6/2/2013- OXFORD AND STUTTGART ADDED TO EELS SUMMER TOUR DATES:
An August 19 show in Oxford, UK and an August 27 show in Stuttgart, Germany have been added to the EELS summer tour dates. See all the latest confirmed EELS 2013 summer tour dates with links to purchase tickets HERE.
5/31/2013- MORE EELS SUMMER TOUR DATES:
EELS will be appearing August 17 and 18 at the V Festival in Stafford and Chelmsford UK along with shows in Bloemendaal, Netherlands August 14 and Nijmegen, Netherlands August 21. See all the latest confirmed EELS 2013 summer tour dates with links to purchase tickets HERE.
5/14/2013- E FROM EELS PERFORMS "A SONG FOR YOU":
EELS leader E recently performed "A Song For You" by Leon Russell for the cameras of The Voice Project, a non-profit charity that uses music to promote human rights around the world. Watch the exclusive performance HERE.
5/3/2013- EELS SUMMER FESTIVAL DATES:
EELS are scheduled to perform at the following festivals this summer: Pukkelpop, Electric Picnic, For Noise, End of The Road, Cabaret Vert, Open Air, and Woodstower. Stay tuned for more! See all the latest confirmed EELS 2013 summer tour dates with links to purchase tickets HERE.
4/30/2013- EELS SPECIAL GUESTS AT MUMFORD & SONS SHOW:
EELS have been added as special guests at the Mumford & Sons show June 2nd at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA. See all the EELS 2013 tour dates with ticket links HERE.
4/23/2013- EELS TEACH AIR GUITARIST:
NME is featuring a video of EELS leader E teaching his favorite guitar moves to an air guitarist who opened the EELS sold out show at the legendary Brixton Academy in London March 21st. Watch it HERE.
4/22/2013- EELS SINGER PUNCHED ONSTAGE BY ANGRY CLOWN:
Ten minutes after the house lights went up signifying the end of the EELS' Vienna concert last night, as the crew dismantled the stage the band came back to perform "Dog Faced Boy" and new composition "Go EELS!" The merriment was cut short when disgruntled opening act "Puddles Pity Party" jumped on the stage to punch EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett aka E in the face and take his guitar from him. E, who suffered a bloody lip and two chipped teeth is seen spitting blood at the 4 minute mark of the video. "Puddles and I have been butting heads over the length of his set for the entire tour," says E, speaking through his chipped teeth today, "but this was a new level of unprofessionalism. That was his last show with us. He has been fired from the tour." See the angry seven foot clown's rampage HERE.
4/19/2013- LISTEN TO EELS LIVE PERFORMANCE AND INTERVIEW ON WORLD CAFE:
Listen to an interview and live performance from the EELS recent appearance on WORLD CAFE right now, right HERE. The show will air on NPR's WORLD CAFE radio broadcast later today. Find your local station and broadcast time HERE.
4/8/2013- EELS ON CANVASCONNECTIE:
EELS are the subject of esteemed Belgian TV program CANVASCONNECTIE. See EELS prepare for their current world tour while E talks about some of his favorite artists and influences (English-speakers, don't despair - after the first minute it's all in English). Watch it HERE.
3/25/2013- EELS TEAM WITH JIM CARREY FOR ANTI-GUN SONG:
EELS perform with little-known film actor Jim Carrey on the new song "Cold Dead Hand". Check out the song, produced by EELS leader E, in a brand new Funny Or Die video HERE and on iTunes HERE.
3/21/2013- WTF, E!:
EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett aka E stopped by Marc Maron's hugely popular and entertaining podcast WTF recently where E performed "True Original" and the two engaged in a lengthy, intimate conversation about life, love, music, messed-up parents, and who E has dressed up as twice for Halloween. Listen to it HERE.
3/12/2013- EELS LIVE ON WNYC'S SOUNDCHECK:
Listen to a live studio performance and interview on WNYC's Soundcheck during the recent EELS tour stop through New York City HERE. See all the EELS 2013 tour dates HERE.
