By Jay Donnell
Photos by Ben Moon
Modest Mouse begins its fall tour tonight in Miami, Florida and as the band starts its highly anticipated tour, Hurricane Irma continues to build and cause evacuations all over the sunshine state. The band is supposed to follow up their Miami show with dates in St. Augustine on Thursday and then Orlando on Friday, and while there have not been any show cancellations yet, that could change at any moment. We hope the band and everyone else in Florida and beyond stays safe during the storms.
This is obviously not an ideal way for Modest Mouse to begin its fall tour which includes 29 shows in 40 day period. They’ll take a two week break between their concert in Richmond, Virginia on October 15th and their tour closer on October 28th in Los Angeles. For complete tour information visit modestmouse.com
While we hope the band that was formed in Issaquah, Washington (a suburb of Seattle) will be able to play their three shows in Florida without any problems we know that will be quite difficult with the way things are looking currently. However, Live Music Daily is very excited to be covering their performance this Sunday, September, 10th at Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. LMD can’t wait to catch a glimpse of Isaac Brock (lead vocals) and the rest of this unique group.
Eight years after the release of We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank which included hits songs like “Missed The Boat” and “Dashboard” the group released Strangers To Ourselves in March of 2015. The album scored favorable reviews and started at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and landed at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with over 73,000 albums old. We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank also ranked highly among critics. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 129,000 copies sold so it’s safe to say this band has become a mainstay in the modern rock world.
(Strangers To Ourselves album cover)
Modest Mouse was formed in the early 90s. In 1994 they recorded their first EP, Blue Cadet-3, Do You Connect? and released it through K Records. It was around this time when the band recorded its first album Sad Sappy Sucker, but there were all kinds of delays and it was not officially released until 2001. In 2004, the band released their break through album, Good News For People Who Love Bad News, which included the hit songs “Ocean Breathes Salty” and “Float On.” They performed both of these tunes on Saturday Night Live in November of 2004. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award For Best Alternative Music Album and “Float On” was nominated for Best Rock Song.
We can’t wait to see these guys in action and we hope that they will make it to ATL without any problems.
For tickets to Sunday’s concert at the Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, visit modestmouse.com