moe. to hit Boston’s House of Blues in March

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Veteran jam band moe. are back on the road and touring in support of their new album, What Happened to the LA-LAs. The band will make their way to Massachusetts next month and hit Boston’s House of Blues for a show on Friday, March 2. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Ghosts of Jupiter, are now on sale through Live Nation for $30 and $45.

Released last month, What Happened to the LA-LAs is the band’s tenth studio effort and follow-up to 2008’s Sticks and Stones. After signing with Sugar Hill Records, it marks the Buffalo native’s first release with a label in nearly a decade. The group also chose to work with an outside producer for the first time since 1998’s Tin Cans & Car Tires, with John Travis (Kid Rock, Social Distortion, No Doubt) getting the call.

“For most of our career we’ve done everything on our own in a very cottage industry, home-y kind of way,” explained guitarist and vocalist Chuck Garvey in a press release. “With most of our recordings, we’ve gotten the equipment together, we’ve paid for everything ourselves, we’ve produced it ourselves and we’ve had complete control over it. For this album we actually made the leap of putting ourselves in someone else’s hands to help us come out with something different.”

Many of the album’s tracks are songs that moe. have played in concert but never before recording in studio, including “Bones of Lazarus” and the psychedelic “Suck a Lemon”. Among the new songs are “Downward Facing Dog”, a song written by guitarist and keyboardist Al Schnier as he struggled with his father’s poor health. “Being a dad, and being in this situation with my own dad, just makes you look at the big picture,” Schnier said in a press release. “I wanted the song to be something where I could express a passion for life and have it be something that people could relate to.”

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  1. can’t wait to see moe on the second.wish they would play at another venue though.the house of blues kinda sucks.are they ever going to put merch upstairs?have heard numerous complaints about that issue from many people who have had to wait until the show was over to buy a shirt.seems like a simple solution to me.and the gigantic security woman,does she have any idea what kind of crowd goes to jamband shows?seems like her response to everyone is a little harsh when all you need do is ask. we aren’t metal or hip hop fans we come for the music and good times.

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