Trey Anastasio Debuts Orchestral ‘More’ With Atlanta Symphony Orchestra


Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio concluded a series of two symphonic shows on Friday with a performance in Atlanta. Anastasio teamed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in front of a capacity crowd at the Atlanta Symphony Hall. The concert came two days after Trey played with the Nashville Symphony in Nashville, which was his first orchestral performance since 2014.

Trey stuck to a similar script in Atlanta as he did in Nashville with one notable exception. Anastasio debuted the orchestral version of “More” as part of the encore. Phish recorded “More” for inclusion on 2016’s Big Boat and debuted the song as part of Fall Tour 2016.

Trey and the ASO opened the action with “First Tube” after the orchestra and crowd sang “Happy Birthday To You” to the guitarist and fit a career-spanning collection of material into the first set including “Divided Sky,” “Summer Of ’89” and “What’s The Use?” Both “What’s The Use?” and “Summer Of ’89” were played with a full orchestra for the first time in Nashville. A shorter second set focused on lengthy opuses. “Time Turns Elastic” was followed by “Petrichor” ahead of a “You Enjoy Myself” that concluded with Anastasio singing a bit of a vocal jam. For the encore, the guitarist and the ASO led with “More” and said farewell with “The Lizards,” another tune played with an orchestra for the first time two nights earlier.

Next up for Anastasio, who turns 53 today, is TAB Fall Tour.

Watch videos captured by Matthew Bittman:


[Divided Sky]


[What’s The Use?]


Setlist (via NICUR2HI)

Set One: First Tube, Brian & Robert, Divided Sky, Summer Of ’89, What’s The Use?, Stash

Set Two: Time Turns Elastic, Petrichor, You Enjoy Myself

Encore: More, The Lizards