Earlier this year, Eels returned to the fray with their first album in three years, the warmly-received "Wonderful, Glorious" which earned them their NINTH Top 20 success in twenty years and their biggest hit since 2005's "Blinking Lights....". Although the band have toured the new album earlier this year - there's an Oxford show straight after their V Festival slots in August, by the way (still available) - it seems demand has outstripped demand. Until now.
Mark Everett's charges will therefore follow up their festival schedule (which also includes End of the Road and Electric Picnic) with another handful of shows in September, starting with Newcastle on the 4th, then Liverpool on the 5th, Leicester on the 6th and Shepherd's Bush on the 7th.
The whistlestop tour is on sale now, priced from £23.50 to £30.
Eels are one of many US bands who have conquered the UK way ahead of being installed in chart-rundowns in their homeland. Key album "Beautiful Freak" featured the hits "Novocaine For The Soul" and "Susan's House", both Top 10 hits here yet criminally barely able to scrape any dimes back home.
"Mr E's Beautiful Blues" from the band's biggest album to date, "Daisies of the Galaxy", carried their appeal into the 21st century and things have continued at a steady pace up to the present day.