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Modest Mouse Plans 20th Anniversary Tour for 'Good News for People Who Love Bad News'

'It’s the only record where I can do a tour with all the living members, all the exact same members,' frontman Isaac Brock said.

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Modest Mouse could soon be touring to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their hit album 'Good News for People Who Love Bad News.'

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Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock is tentatively planning a tour to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the indie band's fourth studio album Good News for People Who Love Bad News.

The update came just weeks after Modest Mouse announced a deluxe anniversary edition of the LP.

The vinyl won't arrive until May 17, but the record is already available to stream. It includes eight remixes from artists including MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden, Jacknife Lee and Dan the Automator.

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'It’s the only record where I can do a tour with all the living members, all the exact same members,' frontman Isaac Brock said.

Good News was the only Modest Mouse record that didn't include late drummer Jeremiah Green. He was on a brief hiatus from the group at the time. The percussionist rejoined shortly thereafter, but died in 2022 following a cancer diagnosis.

Benjamin Weikel of the Helio Sequence played the drums on most of Good News.

"It’s the only record where I can do a tour with all the living members, all the exact same members," Brock told Rolling Stone earlier this month.

He also revealed that he's working a new Modest Mouse album which he plans to release next spring.

There are no concrete details about an anniversary tour, but later this year Modest Mouse will hit the road with Pixies and Cat Power. They'll start in Charleston on May 31 and end in Denver on June 30.

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Good News was Modest Mouse's second release with the Sony imprint Epic Records. It made it to No. 18 on the Billboard 200. That was a massive improvement from their third album The Moon & Antarctica, which peaked at No. 120.

This success was largely due to the hit single "Float On," which made it to No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative Airplay chart. It's since been certified platinum five times over.

Modest Mouse's 2007 follow-up We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank made it to No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The band hasn't released a new LP since 2021's The Golden Casket.

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The record is the one Modest Mouse release that didn't include drummer Jeremiah Green, who died from cancer in 2022.

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Brock revealed some other details about the Good News production process during the Rolling Stone interview.

"I’d quit drinking for about two and a half months and during tracking the vocals, I actually considered murdering [producer] Dennis Herring," he said.

"And I was like, I’ll be back in a minute. I was going to turn myself into the police station across the street. And I stood there and I stared at it and I thought about what my day would be like. And then I looked up the street and I saw a bar, and so I just fucking wandered up to the bar."

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The band is also set to tour with the Pixies and Cat Power later this year.

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Check out a full list of the upcoming tour dates below:

May 31 – Charleston, SC – Firefly Distillery

June 1 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion

June 2 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater

June 4 – Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park

June 5 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center

June 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

June 8 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage

June 9 – Laval, QC – Place Bell

June 11 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

June 12 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at The Mann

June 14 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion

June 15 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium

June 16 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

June 18 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill

June 19 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

June 20 – Minneapolis, MN – Surly Brewing Company

June 22 – Madison, WI – Breese Stevens Field

June 23 – Waukee, IA – Vibrant Music Hall

June 24 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre

June 26 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater

June 27 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

June 28 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP

June 30 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green


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