Modest Mouse Back On Tour
Posted 29 January 2009 - 01:10 PM
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Indie rock band Modest Mouse is returning to the road for a 12-date U.S. tour, beginning February 22 in Oakland, Calif. The trek concludes March 8 at the Langerado Festival in Miami.
Former Grandaddy guitarist Jim Fairchild will join Modest Mouse on stage, replacing Johnny Marr, who has become a member of U.K. rock act the Cribs in the time since Modest Mouse was last active.
The opening act on the tour will be Mimicking Birds, the latest band signed to Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock's Glacial Pace label. Tickets go on sale Thursday (January 29).
Here are Modest Mouse's tour dates:
February 22: Oakland, Calif. (Fox Theater)
February 23: Visalia, Calif. (Fox Theater)
February 24: Los Angeles (Hollywood Palladium)
February 25: Tempe, Ariz. (Marquee)
February 26: Albuquerque, N.M. (Convention Center)
February 28: Boulder, Colo. (Balch Fieldhouse)
March 2: Kansas City, Mo. (Uptown Theater)
March 3: Oklahoma City (Diamond Ballroom)
March 4: Austin, Texas (Stubb's)
March 5: Oxford, Miss. (the Lyric)
March 7: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
March 8: Miami (Langerado Festival)
Posted 29 January 2009 - 01:11 PM
Posted 29 January 2009 - 01:12 PM
Jim Fairchild = cool
the rest of this story, not so much
live Modest Mouse is one of the most painful things in life.
Posted 29 January 2009 - 02:28 PM
Posted 29 January 2009 - 02:36 PM
Really? I saw them and liked them quite a bit.
you must be confusing them with Mouse on Mars
or 30 Seconds to Mars
or any other band in the world
Posted 29 January 2009 - 02:45 PM
Posted 29 January 2009 - 02:52 PM
Posted 29 January 2009 - 02:57 PM
Posted 29 January 2009 - 03:26 PM
Posted 29 January 2009 - 03:56 PM
Well if their inconsistent live performing isn't enough to put you off, the quality of their last record (Steam Engenius and maybe one or two others aside) should. In fact, stretch that back to cover not just We Were Dead but also Good News... - both pretty aimless albums relative to early Modest Mouse.
aimless? I dunno about that. You could argue against the quality, but they're pretty consistent pop records.
Posted 29 January 2009 - 04:14 PM
This was the case for me. It was a one off show featuring The Breeders, The National (so good), and Modest Mouse headlining. The entire band had energy and their performance was really good. It was really cool seeing Johnny Marr and he seemed really into all the songs, even the ones he had no part in writing. Was it the best concert I've ever seen... of course not. But it was WAY more than "underwhelming."
The third time was another headlining show between dates with the two aforementioned bands, and they put on one of the best shows I've ever seen. Seriously.