and philharmonic, from Baltimore to Atlanta to LA.
Trey Anastasio Band will tour Wilmington’s Riverfront Park to celebrate the release of last year’s live album, “Burn It Down”. The group has had a variety of supporting members over the years, including their current formation with drummer Russ Lawton, keyboardist Ray Paczkowski, percussionist Cyro Baptista, trombonist / singer Natalie Cressman, multi-instrumentalist James Casey and trumpeter / singer Jennifer Hartswick. Anastasio has announced that he has added a new bassist to Dezron Douglas to succeed the late Tony Markellis.
Tickets on sale Friday July 16 at noon.
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