moe. Announces Fall Tour, New Year's Run
- Published on August 05, 2012
- By Ilya Krifman
Veteran jam-rockers moe. revealed their New Year's plans this week on Twitter (@moeperiod), announcing a two-night run at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine on Dec. 30 and 31 and a two-night stint at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts on Dec. 28 and 29.
Dubbed the "Winter Tour," these four nights come in addition to the band's extensive fall tour, which begins in October and follows their self-headlining moe.down music festival taking place the weekend of August 10 to 12 in Turin, New York.
After hitting the East Coast, Midwest and Colorado, moe. will end the fall with three nights in early December at the famed Independent in San Francisco. For more information and tickets, check out their official website.
moe. Fall 2012 Tour Dates
Oct. 12 - Saranac Brewery - Utica, NY
Oct. 13 - Saranac Brewery - Utica, NY
Oct. 19 - Smith Opera House - Geneva, NY
Oct. 20 - St. Andrew's Hall - Detroit, MI
Oct. 24 - Pantages Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
Oct. 25 - Pabst Theatre - Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 26 - Taft Theatre - Cincinnati, OH
Oct. 27 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN
Nov. 8 - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel - Providence, RI
Nov. 9 - The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY
Nov. 10 - The Wellmont Theatre - Montclair, NJ
Nov. 30 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
Dec. 1 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
Dec. 2 - Belly Up - Aspen, CO
Dec. 4 - Park City Live - Park City, UT
Dec. 6 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
Dec. 7 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
Dec. 8 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
New Year's Eve 2012
Dec. 28 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Dec. 29 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Dec. 30 - State Theatre - Portland, ME
Dec. 31 - State Theatre - Portland, ME
moe. Cancels Summer Tour Dates
- Published on July 10, 2012
- By Katie Capon
UPDATE: (via moe.'s official website)
"We are happy to report that we have been successful in quickly re-scheduling the Denver dates canceled due to illness. The Ogden Theater shows will now take place 11/30/12 and 12/1/12.
Tickets originally purchased for 7/20 will be valid for the 11/30 show, and tickets originally purchased for 7/21 will be valid for the 12/1 show. Refunds will also be made available for those who cannot attend the re-scheduled dates. Thanks for your understanding and for your well wishes."
We want mo' moe., but for right now it looks like we are all going to have to sit tight while drummer Vinnie Amico recuperates from illness. Earlier today,moe. announced the cancellation of their summer tour with one exception: Saturday, July 14 at the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue, NY with percussionist Jim Loughlin stepping in on drums.
Amico is currently recuperating and the group hopes he'll be well enough to grace the stage on July 31 for their Wilmington show where they're opening for The Allman Brothers Band as well as August's moe.down.
moe. would like everyone to know that a few of the canceled shows will be made up during their fall tour and that they will update everyone on those when possible. If you are not able to attend any of those dates refunds are being made for all 11 canceled shows.
Source: moe's Facebook
moe. Announces Nashville Plans For Halloween
- Published on June 08, 2012
- By Matt Tapia
This October 27, moe. plans on getting busy in Tennessee at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium for a Halloween show. And after taking Halloween hiatus in 2011 you know it’s gonna be a rager. Their last Halloween show was in 2010 in Albany, NY.
Check out what moe. has been up to in our review of Summer Camp 2012.
moe. Adds Two-Night Stand In Denver In July
- Published on May 14, 2012
- By Eric Moore
moe. has announced that they will play two additional shows at the Ogden Theatre in Denver on July 20 and 21. This two-night run will round out the tail end of moe.’s Summer Tour prior to their special appearance with The Allman Brothers Band at Chastain Park in Atlanta on August 1.
These dates also come in addition to moe.'s festival appearances this summer at Summer Camp and their own moe.down Festival. Check out the Headstash Festival Guide for all the latest information on this summer's biggest festivals.
