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Tour Updates: Mew, Son Volt

Scandinavian trio preps for SXSW appearances and short tour. Jay Farrar and company gear up for a lengthy spring outing.

Art rockers Mew have announced a 16-date spring tour, kicking off March 14 with four consecutive gigs during Austin, TX’s SXSW festival, Brookylnvegan.com reports. From there, the Danish outfit will head east and play a handful of shows in cities like Washington D.C., Boston, and Chicago. Next, the band will skip west, descend the coast, and wrap with a gig at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre April 7.

Mew tour dates:

3/14, Austin, TX (SXSW, KEXP show)
3/15, Austin, TX (SXSW, Brooklyn Vegan/AAM party)
3/16, Austin, TX (SXSW, Under the Radar party)
3/17, Austin, TX (SXSW, La Zona Rosa) *
3/20, Washington DC (Black Cat)
3/22, New York, NY (Irving Plaza)
3/23, Boston, MA (Paradise)
3/24, TBA
3/26, Toronto, Ontario (Mod Club)
3/28, Chicago, Ill (Double door)
3/31, Denver, CO (Ogden Theatre)
4/2, Seattle, WA (Neumo’s)
4/3, Vancouver, BC (Richard’s on Richards)
4/4, Portland, OR (Aladdin Theatre)
4/6, San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)
4/7, Los Angeles, CA (The Fonda Theatre

(* w/ Eisley, Polyphonic Spree, Satellite party)

In other tour news, Son Volt have mapped an extensive nationwide jaunt behind their newest full-length album, The Search, Pastemagazine.com reports. The tour will kick off with a gig in Bellingham, WA before weaving along the West Coast and through the Southwest. Next, the band will cover the South and the East Coast, concluding with a gig benefiting the Boys and Girls Club in Raleigh, NC May 19.

Son Volt tour dates:

3/26, Bellingham, WA (The Nightlight)
3/27, Seattle, WA (Showbox)
3/28, Portland, OR (Crystal Ballroom)
3/30, San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)
3/31, Petaluma, CA (Mystic Theatre)
4/3, Los Angeles, CA (El Rey Theatre)
4/4, Solana Beach, CA (Belly Up)
4/5, Tucson/Flagstaff, AZ (Rialto Theatre)
4/7, Boulder, CO (Fox Theatre)
4/9, Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)
4/10, Chicago, IL (Vic Theatre)
4/13, Burlington, VT (Higher Ground)
4/14, Northampton, MA (Pearl St.)
4/15, Boston, MA (Paradise)
4/18, New York, NY (Irving Plaza)
4/19, Pittsburgh, PA (Mr. Small’s)
4/20, Louisville, KY (Headliners)
4/21, St. Louis, MO (The Pageant)
5/1, Fayetteville, AR (George’s Majestic Lounge)
5/2, Little Rock, AR (Revolution Room)
5/3, Ft. Worth, TX (Ridglea Theater)
5/4, Austin, TX (Stubb’s)
5/5, Helotes, TX (Floore’s Country Store)
5/6, Houston, TX (Continental Club)
5/8, New Orleans, LA (House of Blues)
5/9, Jackson/Memphis (TBA)
5/10, Birmingham, AL (WorkPlay)
5/11, Atlanta, GA (Variety Playhouse)
5/12, Nashville, TN (Riverfront Park)
5/14, Chattanooga, TN (Rhythm & Brews)
5/15, Asheville, NC (The Orange Peel)
5/16, Charlotte, NC (Visulite)
5/17, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
5/18, Philadelphia, PA (Trocadero)
5/19, Raleigh, NC (BandTogether)

On the Web:
mewsite.com
sonvolt.net

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