It’s been far too long since I’ve gotten to see The 69 Eyes in concert, so this latest news from the bands label of record was a very welcome thing. Check it out.
The Press Release:
The last time that goth rock legends THE 69 EYES toured the United States, was in 2009. As the band has been busy conducting business as usual, releasing albums and touring elsewhere, the US has been waiting a very long for the return of the Helsinki Vampires. After recently teaming up with DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara’s and his wife Anahstasia’s The Oracle Management, THE 69 EYES are ready to start a new chapter in their 30-year rock’n’roll saga.
”Before releasing the new album, we’re closing a chapter in our history, by returning to the homeland of ELVIS and THE RAMONES,” stated THE 69 EYES singer Jyrki 69. “We cannot wait to play in Memphis and New York and another 20 cities! It’s been way too long. Feels like we’re really back from the grave!”
Make sure to catch the opportunity to finally see the Helsinki Vampires live in the United States again, on the following dates below. Tickets are available now via www.69eyes.com/tour and VIP packages can be purchased from bit.ly/the69eyesvip.
The Tour Dates:
04/17: Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
04/18: Joliet, IL – The Forge
04/19: Newport, KY – Thompson House
04/20: Memphis, TN – Growlers
04/22: Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
04/23: Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
04/24: Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell
04/26: Seattle, WA – El Corazon
04/27: Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
04/28: Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
04/30: San Francisco – DNA Lounge
05/1: Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
05/2: San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
05/3: Las Vegas, NY – Count’s Vamp’d
05/4: Mesa, AZ – Club Red *
05/6: Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
05/7: Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
05/8: Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
05/10: West Palm, FL – Respectables
05/11: Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
05/12: Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
05/14: Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
05/15: Amityville, NY – Revolution
05/16: Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
05/17: Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
05/18: Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero **
*no MXMS; ** no MXMS and The Nocturnal Affair
In addition, the Finns will play the following festival shows in Europe. More will be announced shortly!
31.05. – 02.06. CZ Pilsen – Metalfest Open Air
18. – 20.07. FIN Laukaa – John Smith Rock Festival
The band is currently putting the finishing touches to their 12th studio album in Helsinki, Finland, due to be released on Nuclear Blast in September. The first single will be out at the end of May.
THE 69 EYES are: Jyrki 69 – vocals, Bazie – guitar, backing vocals, Timo-Timo – guitar, Archzie – bass, backing vocals, Jussi 69 – drums
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though the band has kept active on the other side of the pond, its great to find them returning to our shores. I know I’ve missed their sound but I hope they recognize my own city since so many changes have happened since they were last here. I’m going to try to catch them at both The Kingsland and Revolution since the Brooklyn space is tricky on photography and lighting for me based on my past experiences there. So what do you think about the return of the Helsinki Vampires to our neck of the woods? Please chime in down below in the comments section.
Official Website: http://www.the69eyes.com