MEW Announces North American Tour Dates

Acclaimed Danish alt-rockers Mew today announce their first North American headline tour since Summer, 2009.  The three-plus week trek launches on September 17 in San Diego, CA and will see the band bringing their cinematic and trippy prog-rock to theaters, large clubs and ballrooms as they work their way cross-country to wrap up in Boston on October 11.  The Dodos will support on all dates.  The confirmed itinerary is below; Mew\’s fan club presale begins tomorrow, June 10, and tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 12.  Details and more info are available on the band\’s website.
The tour is in support the of the April 28 release of Mew\’s critically-acclaimed album, + – (\’plus-minus\’/PIAS).  In its review, Pitchfork called + – \”one of the most magnificent-sounding rock records you\’ll hear all year,\” while Stereogum dubbed the band\’s music \”miraculously beautiful…it demands awe, but it deserves awe.\”
On these dates, Mew – Jonas Bjerre/vocals, Bo Madsen/guitar, Silke Utke Graae Jorgensen/drums and bassist Johan Wohlert (recently reunited as its original four-piece with the return of Wohlert) – will utilize video, LED trees and other special lighting to create a quixotic experience for concert-goers.  The set list will include fan-favorites such as \”Zookeeper\’s Boy,\” \”Am I Wry? No,\” \”Comforting Sounds,\” and \”Snow Brigade,\” interspersed seamlessly alongside new tracks like \”Satellites,\” \”Water Slides,\” and \”Witness.\”
\”We are thrilled that we will finally be returning to North America to tour,\” said Mew\’s vocalist Jonas Bjerre.  \”It\’s been too long and we can\’t wait to play for our U.S. and Canadian fans again.\”
Dates for Mew\’s Fall 2015 North American tour are as follows:
17   North Park Theatre, San Diego, CA
18   Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
19   The Bunkhouse Saloon, Las Vegas, NV
25   The Fonda Theatre, Hollywood, CA
26   The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
28   Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
29   Venue, Vancouver, BC Canada
30   Neumos, Seattle, WA
 2    The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
 3    Gothic Theatre, Denver, CO
 5    Triple Rock, Minneapolis, MN
 6    Metro, Chicago, IL
 7    Lee\’s Palace, Toronto, ON Canada
 9    9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
10   Webster Hall, New York, NY
11   Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA