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Johnny Marr busy with The Cribs, Jim Fairchild takes spot in Modest Mouse

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Apparently not even Johnny Marr’s absence can keep the Modest Mouse tour bus from hitting the road. Either that or the English guitarist’s role isn’t as permanent as we thought it to be. Whatever the result may be, one things for sure: come later this month, Modest Mouse will be embarking on a month-long North American tour without Mr. Marr.

With the former Smiths’ guitarist currently busy with his obligations as a member of The Cribs, which currently includes work on a new album and tour, Isaac Brock and Co. have tapped another notable guitarist to fill in. Jim Fairchild, former Grandaddy guitarist turned solo artist (see: All Smiles), will tour with Modest Mouse on its upcoming 21-date endeavor, which kicks off February 20th in Eugene, Oregon. Of course, those fans of Fairchild and longtime Modest Mouse historians will tell you this isn’t the first time the two sides have gotten together; MM’s Johnny Plummer will appear on both Fairchild’s new EP and full-length album, Oh, For the Getting and Not Letting Go.

Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.com.

Modest Mouse 2009 Tour Dates:
02/20 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
02/21 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
02/22 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
02/23 – Visalia, CA @ The Fox Theatre
02/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
02/25 – Tempee, AZ @ The Maquee
02/26 – Albuquerque, NM @ Albuquerque Convention Center
02/28 – Boulder, CO @ Balch Fieldhouse
03/02 – Kansas City, MO @ Upton Theater
03/03 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
03/04 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
03/06 – Oxford, MS @ The Lyric Oxford
03/07 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
03/08 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
03/09 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
03/10 – Mrytle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
03/11 – Raleigh, NC @ Disco Rodeo
03/12 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
03/13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
03/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
03/15 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

The Cribs 2009 Tour Dates:
02/06 – Manchester, UK @ The Ritz
02/08 – Bradford, UK @ St. George’s Hall
02/10 – London, UK @ Heaven

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