Modest Mouse Tour Schedule
Since first emerging on the indie rock scene in 1993 Modest Mouse of been one of the
best and most popular acts in the genre. After their breakthrough with 2004's Good News for People Who Love Bad News Modest
Mouse have become one of the most popular rock bands in the world. They have long been known for their incredible live shows
and as the band has had more money and time to devote to production values for their tour, Modest Mouse has become an even
better live act. You may have heard Modest Mouse on the radio but until you have seen them performing live you have not fully
experienced the power of their music.
Modest Mouse has a series of tour dates lined up for Spring 2014 beginning with
a show at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon on May 1st followed by a second performance at the same venue on
the following night. The band will take part in the Shakey Knees Music Festival in Atlanta, Georgia on May 10th and perform
at the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama from May 16th through 18th as well as at Boston Calling Music Festival
from May 23rd through the 25th. The rest of May will see Modest Mouse performing headlining concerts in Charlotte, New Orleans,
Miami Beach, Orlando, Richmond, Norfolk, Bethlehem, and Cooperstown, New York. In August Modest Mouse will play at the Osheaga
Music and Arts Festival in Montreal which is held from the 1st through the 3rd.
About the Band
Isaac Brock, Jeremiah Green, and Eric Judy got together in Isaaquah, Washington to form the indie rock band Modest Mouse.
Influenced by similar minded artists like Built to Spill and the bands on Olympia's K Records, Modest Mouse quickly began
making a name for themselves in Washington. They recorded their first EP Blue Cadet 3 Do You Connect in 1994 and released
it on K Records. The band released their first two full lengths, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
and The Lonesome Crowded West, on Up Records before moving to a major label. Since then they have released three full lengths
on Epic Records: The Moon & Antarctica, Good News for People Who Love Bad News, and We Were Dead Before the Ship Even
Sank. In addition to their five studio albums, Modest Mouse has released several EPs, compilation tracks, and 7 inch singles.
The band now stands not only as one of the most successful indie rock bands of all time but also one of the most prolific
and influential even though their last full length album came out in 2007. Modest Mouse continues to tour and write new music
but have yet to get around to recording and releasing much of their newer stuff.
Modest Mouse released their second major label album, Good News for People Who Love Bad News. After spending years developing
a grass roots following that attended every Modest Mouse show they could and bought every release, this would finally be the
album that brought the band mainstream success. The album's first single, Float On, became a smash hit and the second single
Ocean Breathes Salty was another big hit. The strength of the two singles propelled the album to platinum status.
Time appeared to slow down in the days leading up to the night of the concert, but finally as the lights
lower you begin to see the talented group Modest Mouse making their way out onto the stage. The crowd erupts in applause as
the band members pick up their instruments each other signalling that they are ready to begin. A hush falls over the crowd
as the band busts in to some of their biggest hits, and plays them all one after another. The crowd once again erupts and
sings and dances along to hits throughout the night. The entire venue is drenched in beautiful noise as Modest Mouse bring
their soaring harmonies and indie rock sound to the forefront. You will be wondering if this is the future of pop music or
the future of rock. Either way, you are witnessing one of the most exciting and fresh bands of the past ten years at the height
of their powers, so sit back and enjoy. The high energy output from the band translates perfectly to the crowd and you spend
the entire night dancing and singing along. If there is just one concert you attend in the next few months make sure it is
the Modest Mouse.
The band takes its name from a quote from the short story The Mark on the Wall
by Virginia Woolfe. Front man Isaac Brock also has a side project Ugly Cassanova which released one album, Sharpen Your Teeth,
on Sub Pop as well as provided several songs for the soundtrack to the movie 180 Degrees South.