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Posted 2019/10/31 at 09:51 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Modest Mouse, Tour

Post Black Keys tour dates

Modest Mouse have added some new headlining dates that will be taking place after their current tour with the Black Keys ends. This includes a free performance at the Vail Snow Days festival. The new dates are as follows:

2019/12/07 - McDonald Theater, Eugene, OR, US
2019/12/08 - Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Reno, NV, US
2019/12/10 - Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA, US
2019/12/11 - Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV, US
2019/12/13 - Vail Snow Days, Ford Park Parking Lot, Vail, CO, US
2019/12/14 - Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO, US

Source: Tour - Modest Mouse

Posted 2019/07/30 at 13:24 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Modest Mouse, Tour

Modest Mouse add some more summer tour dates

Modest Mouse have added three new tour dates taking place in the week before their tour with the Black Keys starts. The new dates are as follows:

2019/09/18 - Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise, ID, US
2019/09/20 - Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City, UT, US
2019/09/21 - Las Colonias Park Amphitheater, Grand Junction, CO, US

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am via Modest Mouse's website.

Source: Modest Mouse on Instagram: Pack up your bait and tackle...

Posted 2019/03/14 at 08:42 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Modest Mouse, Tour

The Black Keys announce tour with Modest Mouse

The Black Keys have announced a North American tour this summer with Modest Mouse as their special guests. They will be performing together over 31 dates across the United States, as well as two shows in Canada. *repeat repeat, Jessy Wilson, and Shannon & the Clams will also offer support over select legs.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 22nd. You can also register now for Ticketmaster Verified Fan now to get access to the presale.

The itinerary is as follows:

2019/09/23 - Pepsi Center, Denver, CO, US
2019/09/24 - Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO, US
2019/09/25 - Enterprise Center, St Louis, MO, US
2019/09/27 - United Center, Chicago, IL, US
2019/09/28 - Target Center, Minneapolis, MN, US
2019/09/30 - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH, US
2019/10/01 - Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN, US
2019/10/02 - Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH, US
2019/10/04 - Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI, US
2019/10/05 - Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI, US
2019/10/07 - PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PA, US
2019/10/08 - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI, US
2019/10/09 - Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON, CA
2019/10/11 - TD Garden, Boston, MA, US
2019/10/12 - The Anthem, Washington, DC, US
2019/10/14 - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA, US
2019/10/15 - Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY, US
2019/11/05 - BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL, US
2019/11/06 - Amway Center, Orlando, FL, US
2019/11/08 - PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC, US
2019/11/09 - State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA, US
2019/11/12 - Toyota Center, Houston, TX, US
2019/11/13 - Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX, US
2019/11/14 - Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, TX, US
2019/11/16 - Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ, US
2019/11/17 - Pechanga Arena, San Diego, CA, US
2019/11/19 - The Forum, Inglewood, CA, US
2019/11/20 - TBA, San Francisco, CA, US
2019/11/22 - Moda Center, Portland, OR, US
2019/11/23 - Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA, US
2019/11/24 - Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC, CA

Source: The Black Keys Announce 2019 Tour with Modest Mouse | Music News | Consequence of Sound

Posted 2018/07/18 at 13:03 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Joe Plummer, Live, Modest Mouse, Tour

Modest Mouse added as Velorama 2018 headliner

Modest Mouse has been added as the new Friday night headliner for Denver, CO's Velorama festival. The band is replacing Glass Animals, who have had to cancel all their upcoming tour dates due to injury.

The August 17th lineup includes The Kills, Hop Along, and Slow Caves. Modest Mouse alumni Joe Plummer's band, Cold War Kids, will also be performing on the Saturday.

Tickets are already on sale.

Source: Velorama Festival / RiNo Art District in Denver, Colorado August 17-19, 2018

Posted 2018/06/11 at 09:38 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Modest Mouse, Tour

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

Modest Mouse will be returning to this year's Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans this year. The festival takes place over the Halloween weekend of October 26 to 28. A detailed schedule has not yet been released, so it is unknown which day Modest Mouse will actually be playing at present.

The band also announced more tour dates last month (I've been away), for the months of September and October. Judging by the amount of new cities and venues I had to enter, they are going to be touring in a lot of places they have not been before. Those tickets are on sale now.

Source: Lineup - Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

Posted 2018/02/05 at 12:03 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Modest Mouse, Tour

Modest Mouse headlining Sasquatch! Music Festival

Modest Mouse will be headlining this year's Sasquatch! Music Festival, taking place from May 25-27, over the Memorial Day weekend. The other headliners are Bon Iver and The National.

This will be Modest Mouse's sixth time at Sasquatch!, putting them tie with Ben Gibbard, and only behind Neko Case (who will also be performing at the 2018 festival), as the artists that have played the festival the most.

Tickets go on sale on February the 10th.

Source: Sasquatch!

Posted 2018/01/23 at 10:53 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Modest Mouse, Tour

Modest Mouse announce US tour

Modest Mouse have announced a US tour that will run from mid April to the end of May.

The presale for most dates starts this Wendesday, January 24th. The presale password is "Lonesome".

The itinerary is as follows:

04/18 - Sloss Furnace, Birmingham, AL
04/20 - Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
04/21 - St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St. Augustine, FL
04/23 - Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
04/24 - Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
04/26 - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC
04/27 - The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
04/28 - The Ritz, Raleigh, NC
04/30 - The Anthem, Washington, DC
05/01 - Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH
05/02 - The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
05/03 - The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
05/05 - Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
05/06 - Verizon Center, Mankato, MN
05/08 - McGrath Amphitheatre, Cedar Rapids, IA
05/09 - Ralston Arena, Ralston, NE
05/10 - Brady Theatre, Tulsa, OK
05/11 - Starlight Amphitheatre, Kansas City, MO
05/13 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
05/15 - Villa Hispana Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM
05/16 - Pepsi Amphitheatre, Flagstaff, AZ
05/18 - Riverside Municipal Auditorium, Riverside, CA
05/19 - Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA
05/20 - Civic Auditorium, Redding, CA
05/22 - Madonna Inn Expo Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
05/24 - Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA

Last week it was announced that the band would headline the Forecastle Festival, in Louisville, KY, in July.

Source: Tour - Modest Mouse

Posted 2018/01/17 at 08:04 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Modest Mouse, Tour

Modest Mouse announce first show of 2018

Modest Mouse have announced their first show of 2018, a headlining slot at Louisville, KY's Forecastle Festival. The other headliners include Chris Stapleton and Arcade Fire.

The festival is taking place over the weekend of July 13, with tickets going on sale this Friday (January 19).

As has been the pattern with past years, Modest Mouse usually plan small tours in the weeks leading up to festival dates, stay tuned to see if that trend continues.

Modest Mouse last performed at the Forecastle Festival in 2015.

Source: Forecastle Festival | July 13-15, 2018 | Louisville, KY

Posted 2017/09/20 at 09:25 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Modest Mouse, Tour, Video

Watch Modest Mouse perform

On September 17 in Tucson, AZ, Modest Mouse performed Whenever You Breathe Out, I Breathe In (Positive Negative) for the first time in 15 years. The last known performance was back in February of 2002 in Portland, OR.

Watch the performance below.

Posted 2017/07/19 at 08:38 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Modest Mouse, Tour

Modest Mouse add additional Southern US tour dates

Modest Mouse have added an additional 10 tour dates to the beginning of their original scheduled live dates coming up this September.

The additional dates now take the band across the following states Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, and Nevada.

Tickets are on sale today with the presale password "STRANGERS".

Source: Tour - Modest Mouse

Posted 2017/05/09 at 11:05 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Modest Mouse, Tour

Modest Mouse announce additional 2017 tour dates

Modest Mouse have announced additional tour dates for September and October of this year, taking them to Bend, Boise, Missoula, Sioux Falls, St. Paul, Madison, Grand Rapids, Louisville, Columbus, Ithaca, Northampton, Portland, Providence, Sayreville, and Port Chester.

Pre-sales begin Wednesday, May 10th at 10am local time. The pre-sale password is "strangers".

The band's website has also received a minor refresh.

Source: Tour - Modest Mouse

Posted 2017/03/27 at 14:24 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Modest Mouse, Tour

Modest Mouse to perform at Washington State Fair

It has been announced that Modest Mouse will be performing at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, WA, just outside of Tacoma on September 21 as part of the Fair's 2017 Concert Lineup.

Built To Spill will be the opening act, so that's like win win right?

Pre-Sale Tickets will be available for Fair E-Club members starting Wednesday, March 29 at 10am. You can join the Fair E-Club for free at the Fair's website. Otherwise public tickets go on sale on Saturday, April 1 at 10am.

Posted 2017/02/28 at 09:26 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Jim Fairchild, Live, Modest Mouse, Tour

Additional tour dates

Modest Mouse has announced some additional tour dates to bookend their performance at the BottleRock festival in Napa, CA this coming May.

Tickets seem to go on sale at different points over the next few days.

Interesting to note, is that Jim Fairchild is supposed to be on tour with Grandaddy at that time in support of their new album. Grandaddy's new album, Last Place, is out this Friday, March 3rd.

Modest Mouse's itinerary is as follows:

05/23 - Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
05/24 - The Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR
05/26 - Napa County Fairgrounds, Napa, CA
05/28 - Fox Theater, Pomona, CA
05/30 - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego, CA
05/31 - Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
06/02 - House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
06/03 - Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
06/05 - The Complex - Rockwell Room, Salt Lake City, UT
06/06 - The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
06/08 - Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK
06/09 - The Pageant, St Louis, MO
06/10 - Pinewood Bowl, Lincoln, NE

Source: Modest Mouse (@modestmouseband) | Twitter

Posted 2016/01/26 at 10:46 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Modest Mouse, Tour

Modest Mouse announce tour with Brand New

Modest Mouse has announced another tour with Brand New. Both bands previously toured together in 2014.

The press release states that there will be "no opening acts and both bands performing full headlining sets." The presale starts today, and then goes on sale to the public this coming Friday at noon local time.

The band's current itinerary for 2016 so far is:

03-19 Auckland, New Zealand - Auckland City Limits
03-21 Sydney, Australia - Enmore Theatre
03-23 Melbourne, Australia - Margaret Court Arena
03-27 Byron Bay, Australia - Byron Bay Bluesfest
04-28 Shreveport, LA - Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
04-29 Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theatre

With Brand New:

06-28 Magna, UT - Saltair *
06-29 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07-01 Bonner Springs, KS - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
07-02 Chicago, IL Firstmerit Bank, Pavilion *
07-03 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
07-05 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
07-06 Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheater *
07-08 Miami, FL - Bayfront Park Amphitheater
07-09 Tampa, FL - Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre *
07-10 Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheater
07-12 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion *
07-14 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
07-15 Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center *
07-16 Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for Performing Arts
07-19 Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater
07-21 Tulsa, OK - Bok Center *
07-22 Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Field
07-23 Del Valle, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater *
07-25 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theater *
07-26 Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
07-27 Inglewood, CA - The Forum *
07-28 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theater
07-30 Seattle, WA - Keyarena *
07-31 Portland, OR - Moda Center *

* Modest Mouse closing the show

Source: Modest Mouse

Posted 2015/12/15 at 17:09 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Modest Mouse, Tour

Modest Mouse heading to Australia in the new year

Usually I try to avoid news posts for single tour dates, but with news having been really slow as of late, and the tour finally ending recently, I think the first date of 2016 needs an announcement.

Modest Mouse has been added to the lineup of the Byron Bay Bluesfest taking place at the Tyagarah Tea Farm in New South Wales, AU. Their performance is scheduled for Sunday, March 27th.

Normally I doubt the band would travel that distance and not play other shows, so I would expect additional Australian dates to be added at some point. This will be Modest Mouse's first show in Australia since 2011.

Source: Bluesfest 'Presents' This Merry Christmas Announcement!

Posted 2015/07/15 at 18:50 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, Site News, Tour, TV Performance

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Update, 7/22 9:39 AM PST: The band performed "Pups to Dust". Watch the performance below.

