EELS to Embark on World Tour | New Album Wonderful, Glorious

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EELS will embark on a world tour to celebrate the release of their new album Wonderful, Glorious, out February 5 on E Works/Vagrant Records. Kicking off February 14 in Santa Ana, California, the tour includes dates across the United States, Canada, the U.K. and Europe. The tour will wrap up on April 24 in Paris, France; please see reverse for a complete list of dates. Tickets are available for pre-sale here: “Peach Blossom,” a new song from Wonderful, Glorious can currently be streamed here:

The ever-changing project of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett (aka E), EELS recorded Wonderful, Glorious at Everett’s new Los Feliz, CA studio. Dubbed “The Compound,” the new space invigorated Everett’s writing process. “It was exciting,” he says, “it filled me with hope for limitless possibilities. And I realized I’d had a similar feeling when I first put the band together for the last two tours.” The band, which features guitarists The Chet and P-Boo, bass player Koool G Murder and drummer Knuckles, all had a hand in the writing of Wonderful, Glorious. “The only rule I had was ‘let’s try it,’” says Everett. “If anyone in the room had an idea, I’d say ‘let’s try it.’”

In the four years prior to his album trilogy, Everett embarked on a number of projects including his acclaimed autobiography Things the Grandchildren Should Know and the BBC-produced multiple-award winning Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives documentary film about E and his quantum physicist father, Hugh Everett III, which was broadcast on PBS’ Nova series in the U.S., fall of 2008. “All this time during the making of all these other projects, I was always writing and recording music,” says Everett. “Every time I branch out and try something else, I think it will be some kind of relief to take a break from music. But I always come back with my tail between my legs, because there’s nothing I enjoy more than making music. The other projects have been great experiences for me, but this is what I love to do.”

February 14 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

February 15 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre

February 16 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

February 18 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater

February 19 Seattle, WA Showbox Theater

February 22 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

February 23 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre

February 24 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

February 25 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre

February 26 Montreal, QC Theatre Corona

February 27 Boston, MA Paradise

March 1 New York, NY Webster Hall

March 2 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live

March 3 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

March 4 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle

March 5 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse

March 7 Dallas, TX Granada Theater

March 8 Houston, TX Warehouse Live Ballroom

March 14 Belfast, Ireland Limelight

March 15 Dublin, Ireland Olympia

March 17 Manchester, United Kingdom Academy

March 18 Glasgow, United Kingdom O2 Academy

March 19 Leeds, United Kingdom O2 Academy

March 21 London, United Kingdom O2 Academy Brixton

March 23 Bournemouth, United Kingdom O2 Academy

March 25 Brighton, United Kingdom Dome

March 26 Norwich, United Kingdom UEA

March 27 Nottingham, United Kingdom Rock City

March 29 Bristol, United Kingdom O2 Academy

March 30 Birmingham, United Kingdom O2 Academy

April 1 Amsterdam, Holland Paradiso

April 6 Copenhagen, Denmark Grey Hall

April 7 Hamburg, Germany Grosse Freiheit

April 8 Berlin, Germany Astra

April 10 Belgium, Brussels Cirque Royal

April 12 Caen, France Le Cargo

April 14 Salzburg, Austria Republic

April 15 Fribourg, Switzerland Frison

April 16 Zurich, Switzerland Volkshaus

April 18 Milan, Italy Alcatraz

April 19 Graz, Austria Orpheum

April 20 Linz, Austria Posthof

April 21 Vienna, Austria Gasometer

April 22 Munich, Germany Muffathalle

April 24 Paris, France Trianon

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