Darkness 69 On March - 16 - 2017

With the winter coming to an end, Helsinki’s legendary vampires THE 69 EYES crawl out of their crypts and are once again ready to haunt Europe with their unique mix of gothic metal and untamed rock ‘n’ roll. After multiple dates in their home country Finland, the band invades Spain, Italy and Germany, to not only present their latest opus »Universal Monsters« to the fans, but also deliver some unforgotten evergreens.

You need to invite a vampire come over and the vampire appears,” says singer Jyrki 69. “We promised to go wherever we have fans now and that’s what we are doing. Finland itself keeps us busy, but we’ll return to Spain, Italy and Germany before the summer. Then we have some cool Goth festivals booked and we are also playing on a continent that we haven’t visited for a long time. And the fall brings us something that I have been waiting to happen for very long time…

While Canadian psychobilly import THE CREEPSHOW has already been announced as support act for Germany, on the Spanish dates, the band will team up with EMBELLISH and Italy will be rocked by THE STRIGAS as well as Berlin based dark rockers VLAD IN TEARS. These are the upcoming confirmed shows:

THE 69 EYES
with THE CREEPSHOW(*), EMBELLISH (+) or THE STRIGAS and VLAD IN TEARS (#)
11.03. FIN Eura – Fin-SoundLab
15.03. FIN Tampere – Tampere Talo
16.03. FIN Pieksamaki – Poleeni
18.03. FIN Salo – Monaco Night Club
25.03. FIN Helsinki – Nosturi
01.04. FIN Turku – M/S Viking Grace
05.05. E Madrid, Sala Arena +
06.05. E Barcelona, Salamandra 1 +
11.05. IT Bologna – Kindergarten #
12.05. IT Milan – Elyon Club #
13.05. IT San Dona Di Piave (Venice) – Revolver Club #
19.05. D Berlin – Astra Kulturhaus *
20.05. D Rostock – Mau Club *
21.05. D Hamburg – Knust *

And the first festival shows were also announced – stay tuned for more summer open air performances:
04.06. D Wave Gotik Treffen, Leipzig
17.06. S Subkulturfestivalen, Tröllhattan
19.06. F Goth Dark Wave Festival, Tilloloy Castle

Jyrki’s new book, a biography titled “Kulkurin valssi” (“Vagabond’s Waltz”), recently saw the light of day, presenting his rock’n’roll stories from all around the world, and mostly from the 80’s and 90’s, with a chapter on Africa, where Jyrki worked as a UNICEF Ambassador of Good Will. You can buy the book (in Finnish) here.

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