Photos by Alex R. Elms / Heather Kaplan
Modest Mouse and Brand New are hitting the road together for a joint US summer tour. The trek officially kicks off in late June and runs through all of July, with dates scheduled in cities like Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, New York, Phoenix, and Seattle.
Though this marks the first time the two alt rock outfits are formally touring, they did share the stage for a string of shows in Summer 2014, including a gig at New York’s Forest Hills Stadium (I was there, it was neat!). Both acts are billed as headliners and will alternate performing closing sets throughout the outing.
A press release notes that Brand New are working on new material — possibly their final studio album? — and should be dropping music in the next 12 months; last year, they released “Mene”, their first single in six years. Meanwhile, Modest Mouse’s last album was 2015’s Strangers to Ourselves.
Consult the full itinerary below.
Modest Mouse and Brand New 2016 Tour Dates:
06/28 – Magna, UT @ Saltair *
06/29 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater ^
07/01 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater ^
07/02 – Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion *
07/03 – Clarkson, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre ^
07/05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE ^
07/06 – Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheater *
07/08 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater ^
07/09 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater *
07/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheater ^
07/12 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *
07/14 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden ^
07/15 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center *
07/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for Performing Arts ^
07/19 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater ^
07/21 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center *
07/22 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Field ^
07/23 – Del Valle, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater *
07/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre *
07/26 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater ^
07/27 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum *
07/28 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre ^
07/30 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena *
07/31 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center *
* = Modest Mouse closing the show
^ = Brand New closing the show