Mew, a Danish indie band who recently released their fifth studio album in August, is looking for local bands to open for them during their North American tour. The US tour begins November 30th in Philadelphia and they are seeking openers for Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles shows. Details haven’t been released yet but Mew’s website says details to come soon (mewsite.com/openformew).
I think it’s nice that Mew wants to support local bands and give them such an opportunity. I’m sure there are hundreds of bands who would’ve supported Mew through out the entire tour but they choose to do it this way, which is awesome for our local bands. This is a great marketing opportunity for up-and-coming bands from these cities. Playing a show with Mew means lots of exposure, especially since they are playing pretty large venues. New bands should always take advantages of opportunities such as this because these things can help launch a career.