In mid-March, Trey Anastasio announced the return of his symphonic experience by adding a late-July date with the National Symphony Orchestra in Vienna, Va. The move denoted the first signs of a motif confirmed today with another added performance, a June 29 concert with the Boston Pops at Tanglewood in Lenox/ Stockbridge, Mass. 

Previously, Anastasio was set to perform with the Boston Pops Orchestra in 2020. Ultimately, the performance was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, alluding to a more prominent theme at the time, given the musician’s intent to take the symphony format on the road at a large, touring scale. 

While years separate the scrapped concert and the newly rescheduled date, the arrangement of the intended show touches on a 20-plus-year history of Anastasio sharing music in this manner. The Phish guitarist first played alongside the Vermont Youth Orchestra in 2000, reviving the symphonic format on occasion during the two decades that followed its debut, including gigs with the Colorado Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Prior to the emergence of the artist’s symphonic concerts, which are positioned one after the next, June 25 (Virginia) and June 29 (Massachusetts), he will spend much of May on the road with his Classic TAB lineup, featuring Dezron Douglas, Russ Lawton, and Ray Paczkowski. After Anastasio’s aforementioned appearances, he will rejoin Phish for the onslaught of their summer tour, which will pick up on July 19 at Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass. Tickets remain on sale. 

Tickets for Anatasio and the Boston Pops go on sale Wednesday, April 17 at 10 am ET at

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