Since forming in the city of Issaquah, Washington in 1993, indie rockers Modest Mouse have become one of the genre’s most successful acts. Relentlessly touring and releasing material that’s struck a nerve with the alternative rock faithful.
Although the band released several albums and EPs in its early career, it wasn’t until 2004 that Modest Mouse got its first taste of national recognition when the album, Good News for People who Love Bad News was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Alternative Album. It was an album that would sell nearly two million copies and also featured the Grammy nominated single, “Float On.”
The band’s follow-up, concept themed album, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank also resonated with fans. Selling more than 500,000 units and topping the Billboard album chart.
Modest Mouse's latest album, Strangers To Ourselves, released in March marks the band’s first album of new material in nearly eight years. The album peaked at #3 on The Billboard 200 album chart and features the singles, “Lampshades on Fire”, “Coyotes”, “The Best Room” and “Of Course We Know.”
Speaking of strangers, Modest Mouse is certainly not one to Bethlehem, PA music fans. In May of 2014, the band performed a sold out show at the 3,000-capacity Levitt Pavilion, which rests on the grounds of the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation. But if you missed out on that performance you’re in luck, as it was just announced that Modest Mouse will return to Bethlehem this summer as part of the Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series on Monday, July 20.
Modest Mouse’s return to Bethlehem will once again take place beneath the base of the iconic Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces on the SteelStacks arts and culture campus. The now silent, awe inspiring furnaces were once used to forge materials used in the construction of U.S. landmarks and World War II battleships.
Tickets for Modest Mouse’s performance at Levitt Pavilion are on sale now and cost $45 in advance and $49 the day of the show.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m.