Jam stalwarts moe. have canceled a number of upcoming shows as drummer Vinnie Amico isn’t recovering from an undisclosed illness as fast as hoped. Percussionist Jim Laughlin took his spot behind the kit for the past four shows, and will play drums for moe.’s set at Saturday’s Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue, New York, but beyond that the band decided to bag 11 upcoming gigs.
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Here’s the full announcement from the moe. org…
*MOE. SUMMER TOUR UPDATE*: As you all may know, moe. played the past 4 shows with percussionist Jim Loughlin on drums because Vinnie has been sick. Although Vinnie is starting to feel better, he still needs some time to recover. With regret, we are cancelling most of our remaining summer dates. Jim will play drums with moe. on Saturday at the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue, NY. We hope and anticipate Vinnie will be able to return for the 7/31 Wilmington NC show, our opening set with the Allman Brothers in Atlanta on 8/1 and for moe.down.
We would like to thank all our fans and all the promoters for their understanding and support. And a heartfelt thank you for all the well wishes to Vin. A few of the shows will be made up on the fall tour. We will update those once they are re-scheduled. At this time, refunds will be made for the 11 canceled shows at the point of purchase.
Once again, thank you for your support,
moe. and the .org
Get well soon Vinnie!