Modest Mouse and Brand New announce American co-headline tour

The pair will be alternating top slot on 24-date US jaunt

Modest Mouse and Brand New are to hit the road together, taking in 24 shows on an American tour this June and July.

The tour – which will close on the last day of July in Modest Mouse’s hometown of Portland, Oregon – will see the bands share top billing, with Modest Mouse describing the shows on their Facebook page as “two bands, full sets, no opener.” Brand New revealed pre-sale details – the early sales are already underway – in their Facebook post, below.

Brand New returned to the fold last year with ‘Mene’, their first single in six years, with new album material expected sometime in 2016. Back in October, singer Jesse Lacey cried on stage, saying the band “isn’t going to last much longer,” before announcing a show later in the same month would be their last for some time.

A tearful Lacey told the crowd during the gig: “I’m gonna have a new daughter. We’ll hopefully have a record for you. I wanna tell you right here and now, this isn’t gonna last much longer, but it’s been so special for so long. For as long as it does last, we’re so grateful to you all for being here.”

Very excited to announce this! Presale starts at noon EST TODAY. Public on sale Friday at noon local time. Tickets: http://mmbn.ducatking.com

Posted by Brand New on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Modest Mouse released their latest ‘Strangers To Ourselves’ in March 2015, with the album also marking a long-awaited return to the studio, and described in NME’s review as “delivering some of their most brilliantly deranged moments yet.”

The full co-headline tour dates are as follows:

Saltair, Magna, UT (June 28)
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO (29)
Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, KS (July 1)
FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, Chicago, IL (2)
DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkson, MI (3)
Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA (5)
Koka Booth Amphitheater, Cary, NC (6)
Bayfront Park Amphitheater, Miami, FL (8)
MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater, Tampa, FL (9)
Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta, GA (10)
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD (12)
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (14)
Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA (15)
Mann Center for Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA (16)
Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TN (19)
BOK Center, Tulsa, OK (21)
Verizon Field, Grand Prairie, TX (22)
Austin360 Amphitheater, Del Valle, TX (23)
Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ (25)
Sleep Train Amphitheater, Chula Vista, CA (26)
The Forum, Inglewood, CA (27)
Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA (28)
KeyArena, Seattle, WA (30)
Moda Center, Portland, OR (31)
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