Tickets for the Denver and Atlanta shows go on sale May 16 at 12:00 p.m. through moe.ticketing. Take a look at the full listing of moe.'s tour dates below.
moe. Summer Tour Dates:
Jun 22 - Ashbury Park, NJ at Stone Pony Summer Stage with Gov't Mule
Jun 23 - Ashbury Park, NJ at Stone Pony Summer Stage with Gov't Mule
Jun 24 - Hartford, CT at Festival Stage at Comcast Theatre with Gov't Mule
Jun 26 - New York, NY at Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club at the South Street Seaport
Jun 27 - New York, NY at Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club at the South Street Seaport
Jun 28 - Bethleham, PA at Musikfest Cafe
Jun 29 - Bethleham, PA at Musikfest Cafe
Jun 30 - Buffalo, NY at Buffalo Place Rocks the Harbor*
July 20 - Denver, CO at Ogden Theater
July 21 - Denver, CO at Ogden Theater
Aug. 1 - Atlanta, GA at Chastain Park Amphitheater#
Aug 10-12 - Turin, NY at Snow Ridge Ski Resort
#w/ The Allman Brothers Band
moe. Adds Intimate NYC Show To Summer Tour
- Published on April 13, 2012
- By Andrew Jay
Big Apple moe.rons, get excited. moe. has just added a third date to their summer tour, following their two-night stand with Gov’t Mule at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ. The quintet will be performing an intimate gig at the Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club at the South Street Port in New York, NY on June 27.
You must be 18 or older for GA tickets and a very limited number of VIP tickets will be on-sale for ages 21 and up on June 27 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. VIP passes include an exclusive backstage party area with unlimited food and beer all night, a premium veiwing area and an autographed show poster.
For a complete list of moe. summer tour dates, check out their official website.
moe.down 13 Announces New Dates, Back To Turin
- Published on March 01, 2012
- By Nick Rhodes
Veteran jam-rockers moe. have announced the dates for the 13th moe.down festival and included a few surprises. First off, the event will head back to Turin, NY, where it was held for a decade, after a two-year stint in Mohawk, NY. Also, the usual Labor Day weekend festival will instead take place August 10 to 12.
Though Summer Camp is the biggest moe.-centric festival around, moe.down is the most storied with six sets by the quintet and goofy interludes galore. You should be able to find more information about moe.down on the festival's official website - once they update it that is.
A limited number of early-bird tickets will be on sale Monday, March 5 at noon EST.
moe. is currently wrapping up the East Coast leg of their winter tour, supporting their recent release "What Happened To The LaLas" and set to kick off their European tour later this month starting at Jam in the 'Dam in The Netherlands. For a complete list of tour dates, check out moe.'s official website.
Last year, moe. was joined by Ween, Railroad Earth, Bob Weir and TV On The Radio among others. Read Headstash Magazine's review and check out pictures from 2011 to see what the event is all about. Expect few electronic acts (if any), lots of rock and funk and a whole bunch of Rob, Al, Chuck, Vinnie and Jim being goofy and killing it on stage.
NYE 2011: moe. In Portland, Maine
- Published on January 05, 2012
- By Will Duff
A review and pictures of moe.'s two-night stint at The State Theater in Portland, Maine on December 30 and New Year's Eve. Photographs by Sean Downey
The announcement that moe. would be ringing in 2012 at the State Theater in Portland, Maine was met with elation from the moe. faithful. Following an underwhelming New Year’s performance at Boston’s House of Blues last year, December 31 at The State is exactly what the doctor ordered.
The State Theater, a moe. Mecca of sorts, has been host to numerous exceptional moe. shows. Perhaps it’s something in the water, or maybe it’s just the laid back vibes that resonate through Portland, but it has become a near guarantee that moe. will offer up hard-hitting performances at this recently renovated venue.
As soon as the doors opened on December 30, moe.rons began filtering in and buzzing with anticipation. The beautiful venue, friendly staff and amped up crowd set the stage for what would be a New Year’s run for the ages.
moe. took the stage to a tremendous roar from the crowd and wasted no time getting started. The pulsating first notes of the instrumental “ZOZ” soon gave way to a delicate Chuck-led jam that then led into a thunderous introduction of “head.” The infrequently played “head” exemplifies the spacey-ness that moe. can reach before busting back into a simple yet enjoyable three-chord rock attack.
While the band easily could have stopped “head.” and left fans thoroughly satisfied with the start, they kept the jam alive with an upbeat Al-led section before a bass-heavy segue into “Billy Goat.”
From the get-go, constantly evolving lighting director Jason Huffer made his presence known with a unique rig that shrouded the stage in wonderful pastels of light and color.
After a 40-minute opening segment which the band did not stop, moe. took a brief breather before launching into a well-placed “Crab Eyes.”
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“Downboy” offered a fun, funky jam before a masterful segue into “George,” which entered a serious dance groove before settling into the blissful ending segment.
