MSG Entertainment has announced that two brand new Trey Anastasio solo acoustic performances have been scheduled next month at the artist’s unofficial home away from home, the legendary Beacon Theatre. The two shows will take place on August 19 and 20, with tickets going on sale to the general public on Thursday, July 28 at noon ET via Ticketmaster.com. These two shows are also being used as a dry run of sorts to test out the Beacon’s groundbreaking new sound system called Sphere Immersive Sound that promises to deliver targeted, crystal-clear and uniform audio to every seat in the house.
Sphere Immersive is being boasted as the world’s most advanced concert audio system, and was developed for MSG Sphere at The Venetian, which is scheduled to open in Las Vegas sometime in the second half of 2023. It uses uses 3D audio beamforming technology where sound levels remain consistent from point of origin to destination – ensuring every audience member experiences the optimal sound mix, regardless of where they’re seated. Anastasio’s August performances at The Beacon will mark the first time that this innovation is being integrated into a performance venue, as well as the debut of MSG Sphere technology to audiences.
I was lucky enough to experience a demo of Sphere Immersive Sound, and it’s truly unbelievable. I am thrilled to be able to debut this cutting-edge technology at the Beacon Theatre, one of my favorite venues in the world.~ Trey Anastasio
Anastasio, a fellow Upper West Side resident, continues to build his ever-growing relationship with the historic Beacon Theatre, most recently playing there in June 2021 when he performed to the venue’s first full-capacity crowd in more than 450 days. In another first for the venue, Anastasio was tabbed for The Beacon’s first-ever virtual residency in October and November 2020 with “The Beacon Jams” – eight weekly shows that were streamed live to hundreds of thousands of fans over Twitch and raised more than $1 million for The Divided Sky Foundation.
In addition to online sales, tickets will also be available in person beginning on Friday, July 29 at the Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre box offices.