Modest Mouse Cut Tour Short to Finish Up Work on New Album
In the middle of this past week, Modest Mouse announced plans that likely disappointed many fans: The group is canceling their U.K. and European tour dates to focus on their new album.
The news surfaced with a statement on their site’s blog. The release currently in the works could come out next year. The message read:
“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.
“Refunds will be available at the point of purchase.
“We look forward to sharing our new music with the world next year.
According to Rolling Stone, some of their material has been making its way into Modest Mouse’s spring setlists, including “Brave,” which was performed at Coachella. This release is the proper follow-up to 2007’s Dead Before the Ship Ever Sank. Between the possible 2014 album and their 2007 release, an EP bridged the gap in 2009.
However, even with their U.K. and European dates dropped for the rest of the year, Modest Mouse is still scheduled to perform at the First City Festival in Monterey, Calif., on August 25.
Of course, Modest Mouse isn’t the only group to do this. Singer Jessie J pulled such a move last year, postponing early 2013 to later in the year to finish up her sophomore album.
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