One of the best guys in the biz will be down for a bit, but we know he won’t be out for long. This message came from our friends in moe.:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, moe. will be going on indefinite hiatus effective August 1st, 2017.
We will play our remaining 2 shows in July (7/21 PlayStation Theater, 7/28 The 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.
Rob, Chuck, Al, Jim, & Vinnie
And that was followed by this from bassist, singer, and central focal point Rob Derhak:
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 music festival 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.
We are certain that you all join us in wishing Rob well on his road to recovery. We sure hope we don’t miss that glorious grin and boundless spirit for long.
Much love, Rob.
Featured image courtesy of Jam Cruise photographer Chris Monaghan.