3/12/2013- EELS 2013 EUROPEAN TOUR STARTS THURSDAY:
Hold On To Your Hat, Europe! After rocking the US from coast to coast, the EELS 2013 World Tour now has its sights set on Europe. Beginning in Belfast, Ireland Thursday night and ending in Madrid, Spain April 28, EELS are a well oiled music machine set for 35 nights of rock n' roll fury where anything can happen. See all the EELS 2013 tour dates with ticket links HERE.
3/7/2013- WATCH EELS LIVE IN WASHINGTON DC:
Watch an explosive clip of EELS performing a new composition entitled "Go EELS!" Sunday night in Washington, D.C. HERE. EELS hit Dallas, Texas tonight, Houston tomorrow and then off to Europe. See all the EELS 2013 tour dates HERE.
3/4/2013- EELS LIVE IN MINNEAPOLIS:
EELS recently stopped by 89.3 FM The Current to chat and perform live when the 2013 EELS tour hit Minneapolis. Listen to the session online now HERE. See all the EELS 2013 EELS tour dates HERE.
3/2/2013- EELS MUNICH SHOW MOVED TO THE ZENITH:
The April 22 Munich EELS show at Tonhalle has been moved to The Zenith to satisfy ticket demand. The show had originally been announced at Muffathalle. All tickets purchased for the Tonhalle/Muffathalle shows will be honored at Zenith. See all the EELS 2013 tour dates and ticket links HERE.
2/18/2013- EELS MAKE ROCK AND BABY:
EELS rocked so hard at The Fillmore in San Francisco Saturday night that a woman in the audience went into labor. She was rushed to a nearby hospital where mother and child are reported to be doing well. Let this serve as a warning. EELS are on their way and EELS are not messing around. See all the EELS 2013 tour dates HERE.
2/14/2013- LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE: E TALKS TOUR:
E tells Los Angeles magazine what to - or what not to - expect on the EELS 2013 tour, which starts tonight in Santa Ana, CA! Read it HERE and see all the confirmed EELS 2013 tour dates HERE.
2/12/2013- EELS 2013 WORLD TOUR STARTS THURSDAY; NEW DOUBLE LIVE CD AVAILABLE AT SHOWS:
The EELS 2013 world tour starts Thursday in Santa Ana, CA. The brand new TREMENDOUS DYNAMITE LIVE IN 2010 + 2011 40 track double live CD will be available exclusively at all EELS 2013 shows. See all the EELS 2013 tour dates HERE and read all about the new double live CD HERE.
2/8/2013- KCRW TOP TUNE: FREE DOWNLOAD OF "ON THE ROPES" FROM WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS:
KCRW's Top Tune is EELS' "On The Ropes". Free download at KCRW HERE.
2/6/2013- E IN ROLLING STONE:
EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett aka E talks to Rolling Stone. Read it HERE.
2/6/2013- EELS LIVE ON KCRW:
EELS will perform live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am Pacific, Friday, Feb. 15th. Listen to 89.9 FM in the Los Angeles area or online worldwide HERE.
2/5/2013- NEW EELS ALBUM OUT TODAY:
The brand new WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS album is out today and available as a standard 13 track CD, deluxe 26 track double CD, double 10" orange vinyl and download at the EELS online store. CDs and downloads also available at Amazon, iTunes and Amazon US is offering the standard download for only $5 right now.
2/3/2013- E TALKS TO NME:
Read a new interview with EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett aka E in NME HERE.
1/31/2013- PARALLEL WORLDS, PARALLEL LIVES ONLINE:
If you missed or want to re-watch the award-winning PARALLEL WORLDS, PARALLEL LIVES documentary about EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett's search to learn more about his quantum physicist father, Hugh Everett III, you can now watch the full original version uninterrupted HERE. Learn more about the film HERE.
1/30/2013- EELS IN MOJO, UNCUT, NME:
The March issues of MOJO, UNCUT and NME feature rave reviews of the new WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS album as well as exclusive interviews with E. On newsstands now!
