Ex-Smith Johnny Marr's desertion from Modest Mouse last summer was supposed to be a temporary arrangement. But while the fruits of his new project with The Cribs are showcased next month, Modest Mouse have been forced to go it alone.
The US-based rockers have announced a 12-date North American tour. They've replaced Johnny Marr with former Grandaddy guitarist Jim Fairchild, although according to the band's publicist, Marr is still a member of Modest Mouse.
Jim Fairchild must be another one of these 'temporary arrangements,' then. Regardless, it's a decent swap, and fans will no-doubt be overjoyed to see the new line-up at the following locations…
22. Oakland, Calif. (Fox Theatre)
23. Visalia, Calif. (Fox Theatre)
24. Los Angeles (Hollywood Palladium)
25. Tempe, Ariz. (Marquee)
26. Albuquerque, N.M. (Convention Center)
28. Boulder, Colo. (Balch Fieldhouse)
2. Kansas City, Mo. (Uptown Theatre)
3. Oklahoma City (Diamond Ballroom)
4. Austin, Texas (Stubb's)
5. Oxford, Miss. (the Lyric)
7. Atlanta (Tabernacle)
8. Miami (Langerado Festival)