Opening set two with “The Road,” moe. caught many fans off guard by dropping right into a stellar version of “Ricky Martin” instead of a “Road” jam.
A lengthy “Time Ed” followed, showcasing Jim Loughlin’s talents as a multi-instrumentalist with an impressive xylophone solo. Once again throwing the fans for a loop, the band vacated the “Time Ed” jam a few measures early before dropping back where “The Road” left off.
While the beginning of the set was a testament to the bands jamming capabilities, the newer, Al-penned “Rain Shine” showed that the band is more than capable of creating straightforward rock tunes without lengthy jam sections.
Donning a new kit, Vinnie Amico seemed to be belting his drums with particular purpose for the intro to a strong version of “Water.”
“Four” followed, acting appropriately as a launching pad for Chuck to showcase his guitar skills before a tribal segue into a set-ending “Plane Crash”
After a jammed-out show, the band had limited time for the encore leaving “Okayalright” as a short yet appropriate way to end the stellar show.
12.30.2011 – The State Theater – Portland, ME
Set I: Zed Nought Z > Head > Billy Goat, Crab Eyes > Down Boy > George
Set II: The Road > Ricky Marten > Time Ed > The Road, Rain Shine, Water, Four > Plane Crash
The electric energy set forth by band and crowd on the opening night carried into New Year’s Eve as the State Theater was buzzing with anticipation. Having sold out a few weeks prior, The State was full but not over-sold – it was easy to move around and people had enough room to get down as they pleased.
Coming on nearly a half-hour earlier than the previous night indicated that the band would in fact be playing three sets, a detail that remained unannounced in the weeks leading up to the performance.
Frequently used opener “Not Coming Down,” albeit short, was a perfect way to get the crowd ready for the New Year. A common one-two punch, “Not Coming Down” dropped into “Wormwood” before a well executed, twangy segue into “Deep This Time” got people grooving.
The slight country theme continued with a bust-out of “Backwoods,” a song that talks about the finer points of, well, living in the backwoods.
A quick version of the recently reworked “Suck A Lemon” before a barn-burning “32 Things” ended the set. While not as long as a typical “32,” this concise version featured some excellent dueling between Al and Chuck before the dark tension-release segment. It was clear the band had brought the same energy to The State as the night before – first-rate vibes all around.
After a brief set break, the band returned to the stage with Rob beginning the classic bass intro to Pink Floyd’s “Money.” Not having been played since 2003, the band nailed this cover and even invited Vinnie’s daughter, Marley Amico, to accompany them on saxophone.
Likely not a day over 16, the young Amico didn’t seem at all phased by the rowdy, sell-out crowd and added a welcomed layer of saxophone to the classic tune. While not the full-on famoe.ly “Celebration” fans witnessed on last years New Year’s Eve, moe. cleverly and tastefully incorporated their kin without sacrificing musical quality.
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“Money” morphed into a smooth jam with Jim dropping subtle hints of what was to come on the xylophone before a full on segue into the heavy-hitter “McBain.” As “McBain” concluded with a raging, Chuck-led section, the energy in the room was unbelievable.
Next came “Hi and Lo > Big World” a combination which undoubtedly pleased many in attendance and featured stand out versions of both songs with a short, sweet segue bringing them together.
A solid version of “Skrunk” transitioned into “ZOZ,” which featured beautiful interplay between Chuck and Jim before returning to the song that opened the run the night prior to end the second set.
Returning to the stage with only a few moments left in 2011, it was expected that whatever song the band started with would ring in the New Year. Rob began the bass intro to “Recreational Chemistry” – fitting for an evening of partying.
As the New Year came, balloons dropped, hugs were exchanged and smiles were widespread in the audience and on stage. Before allowing their fans to get too caught up in the moment, “Auld Lang” returned to “Recreational Chemistry.” A nearly 30-minute “Rec Chem” spiraled into darkness before coming back for multiple, raging peaks in what is perhaps the quintessential moe. jam vehicle.
“Recreational Chemistry” transitioned into bust-out “Johnny Lineup” (not played since July 4, 2010). In what was maybe the lone disappointment of the weekend, “Johnny Lineup” was aborted before the usual outro jam as it looked like there was some miscommunication on stage.
moe. took a short break to tune up, bust out the double-neck guitar and roll up their sleeves for what would end up being an hour of non-stop jamming to close out the third and final set.
A rocking version of “Haze” segued into an exceptional “Buster” which gave way to an eerie, dark segue into “The Pit.” While offering a patient, deliberate solo in “Buster,” Chuck effortlessly switched gears with absolutely ferocious shredding in “The Pit.”
With no end in sight, “The Pit” jam continued after its normal end before evolving into a dirty, slap bass intro to “Timmy Tucker.” While the lyrics were botched at times, “Timmy” continued the top-notch playing of the run and ended the third set with the continued tenacity of the run.
After a short encore break the band returned to thank their fans and their crew for the great year before soaring into Blue Oyster Cult’s “Godzilla.” As “Godzilla” ended, the crowd roar was deafening as moe. sent their fans off into 2012.
Even after the show was over, moe.rons leaving the venue were still abuzz. On an occasion where it is easy for a band to get distracted and mail it in, moe. undoubtedly delivered their best New Year’s Eve run in recent memory. Interesting setlists, inspired playing and an infectious energy paved the way for a run, which will be talked about for years to come.
12.31.2011 – The State Theater – Portland, ME
Set I: Not Coming Down > Wormwood > Deep This Time, Backwoods, Suck A Lemon, 32 Things
Set II: Money > McBain, Hi and Lo > Big World, Skrunk > Zed Nought Z
Set III: Recreational Chemistry > Auld Lang Syne > Recreational Chemistry > Johnny Lineup, Haze > Buster > Tubing The River Styx > The Pit > Timmy Tucker
moe. starts their winter tour at the end of January before heading off to Jam in the 'Dam and Europe in March. For a complete list of tour dates, visit their official website.
MOE. - New Year's Eve Preview 2011
- Published on December 12, 2011
- By Will Duff
December 30-31 – The State Theatre – Portland, ME
609 Congress Street
Doors: 8:00 p.m
Show: 9:00 p.m.
Venue Capacity: 1,680
Venue Website: http://statetheatreportland.com/
Ticketing Links: Pre-sale tickets and two-day are sold out but single-day tickets are still available via moe.'s website.
Closest Hotel To Venue:
157 High Street. - 1 block from the venue
Local Food Choice:
Street and Company
33 Wharf Street. - 0.5 miles from the venue
Widely regarded as the best seafood restaurant in coastal Portland, Street and Company offers local catches and an innovative menu in a rustic, cozy atmosphere. Portland has established itself as one, if not the foodiest cities in New England. For a cheaper option, check out Empire on 597 Congress Street with a $5.00 bourbon, beer, burger deal.
Local Bar Choice:
4 Canal Plaza, Suite 1 - 0.6 miles from the venue
With 500 plus bottles and 25 plus rotating drafts, Novare Res is a beer drinkers paradise which offers an opportunity to kick back in a relaxed setting while enjoying craft beers from around the world.
Local Liquor Choice:
Portland Public Market House
28 Monument Street - 0.3 miles from the venue
If you're coming to Maine via I-95 and looking for a place to stock up, don't forget about the reduced prices available at the New Hampshire State Liquor Stores.
Abbey Road Taxi
Portland is a pretty small city and nothing is more than a 10-minute cab ride.
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2010
House of Blues - Boston, MA
Set I: Akimbo, Paper Dragon, Faker > The Road, Water, Happy Hour Hero
Set II: Puebla > Lazarus, Nebraska, Celebration, Wind It Up > George
Encore: Down Boy, Rebubula
Song That Rang In 2011: Nebraska
Headstash's Coverage: http://headstash.com/news-nugs/moe/653-review-moes-two-night-new-years-eve-run
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION:
A Facebook message earlier this month warned fans to “make a resolution to have your minds blown” on New Year’s Eve. Coming off an underwhelming New Year’s Eve performance at Boston’s House of Blues to ring in 2011, fans are surely prepared for a mind-blowing performance to ring in 2012.
With average winter temperatures well below freezing, hearty moe.rons from around the country will head to the State Theatre in Portland, Maine to close out 2011. It remains unknown whether the band will play three sets or two long sets but with no openers this year, fans can expect a whole lot of moe.
The State Theatre tops out many fans’ list as the best place to see moe. in the country. In a city that loves moe. (the mayor gave the band the key to the city at a Pier Revue performance in 2008), moe. gives the love back with consistently exceptional performances.
With such a great history at the venue, it was only a matter of time before moe. decided to bring their New Year’s celebration there.
Song Predicted To Ring In 2012: Billy Goat
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