EELS

LIVE AT LONDON’S EVENTIM APOLLO

21ST AUGUST

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Continuing the celebration of the release of their latest album The Deconstruction, EELS will tour across Europe and the UK this summer. The headline run kicks off August 14th in Switzerland before London’s Hammersmith Apollo on August 21st, and dates in Southampton, Nottingham, Manchester and Glasgow. See below for full tour details and purchase tickets HEREfrom Feb 1st. More dates TBA!

In a statement made during the press conference held on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall this morning, EELS leader E said:

“We did a shorter tour than usual this past summer, and they were the most fun, exciting shows ever. We need to bring the love and positive energy to some of the places we didn’t get to last time. We know you’re hurting. Help is on the way.”

The Deconstruction continues to garner widespread critical praise including an in-depth interview with Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air, listen HERE. Q Magazine declares the album “a captivating return from one of indie rock’s most consistent songwriters,” giving the album 4 stars. Likewise MOJO proclaims it “Gorgeous… another EELS album to treasure” in its 4 star review.

EELS have had one of the most consistently acclaimed careers in music. The ever-changing projects of principal singer/songwriter E (Mark Oliver Everett), EELS have released 11 studio albums since their 1996 debut, Beautiful Freak. In 2008, E published his highly acclaimed book Things the Grandchildren Should Know and starred in the award-winning Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives documentary about the search to understand his quantum physicist father, Hugh Everett III. EELS released their critically acclaimed The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett in 2014, and 2015 saw the release of the band’s extraordinary seventh live album Live at Royal Albert Hall, recorded at the storied London venue and accompanied by a concert film. In the same year, the band’s “Fresh Blood” served as the theme song to HBO’s “The Jinx” and from 2016 to 2018 E appeared in Judd Apatow’s Netflix original series “Love.”

TOUR DATES

21 UK, London, Hammersmith Eventim Apollo

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Praise for ‘The Deconstruction’

“Mark Everett has lost none of his vim or edge. Even when the darkness is descending, he (Everett) sounds curiously sunny side up” - Q ★★★★

“Another EELS album – the 12th! – to treasure” - MOJO ★★★★

“The Deconstruction is as melodically generous and lyrically sharp as the man’s best work” - Sunday Times Culture

“…people will recognise the appeal of this melancholy gem” - Evening Standard ★★★★

“Mark Oliver Everett’s first release in four years is portent and omen-filled” - Daily Mirror ★★★★

“You should probably listen and learn” -Mail On Sunday (EVENT) ★★★★

“The optimism of a songwriter who sees the world’s love and beauty” - The Independent ★★★★

“There’s something warmly comforting about E’s gruff melancholy vocals”- DIY ★★★★

“Overwhelming”- Uncut (8/10)

“Beautiful record. Nobody does it with quite the skill and elegance of Mark Oliver Everett” - Sunday Express ★★★★(Album Of The Week)

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For further information please contact rob@sonicpr.co.uk