Modest Mouse Red Rocks livestream
[Photo by James Joiner]

Indie-rock veterans Modest Mouse have announced a new livestream presented via Veeps. The concert will take place Sept. 28 at 11 p.m. ET, and tickets can be purchased here.

Through this stream, viewers can join the in-person audience at legendary venue Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. The band will be on their latest stop of the Golden Casket tour, which kicked off July 29. The band are fresh off festival stops such as Lollapalooza in Chicago and Life is Beautiful in Nevada. Baltimore natives Future Islands will be opening on select dates.

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Modest Mouse released their seventh studio album, The Golden Casket, back in June to much acclaim. The follow-up to 2015’s Strangers To Ourselves found frontman Isaac Brock exploring concepts related to fatherhood and brainwaves, which he shared in an interview with Alternative Press.

“​​I feel like foundationally, my belief system has been altered by what I learned can happen now,” Brock says. “Things that I’ve read that we could do to one another with radio waves and how certain psychedelics work on your brain.” These ideas gave way to new track “Transmitting Receiving,” while his love for his kids formed “Lace Your Shoes.” 

The Golden Casket took shape after a meticulous process of recording then rerecording. Originally, the band planned for a sooner release after Strangers, which acts as “.volume two” to The Golden Casket, Brock says. Singles were released in 2019 and eventually scrapped entirely to begin what would be their latest LP. “I think it’s safe to say that maybe they just can’t be done, and maybe I just move on from them,” he says.

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Red Rocks Amphitheatre offers the ultimate backdrop for Modest Mouse: technology weaving through a natural setting. The band have always been about expressing the middleground. The theme can be seen in most of their album titles (e.g.: The Lonesome Crowded West, Good News For People Who Love Bad News) and heard in both their instrumentation and lyrics. “Back To The Middle” and “We Are Between” serve as great examples off their latest record and will possibly be on the setlist. What fans love about the band’s live shows is the setlist will be everything the band want to perform rather than what is expected of them to play. Thus, old classics married with new fan favorites will provide a plethora of options for the show’s set.

With the help of Veeps, the livestream will offer an eclectic show for fans who aren’t comfortable attending live shows in person. The show takes place Sept. 28 at 11 p.m. ET, and tickets are available here. There’s even a bundle that features a ticket and exclusive Red Rocks shirt to commemorate the event.

Modest Mouse 2021 tour dates:

09/24 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet’s
09/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
09/27 – Sandy, UT @ Sandy City Amphitheater
09/28 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
09/30 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom*
10/01-10/03 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/04 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater*
10/05 – Cincinnati, OH @ Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center*
10/08-10/10 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/11 – Huntsville, AL @ Mars Music Hall
10/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Fillmore New Orleans
10/14 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
10/15 – Miami Beach, FL @ Fillmore Miami Beach
10/16 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
10/17 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
10/19 – Richmond, VA @ The National
10/21 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
10/22 – Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit
* = w/ Future Islands