The two bands have long had a link, with the Wakefield trio recruiting the Portland band’s Joe Plummer to add some percussion to some tracks in 2007. Later, in 2008, Johnny Marr completed his touring duties with Modest Mouse and left the line-up to join The Cribs, with whom he played for three years.
Now the groups are hitting the road together for a number of gigs across North America, which will begin in Baltimore in April. The run of shows will conclude at New York’s Summerstage in Central Park venue on June 8. Modest Mouse will headline on all dates, with The Cribs in support.
Tickets for the gigs will go on sale at 10am local time on Friday (February 18) and will be available to purchase here.
Modest Mouse and The Cribs will play:
18 – Baltimore, MD, Rams Head Live
19 – Charlottesville, VA, Ting Pavilion
20 – Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
21 – Knoxville, TN, Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum
23 – North Charleston, SC, Highwater Festival 2022
24 – Birmingham, AL, Avondale Brewing Company
25 – Atlanta, GA, Tabernacle
26 – Louisville, KY, Iroquois Amphitheater
28 – Tulsa, OK, Tulsa Theater
29 – Spicewood, TX, Luck, Texas
19 – Eugene, OR, The Cuthbert Amphitheater
20 – Reno, NV, Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra Resort
23 – Denver, CO, Mission Ballroom
24 – Kansas City, MO, Grinders KC
25 – Maryland Heights, MO, Saint Louis Music Park
27 – Lewiston, NY, Artpark
28 – Asbury Park, NJ, Stone Pony Summer Stage
30 – Portland, ME, State Theatre
1 – Montreal, QC, Mtelus (without The Cribs)
2 – Toronto, ON, History (without The Cribs)
3 – Grand Rapids, MI, GLC Live at 20 Monroe
4 – Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom
5 – Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
7 – Lafayette, NY, Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards
8 – New York, NY, Summerstage In Central Park
Marr responded to the tour announcement on Twitter, calling the news “killer”.
— Johnny Marr (@Johnny_Marr) February 15, 2022
The Cribs were scheduled to hold their own headline North American tour now, but cancelled the dates due to difficulties and concerns over COVID-19. They updated fans on their plans to hold their own shows in the continent on Twitter earlier today (February 15), writing: “For those asking – yeah, we still intend on rescheduling our US/Canada headline shows for sometime later this year.”
For those asking – yeah, we still intend on rescheduling our US/Canada headline shows for sometime later this year ❤️
— The Cribs (@thecribs) February 15, 2022
Meanwhile, in December, Modest Mouse performed their second album ‘The Lonesome Crowd West’ almost in its entirety at a benefit show in Seattle.
The throwback set included songs the band hadn’t played live in more than a decade, including ‘Polar Opposites’ and ‘Teeth Like God’s Shoeshine’. Only one track from the record was omitted from the set – ‘Lounge (Closing Time)’.