Here’s a brief tour to send you into the weekend. It’s happening in March and sadly only on the West Coast but check out the plans being unveiled by one Jyrki 69 of The 69 Eyes……
The Press Release:
Los Angeles, CA – Goth rock icon *Jyrki 69*, lead vocalist for Helsinki’s brooding metal band, *The 69 Eyes*, has announced a special West Coast tour with their Cleopatra Records labelmates MGT, the frontman for multi-platinum selling Finnish goth n’ rollers The 69 EYES.
Jyrki has put together an exciting live band for this tour including; Ace Von Johnson (Faster Pussycat) on guitar, Ashes (DevilDriver, Static-X) on bass and Kyle Cunningham (Madlife) on drums. The live set promises to offer a healthy chunk of Jyrki69’s debut solo album “Helsinki Vampire” along with a few 69 Eyes favorites and some very special surprise numbers.
“*What happens when the members of The Mission, Peter Murphy, Faster Pussycat & The 69 Eyes meet at the Rainbow Bar & Grill? Put on your sunglasses after dark & come to find out!” **- Jyrki 69*
Jyrki 69’s long-awaited debut album, *Helsinki Vampire*, was produced, mixed, and mastered by longtime The 69 Eyes producer Johnny Lee Michaels. The record builds on the distinctive “goth n’ roll” sound that The 69 Eyes honed over the course of a dozen albums while adding a more richly textured, darkly romantic atmosphere.
The Tour Dates:
Mar 9 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
Mar 10 – Fullerton, CA – Slide Bar
Mar 11 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
Mar 13 – Portland, OR – Analog Lounge
Mar 15 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Mar 17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s
Mar 18 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
Mar 21 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve been a fan of the man behind the Helsinki Vampires for a number of years now and have really enjoyed the songs that I’ve heard from the debut solo album “Helsinki Vampire”. I still need to do a full on overview for it of course but in time we’ll address that. I won’t say much more other than I hope that he decides to come over to the East Coast as well. It’s been far too many years since The 69 Eyes have done a proper US tour and if J69 expands this go-round, at least we shall all hear a number of the bands classic tunes. What do you think of this tour announcement? Are you on the Left Coast and can easily attend? If so let me know down in the comments section below. See you next time.
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