Trey Anastasio kicked off a short run of Colorado headlining dates with his solo band this past weekend, playing two nights at Mission Ballroom in Denver, and the Phish frontman used the opportunity to offer the TAB debut of another Ghosts of the Forest tune.
Anastasio began their run on Friday evening with show that opened with TAB staple “Cayman Review” and featured the band’s first take on GOTF’s “Sightless Escape” in the first set. Anastasio toured his Ghosts of the Forest album earlier this year with a band that included a few TAB collaborators, vocalist Jennifer Hartswick, bassist Tony Markellis and keyboardist Ray Paczkowski.
The group’s Denver stint continued on Saturday with a performance that included Phish regulars like “Blaze On,” classics like “Heavy Things” and “First Tube,” and relatively newer cuts like “Rise/Come Together.” Both nights also included encores that saw Anastasio offering solo acoustic renditions of “Strange Design” and “Mountains in the Mist” (Friday) and “More” (Saturday).
Check out the full setlists below as they appear in our Box Scores section, along with some fan-shot video from Friday’s performance. Anastasio and his band open up another two-night run this evening in Vail, CO, before heading to Virginia’s LOCKN’ Festival next week.
Trey Anastasio Band
Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
Set I: Cayman Review, Set Your Soul Free, Frost, Magilla, Gotta Jibboo, Curlew’s Call, Sightless Escape*, Everything’s Right, Tuesday
Set II: Money, Love and Change, Pigtail, Alaska, Alive Again, Ghost, Clint Eastwood, Mr. Completely, A Life Beyond The Dream, Shine, Sand
Enc: Strange Design^, Mountains in the Mist^, Brief Time, Valentine
Notes: *TAB debut
^Trey solo acoustic
Set I: Sweet Dreams Melinda, Sidewalks of San Francisco, Blaze On, 1977, Mozambique, 46 Days, Camel Walk, The Way I Feel, Sometime After Sunset, Last Tube, Rise/Come Together
Set II: Simple Twist Up Dave, Drifting, Spin, Heavy Things, Plasma, Burlap Sack and Pumps, Night Speaks to a Woman, Undermind, Ether Sunday, First Tube
Enc: The Parting Glass, More*, Push On ‘Til the Day
Notes: *Trey solo acoustic