TAB Books Two Night Halloween Vegas Show

While Phish will not be performing a Halloween show this year, fans of the jam band may be getting the next best thing.

The Trey Anastasio Band has announced a two-night concert scheduled for October 30 and 31 at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to a press release Wednesday.

The Vegas iteration of the historic New York concert hall has a capacity of 2,000, and is likely to fill very fast when tickets officially go on sale Thursday, June 25, at 7:00 a.m. EDT.

While  the Trey Anastasio Band has only played a Halloween show on two occasions–a 2006 show in Austin, Texas and a 2002 performance in Asheville, North Carolina–he is no stranger to playing rock and roll on the spookiest night of the year. Anastasio has performed thirteen times on October 31 as Phish’s lead singer.

Upstate New Yorkers may recall perhaps the best known of Phish’s Halloween shows, a 1994 concert in front of a sold out Civic Center in Glens Falls.  In addition to an audience costume contest, the night consisted of the band playing the entirety of The Beatles’ White Album in an epic marathon show that ended at 3:20 a.m. the next morning.

Anastasio’s next musical obligation comes during Fourth of July weekend at Soldier Field where he will be sitting in at guitar in place of Jerry Garcia as the Grateful Dead commemorates their 50th anniversary with a farewell reunion show.

The Phish summer tour will begin on July 21 in Bend, Oregon.

Photos by Jim Gilbert.