Wednesday, February 21, 2007

HOT TIP: Mew Coming Back to the US!

FINALLY! I've been waiting on pins and needles for the faintest hint that Mew might be heading back stateside for a new US tour, and that happy day has at last arrived. Yes, as Filter reported, they'll be back for a club tour (heaven!) in March and April.

I had the extraordinary good fortune to see Mew open for Bloc Party at McCarren Park Pool last summer. And thank goodness for that! They quickly became one of my favorite discoveries of the last year, and certainly my most favorite band of Danes. The interplay of the delicate tenor and the quasi-prog rock that backs it is intense, unusual and totally engrossing within seconds. Check out their album, And The Glass Handed Kites for proof. Trust me, you'll be glad you did. Now go get tickets and see how incredibly well it translates live.

Mew tour dates, courtesy of Filter:

14 Austin, TX - SXSW [KEXP dayshow]
15 Austin, TX - SXSW [Brooklyn Vegan dayshow]
16 Austin, TX - SXSW [Under the Radar dayshow]
17 Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa [w/ The Polyphonic Spree, Satellite Party and Eisley]
20 Washington, DC - Black Cat
22 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
23 Boston, MA - Paradise
26 Toronto, Ontario - Mod Club
28 Chicago, IL - Double Door
31 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre

02 Seattle, WA - Neumos
03 Vancouver, British Columbia - Richard's on Richards
04 Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre
06 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
07 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre

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