Bands name Splendour sideshows

Mars Volta The Mars Volta, Kaiser Chiefs and Modest Mouse have announced a series of Splendour In the Grass sideshows.

The international acts will play a handful of dates this August outside of their spots at this year's Australian music festival.

Kaiser Chiefs will play three sideshows across Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney.

The announcement of the shows comes as Kaiser Chiefs release their new single 'Little Shocks' to radio.

Australian outfit Papa Vs Pretty and Stonefield have been named as the tour support for the Kaiser Chief's shows.

Modest Mouse has followed up their sold out sideshows with the addition of a second Melbourne gig.

Meanwhile, The Mars Volta will play a number of headlining shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide this August.   See below for full tour details. Tickets to shows will be available to Frontier Members pre-sale from 12noon AEST Mon 6 Jun to 12noon AEST Tuesday 7 June via

Tickets for the general public will go on sale from 9am AEST, Thursday 9 June.   Kaiser Chiefs Wed 3 Aug      UC Refectory, Canberra, ACT                    18+ Fri 5 Aug         Palace Theatre, Melbourne, VIC                18+             Sat 6 Aug        Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW                  All Ages   The Mars Volta  Wednesday 3 August            Enmore Theatre, Sydney                             All Ages or 132 849  Friday 5 August                     Thebarton Theatre,  Adelaide                    All Ages or 08 8225 8888  Sunday 7 August                   Palace Theatre, Melbourne                        18+ or 132 849

Modest Mouse Thursday 21 July          Prince Bandroom, Melbourne                         18+      ON SALE 10.30AM TODAY Monday 25 July            Metro Theatre, Sydney                                    18+                   SOLD OUT Wednesday 27 July      Prince Bandroom, Melbourne                         18+                   SOLD OUT Monday 1 August         Powerstation, Auckland                                   18+                   SOLD OUT