Modest Mouse Sets Winter Tour
Following a Jan. 21 Nashville benefit show, Modest Mouse will set off on a headlining tour that will get underway with a Jan. 28-29 stand in Eugene, Ore. At deadline dates were scheduled into the begiFollowing a Jan. 21 Nashville benefit show, Modest Mouse will set off on a headlining tour that will get underway with a Jan. 28-29 stand in Eugene, Ore. At deadline dates were scheduled into the beginning of March with a promise of more to come, although a set at California's Coachella festival apparently won't be among them.
"Contrary rumors going around, Modest Mouse is not performing at Coachella 2005," reads a note posted on the tour page on the band's official Web site. As previously reported, no artists or even firm dates have yet been confirmed for this year's event.
The already sold out Nashville show at Vanderbilt University's Memorial Gym is the school's inaugural Commodores Care Concert benefiting Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. Singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw is also on the bill.
At deadline, dates for Modest Mouse's club and theater tour are restricted to Western and Midwestern U.S. shows, with a single Feb. 11 date south of the border in Mexico City. Among the highlights are two-night stands in Los Angeles (Feb. 7-8) and Minneapolis (Feb. 27-28). Support acts have not yet been announced.
The band will be touring in support of its fifth album, "Good News for People Who Love Bad News" (Epic). Released in April, the set peaked in July at No. 18 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1.1 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Single "Float On" reached No. 1 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and No. 68 on the Hot 100.
Here are Modest Mouse's confirmed tour dates:
Jan. 21: Nashville (Vanderbilt University (Memorial Gym)
Jan. 28-29: Eugene, Ore. (McDonald Theater)
Jan. 31-Feb. 1: Santa Cruz, Calif. (Catalyst Club)
Feb. 3: Berkeley, Calif. (Berkeley Community Theater)
Feb. 4: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Arlington Theater)
Feb. 5: San Diego (SOMA)
Feb. 7-8: Los Angeles (The Wiltern)
Feb. 11: Mexico City (El Circo Volador)
Feb. 14: Anaheim, Calif. (The Grove)
Feb. 15: Mesa, Ariz. (Mesa Amphitheater)
Feb. 18: Grand Prairie, Texas (Nokia Live)
Feb. 21: Tulsa, Okla. (Cain's Ballroom)
Feb. 22: Kansas City, Mo. (Uptown Theater)
Feb. 23: St. Louis, Mo. (Pageant)
Feb. 24: Iowa City, Iowa (University of Iowa Main Lounge)
Feb. 25: Chicago (Congress Theater)
Feb. 26: Milwaukee (Eagles Club)
Feb. 27-28: Minneapolis (First Ave)
March 3: Denver (Fillmore)