moe. recently finished a Facebook Live session ahead of their return to the stage for a pair of sold-out shows at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York this weekend. The stream was presented in a way that the image was reversed to that Al Schnier appeared on the left hand side instead of his normal right side position.
First, viewers watched the five-piece work through “McBain,” then the group played a new original titled “What Can I Say.” Schnier explained the band had been woodshedding for about a week and a half at their rehearsal space. The guitarist revealed moe. has new material worked up including “What Can I Say,” which featured Al on lead vocals.
Around the 25-minute mark the band members pulled up some seats and spoke with the audience. Guitarist Chuck Garvey revealed moe. will soon be announcing more 2018 dates. Other topics discussed were bassist Rob Derhak’s return, this weekend’s webcast, that Saturday’s concert will be broadcast on SiriusXM’s Jam On channel, the posters for The Cap shows, their upcoming visits to Red Rocks and the Summer Camp and Peach festivals. The band also hinted at a Zeppelin tribute. Sadly, the group revealed moe. is not doing moe.down this year. They are hoping to bring their festival back in 2019. “It was too late for us to do a moe.down this year,” Schnier said before Derhak exclaimed, “It’s my fault!”
moe. also confirmed that their snoe.down and throe.down festivals are not currently on the docket, but do want to bring the events back at some point. The quintet polled fans about which of the two they’d most like to see. Al & Co. also addressed the possibility of the group returning to Jam Cruise with Schnier denying Derhak’s claim the band was banned from the boat. The session ended with a tour of the group’s rehearsal space. Watch the whole Facebook Live session: