moe. Sticks and Stones/Tour


"Muscular guitar pop with room for rambling." -Rolling Stone

Sticks and Stones, the new album from moe., features eight new songs that have never been performed live and two previously unreleased songs. Produced by the band and John Siket (Dave Matthews Band, Dispatch, Yo La Tango), who worked with the band on several of their critically acclaimed records, including Dither (2001), Sticks and Stones follows moe.'s release The Conch by just a year and will be released on moe.'s record label Fatboy Records on Tuesday, January 22, 2008. The album will also be available in limited edition vinyl; a first for moe. in this format.

Sticks and Stones is a departure from the unique recording process moe. used on Wormwood (2003) and The Conch (2007) in which live rhythm tracks were combined with studio overdubs. Excluding "Conviction Song" and "All Roads Lead To Home", Sticks and Stones was written entirely during the recording sessions. moe. formed in 1990 and this is the first time they have recorded an album of unheard, new material.

"The material differs quite a bit from The Conch and Wormwood which were largely cultivated from songs nurtured through live improvisation," says guitarist Al Schnier. "The songs that comprise Sticks and Stones are much more straight, like many classic songs in the moe. canon, and have a roots rock quality to them, as opposed to the more progressive rock element of The Conch."

moe. rented an old church in the mountains of New England and brought their own recording gear. The idea was to create a unique, comfortable situation that was conducive to creativity.

With ten songs clocking in at just under forty-one minutes, Sticks and Stones is moe.'s most concise recording to date. Various overdubs and final mixing were done at the world-renowned Allaire Studios in the Catskills. Mastering was handled by the legendary and Grammy Award winning Bob Ludwig (Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Beck, Pearl Jam). Guest musicians include Cornmeal's Allie Kral playing violin and viola on "Cathedral," "Conviction Song," "September" and "Raise A Glass." Emilio China also played violin on "Cathedral." Friends Umphrey's McGee added backing vocals to "Raise A Glass," and Nadine Lafond lends additional vocals on several songs.

Following their New Year's Eve performance at Radio City Music Hall (for the second year in a row), the band will tour this Winter in support of Sticks and Stones, beginning January 17 in San Francisco. Tour dates are below.

Sticks and Stones Track Listing
1. Cathedral
2. Sticks and Stones
3. Darkness
4. Conviction Song
5. Zed Naught Z
6. Deep This Time
7. All Roads Lead to Home
8. September
9. Queen of Everything
10. Raise A Glass

Tour Dates
12/17/07 Mon Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
12/30/07 Sun The Fillmore at Irving Plaza New York, NY
12/31/07 Mon Radio City Music Hall New York, NY
01/17/08 Thu The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
01/18/08 Fri House of Blues West Hollywood, CA
01/19/08 Sat The Grove Of Anaheim Anaheim, CA
01/24/08 Thu The Pageant St. Louis, MO
01/25/08 Fri The Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL
01/26/08 Sat The Rave/Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
01/27/08 Sun First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
01/30/08 Wed Lifestyle Communities Pavilion Columbus, OH
01/31/08 Thu The Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
02/01/08 Fri Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
02/02/08 Sat Orpheum Theater Boston, MA

[Published on: 11/29/07]

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tourfan starstarstarstarstar Thu 11/29/2007 09:15AM
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Yea, give me MOE. See you Moe.rons at the O in Beantown.

stoops Thu 11/29/2007 09:20AM
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they never let me down. i'm fuckin stoked!

I_Drink_It_Up starstar Thu 11/29/2007 09:24AM
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moe. is southernly challenged

moejoerisin Thu 11/29/2007 09:30AM
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sweet - this new album is news to me. sounds really cool.

crescentvale starstarstarstarstar Thu 11/29/2007 09:40AM
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The St.Louis show will have the full effects going on! Can't wait!! The new tunes for the holiday season. Moe. always doing work. you good. I'm good.

gmoo Thu 11/29/2007 09:41AM
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How bout an Ann Arbor date after the Minneapolis show?

biged Thu 11/29/2007 09:44AM
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I agree that MOE is southernly challenged.....they haven't played Nashville in years.

moephishH2O starstarstarstarstar Thu 11/29/2007 09:50AM
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Sweet! Can't wait for the Filmore in January!

^ last time I saw moe. in Nashville was Halloween in 2004 @ the Ryman. Man, what a show!!

