Modest Mouse Announce New Album ‘The Golden Casket’ – 10/5 at The ICON Music Center


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Modest Mouse with Future Islands
Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
Indoors, 6pm doors, 7pm show, Buy Tickets (on sale 5/28)

Modest Mouse announced their return earlier this month and today they’ve not only shared a new single off their forthcoming album, they’ve also plotted out an extensive US tour. Modest Mouse is known as one of the most consistent live bands around, and today they’ve announced a US tour that kicks off at the end of July and will include festival stops at Lollapalooza in Chicago, Life is Beautiful in Las Vegas and Austin City Limits in Austin as well as shows at NYC’s Brooklyn Steel, LA’s Theatre at the Ace Hotel and DC’s The Anthem. They’ll also be joined on a string of dates with special guests Future Islands including Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheater and Seattle’s Marymoor Park. Tickets for the tour go on sale Wednesday, May 26th at 10:00am local time. Visit for more information.

Also released today is “Leave a Light On,” the second single off their anxiously awaited seventh full-length, The Golden Casket, out June 25 via Epic Records. The song finds Brock navigating the existential threat of losing our humanity – and the interconnectedness that come with it – amidst a constant societal barrage of physical and digital materialism. Earlier this month, the band shared the first single “We Are Between.” Listen to both below.

Listen to “Leave A Light On” HERE

The band’s seventh- studio album, The Golden Casket, heralds another new chapter in the band’s unpredictable evolution. Over the past quarter century, Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock has served as indie rock’s resident backwoods philosopher, pondering his infinitesimal place in the world at large and seeking balance in a universe governed by polar opposites. On Modest Mouse’s earliest records, he was surveying the changes in the world’s physical landscape from the windows of the tour van, lamenting the displacement of natural beauty with big-box blights. The Golden Casket, the band’s seventh-studio album, is exploring the degradation of America’s psychic landscape through the glass of the smartphone screen and invisible technology. Brock also touches on a new theme in his life, fatherhood.

Produced with Dave Sardy and Jacknife Lee in Los Angeles and in Modest Mouse’s studio in Portland, the album hovers in the liminal space between raw punk power and experimental studio science. HERE.

Modest Mouse 2021 Tour Dates:
07/29 – 08/1 – Chicago, IL – Grant Park – Lollapalooza Music Festival
07/30 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
08/03 – Columbus, OH – EXPRESS LIVE! – Indoor Music Hall
08/05 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
08/06 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
08/07 – Cooperstown, NY – Brewery Ommegang
08/09 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
08/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
08/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
08/17 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
08/18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
08/20 – Detroit, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
08/21 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
08/22 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory
08/24 – Missoula, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater
08/27 – Portland, OR – McMenamins – Edgefield
08/29 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
09/11 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park *
09/16 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
09/18 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival
09/19 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
09/20 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre – Tucson
09/22 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
09/24 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy and Harriet’s
09/25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel
09/27 – Sandy, UT – Sandy City Amphitheater
09/28 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
09/30 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom *
10/01-10/03 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/04 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater *
10/05 – Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center *
10/08-10/10 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/11 – Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
10/12 – New Orleans, LA – Fillmore New Orleans
10/14 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/15 – Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach
10/16 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
10/17 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
10/19 – Richmond, VA – The National
10/21 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
10/22 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit

* – with Future Islands