Published Jun 06, 2013In an instance of bad news for European Modest Mouse fans and good news for everyone else, the celebrated indie rock band have pulled a Deaths Grips and cancelled their upcoming tour in order to continue work on their upcoming album.
Modest Mouse had been scheduled to tour for more than a month in June and July, beginning in continental Europe before ending up in the UK and Ireland. Those plans have now been cancelled, however, as the band issued a statement saying, "After much thought, we have decided to cancel our EU/UK tour to continue work on our forthcoming album. We do appreciate our fans and promise that we will make it up to you next year."
Unfortunately, it will still be a number of months until we hear what they've been working on, since they added, "We look forward to sharing our new music with the world next year."
The band have evidently been in the studio for some time, since an update in the fall of 2012 noted that singer Isaac Brock had taken a break from the studio in order to vote. In 2011, Big Boi revealed that he had done some work for the band's next album.
Modest Mouse's last proper album was 2007's We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. They released some outtakes on the 2009 EP No One's First and You're Next.
6/14 Hultsfred, Sweeden - Hulsfred Festival
6/15 Adalen, Denmark - Northside Festival
6/17 Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal
6/18 Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
6/20 Vienna, Austria - Full Hit the Summer
6/21 Neuhausen, Germany - Southside Festival
6/22 Scheessel, Germany - Hurricane Festival
6/22 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - Best Kept Secret Festival
6/25 Paris, France - Trabendo
6/26 Rennes, France - L'Ubu
6/28 Vitoria-Gaseiz, Spain - Azkena Rock Festival
6/30 St. Gallen, Switzerland - Open Air St. Gallen
7/2 Dresden, Germany - Beatpol
7/3 Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof
7/4 Gdynia, Poland - Open'er Festival
7/6 Wercher, Belgium - Rock Werchter
7/8 Brighton, England - Concorde 2
7/9 Bristol, England - Briston O2 Academy
7/11 London, England - Roundhouse
7/12 Leeds, England - Leeds University Stylus
7/13 Balado, Scotland - T in the Park
7/14 Gateshead, England - Sage 2
7/16 Manchester, England - Academy 2
7/17 Nottingham, England - Rock City Main Hall
7/18 Birmingham, England - Library
7/20 Puchestown, Ireland - Longitude Festival
8/25 Monterey, CA - First City Festival