Posted June 17, 2020 by Jeff in Tunes

Moe. Goes Back to Its Roots For Its Forthcoming Album


The veteran jam band moe. will mark its 30th anniversary with the release of a long-awaited new album. Its first studio LP in more than six years, This Is Not, We Are arrives at all DSPs and streaming services on June 26 and will see a physical release later in the year; pre-orders for a number of limited edition 30th anniversary and new album merchandise exclusives are available now.

The band’s first album since 2014’s No Guts, No Glory, it features eight new songs written by band members Chuck Garvey, Alan Schnier, Rob Derhak, Jim Loughlin and Vinnie Amico. The group has fine-tuned the tracks over the past two years by playing them on the road.

“We kind of went back to our roots a bit,” Derhak says in a press release. “We just wanted to do something that made us feel inspired like we had felt when the band first started. But it also has everything that we’ve picked up along the way, all the good baggage – and maybe some of the bad – that we’ve dragged along for the past 30 years.”

The first singles, “LL3,” “Crushing” and “Jazz Cigarette,” are out now. Every new song will be accompanied by an exclusive live performance video, premiering via Relix Magazine. New tracks and live videos will arrive every Tuesday and Thursday through June 23.

Due to the pandemic, moe. has sadly rescheduled its eagerly awaited summer 2020 tour to the summer of 2021. Previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates; fans are asked to contact the initial point of purchase for specific information regarding refunds.

The band recently unveiled moe.ron Mondays, a free weekly webcast presentation of classic live shows streaming every Monday at 8:30pm ET, exclusively via Fans are invited to consider supporting the moe. organization as well as the Recording Academy’s MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. Additional material – including archival concert footage and much more – can be found on the official moe. YouTube channel.



24 – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing

26 – Pelham, TN – The Caverns

27 – Black Mountain, NC – Pisgah Brewing

29 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre

30 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre


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1-4 – Scranton, PA – Peach Music Festival *

9 – Portland, ME – State Theatre

9-11 – Marshfield, MA – Levitate Music & Arts Festival *


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