Anastasio Expects Phish To Focus On Originals This Summer

For Phish's four- night New Year's run at Madison Square Garden back in December, the band only played original material with the exception of the traditional "Auld Lang Syne." According to a new feature on the group, that trend may continue during Phish Summer Tour.

Guitarist Trey Anastasio told Rolling Stone's David Fricke that, "I think you're going to see a lot less covers, because everyone's excited about the new material." Anastasio is referencing the songs from the band's first new album in five years, Fuego, which is due later this month. Trey mentions to Fricke that he hopes, "the songs establish themselves in the live repertoire" and it appears there will be plenty of opportunity over the course of summer tour.

We suggest reading the whole feature about an album that Fricke calls "Phish's most satisfying studio effort since 1996's Billy Breathes." Fricke talks to Anastasio, keyboardist Page McConnell and the album's producer - Bob Ezrin - for the piece that was published in the latest issue of Rolling Stone.

[Published on: 6/5/14]

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