TXfarmhouse Thu 11/29/2007 10:32AM
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Another SADDENED southerner here. They just don't get to Austin. I have been waiting YEARS!!! then they played SXSW for 45 minutes and you couldn't get tickets for it. with that being said - I will go to philly for this.

phreak89 starstar Thu 11/29/2007 10:50AM
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Do these guys hate FL or something, i don't blame them cause i don't care for it either but come on, they've had one gig here in the 2 and half years i've been here, and it was just thier one set at Langerado last year.

Smittea starstarstarstarstar Thu 11/29/2007 10:52AM
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10 new songs! Can't wait. With any luck, this is only the first leg of the tour.

mickrod420 starstarstarstarstar Thu 11/29/2007 11:11AM
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philhitz Thu 11/29/2007 11:31AM
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see you guys on jan 30 :)

sunnbear Thu 11/29/2007 11:31AM
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Stuck-up Yankees! Maybe that's why they don't go down South.

youngphan starstarstarstar Thu 11/29/2007 11:37AM
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Never seen MOE never particularly enjoyed anything from them but here is there shot to gain a place in my heart see y'all in Minneapolis even saying that i look forward eagerly

SchpecialDave starstarstarstarstar Thu 11/29/2007 12:02PM
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moe. on vinyl!!!! Brilliant!!!

jaghabpv Thu 11/29/2007 12:10PM
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phreak-- they also played jacksonville last year

sunnbear Thu 11/29/2007 12:19PM
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Hey, I did see them in the South last year. Southern California!!!

moeMan1 starstarstarstarstar Thu 11/29/2007 12:46PM
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can't wait to hear some new material. I am really glad they didnt wait another 3 years before releasing a new album. I was begining to wonder if moe. would fall victim to the hiatus bug.

crawf Thu 11/29/2007 01:37PM
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gmoo Thu 11/29/2007 01:59PM
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I think I would call Moe. slightly interesting on stage at the least.

CeilingFan247 Thu 11/29/2007 02:01PM
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The Plan:

Leave MI - Head down to visit friend in Evensville, IN - next day hit St. Louis show. Back to Evansville that night. Chill. Next Day head up to Chicago show. Head back home to MI. The next week: Drive down to Columbus with my lady, rock out. Good times had by all.

junkyard_dawg Thu 11/29/2007 02:31PM
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I cant wait to hear Allie Kral on those four tracks!

Rollin' Rosemary! Thu 11/29/2007 02:33PM
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Rollin' Rosemary!


pupmed for the orpheum show!!

jbleiche starstarstarstarstar Thu 11/29/2007 02:44PM
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YAYAYYAYAYAYY!!!!!! I knew that they were working on a new album because I heard something about it on XM, but I had no idea it was gonna be this soon! I'm seeing them on New Years so hopefully they'll be previewing some of the new songs then or at some of the otherr shows coming up...and also electric factory a week or so after the album drops!! They are so kick ass, I can't believe there coming out with another album so soon after the conch (quite possibly their best cd). Keep em' comin'!!!!

Treetophigh Thu 11/29/2007 03:22PM
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cant wait for FRIDAY in chicago

theguykeator Thu 11/29/2007 03:54PM
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Moe will melt Minneapolis. They will redeem themselves after that short but tastey set at 10klf. Cant wait to go nuts.

HoodooVoodoo starstarstarstarstar Thu 11/29/2007 04:21PM
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I dont think The Conch is anywhere near their best. Wormwood was the shit! No San Diego love? Guess I'm going to have to hit up Hollyweird.

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Thu 11/29/2007 05:19PM
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HooDoo - fuck hollywood just go the next night in Anaheim ...alot closer (if your comin from SD)


CAli CHronic, hot bitches......and MOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

O1Roggae Thu 11/29/2007 06:27PM
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no love for the south what the hell.

lvcheese Thu 11/29/2007 07:48PM
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Moe hasn't changed in the past 5 years. I hope they came up with some sweet material. I do love moe though don't get me wrong.

WordToYourMoms Fri 11/30/2007 07:06AM
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moe. maybe hadn't played nashville but they have been to a bunch of the bonnaroo music festivals which is in manchester... nashville's neighbor!

joecusack13 Fri 11/30/2007 07:10AM
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Wil there be a repeat of three nights of Moe. in Atlanta?

