Mew Live Album Shelved by Columbia

Mew Live Album Shelved by Columbia
Forward-thinking Danish prog rockers Mew have had a banner year. In the summer, they released their weirdly titled new album. Then they were invited on tour with Nine Inch Nails. The tour went off without a hitch, and the band even had one of their sets primed for release as a live album. Now, Columbia Records has inexplicably cancelled the release.

Simply called Live From the Hollywood Palladium, the album was set to be released on Monday (December 7). What's especially strange about Columbia's decision is that the album was going to be digital-only, meaning the label would have had few overhead costs releasing it. Perhaps there was something on the recording that really ticked them off?

Fortunately, those waiting to hear Mew live can look to the band's tour schedule, as they are currently playing shows across North America. In the next two weeks, they'll be making Canadian stops in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

And it would probably be a good idea to catch the band on this tour, as Mew's Jonas Bjerre will soon be busy with his other band, the recently minted Coldplay side-project Apparatjik.

Tour dates:

12/4 New York, NY - Webster Hall
12/5 Montreal, QC - Cabaret Du Musee Juste Pour Rire
12/6 Toronto, ON - Mod Club
12/7 Chicago, IL - Metro
12/10 Seattle, WA - Neumos Crystal Ball Room
12/11 Vancouver, BC - Venue
12/12 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
12/13 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
12/14 Los Angeles, CA - The Henry Fonda Theatre
2/20 Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya Ax
2/22 Nagoya, Japan - Club Quattro
2/23 Osaka, Japan - Club Quattro