Indie rock group Modest Mouse is coming to Township Auditorium in Columbia on Oct. 17.
Tickets go on presale 10 a.m. Thursday on the phone (800-745-3000) and at Ticketmaster, and to the public at 10 a.m. Friday .
The group was formed in 1992 in Washington state and found early success on college radio stations. In 2006, former The Smiths member Johnny Marr joined the band, which released the album "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" in 2007. Actor Heath Ledger took notice of the band, and was supposed to create a music video for the group's "King Rat" track before his death.
"We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts. "Dashboard," "Missed the Boat," and "We've Got Everything" were hit singles.
The group has continued to tour and released the album "Strangers to Ourselves" in 2015.