January 26, 2016
By James Rettig
Brand New and Modest Mouse have announced a co-headlining North American tour. It’s the first time the two bands, whose legacies are closely intertwined, will be embarking on a full-scale tour together, following one-off performances at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY, and Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY over the last few years.
The tour will kick off at the end of June in Utah, and includes stops at massive venues like Madison Square Garden, the Forum, Red Rocks Amphitheater, and Merriweather Post Pavilion. The bands will both play headline-length sets, and will alternate who opens every few nights. Check out the full tour schedule below.
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 At Northerly Island *
07/03 Clarkston, 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 @ Comercia 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 closes the show
&&& Brand New Closes the show
Ticket pre-sale is available now — tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday at noon.
The press release for the tour also hints at the possibility of new Brand New, stating that the band is “currently prepping new material” and that their label, Procrastinate! Music Traitors, has plans for releases this year from Greater Pyrenees, Kevin Devine, and Brand New themselves.
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