To support and celebrate today's release of Visuals, the band's seventh album (Play It Again Sam), Denmark's biggest export, the indie-art-rockers MEW, announces an 18-date North American major-market tour that kicks off August 3 at the Bowery Ballroom in New York, and wraps in Los Angeles on August 26 at the El Rey Theatre. Confirmed dates are below; tickets go on sale next Friday, May 5 at 10AM local time.
Additionally last week, Mew's new single, "Twist Quest," "a fascinating beast of a track," according to Stereogum, catapulted to the #2 position on FMQB's SubModern Report chart with spins at Alternative and Triple A major and secondary market radio stations across the country.
Said vocalist Jonas Bjerre, "One of the big questions on the minds of everyone in the band since we were close to finishing the new record has been, 'When are we going to tour North America again?' The last time was one of the greatest touring experiences we've had so far, and we're longing to come back. Well, we are confirmed for August 2017, we are super thrilled with these new Summer plans, and are currently working on making this tour really special, to live up to the title of the album!"
Indeed, Bjerre, who creates the visuals for all of the band's art work and merchandise and has directed several Mew videos, has conceived and designed the stage production for the North American dates. Based around the concept of "visuals," projections and videos, produced expressly for this tour, along with special lighting and other effects, will set the stage for Mew's captivating and majestic music. Fans can expect the band's set list to draw from all points of their career, including selections from the new release.
For these dates, Mew's line up - vocalist Bjerre, bassist Johan Wohlert and drummer Silas Utke Graae Jorgensen, will be joined by guitarist Mads Wegner and keyboardist Nick Watts.
Confirmed dates for Mew's "Visuals" North American tour are as follows:
3 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
4 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
5 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
7 The Foundry at The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
8 The Sinclair, Boston, MA
10 Mod Club, Toronto, ON
11 Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
12 Park West, Chicago, IL
13 Turf Club, St. Paul, MN
15 Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
16 The State Room, Salt Lake City, UT
18 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
19 Neumos, Seattle, WA
20 Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR
22 The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
24 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
25 The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
26 El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
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