Eels announce 2019 UK and European tour

Beautiful Blues, comin' this way.

Eels have announced details of a run of UK and European tour dates this summer.

In support of their 2018 album ‘The Deconstruction‘, Mark ‘E’ Everett and co will be heading this way for shows in Nottingham, Southampton and London as part of their tour of the continent.

Full tour dates are below, with tickets on sale from 9am on Friday February 1 and available here.

August
14 – Switzerland, Zurich, X-TRA
15 – Switzerland, Le Locle, Rock Altitude Festival
19 – UK, Nottingham, Rock City
20 – UK, Southampton, O2 Guildhall
21 – UK, London, Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
24 – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Once In A Blue Moon Festival
27 – Denmark, Copenhagen, The Grey Hall
28 – Norway, Oslo, Rockefeller
29 – Sweden, Stockholm, Debaser Medis

September
2 – Italy, Milan, Circolo Magnolia
4 – Austria, Linz, Posthof
6 – Spain, Barcelona, Razzmatazz
8 – Spain, Santiago de Compostela, Auditorio De Galicia
10 – France, Lyon, Radiant

“The one thing that I think is a recurring theme is the lazy headline journalism that ‘this is the depressing band’,” E told NME last year about the misconception of Eels. “That’s completely missing the point, but I get it. You know, ‘Oh, Electro-Shock Blues is about his family dying – pass’. I get that kind of thinking, but for those that are willing to spend a little time with it, they’re going to find out that it’s the opposite. It’s really the ultimate life-affirming message. Someone can go through all that and find the blue sky when the clouds break.

“You can’t please everybody, so why try? If the kids like ice cream, you can’t always give them ice cream.”