Phish keyboardist Page McConnell will perform as a guest keyboardist with The Metermen over Halloween. The performance will take place at New York’s BB King Blues Club on October 31 and November 1. The Metermen features three quarters of the original Meters lineup: drummer Zigaboo Modeliste, guitarist Leo Nocentelli and bassist George Porter, Jr. Tickets go on sale on July 20.
The show’s announcement also doubles as confirmation that Phish will not perform a special Halloween show this year. The Vermont Quartet is expected to work on a new studio album this fall and end the year with a series of shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
McConnell recorded with Mike Gordon and members of The Meters as The Gyptians for the late ’90s New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic benefit album Get You a Healin’. He also toured with Porter’s PBS project in 2008.