Modest Mouse Added to 2018 Cox Concert Series

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, March 12, 2018 – American indie rock band Modest Mouse will perform at the Walmart AMP on Thursday, July 19 as part of the 2018 Cox Concert Series. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 16 at 10 am.

Ticket prices range from $39.50 to $61.50 plus applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office in Fayetteville, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting

Modest Mouse formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Wash, and over the past two decades has become the indie rock gold standard: one of the few bands capable of achieving massive popularity without sacrificing their longtime fans. The group's tightly wound and slyly tuneful sound mixes dense, noisy guitars and jerky rhythms with Isaac Brock's crack-voiced squawking and bummed-out rants, touches on everything from convenient parking to astral phenomena.

Modest Mouse played a key part in turning the Pacific Northwest into fertile ground for indie acts (including Death Cab for Cutie and the Shins). Their sixth album, Good News for People Who Love Bad News, sold more than a million copies, thanks in part to its #1 single, "Float On." In 2009, Rolling Stone listed "Float On" #39 on its “Best Songs of the 2000s” list. The band's follow-up, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (2007), debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. 

The Walmart AMP (Arkansas Music Pavilion), a Walton Arts Center venue since February 2011, is Arkansas’ premier outdoor concert venue. The AMP has presented headlining concerts for the past 12 years, including rock, country and pop. In its permanent home in Pinnacle Hills at 5079 W. Northgate Rd., Rogers, Ark., the Walmart AMP has the largest outdoor stage house in Arkansas.