Forest Hills Stadium Announces Second Show

BY LUIS GRONDA
Staff Writer

An upcoming concert announced on Tuesday will bring a different flavor to the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium than previously announced shows.

Two popular rock bands, Modest Mouse and Brand New, will co-headline a show at the Tennis Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 9.

The show is the second of six scheduled for the former site of the U.S. Open this summer. Zac Brown Band was the first show announced earlier this year. They will play the venue on June 21.

Modest Mouse will play at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium on Aug. 9.

Modest Mouse will play at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium on Aug. 9.

Both bands have had a storied and successful career and they will bring their huge fan bases to the historic tennis stadium.

Although they have not released a new album since 2007, Modest Mouse has maintained its level of popularity in the indie rock scene, constantly being one of the main acts at music festivals such as Sasquatch Festival in their native Washington.

They are most known for their 2004 album “Good News For People Who Love Bad News,” which featured two of their most well-known songs, “Float On” and “Ocean Breathes Salty.” That album went certified Platinum, selling more than 1.5 million copies and was nominated for a Grammy in 2005 for Best Alternative Album. Their subsequent album, “We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank,” came out in 2007 and reached number one on the Billboard charts.

The Long Island-based Brand New have been one of the most successful Alternative rock bands in the past decade.

The group is most known for songs like “The Quiet Things No One Ever Knows,” but has gone on to create a more mature sound in their later years while still keeping the sound that made them popular. This is apparent in their 2006 album, “The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me.” Although it is probably the least popular album amongst Brand New fans, their 2009 album “Daisy,” was their highest charting album ever, reaching number six on the Billboard top 200.

Tickets for the show will go on sale to the general on Thursday, May 1. Pre-sale tickets went on sale as well before press time. Doors for the show will open at 5 p.m. and it is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

There are four more shows at the Tennis stadium that will be announced at a later date.

Reach Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127, lgronda@queenstribune.com, or @luisgronda.