Modest Mouse announces headline show in the city of sails

Monday 13 February 2023

Capable of punkish rawness, simmering atmosphere, and light-hearted pop, Modest Mouse shaped the sound of late-'90s indie rock and have enjoyed mainstream success in the years that followed.

Coupled with Isaac Brock’s wild-eyed yelp and sketches of small-town life, their mix of emo, folk, post-rock, and prog won critical acclaim. Their major-label debut, 2000's moody, sprawling The Moon & Antarctica, showed just how grandly ambitious their music could be, while 2005's platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated commercial breakthrough Good News For People Who Love Bad News and its smash hit ‘Float On’ revealed their flair for anthemic pop singles.

On later albums like 2007's chart-topping We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (which featured legendary guitarist Johnny Marr) and 2021's The Golden Casket, Modest Mouse gave their music arena-sized proportions without sacrificing their idiosyncratic outlook.

Modest Mouse last played in New Zealand in 2011 and that show sold out immediately. Now, over ten years later, the band are finally coming back! Tickets to this one-off show go on sale on Monday 20th February.