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Moe. live at the Metropolitan Theatre. Concert on 3/8/15 in Morgantown, West Virginia. Photo by: Nicholas Hess.
Moe. live at the Metropolitan Theatre. Concert on 3/8/15 in Morgantown, West Virginia. Photo by: Nicholas Hess.

The Band will take a Break to Rest and Recover after 27 Years of Music History

Moe., a northeast rock band, will be going on an indefinite hiatus following news that Rob Derhak, bassist for the group, will need to go under treatments to repair his body.

They were cornerstones of the ’90s jamband movement and were pivotal musicians that helped make Bonnaroo a household name.

On a positive note, Derhak points out that he is in good hands overall. Read over his message below.

Moe. released a statement:

We will play our remaining 2 shows in July (7/21 NYC, 7/28 Huckleberry Jam), as well as our Lockn’ Festival appearance with Phil Lesh.  Other than these 3 shows, we will be closing our doors until further notice.
More info for the Summer Tour with Railroad Earth will be forthcoming in the next few days.  Please give us some time to sort out the details.
Thank you all for your love & support.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  We look forward to seeing you down the road.
Love,
Rob, Chuck, Al, Jim, & Vinnie
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A letter from Rob:

Early last week I was diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer.  Although I’d known something wasn’t quite right for a while, I wasn’t expecting to get this news.  The prognosis is good, and the survival rate is high.  Unfortunately the treatment will be rough on my body, and my voice.  I will be out of commission for the foreseeable future, which means, moe. will be going on an unplanned hiatus.  My treatments will begin in early August, and I will not be available for our planned summer tour.  I’m very happy that we, as a band and a fan base, were able to successfully bring moe.down back this Summer and I thank you all for your support.  My love for our music, my band mates, our crew, and all of you continually grows and I hope to be back on stage doing what I love to do sometime soon.  Until then, know that I’m in good hands, and I’m forever grateful for all of your support.

Your Pal,

Rob


Personally, I’ve been following Moe. since 2001, and have shared some of the best nights of my life with them performing on stage. I’m forever grateful for their contributions to music history. Get well soon Rob, I can’t wait to be there for your first show back.

Catch past performances from the band on YouTube.