The latest moe. tour kicked off tonight at Lupo’s in Providence, Rhode Island. Before the show, guitarist Chuck Garvey asked fans for suggestions of what the jam stalwarts should play via Twitter and wound up getting a ton of requests. Garvey promised to perform a few of the requests which did wind up happening by the time the show wrapped up.
[via Chuck Garvey on Instagram]
One of the big surprises of the night came at the start of the second set when moe. dusted off their cover of Cissy Strut by The Meters for the first time since 2010. It was only the eighth time moe. has played Cissy Strut since its debut in 2001. Also of note was another performance of That Coffee Tune, a song which was busted out for the band’s Halloween show in Nashville after going unplayed for more than 15 years. That Coffee Tune was the filling in the middle of a Brent Black sandwich that closed the second set. Also, Cathedral was performed for the first time since March. The fun continued into the encore when moe. took fan-favorite Johnny Lineup off the shelf for its 2012 debut. This rarity had only been performed 11 times since the first moe.down in 2000.
Here’s the setlist from moe. at Lupo’s tonight…
Set 1 (7:13pm edt): Bring You Down > Californ IA > Runaway Overlude, Cathedral, Yodelittle > McBain > Yodelittle
Set 2 (9:01pm edt): Cissy Strut, Wind It Up, Puebla > Water > Brent Black > That Coffee Tune > Brent Black
Encore: Alnouncments, Johnny Lineup*, She Sends Me
* – w/ Andy Freed on Shaker
[via PT moe.]
Next up for moe. are a pair of shows at NYC area theaters: The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York (LTP – 10/05/1996) on Friday and Montclair, New Jersey’s Wellmont Theatre on Saturday.