There’s both good news and bad news for fans of Modest Mouse, especially those who live in Europe. The band is full steam ahead on their new studio album, the follow-up to 2007′s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. However, in order to avoid any further delays, all upcoming tour dates in the UK and Europe have been canceled.
The band writes, “After much thought, we have decided to cancel our EU/UK tour to continue work on our forthcoming album. We do appreciate our fans and promise that we will make it up to you next year. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase. We look forward to sharing our new music with the world next year.”
Currently, the band’s only confirmed tour date is an appearance at Monterey, CA’s First City Festival in August. In the meantime, watch them perform a new song called “Be Brave” at Coachella earlier this year.