Despite reportedly having had enough with the road, Mark Oliver Everett – aka E – leader of the EELS, hads announced a new tour!
He went on record about the tour dubbed as “Eels with Strings”……
“The past few EELS tours had taken a physical and emotional toll on me. I decided it was time to stop. But then one night I was in the backyard smoking a cigar with Bobby, Jr. and I was thinking about how we've been pummeling the audiences with variations on a distorted, rocking theme for the past few tours and wouldn't it be nice to do something really different? I found myself getting creatively excited about the idea. I couldn't stop myself from calling the office and having my team of experts assist me in making this idea a reality. So here we come again. If you're looking for rock — turn back. You've come to the wrong place. This is a whole other thing.”
The Album, Blinking Lights and Other Revelations is released in the UK on April 25th, followed closely by the new single, Hey Man, on May 16th.
Dates are as follows:
May 18, 2005 Dublin, Ireland Vicar Street
Thurs, 19th – Warwick,Arts Centre
Fri, 20th Manchester,Bridgewater hall
Sun, 22nd Glasgow,Academy
Mon, 23rd London,Royal Festival Hall
Official Site: link