Modest Mouse make summer plans
Indie rockers Modest Mouse have announced a string of tour dates across the country, including a stop at the House of Blues in Boston on Sunday, July 25. Tickets, which are priced at $37 and $45, go on sale today at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.
Modest Mouse has not released a full-length album since 2007′s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, although they did release an EP last summer containing unreleased tracks and B-sides from the album (as well as from 2004′s Good News For People Who Like Bad News) entitled No One’s First and You’re Next. Although no plans for a new album have been announced, the band’s classic album The Moon & Antarctica is set to be re-released on vinyl for the first time in five years as a part of Record Store Day on Saturday.
This is the band’s first time back on the road since finishing up two years of touring in support of We Were Dead. Joining the band on these shows is new touring guitarist, Jim Fairchild, who replaced legendary guitarist Johnny Marr (of The Smiths) who recently left the band to pursue other musical ventures with The Cribs.