It has been announced that Modest Mouse will be the musical guests on Late Night with Seth Meyers this coming Tuesday, July 21st. Adam Sandler and Margaret Cho are the other guests for that evening.

As with most TV performances, it's sometimes hard to know if this will be pre-recorded, but seeing as how the band is performing in Brooklyn the following day, there is a good chance the date is accurate. If you're going to be in NY, there might still be tickets available for the taping.

Lastly, we've been slack with updates in the last few weeks, and our email seems to have been stuck (for a while). All the latest set lists and tour dates are in now, and we'll be back to regular posting as the tour continues. I'll also start making my way through a few months worth of emails.

Posted 2015/04/20 at 11:04 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Modest Mouse, Tour, Video

Modest Mouse perform

Last week Modest Mouse reissued their Interstate 8 EP and Building Nothing out of Something compilation on vinyl. Both come out tomorrow on CD.

Last night in Ithica, NY, the band performed a track that appears on both of those albums: "Sleepwalking". The last time it was documented that this song was performed was in 1996 at Fletcher's in Baltimore, MD.

"Sleepwalking" is based on a Santo & Johnny's 1959 hit "Sleep Walk", with original lyrics then added by Modest Mouse. Watch the performance below (thanks to Norman McKenney), along with the Santo & Johnny original UPDATE: The videos have since been removed.

Posted 2015/03/02 at 22:11 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Live, Modest Mouse, New Material, Release, Rumours/Rumors, Studio, Tour

Modest Mouse debut

Update, 3/3 9:27 AM PST: Overnight the band's website has now also added a date for June 30th in Berlin, DE. No ticketing information though.

It was performed earlier today on SiriusXMU, now Modest Mouse have uploaded a streaming version of the new track and last song on the album, "Of Course We Know." Stream the new track at the bottom of this post.

This is presumed to be the last song they will release before the album comes out in two weeks. The track is now also available to purchase from iTunes and other mp3 sites.

The band also expanded on their tour, adding more dates across the United States and the United Kingdom. See the full list below.

It's also been reported through Twitter, that this past weekend the band filmed a video at a house party in Athens, GA. Reportedly for "Lampshades On Fire."

Lastly, Portland Monthly Mag has done a short piece on Tucker Martine, one of the producers on the new album. Martine has worked with R.E.M. and The Decemberists, and explains his role on the album is that of a "fixer," "helping front man Isaac Brock find his way out of the labyrinth created by years of recording and reconnect with the rawness of some of the band's demos."

03-07 Tampa, FL - Gasparilla Music Festival
03-09 Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
03-10 Chattanooga, TN - Track 29
03-12 Charleston, SC - North Charleston PAC
03-13 Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
03-18 New York, NY - Webster Hall
03-19 New York, NY - Webster Hall
04-17 Buffalo, NY - Asbury Hall at Babeville
04-19 Ithaca, NY - Barton Hall at Cornell University
04-20 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
04-22 Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
04-24 Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
04-25 Frisco, TX - Edge Fest
05-23 George, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
06-19 Dover, DE - Firefly Festival
06-26 Odense, Denmark - Tinderbox Festival
07-01 Gdynia, Poland - Open'er Festival
07-05 Birmingham, England - The Institute
07-07 Manchester, England - The Ritz
07-08 Leeds, England - O2 Academy Leeds
07-09 Newcastle, England - 02 Academy Newcastle
07-12 Perth, Scotland - T in the Park
07-19 Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
07-22 Brooklyn, NY - Prospect Park Bandshell
07-23 Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07-25 Barrie, Ontario - HomeAway Music and Arts Festival

Posted 2015/02/12 at 15:34 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Modest Mouse, New Material, Release, Rumours/Rumors, Tour

SiriusXMU debuting another new song tomorrow and other news

Update, 2/12 3:47 PM PST: SiriusXMU have informed us that the new song will now be aired on Monday, around noon.

Sam G, and others, have informed us that SiriusXMU (channel 35) has been announcing today that they will be premiering a new Modest Mouse song tomorrow. No time has been mentioned. It's presumed that this will be "The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box", a track which earlier this week had it's run time displayed on iTunes to be 6:10. This may also indicate that the track may be available for purchase or to those that pre-ordered the album next week Tuesday.

Next, the band has also been added to the Open'er Festival in Poland. Modest Mouse were due to perform at the festival in 2013, before that entire European tour was scrapped, so this will now be the band's first performance in that country. The Open'er Festival show is to take place on July 1st. This is good news for the Europeans, as it is the second European festival to announce that Modest Mouse will be performing over there in June/July. However the European dates are also the only ones so far not confirmed on

Lastly: Hastings, a media retailer in the US, has posted track times on their listing for "Strangers to Ourselves". I won't post them all again, you can just see them here, but this would bring the album running time to somewhere in the 57 minute and 10 second area.

Posted 2015/02/11 at 10:02 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Modest Mouse, Rumours/Rumors, Tour

A few new tour dates and one new festival

Modest Mouse's website has been updated with a few new dates between the Gasparilla Music Festival and their album release date / Jimmy Fallon performance on March 17.

Dates for Athens, GA, Chattanooga, TN, Charleston, SC, and Raleigh, NC are now being listed on their website. It looks like there will be a fanclub presale for tickets starting tomorrow (February 12).

Not listed there, but announced via press release, is that the band will be headlining the WayHome Music and Arts Festival sometime over July 24 to 26.

There's also a new rumoured date on April 17 in Ithaca, NY, but that has yet to be confirmed. Same goes for the Firefly Festival in Dover, DE, in June. June is looking like a strange month as there's already a single European date in Denmark there...

Source: Modest Mouse

Modest Mouse reveal the track list for Strangers to Ourselves, stream The Best Room

Modest Mouse has finally revealed the complete tracklist for Strangers to Ourselves:

  1. Strangers To Ourselves
  2. Lampshades On Fire
  3. Shit In Your Cut
  4. Pistol (A. Cunanan, Miami, FL. 1996)
  5. Ansel
  6. The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
  7. Coyotes
  8. Pups To Dust
  9. Sugar Boats
  10. Wicked Campaign
  11. Be Brave
  12. God Is An Indian And You're An Asshole
  13. The Tortoise And The Tourist
  14. The Best Room
  15. Of Course We Know

The bad news is, for unexplained reasons, the release date has been pushed back two weeks to March 17. This new release date will coincide with the band performing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The first thing to note here, unless it's been retitled, is that Poison The Well appears to be the only song performed live from the past few years that does not appear to be on the album. This track however has not been performed since late 2012 though.

Pistol also appears to have a new title that seems to reference American spree killer Andrew Cunanan. However it's been pointed out that he died in 1997, not 1996, so that may be a typo.

Another interesting one is the track God Is An Indian And You're An Asshole. This song was only performed once back in July of last year, no footage surfaced of it, and it caused great confusion at the time if it was a new song or an alternative Bukowski. It has not been performed again.

The fan titled track Give It Enough may still be on the album, but under its official title. Time will tell.

Lastly, the press release also details a lot of the people that worked on the album, revealing that James Mercer is once again returning to perform back up vocals. On which tracks it's not made clear. Dann Gallucci is also making a return appearance. As is Ben Massaralla (who performed some percussion on The Moon And Antarctica), which was previously touched on back in 2013. The production team is also revealed to be Isaac Brock, Andrew Weiss, Tucker Martine, Clay Jones, and Brian Deck.

The 15 new, original songs of Strangers To Ourselves were recorded at Ice Cream Party in Portland, Oregon a recording studio owned and operated by Isaac Brock. Originally leased in mid 2012 and purchased in late 2012, Ice Cream Party began as a makeshift studio, with mattresses against the walls to insulate sound, and was slowly transformed into a professional workspace where the band finished mixing the album in early 2015. Strangers To Ourselves was produced by Isaac Brock with additional production by Andrew Weiss, Tucker Martine, Clay Jones, and Brian Deck. The album features founding drummer Jeremiah Green, and a wide cast of musical collaborators, including James Mercer, who returns to sing back-up vocals throughout the album, Tom Peloso, Jim Fairchild (Grandaddy), Dann Gallucci (The Cold War Kids), Russell Higbee (formerly of Man Man), Ben Massaralla (Red Red Meat), Lisa Molinaro (Talkdemonic), Davey Brozowski (The Catheters), and more.

Listen to The Best Room below.

Posted 2015/01/29 at 13:30 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Modest Mouse, New Material, Release, Rumours/Rumors, Tour

Track 14 to be made available February 3rd?

In what may be a similar pattern to what happened with Coyotes, it has been pointed out that multiple sites selling the digital copy of Strangers to Ourselves are now listing the track time for Track 14 as 4:24 along with a release date of February 3rd.

Based on the track time this could be Sugar Boats, Pistol, or a track we have yet to hear.

The new album was also discussed briefly on NPR's All Songs Considered this past week, with host Robin Hilton mentioning that he's heard the entire album, called it "classic Modest Mouse", and that you wouldn't believe 8 years has past. Listen to the discussion at around the 6 min mark here.

Also, if you don't follow us on Facebook or Twitter, and live in the area of Louisville, KY, the band has been added to Forecastle Festival. That puts a good 4.5 months between the only know tour dates at the moment. The band usually likes to do some warm up dates around festivals, so there's lots of space here for dates, should the band be doing the festival circuit this summer. The band is also listed as an act on a leaked lineup for Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE (June 18 - 21), but that has yet to be confirmed.

Thanks to everyone that sent all this info in.

Lastly, I think this short video clip speaks for itself:

When the customer wants the sticker on crooked, our team gets creative #modestmouse #vinyl @furnacemfg

A video posted by Eric Astor (@instantastor) on

Posted 2015/01/13 at 13:53 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Modest Mouse, Rumours/Rumors, Tour

First festival date of 2015 / Next single?

It's been almost a month since Modest Mouse announced their first album, Strangers to Ourselves, in almost eight years and released the radio single Lampshades on Fire, before returning to silence on the news front.

Now we finally have news on their first performance for 2015. The band will be headlining the Gasparilla Music Festival on March 7th in Tampa, FL. Just a few days after the release of the album. Tickets for the festival are already on sale. This will also be the band's first performance in Tampa in 11 years.

Hopefully this is just the first of tour dates to be announced. Modest Mouse usually likes to do a few warm up dates before a festival.

It's also been pointed out by @horriblezone, that on's page for the digital album, track 7 has been updated to include the length of 3:30 (this is also showing on iTunes), and an availability date of January 20th. This could potentially be the next single and its release date. It is a Tuesday, the optimal time to release things in the music world. Rumour for now, but we'll be keeping an eye on it.

Source: Gasparilla Music Festival | Fire It Up!

Posted 2014/11/07 at 11:42 | By: Gregg | Tags: Glacial Pace Recordings, Isaac Brock, Modest Mouse, Pat Graham, Release, Tour, Video

October / November News Roundup

It's been a busy period over on our end, and little bits of news have been creeping in all over, here's a roundup of news from the past few weeks.

Pat Graham's book came out a month ago today. If you haven't grabbed a copy yet, I strongly suggest it. I was able to go through it in detail a week ago and there are a lot amazing photographs as always, and some great behind the scenes stories of those early touring days.

Then there was the long awaited reissue of both This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About and The Lonesome Crowded West, these last two weeks. Along with the two 7"s that were released along side them, it allows us to attach studio sessions to these old songs. Although the White Lies, Yellow Teeth 7" also states what is perceived to be a typo of late 1996 when the album came out in April of that year. Can anyone actually remember if Long Drive was released April 1996?

The Vinyl reissues also seemed to get a number of limited coloured wax versions. Check the board for images and word on if any of these retailers are still selling copies. reviewed both reissues and gave them a 8.5 and a 10 respectively. I wonder what's changed since that 6.8 in 1996...

Modest Mouse hit the stage again tonight in Houston, TX, followed by a performance tomorrow in Austin, as part of Fun Fun Fun Fest. These are to date, the last performances scheduled for the year.

Lastly, Isaac lent support to Bob Dingethal, earlier this week.

Posted 2014/07/08 at 15:44 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Tour

Modest Mouse replace Death Cab at Fun Fun Fun Fest

Sorry, I've been away on Vacation for the past month, so the site has been a bit behind on a few recently added dates.

Today it was announced that Modest Mouse will be replacing Death Cab For Cutie at Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest being held in November. Modest Mouse will be performing on November 8. Tickets are already on sale.

The other dates that have been added for early August include shows in the states of NY, CT and NJ.

Source: Fun Fun Fun Fest Replaces Death Cab With Modest Mouse, Death Grips With Murder City Devils

Posted 2014/06/03 at 20:54 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Tour

Modest Mouse announce Canadian tour and additional US dates

Modest Mouse have filled the gaps between their few July and August dates with some new US and Canadian dates. This will be the first time Modest Mouse has toured this part of Canada (except mainly Ontario) since 2007.

The schedule looks as such at the moment:

Date Venue Location Band Ticket Info
2014/07/11 Winston Farm Saugerties, NY, US MM Tickets
2014/07/12 LC Pavilion Columbus, OH, US MM  
2014/07/13 Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO, US MM  
2014/07/16 Big Sky Brewery Missoula, MT, US MM  
2014/07/17 Idaho Botanical Garden Boise, ID, US MM  
2014/07/18 Pemberton Valley Pemberton, BC, CA MM Tickets
2014/07/22 MacEwan Ballroom Calgary, AB, CA MM  
2014/07/24 Shaw Conference Centre Edmonton, AB, CA MM  
2014/07/25 Conexus Arts Centre Regina, SK, CA MM  
2014/07/26 O'Brians Event Centre Saskatoon, SK, CA MM  
2014/07/28 Burton Cummings Theater Winnipeg, MB, CA MM  
2014/07/31 London Music Hall London, ON, CA MM  
2014/08/01 Molson Amphitheatre Toronto, ON, CA MM  
2014/08/02 Parc-Jean Drapeau Montreal, QC, CA MM Tickets
2014/08/09 Forest Hills Stadium Queens, NY, US MM Tickets

Thanks to Tinylaugh for sending it in.

Source: Modest Mouse

Posted 2014/03/11 at 11:12 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Tour

More tour dates for May (and August)

A whole bunch of shows have been announced on this morning for the month of May, as well as another Festival Date in August.

As of now, the bands touring schedule looks like this:

Date Venue Location Band Ticket Info
2014/05/01 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR, US MM  
2014/05/02 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR, US MM  
2014/05/09 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC, US MM  
2014/05/10 Atlantic Station Atlanta, GA, US MM Tickets
2014/05/12 Civic Theatre New Orleans, LA, US MM  
2014/05/14 Fillmore Miami Beach Miami Beach, FL, US MM  
2014/05/16 Beacham Theater Orlando, FL, US MM  
2014/05/17 101 E Beach Blvd Gulf Shores, AL, US MM Tickets
2014/05/19 The National Richmond, VA, US MM  
2014/05/20 The Norva Norfolk, VA, US MM  
2014/05/21 Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks Bethlehem, PA, US MM  
2014/05/23 Brewery Ommegang Cooperstown, NY, US MM  
2014/05/24 Brewery Ommegang Cooperstown, NY, US MM Sold Out
2014/05/25 City Hall Plaza Boston, MA, US MM Tickets
2014/08/02 Parc-Jean Drapeau Montreal, QC, CA MM Tickets

Most dates seem to go on sale this coming Friday. Details and presale passwords are on Modest Mouse's website.

Of note, is that a lot of these dates are in cities/states the band has not performed in five or more years.

Thanks to Jennifer, Logan H. and Jason P. for bringing all of this info to our attention.

Source: Modest Mouse

Posted 2013/06/13 at 09:27 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Modest Mouse, Rumours/Rumors, Tour

So... new tour dates?

Having just cancelled their European tour last week to work on their new album, Modest Mouse's website has been update to include two new dates for what would have been the month after that tour ended.

The band will be heading to Malaysia for the first time, to perform at the Good Vibes Festival in Kuala Lumpur on August 17, before heading back State side where a new date has been added before what was their only remaining tour date left in Reno on August 24. The Reno date also provided a definite date for the First City Festival. The band now seems locked to be performing on the second night of that one, on August 25.

The timing of these dates could be positive, with the band perhaps finishing up recording before August and then hitting the road while the album is being mastered, for an early 2014 release.

Tickets for the Reno, NV date go on sale tomorrow.


Posted 2013/06/06 at 09:33 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Modest Mouse, Release, Tour

European tour officially cancelled

It's official: Modest Mouse has cancelled their upcoming European tour consisting of 29 dates. The official word from the band is that they are using this time to complete their new album, tentatively due out next year.

After much thought, we have decided to cancel our EU/UK tour to continue work on our forthcoming album. We do appreciate our fans and promise that we will make it up to you next year.

Refunds will be available at the point of purchase.

We look forward to sharing our new music with the world next year.

As of now, the only tour date still on is the First City Festival in Monterey, CA, on August 24, where they will be headlining with Passion Pit.

A similar situation took place back in 2006, where the band cancelled a much shorter tour to complete work on We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank, which ended up coming out 9 months later.

In other news, yesterday's static image on the band's website has returned to the original homepage. Although the site traffic is understandably taking quite a beating at the moment.

Source: Modest Mouse: Facebook

Posted 2013/06/05 at 20:45 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Modest Mouse, Rumours/Rumors, Tour undergoing an update? European tour cancelled?

The homepage of seems to have been replaced with an image of static. The rest of the old site is still there if you hit any of the old links. Could be an indication of a new site coming soon.

Something else that has come up today, but doesn't seem to have been confirmed yet; Rock City in Nottingham has posted this on their Facebook page:

Modest Mouse: "After much thought, we have decided to cancel our EU/UK tour to continue work on our forthcoming album. We do appreciate our fans and promise that we will make it up to you next year.

Refunds will be available at the point of purchase.

We look forward to sharing our new music with the world next year."

So far they're the only one announcing this. With Europe only waking up in a few hours, we're hoping to start get official word from the other venues and festivals.


Posted 2013/04/12 at 23:42 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Modest Mouse, New Material, Tour

Audible live version of Be Brave from Coachella

Modest Mouse performed the second stop of their short North American tour at the Coachella festival.

Marking it's second appearance in concert, was new track Be Brave and thanks to an earlier campaign to get the festival organizers to stream the festival, a higher quality version of the track has been recorded by Twitter user mylasdiralen. Catch the recording over on their website.

Source: Here's to Now: I recorded the new Modest Mouse song "Be Brave"...

Posted 2013/04/12 at 15:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Modest Mouse, Tour, Video

UPDATE: Modest Mouse's Coachella set to be streamed

While it originally looked like Modest Mouse set was not going to be included in the list of acts Coachella would be streaming tonight, an 11th hour campaign organized by board member jplan74 seems to have changed the festival organizers minds.

Modest Mouse's set tonight will be streamed, just not live. The band's set will be shown on Channel 2 of the Coachella YouTube stream at 9pm Pacific Time tonight.

Thanks to all that helped out.

Source: coachella - YouTube

Posted 2013/04/12 at 09:46 | By: Gregg | Tags: Eric Judy, Festival, Joe Plummer, Live, Modest Mouse, New Material, Tour, Video

New material from Oakland

Modest Mouse performed their first show for 2013 in Oakland, California two nights ago. In case you missed the set list when we posted it that night, it was reported that two new songs were performed.

The titles for these two tracks have now been confirmed as Be Brave and Shit In Your Cut. Rough video of both songs has also made it's way onto YouTube and posted below. Interestingly, no other "new" material from the past two years was performed.

Eric Judy has still not surfaced, and despite not having any conflicting dates with The Shins, Joe Plummer also did not perform. Both positions, to our knowledge are still being filled in by Russell Higbee (formally of Man Man) and Modest Mouse drum tech Davey Brozowsky. Lisa Molinaro from Talkdemonic also played violin on some songs, as she has in the past year.

Tonight the band plays the main stage at Coachella. And while it was originally reported that the set might be streamed, it seems like Modest Mouse's set is one of the few that will not be. Should that change, I'm sure it will be updated here.

Be Brave

Shit In Your Cut

Thanks to TinyLaugh and McWeird007 for the set list updates and the names of the new songs.

Source: • View topic - names of the new songs played last night...

Posted 2013/04/08 at 10:36 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Tour

European gaps filled in

Hologram Judy, has your software been updated?

We've been sitting on these dates for a while due to a lack of time to do updates, so hopefully you've all been paying attention. It's mostly the US dates that are sold out at this point.

Let's start with the band hitting the road in two days with their predominantly Californian dates leading up to and around the Coachella festival this coming weekend. It will be the band's first performance since July last year, and hopefully some insight into what they've been working on in the past year. Hopefully we'll see the return of Eric Judy, and with none of The Shins' tour dates conflicting with Modest Mouse's, maybe Joe Plummer will be back as well.

Secondly, in the past two weeks a lot of the gaps in the European tour have been filled in. Check the tour page for all the details. Club and festival dates have been added in Norway, Luxembourg, France, Germany (more) and the UK (more), bringing the total amount of performances so far to 36. Tickets appear to be on sale still for all of these and the only European show so far listed as sold out is Brighton.

Lastly, three of the shows in the UK have had their venues upgraded to larger venues, that's in Bristol, London and Leeds. Your original ticket is valid, just make sure you take note of the venue changes.


Posted 2013/03/18 at 11:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Modest Mouse, Tour

String of UK club dates

Although not yet officially announced, a string of UK dates has been popping up on websites this morning, with a few of the dates being confirmed by the venues.

It seems highly promising that in between all the European Festival madness coming our way this Spring, Modest Mouse has managed to close a lot of the gaps with eight non-festival dates scattered around the island. This is on top of the single Scottish Festival that has already been announced last month.

This will be the band's first time back in the United Kingdom in almost three years. Tickets should be on sale shortly.

Date Venue Location Band Ticket Info
2013/07/08 Brighton Concorde 2 Brighton, UK MM  
2013/07/09 Bristol Trinity Bristol, UK MM  
2013/07/11 Koko London, UK MM Tickets
2013/07/12 The Cockpit Leeds, UK MM  
2013/07/13 Balado Airfield Kinross-Shire, UK MM Tickets
2013/07/14 The Sage 2 Gateshead, UK MM  
2013/07/16 Academy 2 Manchester, UK MM  
2013/07/17 Rescue Rooms Nottingham, UK MM  
2013/07/18 The Library at The Institute Birmingham, UK MM  

Thanks to Joseph T and Scott M for bringing this to our attention after the announcement of the London show this morning.

Source: Monday 18th March Onsales | GetToTheFront

Posted 2013/02/19 at 11:19 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Modest Mouse, Tour

Modest Mouse adds more US dates around Coachella / more European festivals

Following on from last months news that Modest Mouse would be performing at Coachella, and the few European festival dates that started appearing on and off, the band's website today has been updated with a batch of club gigs between in the two Coachella dates in California and Arizona.

Also check out an updated list of Summer European festival dates that include new performances in Germany and Scotland.

Refer to the band's website for when tickets go on sale.