YEMolly Fri 11/30/2007 08:52AM
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Dammit!!!! No dates in the South...again?!?! I'm going through moe. withdrawls. This saddens me so.

Marcsmall Fri 11/30/2007 10:47AM
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surlybuf Fri 11/30/2007 11:01AM
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Last week, I was telling my friend how I liked Umphree's. Their music rocks (especially when they go metal), but the vocals are lacking to say the least. Now moe. has acquired these instrumental virtuosos to sing. Excellent move!

bulgingminiscus star Fri 11/30/2007 11:07AM
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you can lump railroad earth in with those other 5 star singers. unique recording technique? live tracks with overdubs ? kids can you say les paul 1940's ? geez....

davesez69 starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/30/2007 11:55AM
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People please they are not young dudes anymore, their days of doing 90 shows a year are over,get used to it. They all have families now, of course I live around Boston so it doesn't affect me that much. ;)

southfork starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/30/2007 07:00PM
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Great news MOE. Now how's bout another DVD.....Maybe some old shows you have in the archives???? Throw a Worms & all style DVD? First things first, IrvingPlaza>RadioF-ingCity>Boston>YEAH

rebubulaa Sat 12/1/2007 01:28PM
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The Southeast needs moe. love... Whats up with that?

billstar Sun 12/2/2007 01:44AM
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southernly challenged?? I've seen them twice in charelston sc... and don't they always play bonnaroo?? last I checked that was in tenn..... dunno, sounds like they get around to me, they just need to tour more in genral, they rock and more is better

Moebeans Sun 12/2/2007 10:02PM
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Im a huge and i live in lake tahoe. so excited about the filmore show.It will be riddiculous. I cant believe moe has all this new material that I havent heard. I was at vegoose and they went completely off.One of my favorite shows ever. They are tight and so isnt umphreys!!! cant wait for new album.

Jbsgroove starstarstarstarstar Tue 12/4/2007 01:01PM
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Alright moe.!!!!! This is a total surprise, and I love it. Now just get em closer to Nashville and I'll be even happier. See you moe.rons in St. Louis and Columbus!

gregpua Wed 12/5/2007 06:36PM
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they need to come back to lexington! last time they were here in '04 they brought down the house. the new album looks nice, maybe a nice xmas gift for me.

peace moe

nuke_ticketbastard starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/6/2007 09:11AM
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yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeha! my girl just ordered tix for philly and , i can't f'n wait! i have been listening to moe for ever it seems but have NEVER been to see them yet. heven't heard the last couple albums so guess ill have to pick them up.... finally i get to see them yeah! one more band to knock off my list of must sees.

FinDPloyK Fri 12/7/2007 08:11PM
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that does kind of suck that they dont play down south...... come to asheville dammit we have hippies

tomstewdevine Wed 12/12/2007 09:31AM
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ill be riding along from chicago to minneapolis, even a bad moe. show kicks more ass than most can preform on a good night.

petemora starstarstarstarstar Wed 12/12/2007 12:20PM
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I saw a moe. cover band a couple weeks ago. they were called "shemp". they were pretty good, they did a lot of stuff off of wormwood.

UncleStinky Thu 12/13/2007 10:27AM
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Where the hell are the Pacific Northwest dates???????? Let's start up in Seattle or Vancouver and work our way down the left coast!!!! Give me some moe. in the PNW!!!!!!

FrankJam starstarstarstar Thu 12/27/2007 03:10AM
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come down south moe.! the added show in Boone, NC put a smile on my face, even though it's still 8 hours from my home in Florida.....i'll be there w/ bells on moe. album.....woo!

Rollin' Rosemary! Mon 1/14/2008 02:28PM
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Rollin' Rosemary!

moe. has put on a great performance on all of the shows ive gone too.

there worst show kept me up because they took 2 of the most drunkest and stupidest people in the crowd and got them on stage to make fools of them.

Rob was laughing and making jokes at the drunk fat guy who thought he was the shit.

it was priceless.

Rollin' Rosemary! Wed 1/30/2008 07:59AM
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Rollin' Rosemary!

ahhh 3 more days. im pupmed!

Rollin' Rosemary! Sun 2/3/2008 01:05AM
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Rollin' Rosemary!

wow, that was the best moe. show ive ever gone too.

melonhead420 Sat 2/16/2008 07:11PM
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they need to come back to indy