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Indie rockers Modest Mouse perform at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 13

Indie rockers Modest Mouse perform at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 13
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From a press release:

It was announced today that indie rock darlings Modest Mouse will take their fall tour to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $38.50 in advance or $45 the day of the show, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, May 18 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem),, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000. A pre-sale for members of the venue’s Music Insiders Club will take place on Wednesday, May 16 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, May 17 at 10 p.m.

Modest Mouse was formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington and over the last decade has become the indie rock standard as one of few bands capable of treading the narrow path where massive popularity is possible without sacrificing 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 record, “The Moon & Antarctica.” With 2004 came the release of their breakthrough album, “Good News for People Who Love Bad News,” which included the hit “Float On” and has sold over 1.5 million copies and earned the band two Grammy nominations.

Modest Mouse released “We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank” on March 20, 2007 and immediately entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at No. 1. The group released their latest record, “Strangers to Ourselves,” in March of 2015, which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 1 on the Rock, Alternative, Vinyl, and Internet charts the week it was released.

See NEPA Scene’s full review and photos of the Modest Mouse concert at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem back in 2015 here.