On Saturday night, March 25, moe. descended upon Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse for their winter tour closer. The weekend gig in The Peach State highlighted the group’s newest member, Nate Wilson, during the latter half of the first set when the keyboardist debuted an original entitled “Yellow Tigers.”
The aforementioned number was initially played by Wilson’s Ghosts of Jupiter project and has been a staple during BlueStar Radiation gigs. Saturday’s rendition from moe. featured dueling guitar solos from Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey and landed before the last song of the first frame.
Before the arrival of the evening’s debut, moe., cut through choice material, beginning with “Stranger Than Fiction.” “Understand” merged into “Downward Facing Dog” and took the set to great heights prior to the group’s delivery of “Lazarus.” The previously named tune came before the night’s first-time take on “Yellow Tigers,” which ran over into a set ending rendition of “Moth.”
After a break from the stage, the band returned and cut into the concert’s second half, beginning with a stand-alone “Threw It All Away.” To follow, the group landed on “Faker,” paired with “Meat,” and then added in “Jazz Cigarette.” For the final songs of the second set, moe. sandwiched “Seat Of My Pants” with “Rebubula.”
For the evening’s encore, moe. delivered a cover of Grateful Dead’s “West L.A. Fadeaway” before closing their time in Atlanta with “Letter Home.” The band will take some time off the road following their winter tour closer and will return beginning in mid-April with a pair of concerts at South Burlington, Vt.’s Higher Ground venue. For more information on upcoming tour dates, visit moe.org.
Scroll down to view Saturday’s official setlist.
Variety Playhouse – Atlanta
March 25, 2023
Set I: Stranger Than Fiction, Understand > Downward Facing Dog, Lazarus, Yellow Tigers+ > Moth
Set II: Threw It All Away, Faker > Meat, Jazz Cigarette, Seat Of My Pants > Rebubula
Enc.: West L.A. Fadeaway, Letter Home
+ Debut, first time played
Setlist via phantasytour.com.
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