Trey Anastasio Announces Eight-Week ‘Virtual Residency’ at NYC’s Beacon Theatre
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Starting Oct. 9, Trey Anastasio will descend upon New York City’s Beacon Theatre for a historic virtual residency, performing eight consecutive Fridays in a run dubbed The Beacon Jams.
The shows will include acoustic/electric hybrid sets, and be completely crowdless, streamed in partnership with Relix via Anastasio’s new Twitch channel.
“When we thought about playing the Beacon, I was reminded of the meaning of the word,” Anastasio says. “A beacon is a beam of light, often from a lighthouse, which sends it out to sailors who are lost at sea and all alone. They look for the beacon and it guides them home.”
According to a press release, “All proceeds from The Beacon Jams donations will benefit Phish’s long-running non-profit, the WaterWheel Foundation, and its new Divided Sky Fund (DSF). The proceeds will be used to deliver help to those affected by addiction and help further plans to open a treatment center in Vermont.”
Adds Anastasio, “I’ve been sober for 13 years. It’s a great blessing in my life. We started talking about the idea of a treatment center about a year ago. I was worried that the project would get derailed because of the pandemic but it didn’t – it actually picked up steam; things are really rolling along now. The Beacon Jams emerged as a way to raise money for it while also allowing me to play for the fans again.”
Tune in to the run every Friday between Oct. 9 and Nov. 27 on Twitch.tv/TreyAnastasio.
Watch a teaser for The Beacon Jams below: