On Saturday, moe. closed out their winter tour with a scorching two-set performance at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, marking the band’s first performance back at the Upper West Side venue since 2010. Following a sold-out performance on Friday at Brooklyn Bowl, moe. returned to The City That Never Sleeps with a debut tune, as well as a sit-in from Blues Travelers’ John Popper.

moe. came out to open their first set with the Al Schnier-led “Waiting For The Punchline”, which was followed up by a debut original of “Along For The Ride”, written by bassist Rob Derhak. The band moved forward with “Four” and “Don’t Wanna Be”, before welcoming John Popper for the remainder of the set to add an extra dash of harmonica to the Saturday night rock show. moe. paid their respect to The Big Apple with “New York City” before diving head-first into an improv-heavy take on “Blue Jeans Pizza”. moe. brought their electric first set to a close with “Moth”.

moe. w/ John Popper – “New York City”

[Video: Mike Maciunski]

moe. w/ John Popper – “Blue Jeans Pizza”

[Video: Mike Maciunski]

moe. w/ John Popper – “Moth”

[Video: Mike Maciunski]

moe. returned to open their second set with a deep “Timmy Tucker” before smoothly segueing into the recently debuted “Dangerous Game”, played for the second time live. moe. kicked things into high gear for the remainder of their set, weaving in and out of “McBain” and “George”, with “Montego” and “Time Ed” thrown in the middle, before closing the monstrosity of a segue with “George”. “Spine Of A Dog” served as the exploratory’s evening’s lone encore.

For ticketing and a full list of moe.’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.

Setlist: moe. | Beacon Theatre | New York, New York | 2/23/2019

Set One: Waiting For The Punchline > Along For The Ride#, Four, Don’t Wanna Be, New York City*, Blue Jeans Pizza* > Moth*

Set Two: Timmy Tucker > Dangerous Game, McBain > George > McBain > Montego > Time Ed > George

Encore: Wind It Up, Spine Of A Dog

{* w/ John Popper on harmonica
# FTP – (original – rob. song)}