Modestep Evolving This Spring

Forget dubstep. What you want to listen to is Modestep. Just kidding, Modestep is a dubstep/electronic rock band so you’ll get some of that too. Or as the group describes itself on its Facebook page –  “four morons who make loud noises, live.”

Before the London-based band became a live act, brothers Josh and Tony Friend launched Modestep Radio in 2008 to highlight the productions and dubstep tracks that they were digging. They started writing their own songs in 2010 and the next year were joined by Matt Curtis on drums and Nick Tsang on lead guitar. Josh handles vocals and keyboards while Tony is on decks and guitar.

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Voodoo Experience, City Park, New Orleans, La.

After making appearances all over the globe including Electric Daisy Carnival, Modestep has booked its first North American headline tour. The group’s debut album, Evolution Theory, is due out digitally on Feb. 12, followed by the physical release March 5.

The North American tour begins with a set at Ultra Music Festival March 15 and wraps up April 19 at Coachella.
March 15 – Miami, Fla., Bayfront Park, “Ultra Music Festival”
March 19 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues     
March 20 – Austin, Texas, Emo’s     
March 22 – Atlanta, Ga., The Loft At Center Stage     
March 24 – Miami, Fla., Bayfront Park, Ultra Music Festival”
March 26 – Richmond, Va., The National     
March 27 – New York, N.Y., Webster Hall     
March 28 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Rex Theater     
March 29 – Baltimore, Md., Baltimore Soundstage     
March 30 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club     
March 31 – Boston, Mass., Royale Nightclub Boston     
April 2 – Montreal, Quebec, Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre     
April 3 – Toronto, Ontario, Wrongbar     
April 5 – Pontiac, Mich., Elektricity     
April 6 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues     
April 7 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue     
April 9 – Englewood, Colo., Gothic Theatre     
April 12 – Indio, CA     Empire Polo Club Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival”    
April 13 – San Francisco, Calif., Warfield Theatre     
April 15 – Seattle, Wash., Showbox At The Market     
April 16 – Portland, Ore., Roseland Theater     
April 19 – Indio, Calif., Empire Polo Club, “Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival”

Tickets for the headline dates go on sale this weekend.

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