moe. does Illinois; and Summer Camp Artist Update

Well I managed to make it to both moe.’s Urbana Champaign show and their Chicago show, both of which were a blast. I’ve got some setlists for you as well as some of the torrents. Unfortunately the Urbana show isn’t available for download yet, but I have a feeling it’s because the guy I saw taping it was at the Chicago show and I have a feeling the St. Louis show, too, so check back here later and maybe we’ll have a torrent or two for Chambana’s rockin’ sets.

First Friday night’s Chicago show: (Get the torrent here)

02/03/06 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
The Disco Biscuits opened
Set I: Plane Crash, It, Again and Again, Okayalright, Waiting For The Punchline, Hi and Lo> Moth1
Set II: McBain2> Lazarus> George, Karma Police> Bullet> Timmy Tucker
3
Encore:
Godzilla

1 with Brendan Bayliss from Umphrey’s McGee
2 with Aron Magner of the Disco Biscuits
3 Reprise on 02/04/2006

And the Urbana show from Thursday:

02/02/06 Foellinger Auditorium, Urbana, IL
Set I: Spine Of A Dog> New York City> She Sends Me, Four> Wicked Awesome, Captain America> Bring It Back Home1
Set II: Tailspin> Meat, Biblical, Opium> 32 Things> New York City
Encore: Join Together> Nebraska

1 last time played 4/08/05, 73 shows

moe. also treated St. Louis to quite a show on Saturday night, which I was unable to attend but heard good things about nevertheless. Here’s the setlist and download: (Get the torrent here)

02/04/06 Pageant Theatre, St. Louis, MO
Set I: St. Augustine, Good Trip, Head> Timmy Tucker1> Head, Gone> Wind it up
Set II: Faker> The Road> Kids, So Long> Rebubula
Encore: Down Boy

1 Reprise completed the 02/03/2006 version

Another highlight of the show: a little moe. commentary on Summer Camp, including some loose lips. From the mouth of moe. bassist Rob Derhak, Yonder Mountain String Band, Rusted Root, and Bill Nershi’s (of String Cheese Incident) side project with his wife, Jilian Nershi, Honky Tonk Homeslice. I believe another band or two was mentioned, but it wasn’t clear what he said. So there you have it, along with three nights of moe., two nights of Umphrey’s McGee, and Keller Williams, Rusted Root, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Honky Tonk Homeslice have been announced for Summer Camp 2006 in Chillicothe, IL. Get your tickets quick, the contest for concert giveaways with ticket purchase ends on February 28th, and prices go up, too.

Here’s a copy of thanks/update posted by Al of moe. on their Tour Diary page. This post also confirms the band’s Summer Camp announcement from Chicago. For some reason the post was quickly taken down, but that’s not stopping us, right?

February 05, 2006::
one leg down

hello all,
sitting in the airport in st. louis, waiting for a plane. just wanted to thank you all for making the 1st leg of our winter tour an enjoyable, successful outing. thanks also to our great road crew w/o whom none of this would be possible. they are totally the unsung heroes of our world. the shows come off the way they do, largely due to their efforts – & when they make our job easy, we can focus on playing. thanks guys.

thanks to all of you who really went out of your way to join us on this run. we had folks who drove from boston to chicago, flew from seattle to just about everywhere, drove from portland ME & did the whole tour, flew from l.a. & did the whole tour, sconies all over the place, & of course, good friends from charlotte & nashville who always show up @ the right time & make our loves on the road seem a bit more normal. it was a very impressive showing, all around. thank you all.

looking forward to getting back to texas, ok, new orleans, charlotte, & atlanta (2 nts. @ the fox!), and then on to snoe.down. we just confirmed the everyone orchestra, which will include jon fishman, jamie masefield, steve kimock, as well as members of moe. & several other musicians. should prove to be an interesting ride. did I mention that moe. is playing outside on the mountain on saturday afternoon? ski or ride up to the stage & enjoy some hot chocolate w. us.

other (warmer) news – currently planning our summer tour. we will begin @ summer camp & tour straight thru to bonnaroo. we are also planning @ least 2 add’l runs. details will come shortly. there will be several big shows, some nice short runs w. friends, plenty of moe. & plans to make sure we cover as much ground as possible this summer (even the often lost & forgotten left coast).

as of now, we have moe., umphrey’s, keller, rusted root, yonder, & billy nershi’s band confirmed for summer camp. there will be much more to come.

boarding flight now. take care.

al.

Good to hear, maybe we’ll find out why the post was taken down later.