moe. Announce First 2009 Tour Dates

moe. announced a while back that they needed to take a bit of a break from the road in 2008, and they’ve already announced their return dates for early 2009. They’ll be doing three different two-night runs in their major markets and I’m sure more tour dates will be following soon. Check it.

moe. will hit Denver, New York and Chicago with 2-night stands in each city beginning January 30th, 2009. The Winter tour will consist of ONLY these six shows, and pre-sales start Wednesday, November 5th through moe.ticketing. General on-sale begins on Saturday, November 15th through Ticketmaster. More details to follow – stay tuned!

Part of me really just wonders if this is a band that is a clear example of one that is running its course. Even though the band can support themselves and the infrastructure that they’ve built on, they don’t seem to be breaking out at all past the mold that they’ve been living in for the past couple years. Has their music really gotten progressive and interesting past their 25-minute jams and/or solos?

Jan 30
Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO
1510 Clarkson St 303-837-0360
with Special guests Tea Leaf Green
pre-sale begins 11/5/08

Jan 31
Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO
1510 Clarkson St 303-837-0360
with Special Guests Cornmeal
pre-sale begins on 11/5/08

Feb 13
Terminal 5 New York, NY
610 W 56th St 212-582-6600
pre-sale begins 11/5/08

Feb 14
Terminal 5 New York, NY
610 W 56th St 212-582-6600
pre-sale begins 11/5/08

Feb 27
Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL
4746 N. Racine Ave 773-275-6800
pre-sale begins 11/5/08

Feb 28
Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL
4746 N. Racine Ave 773-275-6800
pre-sale begins 11/5/08

  • deadphish

    ooooh man what a hiatus …. fucking glad they are back.

  • deadphish

    ooooh man what a hiatus …. fucking glad they are back.

  • Andrew

    i just think they are trying to prevent a burnout, and fewer shows a year should help with that. but i’m glad to see them back; moe. kicks ass

  • Andrew

    i just think they are trying to prevent a burnout, and fewer shows a year should help with that. but i’m glad to see them back; moe. kicks ass

  • alexb

    moe will be moe, they never seemed to really branch out much, but then again never sold out or went pop, stayed a solid jam/rock band leaning more toward traditional rock and do their thing well. a solid band, nothing really too flashy, or progressive even.

  • alexb

    moe will be moe, they never seemed to really branch out much, but then again never sold out or went pop, stayed a solid jam/rock band leaning more toward traditional rock and do their thing well. a solid band, nothing really too flashy, or progressive even.

  • karlwhitman

    I agree with alexb that moe will be moe, but at the same time, I do believe that their albums are great examples of original work. Whether it be within their mold, they are still fresh and continue compared to many other things going on in music. I would rather check out a band that keeps an original sound stays within that sound rather than one that tries to progress and fails like many bands have done in the past (ah-hem, string cheese, although I am a huge fan).

  • karlwhitman

    I agree with alexb that moe will be moe, but at the same time, I do believe that their albums are great examples of original work. Whether it be within their mold, they are still fresh and continue compared to many other things going on in music. I would rather check out a band that keeps an original sound stays within that sound rather than one that tries to progress and fails like many bands have done in the past (ah-hem, string cheese, although I am a huge fan).

  • http://www.burningoak.com Kane

    Eh, I don’t see them quitting too soon, but I’ve lost interest. Three shows in a row in 2006 where they opened the second set with a 40+ minute jam and I started yawning. They’re still fun at festivals, but I stopped spending my money to see them alone.

  • http://www.burningoak.com Kane

    Eh, I don’t see them quitting too soon, but I’ve lost interest. Three shows in a row in 2006 where they opened the second set with a 40+ minute jam and I started yawning. They’re still fun at festivals, but I stopped spending my money to see them alone.

  • http://www.thejamtribe.com DJ

    The 40 minute jams are great, but I agree they can be excessive. I think Moe. will be always be one of the best jam bands but I’m not sure if they can make new material like their previous classics. I just hope they’ll be back at the Saranac brewery in June.

  • http://www.thejamtribe.com DJ

    The 40 minute jams are great, but I agree they can be excessive. I think Moe. will be always be one of the best jam bands but I’m not sure if they can make new material like their previous classics. I just hope they’ll be back at the Saranac brewery in June.