Critically-Acclaimed Danish Rock Band Mew Return to the United States for First Headlining Tour


After gaining momentum on tours with Bloc Party and Kasabian (including sold-out headlining shows in NY and LA), the award-winning band Mew is embarking on their first American headlining tour beginning October 17th in Portland (see itinerary following).

Earlier this year the band won four major awards at the annual Danish Music Awards, including Best Band, Best Singer, Best Album, and Best Rock Album. In 2005, Mew was honored with Best Breakthrough Act at the Nordic Music Awards. They were also awarded with Best Album, Best Song and Best Male Singer at Denmark's Zulu Awards. MTV recognized Mew as the Best Danish Band.

Since the stateside debut album and the Glass Handed Kites was released in July, the band is quickly gaining momentum, blowing away fans and the press alike with their dreamy rock soundscapes and visually stunning live shows.

Entertainment Weekly calls the album "large in both sound and concept," while Rolling Stone declares Mew "abstract and beautiful head-trip rock." Pitchfork describes the music "cutting edge elegant ... this could be the escape of the year, a curve off into the lush, ambitious stargazing that used to happen all the time."

Produced by Michael Beinhorn (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Marilyn Manson, Brian Eno), the boundary-breaking and the Glass Handed Kites boasts vocal collaborations with indie rock hero J. Mascis from Dinosaur Jr. on the tracks "Why Are You So Grave?" and "An Envoy To The Open Fields."

Mew has also created elaborate film projections for their live sets. From beautiful abstract patterns to mystical creatures, the visual element further enhances the depth and emotion of the music.

  Mew are:
  Jonas Bjerre: Vocals, Guitar
  Bo Madsen: Guitar
  Silas Graae: Drums

  Tour dates are as follows:

  Tue    10/17    Portland, OR            Berbatis Pan (KNRK Radio Show)
  Thu    10/19    San Francisco, CA       330 Ritch (Popscene)
  Sat    10/21    Los Angeles, CA         El Rey Theatre
  Mon    10/23    Denver, CO              Bluebird Theatre
  Wed    10/25    Minneapolis, MN         Fine Line
  Thu    10/26    Chicago, IL             Double Door
  Mon    10/30    Atlanta, GA             The Variety
  Fri    11/3     New York, NY            Bowery Ballroom

SOURCE: Columbia Records

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