Date Venue Location Band Ticket Info
2013/04/10 Fox Theater Oakland, CA, US MM Tickets
2013/04/12 Empire Polo Club Indio, CA, US MM Tickets
2013/04/13 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ, US MM Tickets
2013/04/14 Crescent Ballroom Tempe, AZ, US MM Tickets
2013/04/16 The Fox Theater Pomona, CA, US MM Tickets
2013/04/17 The Madonna Expo Center San Luis Obispo, CA, US MM Tickets
2013/04/19 Empire Polo Club Indio, CA, US MM Tickets
2013/06/14 Lake Hulingen Hultsfred, SE MM Tickets
2013/06/15 Ådalen Aarhus, DK MM Tickets
2013/06/21 Southside Festival Neuhausen ob Eck, DE MM Tickets
2013/06/22 Hurricane Festival Scheessel, DE MM Tickets
2013/06/23 Beekse Bergen Hilvarenbeek, NL MM Tickets
2013/06/28 Recinto Mendizabala Vitoria-Gasteiz, ES MM Tickets
2013/07/04 Gdynia-Kosakowo Airport Gdynia, PL MM Tickets
2013/07/06 Rock Werchter Werchter, BE MM Tickets
2013/07/13 Balado Airfield Kinross-Shire, UK MM Tickets

UPDATE: The Pomona date seems to have been removed from Modest Mouse's site. We'll keep an eye on it to see if it was a mistake. The Pomona date is back up on their website, but the ticket link now seems invalid.


Posted 2012/06/24 at 01:12 | By: Gregg | Tags: Isaac Brock, Live, Modest Mouse, Tour

Luke's review of the Pittsburgh, PA show

Here's Luke's third and final review. He's been following the band on a string of east coast dates, but Pittsburgh has been the last one.

Once again he was able to speak to Isaac and managed to get a few snippets of info, mainly it sounds that the band is planning on lining up a few more festival dates later this year and some shows in Canada.

Modest Mouse played the third show of it's tour in Pittsburgh to another sold out crowd.

Taking the stage at 9:00 PM, they opened with Gravity Rides everything.

Donning his banjo, Bury Me With It was played, much to the excitement of the crowd.

Lampshades on Fire was played, with some in the crowd actually booing, giving the band the middle finger, and screaming "fuck the new shit." Others were grooving to the song and enjoying the "new shit." Isaac once again added a bit of a jam to the bridge.

Next, The View was played, with an awesome extended jam towards the end that I have yet to hear during this song.

Broke followed, garnering the loudest crowd response. Nearly everyone was singing along with Isaac, swaying as one.

Isaac picked up his banjo again, starting with a banjo riff while singing "I used to be an old time nothing," among other lyrics. The band then opened into Satin In a Coffin, with lots of the crowd starting to mosh and a few members crowd-surfing.

Continuing with the banjo, King Rat was played, once again with a small, but boisterous few expressing their displeasure.

Bassist Russell Higbee started into Dramamine, with the rest of the band following. The extended version was played, with Isaac borrowing lyrics from Life Like Weeds. Isaac eventually started screaming into his pickups, with the crowd going bonkers.

Dashboard followed, with, once again, many in the crowd unhappy.

Ansel followed, with what was the sloppiest version I have heard thus far. It appeared that Russell perhaps skipped a verse on the pump organ, leaving the rest of the band fumbling to catch up. Isaac appeared a little angry, but they eventually sorted it out and continued with the song.

Missed The Boat came next, with most of the crowd singing along again.

Shit Luck was next, with large amounts of head banging and moshing from nearly everyone in the crowd.

Education followed, with a truly awesome jam at the end, which appeared to fall on deaf ears. Isaac took a few power chords and turned them into a dancey, raucous outro.

Next was Custom Concern, followed by Black Cadillacs. The band then took off their instruments, and with not much of a crowd response, explained that "that's it."

After an encore break, they returned with Poison The Well, which had yet to be played this tour. The bridge seemed to be extended, with a heavy guitar riff that sounded like it could be straight off of Lonesome Crowded West.

Fire It Up came next, with a large amount of the crowd singing along.

What followed was hands down, the coolest moment of the three shows I attended. Tiny Cities Made of Ashes was played, with Modest Mouse showcasing what they are all about. The band truly sounded in sync, allowing Isaac to go off on his guitar, leading a brutal onslaught of magnificence. Tom Peloso was on the upright bass, which I am a sucker for. It truly was a culmination of all that the band is: music that makes you want to dance while simultaneously breaking everything in sight. Isaac moved about the stage, literally hitting his guitar with closed fists in a truly awesome rendition. Afterwards, Isaac joked with the crowd, explaining one could make millions of dollars off of a "non-sexual, sexual lubricant" that would eliminate the holes in his hand from playing guitar so violently.

Dance Hall was next, with much of the crowd dancing along and chanting with Isaac.

Ending the night was Bob Dylan's You Ain't Goin' Nowhere, with members of the crowd booing once again.

Overall, this was a solid show. It appeared that the band was more in sync, which led to some awesome improvisation. The crowd was pretty young, and there were some truly annoying people that got in the way of the music. The fact that people were booing new songs is just ridiculous: don't come to a show if you don't want to hear new music, especially from a band that is in the process of creating a new album. A fight broke out about five feet from me because some drunk guy apparently groped some buzz-cut dick-head's girlfriend, leading to a solid 10 minute altercation that was completely unnecessary. When I was leaving the show, some guy was complaining to me how they played Shit Luck with a "bunch of 22 year olds that don't deserve to play with Isaac." I explained that Tom Peloso and Jeremiah Green were both present, who have been playing with the band for quite some time. It was also a bit disappointing to hear songs that had been played the previous two nights, with only Poison the Well being an unplayed song.

Prior to the show, I was able to talk to Isaac for a few minutes, who agreed to answer a few questions for me. I asked him how it was working with Big Boi, and he explained "it was fun, we basically smoked a lotta weed with him in the studio. He wasn't too involved, we were just testing the waters." I asked if other than Firefly, there were any other shows he could share and he mentioned "something in Toronto, or maybe Montreal." He was with Davey Brozowsky, the drummer filling in, who said "I thought we weren't doing that anymore though." At this point Isaac was moving into the gated off area, so I asked when we could be expecting a new album. He explained "when we finish it," then grinned. "Nah, we are working on it though." He moved into the gated area, wishing me a good day. So, it would appear the time spent with Big Boi was more of a time used getting inspired, and no news of a album release date.

This marks the end of my travels with the band, but shows at Orion Fest in Atlantic City, Governors Ball in New York City, and a final date in Columbus Ohio are still yet to be played, along with Firefly Festival in Delaware, later this summer.

Thanks to Luke for taking the time to write up these posts and for doing his best to speak to members of the band to get some new info.

Source: Moon of the Milky Way

Posted 2012/06/22 at 23:53 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Modest Mouse, Tour

Luke's review of Washington, DC - Night Two

Continuing on from yesterday, here's Luke's review of the second show in DC.

Modest Mouse finished it's two night stand at The 930 Club in Washington DC tonight for another sold out crowd.

The band took the stage at 9:50, with frontman Isaac Brock wearing extremely short purple shorts with rainbow sidings. Short shorts in full effect, 5'6 Isaac tore into The Whale Song resembling a playground bully; thrashing and stomping as he struck blows with his guitar.

Moving into I Came As a Rat, Brock continued his assault, playing 3rd Planet with nearly the entire crowd singing along, specifically "I got this thing that I consider my only of heart of FUCKING PEOPLE OVER!"

Dashboard was played next, sounding a bit light on Tom's horn.

Isaac grabbed his Banjo, literally beating the living shit out of us with King Rat. His shouts of "WELL!" were echoed throughout the crowd, with Tom's horn finally coming through, meshing perfectly with Isaac's mumbling.

Rarely played Heart Cooks Brain followed, with Isaac using a music stand to read the lyrics. He joked with the crowd about how he'd learnt the song in a manner that ensured he would forget it every time he tried to play it.

Although a bit mellower (is that even possible?) than the night before, Tiny Cities Made of Ashes brought about shuffling from most and full on dancing from others, including myself.

A tighter, more in sync Ansel was played, with most fans bobbing along and seemingly enjoying it.

Just when I was getting my bearings straight from the ass kicking delivered by King Rat, Isaac shouted "I got one, two, three, four, five, six six six," throwing himself into an extremely jammed out version of Breakthrough. Screaming into his pickups, Isaac made it known: He will beat you up and take your wallet, then make you cry in front of your girlfriend.

Taking a turn for the slower, Bob Dylan's You Ain't Goin' Nowhere was covered again, with a bit of jamming towards the end.

Not wanting to stay slow for too long, Parting of the Sensory built to a deafening crescendo, with a violent mosh pit erupting as Isaac chanted about our eventual return to mere carbon.

Good News For People Who Love Bad News was showcased next, with Black Cadillacs, World at Large, and The View being played, respectively. The View was hands down my favorite performance of the night, with Isaac's lyrical excellence in full view: As life gets longer, awful feels softer/ Well it feels pretty soft to me/ And if it takes shit to make bliss, then I feel pretty blissfully.

An encore break was taken, with Isaac returning to take a seat at the drum set, with the stage hands on guitar. The rest of the band eventually returning to play Custom Concern.

Recently debuted Lampshades on Fire was next, with a few members of the crowd singing along. The bridge, heard 1 minute into the Sasquatch recording, seemed to have been extended with Isaac jamming a bit.

Just to ensure we wouldn't be getting up anytime soon, Shit Luck exploded into a barrage of beat downs, once again leaving the crowd moshing and flailing.

Missed the Boat followed with most of the crowd once again backing Brock on vocals.

Closing out the night was Trailer Trash, with an awesome ending jam. Tom Peloso took the bass on this one, handling what I consider one of the greatest bass lines ever conceived, impeccably. Isaac added some lyrics from Perpetual Motion Machine throughout the jam, ending the show on a high note.

Overall, this was an awesome show. Isaac and company sounded a bit tighter and cohesive tonight, eliminating the little mistakes of last night. Tomorrow brings round three with the band... onto Pittsburgh.

UPDATE: Here's Heart Cooks Brain, finally caught on camera courtesy of Tiki, from that show.

Source: Moon of the Milky Way

Posted 2012/06/21 at 21:35 | By: Gregg | Tags: Eric Judy, Isaac Brock, Live, Tom Peloso, Tour

Luke's review of Washington, DC - Night One / Orion Festival live stream member, Luke, is fortunate enough to be going to the next few days worth of shows, and has offered to share his tour journal with us.

For the next few days we will be posting his blogs, photos and anything else he may stumble upon.

Here's his first review, from last night's performance at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. He was also able to speak to Isaac, Tom and their new touring bassist after the show, and get a little bit of vague insight into where Eric may be.

On a side note, will be live streaming Modest Mouse's set from this Saturday's performance at the Orion Music + More Festival.

Modest Mouse opened its summer tour with the first of a two night, sold out run at The 930 Club in Washington DC.

Glacial Pace label mates Talkdemonic opened with a twelve song, 40 minute set.

Nearly an hour after Talkdemonic finished, Modest Mouse took the stage. The band lineup was the same as at Frost Revival; still no Eric. Isaac apologized to the crowd for his "bad habit of coming out so late." The band opened with Dramamine, performing the extended version, borrowing lyrics from Life Like Weeds.

They then moved into Paper Thin Walls. Belting "laugh hard it's a long way to the bank," the crowd launched into a dancing frenzy, with some members moshing.

Next, the recently debuted Heart of Mine was played. Nothing much was changed from the original heard from Frost Revival, however, Isaac did tame the "bye bye bye" part down a bit, extending it a few lines as well.

Broke followed, with what I considered one of the best performances of the night. Isaac's guitar sounded perfect; fluid and airy, with the bass churning in the back.

Fan favorite Float On followed, with nearly everyone in the club chanting along.

Next: Tiny Cities Made of Ashes. Tom Peloso played the keys, which added a genuine feeling of doom to the already apocalyptic track. The bassist held down the bassline impeccably, with Isaac adding pointed jabs on the guitar. Isaac's added "hey hey hey's" hit like punches to the gut, his words leading an assault on the crowd.

A condensed Custom Concern was played, along with Education, with Peloso again adding his flair to the keys.

Cowboy Dan, another standout of the night, was played with Talkdemonic's Lisa Molinaro joining on viola. With each chanting of "can't do it, not even if sober!" the front row was doused in Isaac's spit, flying further back as he screamed louder.

"Here's half a Bob Dylan cover I know," Isaac said, starting Bob Dylan's You Ain't Goin' Nowhere.

