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Published: 2012/12/07

Trey Anastasio Opens For Neil Young in Atlantic City

Here’s a look at “Like a Hurricane” from earlier in Neil Young’s fall tour

Trey Anastasio played a solo acoustic opening set for Neil Young last night. The single-set performance took place at Atlantic City, NJ’s Borgata Event Center and benefited the victims of Superstorm Sandy. The Phish guitarist grew up in Princeton, NJ.

Anastasio’s set focused mostly on Phish songs, including “Back on the Train,” “Wolfman’s Brother,” “Theme From the Bottom,” “Water in the Sky,” “Sample in a Jar,” “Brian and Robert” and “Chalk Dust Torture.” He also performed “Let Me Lie” and “Architect” from his new studio album Traveler (the latter song was a solo acoustic debut). Anastasio paused a few times during the show to reminisce about seeing Crazy Horse and dedicated “Water in the Sky” to his wife Sue. Anastasio’s set came to a close with “Backwards Down the Number Line,” a song which began its life as an acoustic duet with Mike Gordon at Rothbury in 2008.

To the disappointment of many, Anastasio did not sit in with Neil Young & Crazy Horse during their feedback-heavy show. Young mostly stuck to his standard fall setlist, but he did include “Rockin’ In The Free World,” which he’s only played at festival-style events like Bridge School Benefit and Global Citizens Festival this past fall. The evening ended with an appropriate run through “Like a Hurricane,” another song Young has only played a handful of times in 2012.

Here’s a look at Trey Anastasio’s setlist via

Thursday, December 6, 2012, Borgata Event Center, Atlantic City, NJ

Set 1: Back on the Train1, Let Me Lie1, Wolfman’s Brother1, Theme From the Bottom1, Water in the Sky2, Sample in a Jar1, Brian and Robert1, Architect1, Chalk Dust Torture1, Backwards Down the Number Line1

[1] Trey solo acoustic
[2] Trey solo acoustic; dedicated to Sue

Here’s a look at Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s set via Sugar

Thursday, December 6, 2012, Borgata Event Center, Atlantic City, NJ

Love And Only Love, Powderfinger, Born In Ontario, Walk Like A Giant, The Needle And The Damage Done, Twisted Road, Singer Without A Song, Ramada Inn, Cinnamon Girl, Mr. Soul, Rockin’ In The Free World, Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)

E: Like A Hurricane

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