moe. bassist Rob Derhak, who announced yesterday that he has been diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer and that his band will be going on a hiatus, has responded to third-party scalpers who are hiking up the prices to moe.‘s late-night show at New York’s Playstation Theater this Friday, July 21.
“It has come to my attention that 3rd parties are now selling tickets to our NYC show for ridiculous amounts of $$,” Derhak writes on his Facebook page. “I implore you guys to not buy those tickets. Fuck those guys! If you missed out, just catch us the next time around.” Friday’s NYC show is one of only two gigs moe. will play this month, with Derhak’s treatment and road hiatus to begin in early August.
After thanking fans for their outpouring of support for him and the band, Derhak reasserts that his prognosis is good: “Like I said before this is a beatable cancer, and that is just what I plan to do.” The bassist also promises that he will be back playing live with moe. in the future.