Isaac was then handed his banjo, tearing into Bukowski, once again spraying the crowd.

Continuing with the banjo, Dance Hall was played, literally turning the crowd into a sweaty, dancing mass, screaming along with Brock.

Ending the pre-encore half was Gravity Rides Everything. Isaac played through, elongating the song by playing the feedback of his acoustic guitar. Towards the end of the song, Isaac seemed to become angry when a loud piercing noise shot through his mic. The band left the stage, returning about ten minutes later after the guitars had been re-tuned.

They opened the encore with another newly introduced song, Ansel. Again, not much was changed from the Frost Revival performance, however the pump organ almost sounded like steel drums this time around.

Isaac then brought out the banjo again. He started to play the intro to Satin In a Coffin but fumbled for a few minutes, eventually asking the crowd if anyone new how to play the song. Realizing it wasn't properly tuned, he handed the banjo over to a stage hand. As technicians tuned, the band crawled into an instrumental jam, heavy on Tom's upright bass. Eventually, the tuning was figured out and Satin In a Coffin was played, with Isaac utilizing his "static mic."

Dashboard was played, proving once again that studio versions of songs that I do not like can be played live and leave me dancing and singing along.

Rounding out the night, Fly Trapped in a Jar was performed with the crowd in full swing; dancing, moshing, screaming. Isaac thanked the crowd for listening to him talk and "sitting through the bullshit," as he glared at the sound technician.

As I was leaving the venue, a girl next to me was given the set list. I asked if I could take a peak and she allowed. For the encore, they had listed Heart Cooks Brain, with "maybe" in parenthesis.

After the show, I waited out back in the alley way, where I could see Isaac and Tom having a smoke. Eventually, I got Tom to come over and have a cigarette. We chatted about the band, with me expressing my excitement with the new material. I asked him about the status of Eric, and he said he was unsure. He told us he had to get going; his five year old and two month old were waiting in the hotel.

Isaac eventually made his way over to the few of us remaining. A few offered him weed, but he explained that he had "it covered." He signed autographs and took pictures, chatting with us. I was able to ask him about Eric's return and he replied, "uh, I think he retired."

Another fan asked why they weren't playing Philadelphia, to which he replied that he thought they were in a few months, but then corrected himself and explained that they would be added to the bill for Firefly Festival in Dover, Delaware. He explained that they had to wait until a certain date before they could officially announce this news. I asked him about the Heart Cooks Brain encore possibility, and he joked with me that he had just learned the lyrics after writing the song "18 years ago." He even said how he had the lyrics up on stage with him, but they had to skip over it when the banjo trouble started. Eventually, Isaac went back inside, getting the bassist for one of the fans that new him.

I got to talk with the bassist for a bit, asking him how playing with the band was going. He said he was extremely excited to be working with them. I asked if he would be replacing Eric and he said there hadn't been any talk of that, he was just "given the itinerary for the tour and hopped on the bus." When asked if he had been recording with the band, he said "nope, there's been none of that." I thanked him for an awesome show and bid him farewell.

Overall, it was a great show. I loved the opening with Dramamine, it really got the crowd going from the beginning. The crowd seemed to dig the new songs, most were bopping around and dancing.I also witnessed one of the coolest things I've seen at a concert: a mother and father, probably mid 40's, with there child of no more than 6 or 7 with them. The father was absolutely eating up every moment of the show, screaming along, dancing, even picking up his son and dancing with him. The kid had a huge grin on his face the entire show, vibing with his dad. I couldn't help but think to myself that the kid would grow up to have one hell of a music taste, being brought up on Modest Mouse live shows. Tomorrow brings night two in DC, which should follow suit and be another excellent show.

Luke Ilardo

Thanks to Luke for his review. We're all looking forward to your next one.

I'm not sure what to make of these comments on Eric Judy. It still sounds pretty up in the air, and no definite answer yet. Your thoughts?

Source: Moon of the Milky Way

Posted 2012/04/24 at 12:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Modest Mouse, Tour

Modest Mouse schedules new summer tour dates

Modest Mouse's website has been updated with four new dates dotted around their existing festival dates this coming summer. New shows in Washington, Pittsburgh and Columbus bring the total number of dates to seven.

Date Venue Location Ticket Info
2012/05/19 Frost Amphitheater Palo Alto, CA, US Tickets
2012/06/20 9:30 Club Washington, DC, US  
2012/06/21 9:30 Club Washington, DC, US  
2012/06/22 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA, US Tickets
2012/06/23 Bader Field Atlantic City, NJ, US Tickets
2012/06/24 Randall's Island New York, NY, US Tickets
2012/06/26 Lifestyle Communities Pavilion Columbus, OH, US Tickets

Most tickets go on sale on April 26. Check out Modest Mouse's tour page for more details. Thanks to Darwin and Luke for sending this in.


Posted 2011/12/30 at 23:55 | By: Gregg | Tags: Isaac Brock, Tour

Isaac performing with Talkdemonic on New Year's Eve

Here's some last minute news if you're in the Portland area with nothing to do on New Year's Eve.

Isaac Brock will be performing songs with Talkdemonic tomorrow night, at their New Year's Eve bash at the Mission Theater in Portland, OR. Joining them also will be Menomena. The event is being unofficially dubbed Brockdemonena. Opening the show will be Deelay Ceelay and Brainstorm.

Tickets are still on sale, check the venue website.

Source: Twitter / @Talkdemonic

Posted 2011/12/05 at 19:35 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, Tour

Modest Mouse performing at the opening night of Macworld

Modest Mouse will be performing at the opening night of Macworld at a concert entitled Macworld | iWorld Opening Night BLAST. The show will be taking place at The Warfield in San Francisco on January 25, 2012. Tickets are available now it seems through some kind of registration process, for what I believe is $35 (but this may be on top of the ticket price for the Macworld expo being held at Moscone Center). Also it sounds like there is a special deal on at the moment, and the price will be going up tomorrow.

The Macworld | iWorld is being held January 26 - 28, 2012 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and is the ultimate fan event for those who use, create, and love Apple products.

Source: Macworld | iWorld BLAST | Macworld | iWorld

Posted 2011/11/13 at 14:01 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Modest Mouse, Tour

Modest Mouse has to cancel Brazilian show

Modest Mouse was meant to take the stage today at the SWU Music and Arts Festival in Brazil. Unfortunately the festival organizers have informed us, that due to a "logistical" problem, the band will be unable to do so.

Galera: lamentamos informar que, em nota oficial enviada por sua produção, a banda Modest Mouse anuncia o cancelamento do show por problemas de logística.

From what we've heard earlier, it is believed the band's equipment has been misplaced during their flight to Brazil. This would have marked Modest Mouse's first performance in that country.

UPDATE: Isaac talks about the show's cancellation in this video.

Posted 2011/11/07 at 10:45 | By: Gregg | Tags: Joe Plummer, Side Project, Tour, Video

Watch the new video for Mister Heavenly's Bronx Sniper

Joe Plumer's side project, Mister Heavenly, has a video out for Bronx Sniper, a track off their recently released album, Out Of Love.

The video was directed by Corey Adams and Alex Craig, features quite a bit of mayhem, and is worth the watch.

Mister Heavenly has also updated their tour schedule. See them live at one of the dates below.

Board admin, MajinTrunx, also points out that these dates conflict with the upcoming Modest Mouse dates in Texas and Brazil. Meaning that Joe most likely not be performing on those dates, and that drum duties will be performed soley by Jeremiah, unless Modest Mouse get someone in to temporarily replace Joe.

11-04 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
11-05 Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
11-06 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
11-07 Charleston, SC - Tin Roof
11-08 St. Augustine, FL - Café Eleven
11-09 Orlando, FL - Back Booth
11-10 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
11-11 Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlie's
11-12 St. Louis, MO - Firebird
11-13 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
11-14 Pontiac, MI - Pike Room
11-15 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
11-16 Toronto, Ontario - Great Hall
11-17 Montreal, Quebec - Il Motore
11-18 Milford, CT - Daniel Street
11-19 Boston, MA - Museum of Fine Arts
11-20 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
11-30 Ghent, Belgium - Charlatan
12-01 Rennes, France - Transmusicales
12-02 Paris, France - L’International
12-03 Lille, France - La Peniche
12-04 Koln, Germany - Gebaude 9
12-05 Hamburg, Germany - Molotow
12-06 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
12-08 Berlin, Germany - Privatclub
12-09 Munich, Germany - Atomic Cafe
12-10 Dijon, France - Generiq Hotel de Vogue
12-12 London, England - Cargo

Posted 2011/10/19 at 14:05 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Texas dates

Modest Mouse has just added two tour dates in Texas to their schedule. These dates will precede the only tour date on it at the moment, which is their one-off show in Brazil. Might this be the sign of more dates or just a few warm up ones before they hit South America?

They will be performing at Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin on November 9, and the Palladium Ballroom in Dallas on November 10. Talkdemonic will be opening. Tickets go on sale on October 21.

Thanks to Mike for the heads up.

UPDATE: A second show has been added to Austin, the first show has sold out. That's to Luke for this new info.


Posted 2011/09/15 at 11:55 | By: Gregg | Tags: Isaac Brock, Tour

Isaac Brock joining Broken Social Scene in San Francisco

On October 1, Broken Social Scene will be performing their last American show at The Fillmore in San Francisco, before taking an undetermined hiatus.

Pitchfork is reporting that the show will consist of a "mellow session" and a "loud session". That Feist and the members of Metric won't be there, but Stars' Amy Millan and Evan Cranley will. They are also saying that Isaac Brock will perform some songs with the band.

Isaac has performed with Broken Social Scene in the past. See November 2008, when he joined the band on stage in Toronto, where they performed material from both Modest Mouse and Broken Social Scene.

Broken Social Scene have also covered The World At Large in recent months.

Source: Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew Talks Band Hiatus, Future Projects, Apps | News | Pitchfork

Posted 2011/09/12 at 21:29 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Modest Mouse, Tour

Modest Mouse to perform at Brazilian festival

Modest Mouse has added a single tour date in Paulívia, in the state of São Paulo. The band will be performing on November 13 at the SWU Music and Arts Festival. It will be the band's first show ever in Brazil.

Is this perhaps the first signs of an upcoming fall tour? Or possibly a South American tour? It does seem like quite a distance to be traveling for a single festival show.

Source: SWU Começa com você | Conscientização pela sustentabilidade

Posted 2011/08/09 at 19:31 | By: Gregg | Tags: Joe Plummer, Side Project, Tour

Stream Mister Heavenly's Out Of Love

The Joe Plummer side project's (with Nick Diamonds and Honus Honus) debut album comes out in a week, but you can now stream the entire album over on Paste Magazine's website.

Their tour also kicks off next week Thursday in Portland, OR. Find more tour dates over at their website.

In other Joe Plummer news, The Shins played their first show with their new lineup, which includes Joe, in Eugene, OR last night. Watch a video of them covering David Bowie's Ashes To Ashes below.

Source: Album Stream: Mister Heavenly - Out Of Love :: Featured Audio :: Paste

Posted 2011/05/25 at 19:09 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Modest Mouse, Tour


This short news roundup is coming from Beijing, China. I brought my laptop with me on this trip, but left it in Guangzhou, and access to Wifi has been tricky.

Just to quickly recap what has been going on in my absence:

Modest Mouse kicks off their very short run of tour dates tomorrow before their headlining slot at Sasquatch. Something that will be on a lot of people's minds will be new material. If this happens, the Board is going to probably be the best place to stay up to date, as I won't be able to review anything until next week. Sheldon (Chief Tragedy) will be updating set lists, so please keep them coming in.

The band has also added more Australian dates in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne to accompany their performance at Splendor In The Grass. They will also be performing in New Zealand for the first time. Starting these dates off is also a single show in Troutdale, OR, maybe leaving space for a few more North American shows. Please refer to the Tour Date section for more info.

