• tuol posted an update in the group Group logo of Live EventsLive Events 7 years, 1 month ago · updated 7 years, 1 month ago

    First post, nice to meet you all. Kind of weird, I’m used to the format of forums, but I hope this message is seen.

    I’m in South Korea and thank god! Saw they are playing a festival here in August. I was just about to plan the trip to Japan for Summer Sonic.

    My question has to do with the typical trends in the past. I saw on the tour history pages that they’ve done both festivals and venues in Asia, even Korea, though I’m not sure what AX-Korea refers to (Nov 2010 show)..

    Does anyone think there’s a chance they’ll supplement their festival appearance this coming August with an actual venue show in Seoul? When they’ve done festivals in the past, do the typically have a venue show in that city/area on a surrounding date?

    Thanks so much frengers!

    • Welcome to the site! I think @shin2chi is probably the best person to answer your questions. *summons Hyunji*

      • Oh awesome! I didn’t expect that she could be my inside source from Korea! Thanks for the summons haha

        • Hello, Tuol. Welcome to MewX forum.
          My impression is that you aren’t a native Korean, but someone from abroad who has just started living in Korea.
          If you were Korean, you probably would have bought the Japanese version of Mew’s album on CDJAPAN, HMV JAPAN, or AMAZON JAPAN instead of YESASIA, hahaha. If I am wrong, I’m sorry.

          Mew had a headlining concert at AX Korea (the venue’s name was changed to UNIQLO-AX in 2012) on November 13th, 2010.
          I was able to take some photos at the concert then. If you’re curious about photos of their first headlining gig in Korea, you can check them out here.

          Photos: South Korean Show

          My guess is that other than Pentaport Rock Festival in August, Mew won’t have another headlining gig in Korea this year.
          As you’re probably aware, for many bands Korea isn’t a bigger market than Japan at all. Even in Japan, there’s no headlining gig this August.
          I’m just thankful that Mew is even coming to Korea for a festival.
          This is also just my personal opinion, but I don’t think they’ll be doing a headlining gig in Japan next year either.

          • Hi! Yes you are correct, I’m not Korean and didn’t know about those other options, but now I do so thanks for the tips! Also thanks for the link to the pics.

            That all makes sense, I needed this perspective before biting on the festival tickets. Though I do want to wait maybe until we can find out which day of the fest they’re playing so I can buy a 1 day pass. In the mean time I’ll try to convert my Korean friends to Frengerism in hopes of a future headlining venue gig 😀

            Since I assume you’re going to the festival, maybe I’ll see you there! Hell maybe they’ll bring you up on stage haha

          • also one more thing @shin2chi, if there are any Korean message boards where Korean Mew fans gather/talk, can you please point me there? I tried searching around on naver but just found some blog posts. 감사합니다!

            • I think you’ll already know this, but Mew’s Pentaport date has been updated. They’ll be here August 9th, 2015.
              If you order a 1DAY ticket online by June 7th, you can get it for 110,500 won.
              If you buy it at the venue you’ll end up paying 130,000 won.
              Hm. Please check out your Message box.