Rock Band Modest Mouse To Perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
St. Augustine, Fla. (May 26, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, in partnership with Jax Live Presents, proudly announce the return of indie rock band Modest Mouse to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, July 17, 2015. Tickets for this concert event will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 29 at 10 a.m.
Modest Mouse are one of the most surprising commercial success stories of the new millennium – while their music is by turns taut and elliptical, and the lyrics sometimes cryptic and introspective, the band broke through the mainstream audience with the platinum-selling Good News for People Who Love Bad News and they became genuine rock stars at a time when their musical peers remained cult figures.
Modest Mouse was formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington by singer/guitarist Isaac Brock, drummer Jeremiah Green and bassist Eric Judy. In 1994, Modest Mouse recorded its first EP, Blue Cadet-3, Do You Connect and also recorded what would have been its first album, Sad Sappy Sucker, but constant delays caused the album to be shelved and ultimately released in 2001. In 1996, the group officially released its debut album, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About, on the independent label Up Records. It was followed the next year by The Lonesome Crowded West, which featured Modest Mouse’s core membership of Brock, Judy and Green. That album generated a buzz on the underground music scene for its dark, pessimistic lyrics centering on America’s suburban underbelly, and music that jumps from angular punk to gently, country-ish dirges. Another album, The Fruit that Ate Itself, an experimental one-off for the indie label K Records, also came out in 1997. As Modest Mouse’s following grew, they were courted by major labels and they eventually signed with Epic Records, who released The Moon & Antarctica in 2000. A collection of demos and session outtakes, Everywhere and His Nasty Parlour Tricks, was issued in 2001. Good News for People Who Love Bad News arrived in 2004 and proved to be Modest Mouse’s commercial breakthrough, rising to the top of the album charts, spawning the hit singles “Float On” and “Ocean Breathes Salty” and selling over a million copies as the band began headlining arenas. For 2007’s nautical-themed We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, the group recruited former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, whose trademark licks infused the first single “Dashboard” and “We’ve Got Everything”. Thanks in part to the continued success of “Float On”, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank debuted at Number One on the Top 200. In 2009, Modest Mouse issued a second collection of outtakes and B-sides, entitled No One’s First, And You’re Next and in 2012, Pitchfork.tv released a 45-minute documentary on The Lonesome Crowded West. The documentary included archival footage taken during live performances and original recording/mix sessions. Eight years after the release of We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, Modest Mouse has returned with a new album entitled Strangers to Ourselves featuring the lead single “Lampshades on Fire”. Current members of Modest Mouse are Isaac Brock, Jeremiah Green, Tom Peloso, Russell Higbee, Jim Fairchild and Lisa Molinaro.
Tickets for Modest Mouse will go on sale this Friday, May 29 at 10 a.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Box Offices. Save on fees by purchasing tickets at the St. Augustine Ampthitheatre Box office, walk around the venue, scout your potential seat, and have first pick when the tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tickets also will be available at ticketmaster.com, all TicketMaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.