It is extremely rare that Mew is announced to play a show on such short notice, though this had been rumoured for weeks now. The band will play Korea once again and the venue will be AX Hall in Seoul. It is a hall that they are already familiar with, as they have played there before. The festival called All Waves will be held less than three weeks from now, so be fast with the tickets. With this announcement the Asian tour of 2015 is now complete. See all the future dates here.

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  1. tuol

    can someone clarify why it says this has been canceled? the post in ‘upcoming events’ says it and the entire festival has been canceled but i can’t find this info anywhere else…

  2. Hyunji Choi

    @webmaster Ann, I would like to ask that you please delete the explanation above.
    There hasn’t been any notice posted in English yet, and it’s possible that they won’t even write one up, period.
    Sean Patrick Maylone (aka the absolute worst promoter in South Korea) is currently using a really cowardly excuse.
    YB (aka Yoon Do-hyun Band) and Sean organized this festival together, but ultimately, YB was screwed over by Sean.

    @axion Tuol, I’m sorry. Even if Mew books another show in Korea in the future, it’ll most likely be at a festival. It’ll be really difficult for them to book a headlining gig.
    It’ll also be difficult to see Mew in Korea again, period. It just happened that they lucked out with Pentaport Rock Festival this past summer.
    I recommend you keep an eye out for GigGuideKorea’s posts from now on.
    https://www.facebook.com/gigguide.kr/photos/a.511641488973455.1073741828.511600438977560/693892040748398
    GigGuideKorea is currently working on trying to get at least Neon Indian back to Korea on Nov. 28th. Mm… Now I see. The Neon Indian gig this Saturday has also been cancelled. – https://www.facebook.com/neonindian/posts/10153411188903495)
    Mew won’t be able to come to Korea this time.

    1. tuol

      Ah yeah I read that they cancelled because they didn’t sell enough presale tickets? Doesn’t make any sense to me.

      Korea has a pretty shameful history with organizing shows for big foreign bands and this kind of thing will just perpetuate the lack of good shows here. Really a shame

  3. Hyunji Choi

    @axion Sean has always been this way. I wasn’t surprised in the least when I heard this got cancelled. To be honest, I was actually relieved because it meant Sean wouldn’t be working with Mew anymore. This isn’t the first show he’s cancelled by any means, and it won’t be the last.

    South Korea isn’t a big market for music. I can see that even as a Korean myself. And since there isn’t much of a market here, it isn’t possible to have lots of concerts.
    Sadly, I don’t think this fact will ever change.
    I personally think the fact that Mew has come to Korea two times is already a lot.
    If you look at it as objectively as possible, Korea is simply a country that, if lucky enough, a band will stop by when they have schedules in Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc. I’ve already resigned myself to this fact. If you wanted to see a lot of concerts in Asia, you would have been much better off going to Japan rather than Korea.