Modest Mouse ‘Float On’ With Luminous Gig in New York City – Exclusive Photos
When you pass by the busy strip that is 71st Continental Avenue in Queens, it’s hard to believe that there is a tennis stadium — and now music venue — down the cobblestone streets right by a residential neighborhood. This past weekend (Aug. 9), Forest Hills Tennis Stadium was home to Modest Mouse and Brand New. Not surprisingly, fans packed in for an unforgettable summer concert.
Even with some technical issues with their viola, Modest Mouse played for about an hour and a half kicking off their set with ‘The World at Large’ and ‘Ocean Breathes Salty.’ The stage was filled with instruments and chords all night long as the six musicians cranked out other fan favorites like ‘Doin’ the Cockroach,’ ‘Tiny Cities Made of Ashes’ and ‘Dashboard.’
The band’s encore included their most popular song, ‘Float On,’ and the set wrapped up with ‘The Good Times Are Killing Me’ off of their 2004 Platinum-certified album, ‘Good News for People Who Love Bad News.’ Anytime Modest Mouse plays New York City, it’s always good news for fans.
Support for the night included New York’s own Brand New. The Long Island boys played hits such as ‘Sic Transit Gloria … Glory Fades,’ ‘Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don’t’ and ‘Degausser,’ just to name a few. At the end of their set, frontman and rhythm guitarist Jesse Lacey shouted “Start a band!” much to his hometown crowd’s delight.
Check out some of our exclusive photos from the Modest Mouse show below:
And watch fan-filmed footage of Modest Mouse performing ‘The World at Large’ at Forest Hills Stadium: