Performance to mark the release of his new book

Eels front man Mark Oliver Everett is marking the release of his new book ‘Things The Grandchildren Should Know’ by making a very special appearance in London.

The book, released on January 17, will be followed by a very special performance that night at St James Church in Piccadilly.

Each attendee will receive a copy of the book and the first 200 people in line will get wristbands allowing them to have their book signed by Everett.

Limited tickets are available now at Eelstheband.com.

The performance will be followed a week later on January 21, by the 10-year anniversary release of Eels first ’Best Of’ and ’Rarities’ collections.

Meanwhile, Eels return to UK for a full tour in February.

The dates are as follows:

London Royal Festival Hall (February 25)

Birmingham Town Hall (26)

Manchester Bridgewater Hall (27)

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (28)

Gateshead Sage (March 1)

Brighton Dome (2)

To check ticket availability and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

The Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 are coming soon – and it’s time to have your say. Vote now by heading to NME.COM/awardsvote and you could win VIP tickets to the ceremony, which takes place in London on February 28.