Good news for Modest Mouse, Tom Peloso lovers

Coming off the success of last year's #1 album, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, Washington state indie-rockers Modest Mouse are coming to the Charlottesville Pavilion Sunday, June 29 at 7pm. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am.

Modest Mouse seemed like an overnight success when their hit single "Float On" snuck onto Top 40 radio and even American Idol in 2004, propelling the band's album Good News for People Who Love Bad News to sell over a million copies. However, the group has been at it since 1993, when vocalist and rhythm guitarist Isaac Brock formed the band with bass player Eric Judy and drummer Jeremiah Green and lifted the name from a Virginia Woolf short story.

Since then, the lineup around Brock, Judy, and Green has changed, but the hard-driving, literate rock core has stayed the same, although the sound is now augmented by former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, who joined the band in 2006, and multi-instrumentalist and one-time member of Charlottesville's Hackensaw Boys Tom Peloso, who has played with the group since 2004.

When the band comes to Charlottesville, they'll have just come off several months of playing far larger venues. Presently, they're opening for R.E.M. on their North American tour.

Tickets will be available through the Pavilion's website or by calling 1-877-CPAV-TIX.

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Way to go Pee Paw. You deserve all the success you can get brotha. Hope nobody gets the shingles, or their teeth knocked out! Hee hee hee.