1/28/2013- NEW EELS ALBUM STREAMING:
The entire WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS album can now be streamed HERE. The album is out Feb 5 and available for pre-order HERE.
1/27/2013- E TALKS TO THE SUN:
Read an extensive interview with EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett aka E and The Sun's four and a half star review of the upcoming WONDERFUL GLORIOUS EELS album. "This album again confirms that E is one of America's most original and creative forces." Read it all HERE.
1/27/2013- "NEW ALPHABET/I'M YOUR BRAVE LITTLE SOLDIER" 7 INCH VINYL SINGLE NOW AVAILABLE:
The "New Alphabet/I'm Your Brave Little Soldier" 7 inch vinyl single is now available at the EELS online stores HERE.
1/26/2013- "NEW ALPHABET" VIDEO:
Watch the brand new video for "New Alphabet" from the upcoming WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS album (out Feb 5) right now, right HERE.
1/24/2013- STREAM BONUS TRACK FROM WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS DELUXE EDITION NOW:
You can stream "I'm Your Brave Little Soldier" from the deluxe 26 track 2 disc edition of the upcoming WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS album right now, right HERE, in anticipation of the album's Feb. 5 release. Pre-order now available at the EELS online store HERE.
1/22/2013- DOUBLE 10 INCH ORANGE VINYL EDITION OF NEW ALBUM SOLD OUT, MORE ON THE WAY:
The EELS USA and UK online stores have sold out of the initial run of the double 10 inch ORANGE vinyl edition of the upcoming WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS album (out Feb 5) but more orange vinyl copies are on the way. If you've already ordered the orange edition from the EELS stores, there's no concern. If you haven't already ordered it, it might take 10 extra days or so to receive but you will still get this sure-to-be-collectors item plus a free download of the album on release day to tide you over. The album will be available in a double 10 inch black vinyl edition at some outlets, however if you're looking for the double 10 inch ORANGE vinyl edition, it will be available exclusively at the EELS official USA and UK online stores, with download, T-shirt, lithograph and other bundle options. Ordering available now HERE.
1/21/2013- EELS MUNICH SHOW MOVED TO TONHALLE:
The April 22 Munich EELS show at Muffathalle has been moved to Tonhalle to satisfy ticket demand. All tickets purchased for the Muffathalle show will be honored. See all the EELS 2013 tour dates and ticket links HERE.
1/17/2013- WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS DOUBLE 10 INCH ORANGE VINYL EXCLUSIVELY AT EELS ONLINE STORES:
The upcoming WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS album (out Feb 5) will be available in a double 10 inch black vinyl edition at some outlets, however if you're looking for the double 10 inch ORANGE vinyl edition, it will be available exclusively at the EELS official USA and UK online stores, with download, T-shirt, lithograph and other bundle options. Pre-order available now HERE.
1/17/2013- HMV CLOSES DOORS:
EELS regret to share the news that long time UK music retailer, HMV, has
closed its doors. †Our condolences go out to the many friends and fans of
EELS at HMV that have been affected by this unfortunate event. †As of this
time, pre-orders placed with HMV for the upcoming WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS
album (out Feb. 5) will not be fulfilled and customers will not be charged
for the purchase. †UK fans may still place pre-orders for WONDERFUL,
GLORIOUS EELS with the following online retailers:
EELS UK Online Store
Amazon UK (Deluxe Edition)
Rough Trade (Deluxe Edition)†
1/15/2013- BARCELONA AND MADRID ADDED TO 2013 TOUR:
An April 27 show in Barcelona and April 28 show in Madrid have been added to the EELS 2013 tour. See all the EELS 2013 tour dates and ticket links HERE.
1/12/2013- "NEW ALPHABET" 7 INCH VINYL SINGLE:
A 7 inch vinyl single of "New Alphabet" / "I'm Your Brave Little Soldier" will be released in the UK January 28. The single will be available at the EELS USA and UK online stores HERE.
1/10/2013- EELS BERLIN SHOW MOVED TO TEMPODROM:
The April 8 Berlin EELS show at Astra has been moved to Tempodrom to satisfy ticket demand. All tickets purchased for the Astra show will be honored. See all the EELS 2013 tour dates and ticket links HERE.
1/7/2013- PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN FOOTAGE OF SPINAL TAP STEALING EELS' BRIT AWARD:
Check out a previously unseen outtake from the 1998 Brit Awards. EELS were awarded the "Best International Newcomer" award but were unable to attend the ceremony. When asked who he would like to present the award to them at a pre-taped presentation, EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett aka E replied, "Spinal Tap." But were "The Tap" confused as to who was presenting the award and who was winning the award? See this previously unseen outtake of Spinal Tap trying to steal EELS' Brit Award HERE.
12/29/2012- THIS IS EELS:
EELS leader E sings "What I Have To Offer" and delivers some bad news to Paul Rudd in a scene shot during the filming of Judd Apatow's new film THIS IS FORTY. Watch it HERE. The full studio version of "What I Have To Offer" is available on the EELS 2010 album, TOMORROW MORNING, HERE. The EELS 10th studio album, WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS is out Feb. 5th and the 2013 world tour starts Feb 14. Stay tuned to EELStheband.com for more!
12/24/2012- HOLLAND SHOW ADDED TO EELS 2013 WORLD TOUR:
An April 4 show in Heerlen, Holland has been added to the 2013 EELS world tour. See all the EELS 2013 world tour dates HERE.
12/21/2012- NEW EELS SONG IN CIRQUE DU SOLEIL "WORLDS AWAY" FILM:
EELS perform the main titles song "Calling For Your Love" in the new Cirque du Soleil "WORLDS AWAY" film opening today. You can stream the full song HERE. Learn more about WORLDS AWAY HERE.
12/18/2012- "NEW ALPHABET" SINGLE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON USA iTunes:
The USA iTunes store has the "New Alphabet" single from the upcoming WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS album (out Feb. 5) available for immediate purchase right now, right HERE.
12/12/2012- STREAM "NEW ALPHABET" FROM UPCOMING WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS ALBUM NOW:
Stream "New Alphabet" from the upcoming WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS album (out Feb. 5) at Spinner right now, right HERE.
12/12/2012- 2nd PARIS SHOW ADDED:
A 2nd EELS Paris show has been added April 25 at Trianon. See all the EELS 2013 world tour dates HERE.
12/5/2012- EELS LEADER'S PRE-RECORDED GRAMMY AWARD ACCEPTANCE SPEECHES LEAK ON DAY OF NOMINATIONS:
On the day of the Grammy Award nominations announcement, several pre-recorded acceptance speeches by EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett, aka E, have surfaced. E is seen to have cleaned-up at next year's awards, winning 8 awards. He pre-recorded his acceptance speeches as he will not be available at the time of the ceremony in February. See the footage HERE.
12/5/2012- 3rd AMSTERDAM PARADISO SHOW ADDED:
A 3rd EELS Amsterdam show has been added April 3 at Paradiso. See all the EELS tour dates HERE.
12/5/2012- NEW "PEACH BLOSSOM" VIDEO NOW ON YOUTUBE:
The official EELS video for "Peach Blossom" from the upcoming WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS album (out Feb. 5) can now be seen on the EELS YouTube channel HERE.
12/5/2012- 2nd DUBLIN OLYMPIA SHOW ADDED:
A 2nd EELS Dublin show has been added March 16 at The Olympia. See all the EELS tour dates HERE.
12/4/2012- "PEACH BLOSSOM" VIDEO PREMIERE:
Stereogum is premiering the brand new video for "Peach Blossom" from the upcoming WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS album (out Feb. 5). See it right now, right HERE.
11/30/2012- 2nd AMSTERDAM AND BRUSSELS SHOWS ADDED:
A 2nd EELS Amsterdam show has been added, April 2 at Paradiso. A 2nd Brussels show was added, but sold out before we even got a chance to announce it! Sorry about that! See all the EELS tour dates HERE.
11/27/2012- EELS 2013 TOUR:
EELS will celebrate the February 5th release of the new WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS album by hitting the road! The tour is set to start Feb 14th in Santa Ana, CA and conclude April 24th in Paris, France. More dates to be added soon! See all the confirmed EELS tour dates and get tickets HERE.
11/12/2012- A MESSAGE FROM BOBBY, JR.:
Well, not a message directly from his mouth, because, you know, he's a dog, but an update, anyway. Bobby, Jr, the EELS' talented singing dog, is often called "the sixth EEL" because of his constant companionship and inspiration to all EELS projects. Many EELS fans were aghast and voiced displeasure when a photo recently surfaced of EELS leader E looking very cozy with a kitten. But there is no need for concern. The kitten was merely a visitor that day and Bobby, Jr. is alive, well and feeling both wonderful AND glorious. Bobby, now age 10, did go through a major health scare recently that resulted in him having to endure spinal surgery that left his freak-show, low rider, backwards-legged body looking like Frankenweenie just in time for Halloween, but we're happy to report that he has bounced back and is walking, running and chasing squirrels like the Bobby, Jr. of 9 years ago, and he was present for the entire recording of the new WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS album. "A kitten?," says E, "No kitten can take the place of Bobby, Jr. No one will ever take the place of Bobby, Jr. in my heart." See Bobby, Jr. resting between ping pong matches HERE and re-visit his stunning performance on "Last Time We Spoke" from BLINKING LIGHTS AND OTHER REVELATIONS HERE, and watch one of his finest video performances HERE.
11/6/2012- STREAM "PEACH BLOSSOM" NOW; AMAZING WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS PRE-ORDER DEALS AND MORE:
Stream "Peach Blossom" from the upcoming WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS album below and check out the amazing pre-order deals for the standard 13 track & deluxe 26 track CD editions as well as the double 10 inch orange vinyl edition of WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS, all with full download and instant download of "Peach Blossom" and choice of other goodies from the EELS store HERE. Also available for pre-order at iTunes HERE.
11/5/2012- WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS: AVAILABLE AS STANDARD 13 TRACK CD, DELUXE 26 TRACK DOUBLE CD & DOUBLE 10 INCH ORANGE VINYL:
The upcoming WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS album will be available as a standard 13 track CD, a deluxe 26 track double CD and double 10 inch orange vinyl edition. See the track lists HERE. Stay tuned to EELStheband.com for info on amazing pre-order deals very soon!
11/1/2012- ALL ABOUT WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS:
Read all about the brand new WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS EELS album to be released on February 5th, 2013 HERE. Stay tuned to EELStheband.com for more info soon!
10/22/2012- EELS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM FEBRUARY 5th, 2013:
The 10th EELS studio album, WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS will be released on February 5th, 2013. See the cover and tracklist HERE. Stay tuned to EELStheband.com for more info soon!
10/19/2011- DEAR E:
Several fully-grown, matured writers, singers, actors and directors including Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Neil LaBute, Gene Hackman, John Waters and EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett contribute letters written to their sixteen-year-old selves in the book Dear Me: A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self, published by Simon and Schuster October 25th and now available for order at Amazon US and Amazon UK.
8/15/2011- HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME - EELS 2011 WORLD TOUR:
EELS circled the globe playing 50 shows around the world, starting in China, through Europe, the United States and Canada, and ending with the final show in Los Angeles Friday night. The critically acclaimed tour found the EELS in an unusually buoyant mood, spreading good will and hot fun wherever they went. Some of the notable highlights included:
Rocking thousands in Beijing - photos
Singing with Ringo Starr - footage
E levitates in Luxembourg - footage
Meeting Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones in Belgium
and the Belgian audience going so crazy that
EELS stop the
song prematurely because they can no longer hear it - footage
Rocking 46,000 at Glastonbury and being heralded as the toast of the
world's largest music festival - footage
Meeting Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and rocking London - photos
Rocking the fans in Texas and Louisiana for the first time in 5 years - photos
Making their fifth appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman - footage
Playing two great nights at The Williamsburg Music Hall in NY - photos
Hanging with The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne and
rocking thousands in Montreal - photo
Being invited to The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland
Walking a dog in Milwaukee - footage
Playing the last show of the tour for an overflowing and enthusiastic hometown audience in Los Angeles, CA
And having a great time playing music for amazing audiences everywhere EELS went this summer.
Hot fun, indeed! EELS want to thank everyone who attended a show this summer and hope they had
as much fun attending as the band did performing.
8/1/2011- EELS ROCK CANADA:
EELS took their 2011 world tour to Canada and rocked thousands at the Osheaga Festival in Montreal yesterday. See a photo that Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne tweeted of himself and E backstage before the show HERE. EELS take the rock to Toronto Tuesday night before bringing their TREMENDOUS DYNAMITE in 2011 tour back into the states Wednesday in Cleveland, Ohio. See all the EELS 2011 tour dates HERE.
7/30/2011- ASSOCIATED PRESS ON E:
The Associated Press profiles and interviews EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett aka E about meeting and working with his musical heros and the 2011 EELS world tour. Read it HERE.
7/27/2011- SEE EELS ON LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN:
If you missed EELS performing on The Late Show with David Letterman last night, you can see it now on the official EELS YouTube channel HERE. See all the EELS 2011 tour dates HERE.
7/20/2011- EELS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR STARTS TONIGHT:
Having rocked thousands in Beijing, multitudes at Glastonbury, and barnstorming across Europe, the EELS TREMENDOUS DYNAMITE in 2011 tour now hits North America starting in Austin, Texas tonight. See why the EELS 2011 shows are garnering four star reviews everywhere they go, heralded as the feel-good show of the summer! See all the EELS U.S and Canadian tour dates HERE.
7/11/2011- EELS ON LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN:
EELS will make their fifth appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman July 26. See the EELS on The Late Show with David Letterman July 26 at 11:30 Eastern/Pacific on CBS. See previous EELS Letterman appearances HERE.
7/8/2011- EELS MEET JIMMY PAGE:
Jimmy Page attended the EELS show at London's Somerset House Thursday evening. The Led Zeppelin mastermind and rock legend came back stage for a rare rock royalty summit with EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett aka E. Coming just weeks after sharing the microphone with Ringo Starr at The Norwegian Wood Festival and meeting Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones in Belgium, E now says that he's "thinking about re-naming our 'TREMENDOUS DYNAMITE in 2011' tour the 'EELS MEET ROCK ROYALTY in 2011" tour. See a photo of E and Jimmy Page HERE. See all the EELS 2011 tour dates HERE.
6/29/2011- EELS GLASTONBURY TRIUMPH:
EELS barnstorming performance at the Glastonbury Festival this weekend is being heralded as one of the top highlights of the festival. The Telegraph calls the EELS appearance "a witty, energetic and musically stunning set" in their list of top 10 highlights, while The Independent says it was "a soulful, funny, crowd-winning show" in their list of top 5 highlights. See all the EELS 2011 tour dates HERE.
6/27/2011- EELS ROCK GLASTONBURY:
EELS rocked an estimated 46,000 fans for the closing night of the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England last night. This year's Glastonbury Festival, the largest music festival in the world, featured performances from U2, Radiohead, Morrissey, B.B. King, Coldplay, Beyonce, Queens of the Stone Age and more, marking EELS first appearance at the legendary festival. Early reports are that a good time was had by all. See all the EELS 2011 tour dates HERE.
6/12/2011- WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY EELS:
Ringo Starr asked the EELS to join him to sing The Beatles' "With A Little Help From My Friends" on stage at the Norwegian Wood Festival in Oslo, Norway Saturday night. The performance marked the first collaboration between the EELS, a Beatle, Edgar Winter, and Little Steven. For more information on Ringo Starr go HERE.
