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Modest Mouse Announce New Zealand Return, Increase Australia Tour

The seminal US indie rockers have announced their first headline Aotearoa show in over a decade

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Shervin Lainez for Rolling Stone Australia

Seminal US indie rockers Modest Mouse have announced their first headline Aotearoa show in over a decade.

The band from Washington State will perform at Auckland’s Powerstation on Thursday, April 20th, which will be their first show in the country in 12 years.

While in the Southern Hemisphere, they’ll also visit Australia, with two shows being added to the tour today (see full details below). Tickets for the Auckland show go on sale Monday, February 20th at 12pm local time. The Frontier Members pre-sale begins on Thursday, February 16th at 12pm local time.

Modest Mouse are also headliners at the inaugural Daydream festival, which will be held at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion, and Brisbane’s Riverstage at the end of April. Slowdive, Beach Fossils, and Cloud Nothings also feature on the Daydream lineup, alongside local acts Tropical F*ck Storm and Majak Door.

Renowned for thrilling anthems like “Float On”, “Dramamine”, and “Ocean Breathes Salty”, Modest Mouse – who recently lost their wonderful drummer Jeremiah Green to cancer – are belatedly touring in support of their 2021 album, The Golden Casket, which reached the top 20 on the US Billboard Top Rock Albums.

Isaac Brock and co.’s seventh studio album still received wide plaudits from critics. “The band’s first new album in six years is a procession of pinging, clanging, reverberating tactile pleasures, an inventive backdrop for Isaac Brock’s familiar blend of forced optimism and unforced paranoia,” Pitchfork wrote in a positive review.

“The Pacific Northwesters have turned in a psychedelic pop masterwork that picks up the positivity they first explored with 2004 mega-smash “Float On.”” hailed NME.

Modest Mouse 2023 Australia and New Zealand Tour

Tickets available via modestmouse.com

Thursday, April 20th (NEW SHOW)
Powerstation, Auckland, NZ

Saturday, April 22nd
Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC

Monday, April 24th (NEW SHOW)
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Thursday, April 27th (NEW SHOW)
Odeon Theatre, Hobart, TAS

Saturday, April 29th
Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park, NSW

Sunday, April 30th
Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD