The 69 Eyes confirm first U.S. tour in 10 years

Currently celebrating their 30th anniversary, Finnish gothic rock vets The 69 Eyes have just announced their first U.S. trek in a decade.

“The last time that goth rock legends The 69 Eyes toured the United States, was in 2009,” states the official announcement. “As the band has been busy conducting business as usual, releasing albums and touring elsewhere, the US has been waiting very long for the return of the Helsinki Vampires.”

The 26-city ravaging ignites in Pittsburgh, PA with help from support acts MXMS and The Nocturnal Affair. The outing hits New York for the following gigs: Long Island at Revolution on May 15 [TIX], and Brooklyn at The Kingsland on May 16 [TIX]. The trek infiltrates Providence right after, before closing out in Philly.

In more news, The 69 Eyes are putting the final touches to their 12th studio album (still untitled), which they plan to drop in September via Nuclear Blast. Expect to hear new music in May.

Here’s more info from singer Jyrki Linnankivi, “Before releasing the new album, we’re closing a chapter in our history, by returning to the homeland of ELVIS and THE RAMONES. 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!”

Additionally, the Finns are scheduled to play ‘Metalfest Open Air’ in Pilsen, CZ in late May / early June, and ‘John Smith Rock Festival’ in Laukaa, FIN in July.

All dates are listed below.

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The 69 Eyes w/ MXMS & The Nocturnal Affair:

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
05.01 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
05.02 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
05.03 Las Vegas, NY – Count’s Vamp’d
05.04 Mesa, AZ – Club Red *
05.06 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
05.07 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
05.08 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

The 69 Eyes festival appearances (more tba):

05.31 – 06.02 Pilsen, CZ – Metalfest Open Air
07.18-20 Laukaa, FIN – John Smith Rock Festival

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