6/9/2011- SHANGHAI'D IN SHANGHAI; EUROPEAN TOUR STARTS TOMORROW NIGHT:
After rocking thousands in Beijing - to the point where the Chinese Army marched between the EELS and the crowd to maintain the peace when the show got too exciting - the Shanghai EELS show had to be cancelled when the Chinese promoters were unable to get the EELS' gear to the venue in time. After being told repeatedly that the gear was about to show up, EELS were forced to cancel the show at 1am when it became clear that the equipment was not going to show up. With no instruments to play, the EELS had no choice but to cancel the show. The band deeply apologizes to the Shanghai fans, and is very disappointed that they didn't get to rock Shanghai like they rocked Beijing, but the matter was out of the bands' control. The EELS 2011 European tour starts tomorrow night in Copenhagen, Denmark.
6/1/2011- EELS 2011 WORLD TOUR STARTS TONIGHT:
The EELS 2011 world tour starts tonight at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, CA. See all the EELS tour dates in China, Europe, USA and Canada, and get a free download of 3 songs from the EELS album trilogy HERE.
5/18/2011- FRENCH LANGUAGE EDITION OF EELS' LEADER'S BOOK PUBLISHED:
The French language edition of Mark Oliver Everett's acclaimed THINGS THE GRANDCHILDREN SHOULD KNOW book is published today and available HERE. Learn more about the book and get links to purchase the English, Spanish, Italian and French language editions as well as the CD audiobook edition HERE.
4/14/2011- EELS BERLIN/COLOGNE VENUE CHANGES:
To satisfy ticket demand, the June 13 show in Berlin, Germany will now be held at the larger Astra Kulturhaus and the June 14 show in Cologne, Germany will be held at the larger Essigfabrik. See all the announced 2011 EELS world tour dates and get ticket links HERE.
4/11/2011- MILWAUKEE SHOW ADDED TO 2011 US TOUR:
An August 5 show at Milwaukee, Wisconsin's Turner Hall has been added to the EELS 2011 tour dates. See all the confirmed EELS 2011 world tour dates and get ticket links HERE.
4/5/2011- EELS FIRST SHOWS IN CHINA DATE CHANGE:
The EELS first shows in China have changed dates. The previously announced Beijing and Shanghai June 5 & 6 shows have been moved to June 6 & 7 respectively. See all the announced 2011 EELS world tour dates and get ticket links HERE.
3/30/2011- EELS 2011 WORLD TOUR/FREE TRILOGY EP DOWNLOAD:
Following the first tour since the release of the album trilogy (HOMBRE LOBO, END TIMES, TOMORROW MORNING) in 2010, EELS are surprising fans by launching a 2011 world tour. After a warm-up show in Santa Ana, CA June 1, the tour officially starts with the first ever EELS performances in Beijing and Shanghai June 5 & 6, then rolls through Europe, including their first appearance at the Glastonbury Festival June 26 and onto North America, starting in Austin, TX July 20 and ending in Los Angeles, CA August 12. To celebrate the announcement of the tour EELS are offering a free download of three tracks -- one from each of the EELS album trilogy: HOMBRE LOBO, END TIMES and TOMORROW MORNING. Stay tuned to www.EELStheband.com for ticket links and more dates to be announced soon! See the confirmed EELS 2011 world tour dates and get the free three song download HERE.
3/2/2011- EELS AT GLASTONBURY:
EELS are scheduled to perform at the Glastonbury Festival June 26. Get more EELS 2011 live news as it comes in at the EELS tour dates page HERE.
1/24/2011- EELS TO PLAY VENICE FAMILY CLINIC BENEFIT:
EELS, Fiona Apple, and Patton Oswalt are scheduled to make appearances at the 2011 Venice Family Clinic Benefit Gala honoring director Judd Apatow, February 28th at the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles. The event marks the first time EELS and Fiona Apple have shared the stage since they toured together in 2000. The Venice Family Clinic provides free health care to over 24,000 people. Major donors to the charity fundraiser are invited to attend. More info HERE.