Whether Jesse Lacey is forgetting the lyrics to his own songs or crying about the inevitable end of his band, going to a Brand New concert is nothing short of entertaining. On Tuesday (Jan. 26), the band revealed that they will be hitting the touring circuit later this summer. The Long Island-based group announced a month-long, co-headlining tour alongside Washington’s Modest Mouse. The excursion will officially kick-off on June 28 at Saltair in Magna, UT and wrap up on July 31 at the Moda Center in Portland, OR.
Pre-sale tickets for the tour are currently available here. For those who are not able to purchase pre-sale tickets at the moment, there’s no need to fret. General ticket sales will begin this Friday, Jan. 29, at noon, local time. Until then, the complete list of tour dates can be seen below.
BRAND NEW/MODEST MOUSE TOUR DATES:
06/28 – Magna, UT @ Saltair ***
06/29 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater ^^^
07/01 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater ^^^
07/02 – Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island ***
07/03 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre ^^^
07/05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE ^^^
07/06 – Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheater ***
07/08 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater ^^^
07/09 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater ***
07/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheater ^^^
07/12 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion ***
07/14 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden ^^^
07/15 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center ***
07/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for Performing Arts ^^^
07/19 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater ^ ^^
07/21 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center ***
07/22 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Field ^^^
07/23 – Del Valle, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater ***
07/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre ***
07/26 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater ^^^
07/27 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum ***
07/28 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre ^^^
07/30 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena ***
07/31 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center ***
***Modest Mouse closing the show
^^^Brand New closing the show
The tour announcement continues to fuel the rumors that Brand New will be releasing a new album in the near future. Last summer, Lacey confirmed that the band indeed had new music, but also admitted that it was not ready to be released. Then, in December, the band released a song collection titled Brand New – Leaked Demos 2006. Sadly, the compilation was just a collection of demos that had leaked back in 2006. The band has yet to formally confirm whether 2016 is the year that fans get a new album; their last record was 2009’s Daisy which received a lukewarm reception from fans.
As for Modest Mouse, the indie band has been keeping busy in the last year. In March of 2015, they released their much-anticipated new record, Strangers to Ourselves. After the release of the record, they toured extensively behind it.