The Pacific Northwest rock band Modest Mouse will perform at Red Butte on Friday, Sept. 20, starting at 7 p.m., the venue announced Tuesday. Gates open at 6 p.m.
Members can buy tickets, starting Thursday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m., for $57. Non-members can buy tickets, starting Friday, Aug. 2, at 10 a.m., for $62.
An opening act has not been announced.
Modest Mouse began in Issaquah, Wash., a few miles east of Seattle, when musician Isaac Brock met bassist Eric Judy (who parted with the band in 2012), and later found drummer Jeremiah Green.
The band made its first critical splash with its 2000 album “The Moon & Antarctica,” and charted its first hit in 2004 with “Float On,” off the album “Good News for People Who Love Bad News.”
Their following album, “We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank” — the band’s one album that featured Smiths co-founder Johnny Marr as a bandmate — charted No. 1 in the United States and Canada. The band’s latest album, “Strangers to Ourselves,” was released in 2015.
The band is now based in Portland, Ore., and boasts seven members.
The Red Butte concert comes just days before Modest Mouse embarks on an opening gig for The Black Keys on that band’s North American tour, starting Sept. 23 in Denver.
Modest Mouse’s show will be the second-to-last show in Red Butte’s 2019 line-up. Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana closes out the season on Monday, Sept. 23.