Albany introduces “moe.street,” declares “alive and well” on its fifth anniversary

Article Contributed by | Published on Friday, February 24, 2023

As moe. prepares for a 2-night run at Albany’s Palace Theatre beginning tonight (2/24), coinciding with the fifth annual “,” the city has announced that it is temporarily renaming N. Pearl, the street on which the Palace Theatre stands, to moe.street, effective immediately. The decision honors the deep ties between moe. and the City of Albany, which began with the band’s early days living together on Central Avenue in the ‘90s. Their first performance at the Palace Theatre took place on February 23rd, 1996, as part of a “Rock The Vote” concert, and this Saturday will mark the band’s 17th appearance at the venue, in addition to a short video concert they filmed in the Palace Theatre Lobby in the fall of 2020.

“We are overwhelmed with the love the City Of Albany has given our band over the years,” comments guitarist Al Schnier. “From declaring Feb 24th as ‘’ to this, the dedication of ‘moe.street in front of The Palace Theatre, we are humbled and deeply honored.”

Albany’s annual was established in February 2018, to celebrate the band’s first appearance in the city following bassist Rob Derhak’s treatment for oropharyngeal cancer. Today, less than two months after the return of guitarist Chuck Garvey to the road full-time following his stroke in 2021, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan declared “alive and well.”

Following moe.’s apperances in Albany this weekend, the next leg of the band’s tour will center around the southeast, with a number of dates in Florida, followed by a 2-night run at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta on March 23-24. The tour will then conclude with a string of April/May dates, culminating in Kansas City on Wednesday, May 3rd, a 3-night run at Brooklyn Bowl, and the Summer Camp Music Festival from May 25-28th. It was also recently announced that keyboardist Nate Wilson, who first sat in with the band during Garvey’s recovery last year, is now an official member of the band and will perform at all of moe.’s performances, going forward.

moe. is a one-of-a-kind band that has never been easily categorized. Their sonic adventurousness and tongue-in-cheek humor are distinctly and undeniably their own. Praised by American Songwriter for their “mind-bending musicality,” moe. is treasured for their mesmerizing musical synergy, unfettered showmanship, and smart, resonant songcraft.
moe.’s longevity is no doubt due to the family spirit shared between its members and its engaged fanbase, the, a bond that has been fortified through decades on the road. moe. has performed innumerable headline tours, international festival sets, music-themed cruises, and sold-out shows alongside countless household-name artists. They’ve also promoted and headlined multiple festivals of their own, including snoe.down and moe.down. The band’s vibrant blend of inventive musicality and genre-blurring is on full display on two recent releases, their 12th studio album, 'This Is Not, We Are,' and the 'Not Normal' EP.
moe. is Al Schnier (guitar, vocals) * Chuck Garvey (guitar, vocals) * Rob Derhak (bass, vocals) * Jim Loughlin (percussion, vibes) * Vinnie Amico (drums) * Nate Wilson (keys)

moe. US Tour Dates

Friday, February 24th – Palace Theater – Albany, NY*
Saturday, February 25th – Palace Theater – Albany, NY
Thursday, March 9th – Brooklyn Bowl – Nashville, TN
Friday, March 10th – Mars Music Hall – Huntsville, AL
Saturday, March 11th – Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN
Sunday, March 12th – Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
Wednesday, March 15th – Music Hall – Charleston, SC
Thursday, March 16th – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
Friday, March 17th – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Saturday, March 18th – Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL
Sunday, March 19th – PV Concert Hall – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Tuesday, March 21st – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
Wednesday, March 22nd – Jefferson Theatre – Charlottesville, VA
Thursday, March 23rd – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
Friday, March 24th – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
Saturday, March 25th – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
Friday, April 14th – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
Saturday, April 15th - Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
Wednesday, April 26th – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
Thursday, April 27th – The Echo Lounge – Dallas, TX
Friday, April 28th – Paramount Theatre – Austin, TX
Saturday, April 29th – Tipitina’s – New Orleans, LA
Sunday, April 30th – Tipitina’s – New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, May 2nd – JJ’s Live – Fayetteville, AR
Wednesday, May 3rd – The Truman – Kansas City, MO
Thursday, May 18th – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
Friday, May 19th – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, May 20th – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
Thursday, May 25th-Sunday, May 28th – Summer Camp Music Festival – Chillicothe, IL
Friday, June 16th – Red Rock Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO^
Saturday, June 17th – Red Rock Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO^
Thursday, July 13th-Saturday, July 15th – 4848 Festival – Snowshoe, WV
* with Karina Rykman