Lastly, Broken Social Scene has recorded a cover of The Word At Large for the Voice Project. The song had previously been covered live with Isaac back in 2008.

Source: Pitchfork: Watch Broken Social Scene Cover Modest Mouse

Posted 2011/04/15 at 13:12 | By: Gregg | Tags: Joe Plummer, New Material, Tour

Debuting new material?

Nothing that hasn't been tossed around just before any tour before, but we are four years on from the release of We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank, and a new album is presumed to be in the works.

A spokesperson for Modest Mouse indicated "there is no official info on a new album" at the time, but I wouldn't put it past Isaac Brock et al. to preview some new material live this Spring.

Joe Plummer also gets a mention in this article, for his drumming duties, and how he may have to juggle them this year between Modest Mouse, The Shins, and Mister Heavenly.

Source: Are The Shins and Modest Mouse bouncing back this summer? -

Posted 2011/03/22 at 12:06 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, Tour

New Tour Dates

Modest Mouse has added three club dates leading up to their headlining performance taking place at the 2011 Sasquatch Festival.

Dates in Boise, Missoula and Spokane go on sale this Friday, March 25 at


Posted 2011/02/06 at 22:49 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Modest Mouse, Tour

Modest Mouse to headline 2011 Sasquatch Festival

Modest Mouse will be headlining this year's Sasquatch Festival in George, WA over the Memorial Day weekend in May.

Other artists that have so far been announced are:

Foo Fighters, Death Cab For Cutie, The Decemberists, Robyn, Wilco, Flying Lotus, Bright Eyes, Flogging Molly, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Das Racist, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Iron & Wine, The Flaming Lips, Bassnectar, Pink Martini, Cold War Kids, Old 97's, Ratatat, Wolf Parade, Chromeo, Guided By Voices, Yeasayer, Beach House, Local Natives, Matt & Kim, Deerhunter, Mstrkrft, Trailer Park Boys, Sleigh Bells, Major Lazer, Skrillex, Fitz & The Tantrums, !!!, Archers of Loaf, Against Me!, The Thermals, Best Coast, CSS, Surfer Blood, Jenny & Johnny, Bonobo (DJ Set), City and Colour, Reggie Watts, K-Os, Gayngs, Tim Minchin, The Drums, The Radio Dept., Young the Giant, The Antlers, Sharon Van Etten, Villagers, Stornoway, Aloe Blacc, Black Mountain, Noah & The Whale, Sam Roberts Band, Secret Sisters, Twin Shadow, Wye Oak, Tig Notaro, Smith Westerns, Rival Schools, Foster the People, Alberta Cross, S. Carey, White Denim, Washed Out, Gold Panda, Dan Mangan, Axis of Awesome, The Globes, Cotton Jones, Jaill, Basia Bulat, Other Lives, The Bronx, White Arrows, Pepper Rabbit, Talkdemonic, Rebecca Gates and The Consortium, The Young Evils.

Please note that until the performance schedule is released, we will be listing the date of the show as the first day of the festival, but that may end up not being the day Modest Mouse performs on. Do not base a one day ticket purchase on this information.

UPDATE: Confirmed, Modest Mouse will be headlining on Sunday, May 29. They will be following The Flaming Lips, who are planing to perform their entire album The Soft Bulletin.

Source: Sasquatch Festival 2011

Posted 2010/09/14 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Tour

Modest Mouse to perform at the 24th Bridge School Benefit

Modest Mouse will be performing on both night of this year's Bridge School Benefit, organized by Neil and Pegi Young, held over October 23 & 24.

The Bridge School Benefit is usually an acoustic affair, so this may be a good chance to see an all acoustic Modest Mouse show, should they decide to continue that tradition.

Other acts will include Neil Young, Buffalo Springfield, Pearl Jam, Elvis Costello (Solo Day 1 only), Merle Haggard & Kris Kristofferson, Grizzly Bear, Lucinda Williams (Day 1 only), Billy Idol (Day 1 only), Jackson Browne & David Lindley (Day 1 only), and T-Bone Burnett's Speaking Clock Revue featuring: Elton John, Leon Russell, Elvis Costello, Ralph Stanley, Neko Case, & Jeff Bridges.

Tickets go on sale on September 19 though Live Nation. All proceeds go to the Bridge School, which assists children with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs.


Posted 2010/09/07 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, Tour, Video

Live from Into The Great Wide Open

Watch Modest Mouse's entire set from the Into The Great Wide Open festival in Vlieland, NL on September 5.


Posted 2010/07/26 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, Tour

Brooklyn Show Rescheduled

Modest Mouse's show at The Williamsburg Waterfront that had to be cut short due to a lightning storm has been rescheduled for September 14. Ticketmaster will be reissuing all tickets on August 29. If you are unable to make the show, please contact Ticketmaster by August 27.

Thanks to Neda and all the other people that sent this in.


Posted 2010/07/25 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Brooklyn Update

Ticketmaster have said that they will be sending out an email on Tuesday to ticket holders, stating if the Brooklyn show will rescheduled or refunded.

Thanks to Clyde for the update.
Posted 2010/07/23 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Brooklyn show cut short, to be rescheduled

Tonight's show in Brooklyn, NY had to be cut short due to a lightning storm. We've now received word that the show is rumored to be rescheduled for next week Tuesday. We will post new information as we receive it.
Posted 2010/07/16 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Tour

Modest Mouse streaming in Chicago

Modest Mouse's set from the Pitchfork Music Festival is supposed to be streaming live today at 8:30 CST.


Posted 2010/06/21 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Isaac Brock, Modest Mouse, New Material, Side Project, Tour, Ugly Casanova

Pitchfork interview Isaac Brock

In a new interview with Pitchfork, Isaac discusses a range of topics, including his work on the 180 Degrees South soundtrack, new Modest Mouse songs, the upcoming tour and the band's current relationship with Johnny Marr.

On the topic of a new Modest Mouse album:
Pitchfork: What are you working on with Modest Mouse?

IB: Songs. That's that.

Pitchfork: Are they going in any particular direction?

IB: I can't say that yet. I can't say that they are. It's pretty early in the game for me to have a clear picture of what we're doing, if it's good or anything. They're going to show up again today, and we'll keep banging our heads on it. It's way too early for me to know what direction this thing is really headed. It's just a bunch of random shit at the moment.

Pitchfork: How long have you been working on the random shit?

IB: About six months. We're not killing ourselves doing it, by any means. We just had the "Hey, we should probably buckle down" conversation last week. We just putz around and smoke a bunch of weed. It's more time spent hanging out than playing music.
And as far as hearing any of these new songs on the upcoming tour, well don't hold your breath:
Pitchfork: Will you try out new music on tour?

IB: We're going to try to. But I actually think we won't. I don't think any of it is close enough to be ready in what's essentially two-and-a-half weeks. I'd like to say we're going to, but I don't really see it happening.
Read the rest of the article on Pitchfork.


Posted 2010/06/11 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Tour

Two New UK Festivals

Modest Mouse will be performing at Edinburgh's Edge Festival on August 29 and at Belfast's Open House Festival on September 9.
Posted 2010/06/09 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

New London tour date

Modest Mouse will be performing at the Troxy in London, UK on September 8. Tickets are now on sale.


Posted 2010/06/02 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Extra Boston Date

Modest Mouse have added an extra Boston, MA date at the House of Blues on July 26.


Posted 2010/05/27 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Isaac Brock, New Material, Side Project, Tour

An Interstate-8 visitor, Kevin, attended Tuesday night's show in Santa Monica, CA and managed to record Isaac's entire set. This includes the debut of Here's To Now, a new song off the 180 Degrees South soundtrack. Video after the jump.
Posted 2010/05/26 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Isaac Brock, Side Project, Tour

Another 180 Degrees South Solo Show

Isaac will also be the special musical guest at the San Francisco screening of 180 Degrees South on May 28. Tickets are available from the Victoria Theatre's website.


Posted 2010/05/20 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Isaac Brock, Side Project, Tour

Isaac Solo Performances for 180 Degrees South

Isaac will be the special musical guest at two upcoming showings of 180 Degrees South. One show in Santa Monica, CA on May 25, and another in Portland, OR on May 26. Isaac will apparently be performing a small acoustic performance, which is likely to contain material from the upcoming 180 Degrees South soundtrack which is due out on June 22.

Special Guests have also been announced for San Diego and San Francisco, but no word yet if Isaac will be a part of those.


Posted 2010/05/13 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Some Missed Tour Dates

These were probably announced during our 2 week downtime... a second night has been added to Royal Oak, MI on July 1, and a date in Salt Lake City, UT on July 8 as part of the Twilight Concert Series.
Posted 2010/05/13 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Tour

Komen uit: Issaquah

Two dates have shown up for the Netherlands. September 5 on the small island of Vlieland at the Into The Great Wide Open Festival and a club show on September 7 in Amsterdam.


Posted 2010/05/06 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Tour

End Of The Road Festival

Modest Mouse has just been announced as the Friday September 10 headliner for the End Of The Road Festival in Larmer Tree Gardens, UK.


Posted 2010/05/03 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Tour

80/35 Music Festival

Modest Mouse will be the Sunday July 4 headliner for the 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines, IA.


Posted 2010/04/20 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

First Modest Mouse Show in Connecticut

A slight date change. The Boston show seems to have moved back a day to July 25 and now on the 24th Modest Mouse will be performing in Wallingford, CT. Their first ever show in Connecticut. Tickets go on sale on April 30. Thanks to Colin for pointing this out.


Posted 2010/04/13 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

New North American Tour Dates

A whole ton of tour dates have made an appearance on Modest Mouse's MySpace page, adding to the dates that have already been know. During July the band will be performing in a few places they've never played before:

2010/07/02 Royal Oak Theater Royal Oak, MI, US
2010/07/03 Marcus Amphitheater Milwaukee, WI, US
2010/07/06 Crossroads KC @ Grinders Kansas City, MO, US
2010/07/09 Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre Sante Fe, NM, US
2010/07/10 1stBANK Center Broomfield, CO, US
2010/07/12 Ramkota Exhibit Hall Sioux Falls, ND, US
2010/07/13 Hub at the Venue Fargo, ND, US
2010/07/14 The Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis, MN, US
2010/07/16 Union Park Chicago, IL, US
2010/07/17 Pageant Theatre St Louis, MO, US
2010/07/18 The Valarium Knoxville, TN, US
2010/07/19 Orange Peel Asheville, NC, US
2010/07/20 Music Farm Charleston, SC, US
2010/07/22 Wellmont Theater Montclair, NJ, US
2010/07/23 Williamsburg Waterfront Brooklyn, NY, US
2010/07/25 House of Blues Boston, MA, US

Thanks to Dani for the news tip.


Posted 2010/03/30 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

New Colorado date

A solitary tour date has shown up in the US that is not part of a festival. Modest Mouse will be performing on July 10 in Broomfield, CO, just outside of Denver. Tickets go on sale this Saturday. Could this be the indication of more North American tour dates this summer?


Posted 2010/03/29 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Johnny Marr, Tour

More UK Dates

Modest Mouse has been confirmed for four other UK dates. Two of them are for the Leeds and Reading Festival's which seem to alternative their line-ups over the three days, meaning Modest Mouse will be on the same stage as The Cribs both days. This may allow Johnny Marr to rejoin the band for a part of their set. The rest of the dates as follows:

2010/08/27 Bramham Park Leeds, UK
2010/08/28 Little John's Farm Reading, UK
2010/08/31 Academy Newcastle, UK
2010/09/01 Academy Liverpool, UK

Thanks again to cliona for the news.


Posted 2010/03/28 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Tour

Modest Mouse confirmed for Electric Picnic

Modest Mouse will be returning to Ireland for the 2010 Electric Picnic Festival sometime over the weekend of September 3 in Stradbally. Thanks to cliona for the news.


