moe. kicked off a batch of winter tour dates at the State Theatre in Portland, ME, on Friday night with the first of two shows at the venue, and the band had a special setlist surprise in store, crafting a message for President Donald Trump before offering a new original tune during the encore.
Opening up with “Tailspin,” “Ricky Marten,” “Understand,” “meat.” and “Waiting for the Punchline,” moe.’s setlist slowly came together to spell out (using the band’s shorthand for their song titles—see the stage setlist below) “Trump is a lying ass,” with the final word coming from moe.’s nickname for “Bullet,” which closed the second set.
The group wasn’t done with the surprises, though, as they came back for the encore to debut a new song from guitarist Al Schnier, “Screaming & Kicking,” before closing out last night’s show with “Spaz Medicine” (also adding the last two S’s to the evening’s presidential message, which comes after the Commander-in-Chief declared a national emergency to build a border wall between the US and Mexico).
See the full setlist below. moe. return to the State Theatre stage tonight for round two.
State Theatre, Portland, ME
The band’s stage setlist (with the group’s own nicknames for song titles) spells out Trump Is A Lying Ass using the first letter in each song
Set I: Tailspin > Ricky Marten > Understand, meat., Waiting For The Punchline, It
Set II: Seat Of My Pants > Akimbo, Little Miss Cup Half Empty > Y.O.Y., I Can Never Remember, New Hope For The New Year, George > Bullet
Enc: Screaming & Kicking*, Spaz Medicine
Notes: *Debut, Al original