What: Modest Mouse in Concert
Where: Wellmont Threatre, 5 Seymour St., Montclair, NJ
When: Friday, July 20
Doors: 7:00 pm, Show: 8:00 pm
American indie-rock band Modest Mouse will perform at Montclair's Wellmot Theatre Friday, July 20. Tickets are $40; doors open at 7:00 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm.
Modest Mouse was formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington and over the last decade has become the indie rock standard and one of the few bands capable of treading the narrow path where massive popularity is possible without sacrificing their longtime fans.
The band released their first full-length album, This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About, on the Up label in 1996. With the release of their second album, The Lonesome Crowded West in 1997, the band’s status reached new heights with a legion of fans and critical acclaim. In 2000, Modest Mouse was signed to Epic Records and released their third album, The Moon & Antarctica. In 2004 came the release of their breakthrough album, Good News For People Who Love Bad News, which included the hit “Float On,” has sold over 1.5 million copies and earned the band two Grammy nominations
The most recent Modest Mouse album, We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank, was released on March 20, 2007 and immediately entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #1.
On August 4th, 2009 Modest Mouse released a special EP, No One’s First, And You’re Next. This new EP contains eight songs, six of which were released as limited edition 7” vinyl singles. Also included on the EP is ‘King Rat’ which was a limited promo-only 7” single free with the purchase of We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank in 2007 and ‘I’ve Got It All (Most)’ which was the b-side to the ‘Float On’ single in 2004 and is currently out of print. No One’s First, And You’re Next debuted at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 and was the #2 Digital Album.
Simultaneous to the EP release, Modest Mouse released the highly anticipated Heath Ledger directed video for ‘King Rat,” a track also included on the No One’s First, And You’re Next EP.
Tickets for events at The Wellmont Theatre are available at http://www.tickets.com/index.html, 877-WELLMNT (935-5668) and The Wellmont Theatre box office.
Box Office Hours: Fridays and Saturdays: noon-6pm / show days noon-9pm.
The Wellmont Theatre is happy to announce new lower service charges on tickets purchased through tickets.com for ALL Upcoming Shows!
For more info go to www.wellmonttheatre.com or www.bowerypresents.com.
For parking, The Wellmont Theatre recommends using The Crescent Deck, a quick walk from the venue. The address is 13 The Crescent, between S. Fullerton Ave and S. Park St., located here: http://bit.ly/mfIkyO
The Wellmont Theatre opened in 1922 as a live theater house, but switched a movie-oriented theater in 1929. The Wellmont closed in 2006, but re-opened in November 2008 as a concert and live events venue. The capacity of the new-look Wellmont is approximately 2,500.
Box hours: Fridays and Saturdays: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Show days: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.