After gaining momentum on tours with Bloc Party and Kasabian (including sold-out headlining shows in NY and LA), the award-winning band Mew is embarking on their first American headlining tour beginning October 17 in Portland, Oregon (see itinerary following).

Earlier this year the band won four major awards at the annual Danish Music Awards, including Best Band, Best Singer, Best Album, and Best Rock Album. In 2005, Mew was honored with Best Breakthrough Act at the Nordic Music Awards. They were also awarded with Best Album, Best Song and Best Male Singer at Denmark's Zulu Awards. MTV recognized Mew as the Best Danish Band.

Since the stateside debut album and the Glass Handed Kites was released in July, the band is quickly gaining momentum, blowing away fans and the press alike with their dreamy rock soundscapes and visually stunning live shows.

Tour dates are as follows:

Tue 10/17 Portland, OR Berbatis Pan (KNRK Radio Show)
Thu 10/19 San Francisco, CA 330 Ritch (Popscene)
Sat 10/21 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
Mon 10/23 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre
Wed 10/25 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line
Thu 10/26 Chicago, IL Double Door
Mon 10/30 Atlanta, GA The Variety
Fri 11/3 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom