moe. and Twiddle formerly had plans to perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, this weekend along with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Unfortunately, following Rob Derhak’s diagnosis of oropharyngeal cancer and the subsequent indefinite hiatus that moe. has undergone while their bassist seeks treatment, the Red Rocks show was canceled. While the circumstances for the show’s cancellation are somber, moe. and Twiddle (through Twiddle’s nonprofit, White Light Foundation) have teamed up to make sure that some good comes from their planned joint show.
As part of the marketing efforts for the Red Rocks performance, a flag with the details of the show was flown at two music festivals and above the Red Rocks parking lot. In order to raise money for the charity, the members of moe. and Twiddle have signed the flag and plan to auction it off. The proceeds will go to the charity of moe.’s choice, and the band has chosen the nonprofit MusiCares—an organization associated with The Recording Academy that provides safety nets for musicians and others in the music industry during their time of need. MusiCares is not only a non-profit near and dear to both bands’ hearts, but also a worthy, necessary organization with a mission is particularly relevant in light of Derhak’s ongoing medical expenses. You can check out the auction for yourself here. Please consider bidding on this piece of history and in turn supporting the musicians who so regularly fill our lives with joy during the times they need it most. The auction began on August 10th and will continue to run until August 30th.
Get well soon, Rob!