Modest Mouse is one of those bands that has the ability to captivate an audience no matter the venue. Dive bars, concert halls (like Madison Square Garden) and outdoor stages alike have welcomed the alt-rockers. Each time, Modest Mouse, namely singer Isaac Brock, has been, as fans have grown to expect, unpredictably animated.
It’s no surprise then that the band’s show at the Knitting Factory on Tuesday is sold out, with fans eager to see songs from Modest Mouse’s latest album, “Strangers to Ourselves,” performed live.
In honor of the Issaquah-formed, Portland-based band’s return to Spokane, take a look at Modest Mouse by the numbers.
1992: The year Modest Mouse formed.
8: Number of musicians currently in Modest Mouse. Vocalist Isaac Brock and drummer Jeremiah Green are the only founding members still in the band after bassist Eric Judy’s 2012 departure.
1994: The year the band released its first EP, “Blue Cadet-3, Do You Connect?,” on Olympia’s K Records. The band has released five EPs since then, most recently “No One’s First, and You’re Next” in 2009.
2: The number of Grammy nominations the band has received, Best Rock Song (“Float On”) and Best Alternative Album (“Good News for People Who Love Bad News”).
6: The number of full-length albums the band has released, mostly recently 2015’s “Strangers to Ourselves.”
8: Years between 2007’s “We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank” and “Strangers to Ourselves.”
8: The number of weeks “Strangers to Ourselves” spent on the Billboard 200 chart, peaking at No. 3.
4: The number of singles Modest Mouse has released from “Strangers to Ourselves”: “Lampshades on Fire,” “The Best Room,” “The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box” and “Of Course We Know.”
66: The number of minutes between when the Knitting Factory posted on Facebook that tickets were on sale and when they posted that the show was sold out. On the concert’s event page, the Knitting Factory wrote the show was “one of the fastest sell outs to date.”
2011: The year Modest Mouse last played Spokane. That show, also at the Knitting Factory, also sold out. The band’s 2009 show at the Knit? Also. Sold. Out.
13: The number of dates on the band’s current U.S. tour, which kicks off in Spokane. The fall leg of the band’s tour begins in Puyallup on Sept. 21.
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