Citing unfinished business, bassist Jeff Pearce, keyboardist Kevin Young, guitarist Mark Makoway and singer David Usher have reunited as MOIST and are announcing upcoming tour dates and plans for new music.
From 1993 to 2001, over the course of three multiplatinum albums, MOIST led the vanguard of the Canadian alt-rock scene, sold over a million records and toured relentlessly from sea to sea to sea, literally. MOIST criss-crossed the nation from Victoria, BC, to a cliff edge in Paradise, NFLD, to the shores of the Beaufort Sea in Tuktoyaktuk headlining shows for thousands of fans in arenas, theatres, concert halls and festivals across the country.
MOIST’s impact was felt well beyond Canada. The band made its mark internationally touring extensively throughout the U.S., Europe and parts of Asia appearing on Top Of The Pops in the UK, as the musical guest on a pilot for a new show in NYC called The Jon Stewart Show and being lampooned by Beavis and Butthead.
With chart topping hits such as ‘Push’, ‘Silver’, ‘Tangerine’, ‘Resurrection’ and ‘Breathe’, MOIST dominated rock radio through the 90s, won multiple Juno awards and received numerous accolades for both their music and devastating live show. A highly sought after live act, MOIST shared stages throughout the 90s with virtually all their Canadian contemporaries and a veritable pantheon of international superstars including Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Collective Soul and Neil Young among many others.
After an exhausting decade, the band went on hiatus in 2001 to take a breath, pursue divergent personal and professional trajectories, build families and find their lives outside of MOIST. “There was no timeline for the break,” says Mark Makoway. “We all got off the tour bus in a bit of a daze after years of living and working together and just needed some time to figure out what else we wanted from our lives.” Now, twenty years after the start of it all and with renewed vigour and an irrepressible urge to rock, MOIST is back and “The Resurrection” is upon us.
MOIST has confirmed Canadian shows for Nov-Dec (dates announced Sept 16) and the band is working on new music with plans to head into the studio over the winter. Fans can keep up with Moist news, announcements and pre-sales at www.moistonline.com.
Moist – The Resurrection
Thursday, November 28 – The London Music Hall – London, ON.
Saturday, November 30 – The Sound Academy – Toronto, ON.
Wednesday, December 11 – Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC
Saturday, December 14 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC
Wednesday, December 18 – The Commodore – Vancouver, BC