Watch moe. Play ‘The Road’ & ‘Mexico’ In The Lobby Of Albany’s Palace Theatre
moe. gathered in the lobby of historic Albany, New York venue the Palace Theatre on October 21, 2020 to perform two sets that were filmed for the “Play For The Palace” livestream special. The quintet shared official video featuring the pairing of “The Road” and “Mexico” which brought their opening “Play For The Palace” frame to a close.
The video was released today to coincide with “moe. Day.” Albany mayor Cathy Sheehan proclaimed February 24th “moe. Day” in the city at the beginning of the band’s 2018 concert at the Palace Theatre. “The biggest honor that has ever been bestowed upon us. We have our own day, so every February 24th if you’re in Albany what are you gonna do?” said moe. bassist Rob Derhak after Sheehan presented the band with the proclamation. “Perhaps we should make this an annual event, a parade maybe” quipped guitarist Al Schnier before discussing the band’s first show in Albany at Valentine’s.
moe. first played the Palace in 1996 and returned to their “home away from home” a number of times over the years. The band contributed a portion of “Play For The Palace” ticket sales to the venue.
“Play For The Palace” premiered on Friday, December 11. moe. focused on classics throughout the two-set performance. The +18-minute sequence shared by the band today starts with “The Road,” a song penned by Schnier that moe. debuted in 2004 and included on their 2007 hybrid live/studio album The Conch. Schnier and company worked “The Road” into a well-jammed version of “Mexico,” a beloved favorite from moe.’s early days featuring the story of a road trip Al embarked upon for his 21st birthday.
Celebrate “moe. Day” with the band’s “The Road” > “Mexico” from the lobby of the Palace below: