Among the hardest-working outfits in any genre or any region, the multifaceted moe. will in 2010 celebrate their 20th anniversary with an itinerary that would exhaust the most eager newcomer. More than just a series of shows, the events scheduled for 2010 are a reflection of moe.’s commitment to their fans, their community, and their planet. In addition to their rigorous schedule of upcoming gigs, moe. will release an anthology that combines some of their best-loved material, an unrecorded concert favorite and further evolved re-recorded versions of songs from their two major label releases. Honored with multiple Jammy awards for both their recordings and their marathon concert appearances, moe.’s unique hybrid of careful songcraft and fearless improvisation have earned them a substantial, devoted following. They have shared bills with the Allman Brothers Band, Robert Plant, the Dead, the Who, and Dave Matthews Band, and have collaborated onstage with artists ranging from Bela Fleck, Bob Weir, and Trey Anastasio to Peter Frampton, Blue Oyster Cult, and Warren Haynes.
The 20th anniversary festivities commence with a two-night stand at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City on January 22 and 23, with the first night being a benefit for World Hunger Year (WHY) www.. Founded in 1975, WHY focuses on creating awareness of poverty and hunger around the world, and recognizing and implementing realistic solutions to this ongoing crisis. Throughout 2010, moe. will also continue their commitments to such organizations and causes as Headcount, Free Burma, autism awareness, and other social and environmental issues. For the first night of their stand at Roseland, moe. will be joined by a number of special guests, including Butch Trucks (Allman Brothers), Jeff Austin (Yonder Mountain String Band), and Marco Benevento (The Benevento Duo). Following Roseland, moe. will take to the road for the rest of the winter and early spring, culminating on March 26, 27, and 28 with the third snoe.down taking place this time in Killington and Rutland, Vermont: a three-day music and winter sports festival founded by moe. with Great Northeast Productions. In addition to multiple moe. sets, this year’s snoe.down will feature performances by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Railroad Earth, Hot Day at the Zoo, the McLovins and more to come. A limited number of Early Bird tickets remain. For more information visit www.snoedown.com.
Mid April finds moe. hosting the tropical throe.down over four days on the pristine shores of the Dominican Republic. moe. will perform on the beach all four days, joining their fans in a thriving celebration of both the band’s history and their future. In May, moe. will appear at the 10th annual Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, Illinois. Co-founded by moe., Jay Goldberg Presents, and Jam Productions, Summer Camp Music Festival will feature sets by The Avett Brothers, Umphrey’s Mcgee, Gov’t Mule, Yonder Mountain String Band, and many more to be announced. For more information www.summercampfestival.com/2010/
Full tour dates are listed below.
Formed in Buffalo, NY in 1990, moe.’s journey began in the humble confines of Broadway Joe’s in Buffalo and has taken them as far as Japan’s Fuji Rock festival, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza. Over the course of their career, they have developed several of their own annual festivals (including moe.down which has featured such artists as The Flaming Lips, Ani DiFranco, and over 200 others), released two major-label albums, and founded their own Fatboy Records imprint, which works closely with E1 Distribution and Cherry Lane Publishing to bring moe.’s music to an ever growing audience of die-hard admirers. For more information www.moe.org
moe. is: Vinnie Amico (drums), Rob Derhak (bass, vocals), Chuck Garvey (guitar, vocals), Jim Loughlin (percussion, vibes), and Al Schnier (guitar, vocals).
22-Jan-10 Fri New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
23-Jan-10 Sat New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
27-Jan-10 Wed Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theater
28-Jan-10 Thu Rochester, NY Harro East Theater & Ballroom
29-Jan-10 Fri Boston, MA House of Blues
30-Jan-10 Sat Ithaca, NY The State Theatre
31-Jan-10 Sun Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
25-Feb-10 Thu San Francisco, CA Fillmore
26-Feb-10 Fri Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
27-Feb-10 Sat Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock CafÃˆ
28-Feb-10 Sun Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theatre
3-Mar-10 Wed Tulsa, OK Cain’sBallroom
4-Mar-10 Thu Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall
5-Mar-10 Fri Chicago, IL The Riviera
6-Mar-10 Sat Chicago, IL The Riviera
7-Mar-10 Sun Davenport, IA Capitol Theatre
10-Mar-10 Wed Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater
11-Mar-10 Thu Greensboro, NC Carolina Theatre
12-Mar-10 Fri Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
13-Mar-10 Sat Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
26-Mar-10 Sat snoe.down Killington and Rutland, VT
27-Mar-10 Sat snoe.down Killington and Rutland, VT
28-Mar-10 Sat snoe.down Killington and Rutland, VT