MEW. A much celebrated and loved experimental rock outfit with a career spanning more than 20 years, across seven acclaimed studio albums, with fans the world over – and yet, they have only graced Australia’s shores once…

Luckily, after their tremendously successful maiden voyage in 2015, MEW are returning to showcase their extensive back catalogue and their new album Visuals. Presented by The Music, Bird’s Robe & Australian Mew fan community Mewstralia, the tour will take place in September 2017. Tickets are on sale now at Oztix and birdsrobe.com.

Bird’s Robe Director Mike Solo was ecstatic to bring MEW to Australia once again. “I truly thought that the 2015 tour might have been a once in a lifetime experience. I am stoked – and I know that are plenty of Mew fans out there who will be too – that MEW are coming to Australia again and to be a part of making that happen. These shows are going to be very special and we will be helping them put together an even better production this time round. Thanks once again to Mewstralia and all the fans here whose passionate support has been so instrumental in helping this return happen.”

Melbourne’s progressive rock powerhouses with a penchant for creating iconic melodies, Closure in Moscow, are joining the tour for all dates.

The tour hits Brisbane (September 10 at The Triffid), Sydney (September 11 at Manning Bar) and Melbourne (September 12 at Max Watt’s), but for the first time ever, MEW will be venturing to Perth (September 13 at Capitol). It will also mark Closure in Moscow‘s first Perth show in over four years.

Closure in Moscow‘s debut record ‘First Temple‘ saw them signed to Equal Vision records and tour extensively with the likes of Coheed and Cambria, Dead Letter Circus, My Chemical Romance, Dance Gavin Dance, Fact & Emery. Temporarily relocating to Portland, Oregon the band repeatedly toured the US, including the Vans Warped Tour, before returning home on the back of high rotation on triple j radio to headline their own shows. Further Australian, UK, Europe and Japan touring followed before the eventual release of ‘Pink Lemonade’ – a cathartic experimental concept record which has cemented their cult status as unpredictable musical chameleons.

In 2017, the band are deep into pre-production for their much anticipated third album and this September they will join prog-pop legends MEW for four exclusive shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Closure in Moscow will be premiering new material live for the first time!

MEW formed as a quartet in late 1994 and following their debut ‘A Triumph for Man’ in 1997, they quickly established cult status. Their commercial break-through came in 2003 with the release of “Frengers” – showcasing their unique and quirky approach to crafting classic pop melodies. The record saw them tour with R.E.M. before continuing with 2005’s ‘And The Glass Handed Kites’.  Their 2009 opus ‘No More Stories Are Told Today, I’m Sorry They Washed Away // No More Stories, The World is Grey, I’m Tired, Let’s Wash Away’ continued their ever expansive musical backdrop. Their record “+-“ saw them reach the heights of indie-rock stardom, headlining London’s Roundhouse and performing at festivals like Roskilde, Pukkelpop and Summer Sonic and one of the band’s biggest fans, Kiwi songstress KIMBRA, brought further buzz to the band when she featured on tracks ‘The Night Believer’ and ’Water Slides.’.

DATES & TICKETS

Sep 10 – The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
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Sep 11 – Manning Bar, Sydney NSW
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Sep 12 – Max Watt’s, Melbourne VIC
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Sep 13 – Capitol, Perth WA
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