The good news? Modest Mouse will play a host of live dates in Los Angeles, New York and London next month.

The good news? Modest Mouse will play a host of live dates in Los Angeles, New York and London next month. The bad news? The band's highly anticipated new Epic album, "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank," has been bumped from its previously announced Dec. 19 release date to early next year.

A pre-sale is underway via the band's Web site for four shows in Los Angeles, five more in New York and a one-off gig in London. These dates, which also include a previously announced Nov. 11 appearance at the Bang! Festival in Miami, will be Modest Mouse's first with former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, who is now a full-time member of the band.

Marr also appears on "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank," which is the follow-up to 2004's breakthrough "Good News for People Who Love Bad News."

Here are Modest Mouse's tour dates:

Nov. 5: Los Angeles (Avalon)
Nov. 6: Los Angeles (Wiltern Theatre)
Nov. 7, 9: Anaheim, Calif. (The Grove)
Nov. 11: Miami (Bang! Festival)
Nov. 13: New York (Nokia Theatre)
Nov. 14-15: New York (Webster Hall)
Nov. 17-18: New York (Bowery Ballroom)
Nov. 21: London (Koko)

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