eels have added five brand new UK dates onto their summer tour. The band are already due to be in the UK next month for V Festival and End of the Road, as well as to play a previously announced gig at Oxford's O2 Academy. The new dates will take place in Liverpool, Newcastle, Leicester, Glasgow and at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire this September.
The band's summer tour of European festivals and headline shows follows on from the release of their critically acclaimed new album 'Wonderful Glorious' back in February and a hugely successful Spring world tour.
EELS will also release new single 'Kinda Fuzzy' on September 2nd on E Works/Vagrant Records. Directed by Jessica Hundley, the video sees EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett, a.k.a. E, as an alcoholic clown hosting a children's TV show.
New album 'Wonderful Glorious' won widespread critical praise when released earlier this year with the NME calling it "One of the warmest, wittiest records you'll hear all year", Uncut saying that the "album lives up to its fate-tempting title" and the Mail on Sunday heralding Everett as one of "American songwriting's more notable and ambitious modern voices".
16 - Pukkelpop - Kiewit, Belgium
17 - V Festival - Weston Park - Stafford, UK
18 - V Festival - Hylands Park - Chelmsford, UK
19 - O2 Academy - Oxford, UK
21 - Goffert Open Air Theatre - Nijmegen, Netherlands
22 - Caberet Vert Festival - Charleville-Mézières, France
23 - For Noise Festival - Pully-Lausance, Switzerland
24 - Woodstower Festival - Vaulx en Velin, France
27 - Theaterhaus - Stuggart Germany
29 - Open Air Festival - Zurich, Switzerland
30 - End of the Road Festival - North Dorset, UK
01 - Electric Picnic Festival - Stradbally Estate, Laois, Ireland
New UK tour dates announced
03 - ABC - Glasgow
04 - O2 Academy - Newcastle
05 - O2 Academy - Liverpool
06 - O2 Academy - Leicester
07 - Shepherds Bush Empire - London