On Saturday night moe. closed out their triumphant return to the road with the second of two shows at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. The jamband stalwarts treated the sold-out crowd at the historic rock palace to a mix of material from throughout their career along with a pair of debuts.
The night opened up with a trio of songs from their 2003 release Wormwood as they served up the record’s first three tracks in reverse order. The lengthy segued-filled run kicked-off with “Okayalright” than worked its way into “Not Coming Down” and finally into “Wormwood.” The five-piece band next performed old-school favorite “St. Augustine” ahead of their first debut of the night as percussionist Jim Loughlin delivered a new song called “I Can Never.” The band closed out their third frame of the run with an exploratory “Opium,” which saw the band work in a tease on the Grateful Dead’s “Dark Star” before closing things out with “Recreational Chemistry.”
moe.’s second set of the night opened with a string of mid-90s classics with “Brent Black” getting things underway. Guitarist Al Schnier’s fan-favorite “Mexico” was up next with “Timmy Tucker” following. The night’s second new song followed with guitarist Chuck Garvey offering up the debut of “New Hope For The New Year.” The Buffalo-based band reached back for their oldest song of the night with “Yodelittle,” sandwiching “George” in the middle of the song that was first played all the way back in 1992. The band brought their night to an end with another fan favorite:”Buster.” moe. closed out their return to the road with a two-song encore as they offered up “Nebraska” and “Annihilation Blues.”
Watch pro and fan-shot video and check out the full setlist below:
Set I: Okayalright > Not Coming Down > Wormwood > St. Augustine, I Can Never*, All Roads, Opium**, Recreational Chemistry
Set II: Brent Black, Mexico, Timmy Tucker, New Hope For The New Year***, Yodelittle > George > Yodelittle > Buster
Encore: Nebraska, Annihilation Blues
* new Jim song live debut, ** Dead Star (Grateful Dead) tease *** new Chuck song live debut