Posted 2009/12/04 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Ireland/UK mini tour kicks off

After some dates moving around and some venues changing, Modest Mouse's short Ireland/UK tour kicks off in under 24 hours. Starting in Galway, IE, the band will then play 11 shows (with only one day off in between), including a stop at this years ATP festival in Minehead, before wrapping up what is expected to be their last show of the year in London on the 16th.

Heading out to a show? We appreciate your reviews and anyone willing to report a set list.
Posted 2009/09/24 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Another new UK date

Modest Mouse will also be performing at the Electric Ballroom in London on December 15. Tickets are now on sale.


Posted 2009/09/14 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Modest Mouse returning to Ireland

Modest Mouse will be returning to the island in early December, as has been learned from support act Frightened Rabbit's tour schedule. This marks the second time Modest Mouse has toured there. The first time was in 2007, for an extremely short set at the Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally. This time however, they will be performing five shows in four cities they have never played in before.

2009/12/04 Black Box Galway, IE
2009/12/05 Dolans Warehouse Limerick, IE
2009/12/07 Academy Dublin, IE
2009/12/08 Academy Dublin, IE
2009/12/09 Spring & Airbrake Belfast, UK

Tickets are not yet known to be on sale. We will try our best to keep you updated. Thanks to Neil for seding us the dates.


Posted 2009/09/09 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

New UK dates

Two new dates have been added for later this year. December 10 in Glasgow and December 13 in Manchester, taking the band to a total of 4 dates in the UK. Please see the tour page for more info.
Posted 2009/08/18 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Modest Mouse began their new tour last night in Halifax, NS. Despite the fact that the band is apparently feeling pretty sick, intense heat, and their stage lights blowing out during The View, the band still managed to pull out a few surprises. Autumn Beds made it's live debut, and Gravity Rides Everything was pulled out after a seven year absence.

If you were there, please send us a review or help us correct the order of the set list we have so far.
Posted 2009/07/12 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

New tour date for California

Modest Mouse will be performing at the Grove of Anaheim on August 29. I guess this means that they will be performing on the Friday night at the San Diego Street Scene festival. Tickets went on sale yesterday. Thanks to theremist for the info.


Posted 2009/07/10 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

More Portland dates

Modest Mouse have added three more dates to the Portland leg of their tour in September (21-23). Tickets have just gone on sale. See the tour page for details.
Posted 2009/07/08 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Tour

All Tomorrow's Parties

Modest Mouse will be performing at this year's ATP at Butlin's Holiday Centre in Minehead, England. The festival will be taking place from December 11 to 13.

Other acts include the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Breeders. Tickets are already on sale. We will post the actual date Modest Mouse will be performing on closer to the time. Thanks to Gabe for the link.


Posted 2009/07/07 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Tour

Glacial Pace Showcase in Portland

Modest Mouse will be performing with Love As Laughter and Mimicking Birds on September 20 at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR. This event is being listed as a showcase for Isaac Brock's Glacial Pace label, as well as an extension of MusicfestNW. Tickets go on sale on Thursday through Ticketmaster. Thanks to Colin for the info.


Posted 2009/07/03 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Extra Toronto date

Modest Mouse has added a second night in Toronto on August 22 at the Sound Academy. Thanks to adamlazzarato for the info.


Posted 2009/06/16 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Summer Tour Dates

Modest Mouse have announced a bunch of new tour dates via their MySpace page. These are on top of the dates that are already known. No word on when tickets go on sale, but if the Chicago one is going to be available on June 19, then keep your eyes on Ticketmaster.

2009/08/17 Forum Multipurpose Room Halifax, NS, CA
2009/08/19 Metropolis Montreal, QC, CA
2009/08/21 Ale House Kingston, ON, CA
2009/08/21 Sound Academy Toronto, ON, CA
2009/08/24 Lifestyle Communities Pavilion Columbus, OH, US
2009/08/25 Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL, US
2009/08/28 East Village Street/Petco Park San Diego, CA, US
2009/08/30 Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA, US
2009/09/01 In The Venue Salt Lake City, UT, US
2009/09/02 Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO, US
2009/09/04 Wilma theater Missoula, MT, US
2009/09/05 Knitting Factory Spokane, WA, US
2009/09/07 Seattle Center Seattle, WA, US
2009/09/09 Pipeline Cafe Honolulu, HI, US

Posted 2009/06/15 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Modest Mouse in Chicago

Modest Mouse will be performing at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on August 25. Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster on June 19 at 10:00am.

The article states that "...will be touring in support of their upcoming EP, No One's First And You're Next." Hopefully this means that the band is planning a full tour for later in the year.


Posted 2009/06/12 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

First Hawaii show

Modest Mouse will be performing for the first time in Honolulu, Hawaii on September 9 at the Pipeline Cafe.


Posted 2009/04/21 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Tour

The Lollapalooza lineup has been released...

...and no Modest Mouse in sight, so I guess that puts pay to the info that was announced on the band's Facebook page :(
Posted 2009/04/13 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Tour

Outside Lands Festival

Modest Mouse will be performing at the Outside Lands Music + Arts Festival in San Francisco taking place from August 28-30. The exact date of their performance is currently not know until the festival announces a schedule.


Posted 2009/04/06 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Tour


Modest Mouse will be performing at this years Lollapalooza on August 8 in Chicago, IL, according to their Facebook page. Thanks go to MarioPrime for the heads up.
Posted 2009/04/01 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour


Modest Mouse will be performing at this year's Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, WA, taking place over the Labor Day weekend. Modest Mouse is scheduled to perform on September 7.


Posted 2009/02/21 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, Tour

How have you been?

Modest Mouse began touring again last night in Eugene, OR where they pulled out some fan favourites that haven't been heard since 2005. Were you there? Send us your thoughts on the show. Thanks to all the people that sent in the set list, and if anyone knows who the owner of that cover is... The Boomtown Rats, Elvis, Alexia... let us know.
Posted 2009/02/19 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Venue Change

Please note that the venue for the February 26 show in Albuquerque, NM has changed from the Albuquerque Convention Center to the Sunshine Theatre. Tickets will be honored at the Sunshine Theatre. Doors now at 7pm show at 8pm.
Posted 2009/02/16 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Pat Graham, Tour

Getting ready...

Pat Graham is in Portland getting ready to follow the band on their upcoming short tour. He will be posting his "live thoughts" on Twitter.


Posted 2009/02/05 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Closing the Gap

Two more dates have turned up in Florida on March 8 & 9, closing the gap where the Langerado Music Festival used to be.
Posted 2009/02/05 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Pat Graham, Tour

Photozine to be Sold on Tour

Pat Graham has revealed that a limited edition photozine is being printed up and will be available from day one of the upcoming tour. The photozine is limited to 1200 copies.


Posted 2009/02/04 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

More Dates

Two more tour dates have turned up. One on February 20, in Eugene, OR, and another on March 14 in Philadelphia, PA.

UPDATE: Baltimore, MD on March 12 now as well.

UPDATE: Throw in Chico, CA on February 21.

UPDATE: And now Raleigh, NC on March 11.

UPDATE: Two more, Myrtle Beach, SC on March 10 and Washington, DC on March 13.

Posted 2009/02/03 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Langerado Music Festival Cancelled

Modest Mouse will no longer be playing the Langerado Music Festival as it has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales.


Posted 2009/02/03 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Another Date

Another random tour date has shown up on Ticketmaster for March 15 in New York. Tickets go on sale on February 4. Is this the first sign of what could be a larger tour?
Posted 2009/01/28 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, Tour

On The Road Again

The band will hit the road again on February 22. They will be touring with "Mimicking Birds." Tickets go on sale on January 29. The dates that have been announced so far are:

2009/02/22 Fox Theater Oakland, CA, US
2009/02/23 The Fox Theater Visalia, CA, US
2009/02/24 Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA, US
2009/02/25 The Marquee Tempe, AZ, US
2009/02/26 Albuquerque Convention Center Albuquerque, NM, US
2009/02/28 Balch Fieldhouse Boulder, CO, US
2009/03/02 Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO, US
2009/03/03 Diamond Balloom Oklahoma City, OK, US
2009/03/04 Stubb's BBQ Austin, TX, US
2009/03/06 The Lyric Oxford Oxford, MS, US
2009/03/07 The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA, US
2009/03/08 Langerado Music Festival / Bicentennial Park Miami, FL, US
Posted 2009/01/28 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Jim Fairchild, Johnny Marr, Tour

Jim Fairchild to replace Johnny Marr

Billboard is reporting that Jim Fairchild, of the now defunct band Grandaddy, will once again be joining Modest Mouse. He will apparently be temporarily replacing Johnny Marr, who is currently playing with The Cribs. Marr still remains a full time member of Modest Mouse.


Posted 2008/06/19 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

UPDATE: Late Show in Brooklyn - SOLD OUT

Modest Mouse have announced a last minute show on Friday June 20 at 1:30am in Brooklyn, NY that will take place shortly after the band leaves the stage at Madison Square Garden after opening for R.E.M. More information on the band's official site.


Posted 2008/05/06 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

New Solo Tour Dates

Modest Mouse have added new solo tour dates, some which are scattered in between their dates with R.E.M. and The National, and others which will start on June 23. The presale for most dates start on either May 7 or 8. Tickets go on sale to the public on May 9 though Ticketmaster. [Tour Dates]
Posted 2008/04/01 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

R.E.M. tour ticket sales

Tickets for R.E.M.'s tour with Modest Mouse and the National opening go on sale this Saturday April 5, through Ticketmaster. R.E.M. is conducting a pre-sale on Wednesday April 2 through the following site.
Posted 2008/02/25 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Tour

Sasquatch! Music Festival

107.7 The End announced the lineup this morning and Modest Mouse is indeed part of this year's festival taking place at the Gorge, WA sometime over the weekend of May 23. Other acts include The Cure, R.E.M., The Flaming Lips, Built to Spill, The Breeders and many more.
Posted 2008/02/13 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Tour

Modest Mouse to play Rothbury Festival

The band has been added to the line-up and will perform sometime over the July 4 weekend in Rothbury, Michigan. Tickets go on sale February 27. Other bands will also be performing, neat!


Posted 2008/02/05 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Modest Mouse to head back to Australia

Johnny Marr's website is reporting that Modest Mouse will be performing 7 dates in Australia starting at the end of March. Some dates will be part of the V Festival, while others will be solo.


Posted 2008/01/29 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Japanese solo dates

Modest Mouse have added 3 solo dates in Japan for April. [Link]
Posted 2008/01/28 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

R.E.M. announces tour dates, Modest Mouse to open

R.E.M. has announced some North American tour dates for May and June. Modest Mouse will join the National as the opening act. R.E.M. is also rumored to be headlining the Saturday night of the Sasquatch Festival, the day after the tour kicks off in Burnaby (next to Vancouver), making Modest Mouse a possible addition to the Sasquatch line up.


Posted 2008/01/27 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Isaac Brock, Modest Mouse, New Material, Side Project, Tour

Bits and Pieces

In a small interview in the latest Rolling Stone magazine, Isaac has reported that the band's current priority is to finish work on the new EP, described as "repolished outtakes from MM's last two discs." He will also be singing with Frank Black and the Catholics on a re-creation of Lee Hazlewood's first album "Trouble is a Lonesome Town." The band will also start work on a new album this coming March. And lastly, that Modest Mouse will be touring with R.E.M. this Spring. Thanks to Mike for the info.
Posted 2007/12/07 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, Tour, Video

Sunday's show to be Webcast

AT&T will be Webcasting Sunday's show live from the Gibson Amphitheatre as part of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas 2007. Please refer to their site for times and more details.


Posted 2007/10/25 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, Tour

99x Mistle Toe Jam

Modest Mouse will be performing at 99x's Mistle Toe Jam in Atlanta, GA on Sunday, December 16th along with Silversun Pickups, The Shins and Silverchair. Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.


