July 17th was a dark day in moe. history as the band announced they would be soon starting a dreaded indefinite hiatus due to a devastating reason, bassist Rob Derhak had been diagnosed with cancer. Thankfully, Derhak has made tremendous strides in his recovery following treatment and today the band has confirmed their return to the stage.
moe.’s comeback will take place at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on February 2 and 3. The quintet will play two sets each night with Kung Fu aboard as support on the 2nd.
Derhak was diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer in July, which led to the cancellation of moe.’s touring plans for the rest of the year. He last shared the stage with his band mates at The Huckleberry Jam in Tamarack, Idaho on July 28.
“It’s been a tough few months, and I couldn’t have done it without the overwhelming support of my family, and my famoe.ly,” Rob stated. “And although it’s still not clear what the future brings, the positivity and love that I’m feeling for moe.’s and my next chapter is beyond exciting. I feel like a kid counting down the days until Christmas, and our energy as a band, is like nothing I’ve experienced before. Thank you all for the well wishes, prayers, and healing vibes.”
This morning’s announcement comes with no mention of additional dates or of Derhak’s status other than that he, “has made tremendous strides in his recovery following treatment.” A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be available tomorrow (Wednesday, November 15) at 10 a.m. ET ahead of the general on sale this Friday, November 17 at 10 a.m. ET. Head here for tickets to 2/2 and here for 2/3.