OK, yeah, that sounds odd to me, too. Then again, Modest Mouse has been known to engage in a little hero worship from time to time (read: Johnny Marr of The Smiths, now in the band). So maybe I shouldn't be so surprised.
The important stuff: Tickets go on sale this Saturday, 4/5!
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R.E.M. tour dates with Modest Mouse & The National:May
23 Vancouver Deer Lake Park
29 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl
31 Berkeley The Greek Theatre
03 Denver Red Rocks Amphitheatre
06 Chicago United Center
08 Toronto Molson Amphitheatre
10 Raleigh Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
11 Washington, DC Merriweather Post Pavilion
13 Boston Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
14 Wantagh Jones Beach Theater
18 Philadelphia Mann Center for the Performing Arts
19 New York City Madison Square Garden
21 Atlanta Lakewood Amphitheatre
The National accepting their Song of the Year Award for "Fake Empire" at the Plug Independent Music Awards, Terminal 5, NY 3/6/08.