By Shawn Despres
Those pining for more South Korean gigs from bigger name alt-rock touring acts should be pleased with mid-sized Seoul concert hall AX-Korea’s November schedule.
Danish band Mew and The Flaming Lips are teaming up for a trio of Japan gigs between November 15 and November 18. We’ll get separate visits from them before and after the trek. On November 13 Mew will play AX-Korea. Tickets are 88,000 won in advance and are already on sale.
The Flaming Lips will be at AX-Korea on November 20. Tickets are 99,000 won in advance and are available from September 30. The Flaming Lips are supposed to be absolutely amazing live and all their confetti, balloons, lasers, and Wayne Coyne’s giant inflatable bubble should make for a great spectacle and a very fun night.
Sigur Ros’ Jónsi will close out the month at AX-Korea. Tickets for his November 29 performance are also 99,000 won in advance and can be purchased here. The stunning teaser video for Jónsi’s autumn tour is below.
It would be great if a few of the city’s up-and-coming bands got the chance to open these shows up. We’ll have to wait to see if the promoters step up and add any local talent to the bills.