Trey Anastasio Band headed to Riverfront Park this September

Phish front man Trey Anastasio will perform at Riverfront Park on Sept. 24. Tickets go on sale this Friday, noon. (Port City Daily/Courtesy photo)

WILMINGTON — As Widespread Panic officially launches Riverfront Park into action this weekend during its three-day stint, Live Nation announced another jamband icon, Trey Anastasio, will make his own debut in town this fall.

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The Trey Anastasio Band will come through on Sept. 24.

Anastasio is best known as a founding member of Phish, which launched on the scene in the mid-’80s with extended improvisational jams, mixing and blending all genres of music, from jazz to rock, funk to reggae to psychedelia. Phish catapulted into fame with jam fans in the ’90s, and have released 11 studio albums and upward of 150 singles. The band has embarked on more than 1,500 shows in 30 years.

Anastasio has been a part of quite a few side projects throughout his career, including Oysterhead, Ghosts of the Forest, and Surrender to the Air. He has also performed compositions with symphonies and philharmonics, from Baltimore to Atlanta to L.A.

Trey Anastasio Band will tour through Wilmington’s Riverfront Park in celebration of last year’s live album release, “Burn It Down.” The band has had a variety of backing members throughout the years, including its current lineup with drummer Russ Lawton, keyboardist Ray Paczkowski, percussionist Cyro Baptista, trombonist/vocalist Natalie Cressman, multi-instrumentalist James Casey, and trumpeter/vocalist Jennifer Hartswick. Anastasio announced he added a new bassist in Dezron Douglas to take over from the late Tony Markellis.

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 16, at noon.

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