Posted 2007/10/17 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Deck The Hall Ball 2007

Modest Mouse will be headlining 107.7 The End's end of year function on December 6th at the Everret Events Center in Everett, WA. Tickets go on sale to the public on October 20th at 9am (1-866-332-TIXX, or online at, but will be available before then, as of October 18th, to EndMailers at 10am. The first 107 people will also receive their tickets for the low price $10.77, after that tickets will be $37.50 (plus service charges). All presale information will have been emailed to you, if you are an EndMail subscriber. Other acts include Jimmy Eat World, Coheed and Cambria, Spoon, She Wants Revenge and The Kooks.
Posted 2007/09/21 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

More dates

A few more tour dates have been added, these all go on sale on Sunday the 22nd at noon. Presale password for all dates is still "Education." Please refer to the tour section for all new dates. The presale for all the other dates ends tonight at 10pm local time.
Posted 2007/09/20 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Tickets now available for presale

Tickets for Modest Mouse's fall tour are now available through presale. The presale password is "Education." Certain dates have changed since the original Pitchfork article was published, along with more dates being added in December. Please refer to the tour section for links on where to find tickets.
Posted 2007/09/18 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour
Posted 2007/08/28 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour, TV Performance

Modest Mouse to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live

The band are scheduled to play Jimmy Kimmel Live's Outdoor Pontiac Garage Stage on September 12th. The show airs on ABC weeknights at 12:05 am ET/PT.
Posted 2007/07/13 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Treasure Island Music Festival

Modest Mouse will be the headlining act for the Sunday portion of the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco on September 16th. Other acts include Spoon, Built to Spill and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Thanks to orange4cat for the info.


Posted 2007/07/13 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Brooklyn date/venue change

The show on August 8th in Brooklyn has been changed to September 8th and the venue has been changed to the McCarren Park Pool. Thanks to Mike for the info
Posted 2007/06/12 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

More cancelled shows, some rescheduled

More dates have been cancelled due to Isaac requiring surgery. Some of the dates have been rescheduled for July though. Thanks to tweetwee for the link. [Link]

2007/06/14 O2 Wireless Festival London, UK
2007/06/16 Greenfields Festival Interlaken, CH
2007/06/17 Nova Rock Festival
Nickelsdorf, AT

Rescheduled dates:

2007/07/02 Vega Copenhagen, DK
2007/07/03 Live Music Hall Köln, DE
2007/07/04 Batchkapp
Frankfurt, DE
Posted 2007/06/08 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Isaac Brock, Tour

Upcoming dates cancelled?

Due to Isaac being hospitalized, the upcoming 4 dates have apparently had to be cancelled. If you are attending any of these shows, we suggest contacting the venue to confirm. [Link]

2007/06/09 Melkweg Amsterdam, NL
2007/06/10 Batschkapp Frankfurt, DE
2007/06/11 Live Music Hall K?ln, DE
2007/06/13 Vega Copenhagen, DK
Posted 2007/06/08 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

New US dates added for August

On top of the festivals Modest Mouse are scheduled to play in August, more US dates have been added. Check the tour page and Ticketmaster for more information on tickets.

2007/08/01 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO, US
2007/08/03 City Market Kansas City, MO, US
2007/08/04 Pimlico Race Course - Virgin Festival Baltimore, MD, US
2007/08/05 Grant Park - Lollapalooza Chicago, IL, US
2007/08/08 Keyspan Park, Coney Island Brooklyn, NY, US
2007/08/15 LC Pavilion Columbus, OH, US
2007/08/16 Time Warner Amphitheater Cleveland, OH, US
2007/08/17 Pines Amphitheater Northampton, MA, US
2007/08/18 Tweeter Center Mansfield, MA, US
2007/08/19 Festival Pier Philadelphia, PA, US
2007/08/21 Louisville Gardens Louisville, KY, US
2007/08/22 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN, US
2007/08/25 The Gorge George, WA, US
2007/08/27 The Edgefield Troutdale, OR, US
Posted 2007/06/02 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Modest Mouse at Glastonbury Festival

Modest Mouse has been revealed to be part of the 2007 Glastonbury lineup. They will be performing on Friday, June 22nd, sharing the "Other Stage" with "The Arcade Fire," "Bj?rk" and others. Tickets are unfortunately already sold out, as is the nature of Glastonbury releasing tickets before revealing the lineup.


Posted 2007/05/13 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Los Angeles venue change

Due to the fire in Griffith Park, the show on Sunday the 13th, has been moved from The Greek Theatre to the Gibson Amphitheatre at 8:30 PM. All Greek Theatre tickets must be exchanged at the Gibson Amphitheatre, whose box office will open at 5:00 PM the day of the show to accommodate all exchanges. For further information call The Greek Theatre at (323) 665-5857 or Gibson Amphitheatre box office at (818) 622-4440. The Gibson Amphitheatre is located at 100 Universal City Plaza in Universal City.
Posted 2007/04/17 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Modest Mouse in Scotland

The band will be part of the line up for the Connect Music Festival taking place at Inveraray Castle over the last weekend in August. Thanks to Twee for this info.


Posted 2007/04/12 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Lollapalooza 2007

Modest Mouse have been confirmed as part of this year's lineup for Lollapalooza, taking place in Chicago over the weekend of August 3rd. Other acts include Pearl Jam, Daft Punk and Interpol.


Posted 2007/04/12 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Vancouver venue change

Please note that the April 16 show in Vancouver has moved from the Pacific Coliseum to the PNE Forum and all tickets will still be honored, but will now all be general admission. All of the other show information, including the date and time, remains the same.
Posted 2007/04/04 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

European tour dates

A whole bunch of European tour dates have turned up on Johnny Marr's MySpace page, including a bunch of European festivals that look like they're still in the process of being confirmed. The dates include more in the United Kingdom and new dates in countries such as France, Italy, The Netherlands, Denmark and Belgium. No word yet on where tickets can be bought besides the German shows. We'll post that information when we get it, keep your eyes on the tour section. The information also includes an unconfirmed festival date in Tokyo, Japan.
Posted 2007/04/02 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Modest Mouse to perform in Ireland

Modest Mouse have been confirmed for the Electric Picnic festival taking place in Stradbally over the last weekend of August. This will mark the first time Modest Mouse has played in Ireland to our knowledge. Other acts include Sonic Youth, Bj?rk, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Ladytron. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (April 3rd) at 9am. Thanks to Neil for sending us this information.


Posted 2007/04/02 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

More German tour dates

Maybe not the latest of news, as the tickets are already on sale, but 4 more German tour dates have been added.

2007/06/06 Georg Elser Halle M?nchen, DE
2007/06/07 Postbahnhof am Ostbahnhof Berlin, DE
2007/06/10 Batschkapp Frankfurt, DE
2007/06/11 Live Music Hall K?ln, DE

Tickets are available through

Posted 2007/03/23 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Tickets for KROQ's Ditch Day

We're not sure if it's maybe to late for this as the show takes place today, but apparently tickets for KROQ's Ditch Day, taking place at Six Flags Magic Mountain, and were previously only available by winning them by calling in to KROQ, are being offered to any fans that bought tickets to the 2007/05/13 at the Greek Theatre through the fan club. We understand though that you would have been emailed. Thanks to Corey for the tip.
Posted 2007/03/22 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Modest Mouse to tour with The Flaming Lips and The Shins?

Wayne Coyne, of The Flaming Lips, has announced that a tour involving Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips and The Shins is being planned for the end of summer.


Posted 2007/03/19 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

KROQ Ditch Day

Modest Mouse will be performing an exclusive show as part of KROQ 106.7's Ditch Day on Friday, March 23rd at Six Flags Magic Mountain, just north of Los Angeles. The only way to get tickets is to win them, by being the 20th caller to 800-520-1067 when they tell you to call, which will be announced every 15 minutes this whole week.


Posted 2007/03/19 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

New North American Tour Dates

A whole bunch of tour dates have been added to Ticketmaster. There seem to be a lot of gaps in between the dates, which may be filled when the tour is announced officially.

2007/03/21 South Lake Union Naval Reserve Seattle, WA, US
2007/03/23 Six Flags Magic Mountain Santa Clarita, CA, US
2007/04/16 Pacific Coliseum Vancouver, BC, CA
2007/04/22 Auditorium Theatre Chicago, IL, US
2007/04/26 Main Street Armory Rochester, NY, US
2007/05/03 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA, US
2007/05/08 House of Blues New Orleans, LA, US
2007/05/13 Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA, US
2007/05/14 Cox Arena San Diego, CA, US
2007/05/16 San Jose State Event Center Arena San Jose, CA, US

All tickets go on sale this Saturday and Sunday. Some mention an internet presale staring tomorrow, March 20th, but those details have not yet been released. We're hoping for an email from the fan club later on today to clarify.

Posted 2007/03/19 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Full North American tour announced

More date have been reveled, please go to the tour section for a full list of all the places Modest Mouse will be performing on their North American tour. We are still hoping for an email from the fan club to clarify when all these tickets will go on sale. [Link]
Posted 2007/03/16 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

More tour dates

The following tour dates have been added over the course of the past few days, hopefully this indicates a full tour is on the verge of being announced:

2007/03/21 South Lake Union Naval Reserve  Seattle, WA, US
2007/04/26 Main Street Armory Rochester, NY, US
2007/05/03 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA, US

The Seattle show next week, has just been added and tickets only go on sale the Monday before the show takes place.

For a complete list of dates please refer to the tour section.

Posted 2007/02/21 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Modest Mouse add a tour date

Modest Mouse have added a date to their short "album release" tour. The new date is on March 17th at Gallatin County Fairgrounds in Bozeman, MT. Tickets go on sale on February 22nd.
Posted 2007/02/07 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Tour Dates

The following tour dates have been added over the course of the past 2 days:

2007/03/14 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR, US
2007/03/15 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR, US
2007/03/16 University Theatre Missoula, MT, US
2007/03/18 Ramkota Exhibit Hall Sioux Falls, SD, US
2007/03/19 The Venue At Playmakers Fargo, ND, US

For a complete list of dates, including the United Kingdom, Mexico and Spain shows, please refer to the tour section.

Pre-sale starts tomorrow, the address and password will have been mailed to you if you are on the Modest Mouse mailing list. Otherwise all shows go on sale on Saturday, February 10th, except the 3/16 show, which goes on sale the day before.

Posted 2007/02/06 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Modest Mouse in Fargo

Modest Mouse will be performing in Fargo, ND on March 19th. The show is all ages and tickets go on sale this Saturday, February 10th.


Posted 2007/02/06 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Let's just release the whole tour date by date...

...I hope not, give me a list, give me something I can stick here and go BAM! this is where they're going to be over the next few months, pick a date, get out and go see them - Modest Mouse will be performing on March 13th in Portland, OR. The show is also all ages and tickets shall be on sale this Saturday as well.


Posted 2007/02/05 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Modest Mouse to open for the Red Hot Chili Peppers

After some confusion it appears, according to, that Modest Mouse will be performing in Mexico City on March 10th, where they will be opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.


Posted 2007/02/04 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Falls Festival from Lourne, AU to be broadcast on Triple J

A live recording of Modest Mouse's show from 2006/12/30 at the Falls Festival in Lourne, AU is to be broadcast on Australia's Triple J on Monday, February 5th at 8:00pm (Eastern Australian time, so it's in the next few hours if you live in Europe or the Americas). The performance will be rebroadcast on Sunday, February 11th at 5:00pm.


Posted 2007/01/16 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Primavera Sound Festival - Barcelona, Spain

Modest Mouse will be performing along side Built To Spill, Slint and others sometime between May 31st and June 2nd at the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Spain. More acts are to be announced as the date draws closer, although as it appears to be in conjunction with ATP, the line up will probably be similar to the English festival.


Posted 2007/01/11 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Modest Mouse in Mexico?

Inland Empire Touring, who handled Modest Mouse's touring back in the day (2005 I think...), have updated their tour page with a single entry for March 10th in Mexico City at the Foro Sol stadium. There is nothing yet mentioned on the venue page at, but that would probably be the best place to start looking for tickets and if the date turns out to be confirmed.


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