Mew played two shows in Mexico just this week and are now on a well-deserved six-week long tour break. The 20+ European shows are scheduled next, starting from late October. Some of the venues are quite small (like the 500-capacity Gebäude 9 in Cologne, Germany) and some are massive (the 7000-capacity Old Ice Hall in Helsinki, Finland). Despite the size of the venue, the Helsinki show is almost sold out with unprecedented 40€ ticket price (four times the price compared to some shows) making it Mew’s most profitable solo show ever. Rumour has it that Mew will be returning to North America after this tour.
Time will show how Mew will spend the following weeks. One could expect Silas the Magic Car getting a full-band treatment, because they have only played it acoustically so far. Some have seen the odd screen behind Silas Graae’s drum set and it would be exciting if Mew planned to have separate backdrops just behind the drummer during that song. Maybe. Many are also hoping to catch Vaccine and Tricks of the Trade live. The latter being a tough one, but they pulled it off with New Terrain, too. They just use background tape.
Mew posted a picture of the enthusiastic crowd from Mexico. Also, some fake band-merchandise was spotted. Can’t blame them, Mexicans have waited for Mew for years and now it finally happened. They even showed Mew some love by throwing paper planes during Comforting Sounds as seen in the end of this video. Now that the Mewxico Project successfully got their favourite band visiting the country, Mewstralia are dying to get Mew to Australia and New Zealand. The Danes have never played ‘down under’ and should add that MySpace-link on their top friends’ list. Just a suggestion.