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Modest Mouse have announced a tour of North America this August and September with dates in both Canada and America. The new tour is in support of its May release, Satellite Skin, a limited-edition 7″ single, and two newly announced 7″ singles “Autumn Beds,” and “Whale Song,” both of which contain previously unreleased material.

“Autumn Beds” and “Whale Song” will be available June 23. “Satellite Skin,” plus another new track, “Guilty Cocker Spaniels,” both are currently streaming at the group’s MySpace page.

The Modest Mouse tour kicks-off August 17th in Halifax, Nova Scotia and runs a total of 14 dates before wrapping up in Seattle on September 7th. Filling in for Johnny Marr this time around is former Grandaddy guitarist Jim Fairchild who will play alongside the band for the entire tour.

The band’s last full-length album was 2007’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank.

Modest Mouse 2009 Tour:

August:

  • 17 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Forum Multipurpose Room
  • 19 – Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis
  • 20 – Kingston, Ontario – Ale House
  • 21 – Toronto, Ontario – Sound Academy
  • 24 – Columbus, OH – Lifestyle Pavilion
  • 25 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
  • 28 – San Diego, CA – Street Scene
  • 30 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands

September:

  • 01 – Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
  • 02 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
  • 03 – Billings, MT – Alberta Blair Theater
  • 04 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater
  • 05 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
  • 07 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot

Source: strangeglue.com