If you want to close out January dark and heavy, head to the Fine Line next Thursday to see Finland’s The 69 Eyes with support from Wednesday 13, Sumo Cyco and The Crowned. Tickets are available HERE
Conceived in Finland in 1989, dark rockers THE 69 EYES have come a long way and shaped the genre of ‘Goth ‘n’ Roll’ like no other. With several platinum selling albums like Blessed Be and Paris Kills released around the millennium, the quintet not only reached #1 of the single and album charts in their home country of Finland, but also plunged the world into their sinful cosmos of love, death and eternal melancholy and outlived any other band emerging from the goth hype of the early 2000s.
By developing their sound further into sleaze rock on Devils (2004) and Angels (2007) and not shying away from pitch black Elvis allusions in singer Jyrki 69’s majestic dark voice and unique dance moves, the band established their worldwide following by relentlessly touring Europe, America, Asia and Australia. And while the concept of time seems to play no role in the life of vampires, the year 2019 marks a reason to celebrate and blow out more candles on the cake than most other bands will ever be able to see flickering in front of their eyes. It’s time for the 30th anniversary of THE 69 EYES – and of course they prepared something special from the damp cold of their crypts.