Modest Mouse have announced The Lonesome Crowded West Tour, an intimate set of dates celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of what has been hailed as one of the greatest indie records of all time. First released on November 18,1997 on Up Records and produced by Calvin Johnson in Seattle, Modest Mouse plans to tour as they originally had behind the release, going out as a four piece with original members Isaac Brock and Jeremiah Green joined by Russell Higbee and Simon O’Connor. Tickets for the shows go on sale this Friday, September 9th at 10:00AM local time. Visit www.modestmouse.com for more information.
To commemorate the anniversary, Modest Mouse will be releasing a limited vinyl picture disc via Glacial Pace Recordings. A limited amount will be available for pre-order as an add on with each ticket purchased and will also be available for sale at each show.
The Lonesome Crowded West was Modest Mouse’s followup to their acclaimed 1996 debut This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About. Featuring iconic songs like “Cowboy Dan,””Doin’ The Cockroach” and “Trucker’s Atlas,” nearly every track has been part of Modest Mouse’s ever rotating setlists, but this will be the first time you can hear them in order from start to finish. Pitchfork ranked The Lonesome Crowded West at number 29 in their list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1990s, and the song “Trailer Trash” reached number 63 in their list of the 200 greatest songs of the decade. Spin ranked the album at number 59 in their list of the 100 greatest albums of 1985–2005, and Entertainment Weekly included the album in their list The Indie Rock 25.
The Lonesome Crowded West Tour:
11/18/22 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater
11/19/22 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Spokane
11/21/22 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
11/22/22 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
11/25/22 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
11/27/22 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
11/30/22 – Oakland, CA – The Fox Theatre
12/1/22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
12/2/22 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
12/3/22 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
12/5/22 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
12/6/22 – New Orleans, LA – Fillmore New Orleans
12/7/22 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
12/9/22 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
12/10/22 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
12/11/22 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
12/13/22 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
12/15/22 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
12/16/22 – Boston, MA – Roadrunner
12/17/22 – New York, NY – Terminal 5