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08 January 2023

Modest Mouse Announce First Gig Since Drummer Jeremiah Green’s Death

Modest Mouse drummer Jeremiah Green
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Modest Mouse have announced their first show since the death of drummer Jeremiah Green.

Green’s mother, Carol Namatame, said in a Facebook post on Christmas Day that he was receiving treatment for stage four cancer. Green died on 31 December at the age of 45.

“I don’t know a way to ease into this: Today we lost our dear friend Jeremiah,” Modest Mouse wrote on their Instagram account. “He laid down to rest and simply faded out. I’d like to say a bunch of pretty words right now, but it just isn’t the time. These will come later, and from many people. Please appreciate all the love you give, get, have given, and will get. Above all, Jeremiah was about love.”

Frontman Isaac Brock confirmed that Green had been “diagnosed with cancer a short while ago” without going into specifics of his condition. It was also said that Green had pulled out of a tour because he had stage 4 cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy.

Now, the band have confirmed that they will be headlining the US festival In Between Days, due to take place 19-20 August in Massachusetts. This will be their first performance since Green’s death.

“Modest Mouse’s management has indicated to us that the band is committed to performing at In Between Days,” the festival organisers said. “Out of respect for the band, any other messages or statements regarding personnel or specifics will come from the band itself at a later date. In Between Days has made a donation to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Jeremiah Green.”

Former Modest Mouse guitarist Johnny Marr was among those who paid tribute to Green following the news of his death, describing him as “the most creative musician I ever met”. Marr wrote in a social media post: “Jeremiah lived in his own lane. His own beautiful lane.”

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