Trey Anastasio Band (Classic TAB) Tour Preview

The first Phish-related action of the year kicks of tomorrow as Trey Anastasio takes his so-called ‘Classic TAB’ band out on tour for a month of shows across the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Midwest, and Southeast. As you may remember, Trey re-united the original 4-piece Trey Anastasio Band (Trey, Russ Lawton (Drums), Tony Markellis (Bass), and Ray Paczkowski (Keys)) in the Fall 0f 2008 for an 8-show run. This time around, Trey will add to the 4-man core with a tight 3-piece horn section featuring Russell Remington (Tenor Sax/Flute), Jennifer Hartswick (Trumpet) and newcomer Natalie Cressman (Trombone), who replaces her father, Jeff Cressman.

TAB - 10/18/08

This highly anticipated tour is sure to feature material from throughout Trey’s solo career, Trey Band/Phish classics like ‘Sand’,’First Tube’, ‘Gotta Jibboo’, and ‘Backwards Down The Number Line’, as well as a wide selection of choice covers. Check out this Hidden Track article that takes a look at some classic Trey tunes that may be brought out on this tour. Also, give this recent interview a read where Trey talks about the upcoming tour.

TAB - 8/07/08 - Brooklyn, NY

TAB - 8/07/08 - Brooklyn, NY

02/08/10 Mon Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA
02/09/10 Tue 9:30 Club Washington, DC
02/11/10 Thu Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
02/12/10 Fri House of Blues Boston, MA
02/13/10 Sat Oakdale Theatre (Formerly Chevrolet Theatre) Wallingford, CT
02/14/10 Sun Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ
02/16/10 Tue Terminal 5 New York, NY
02/18/10 Thu Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
02/19/10 Fri The Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL
02/20/10 Sat State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
02/21/10 Sun Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO
02/23/10 Tue The Pageant St. Louis, MO
02/25/10 Thu Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
02/26/10 Fri The Fillmore Charlotte, NC
02/27/10 Sat The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
02/28/10 Sun Tennessee Theatre Knoxville, TN

More tour and ticket info at

To get a taste of what we’re in store for, check out this show from Trey’s Fall Tour 2008 from Lupo’s in Providence, RI:

10/21/08 Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI
Set I: Come On Baby Lets Go Downtown*, Last Tube, Tube Top Flop, Sweet Dreams Melinda, Cayman Review, Ooh Child**, Alaska, Backwards Down the Number Line, Gone, Sand

Set II: Push On Til the Day, Gotta Jibboo, Drifting, Simple Twist Up Dave, Water in the Sky@, Brian and Robert@, Back On The Train@, A Case Of Ice And Snow, Tuesday

Encore: First Tube#

* – Last Played 6/21/2002 (156 Shows)
** – Last Played 9/18/2004 (131 Shows)
@ – Solo Acoustic
# – Bill Kreutzmann replaced Russ Lawton (Russ played percussion), Oteil Burbridge replaced Tony Markellis & Scott Murawski on additional guitar

DOWNLOAD LINK – 10/21/08

In honor of the Classic TAB tour, check out this video from Bonnaroo 2001 of Trey’s big ‘Dectet’ band performing ‘Push On Til The Day’. The Band’s Bonnaroo performance goes down in history as one of Trey Band’s finest as well as one of the all-time best Bonnaroo performances to date. Enjoy!

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  1. […] of 2008, Anastasio hit the road with a bigger-and-better Classic TAB band a few months ago in the Winter of 2010. For the tour, Trey added to the core four with a 3-piece horn section featuring TAB vets Jeffier […]

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