EELS return today with new single, “You Are The Shining Light”, and corresponding video directed byDavid Horsburgh, illustrated by Teresa Gasco, and animated by Ivan Xavier, Thanos Kousis, and Alexandre Belbari. The track is featured on their latest album, The Deconstructionwhich continues to garner widespread critical praise since its release last spring.

The single received rave reviews from The Independent, who described it as having “the swaggering squall and crunch of a mid-Sixties Hollywood party”—as well as Drowned In Sound, who label it an “absolute monster.”

EELS kick off their U.S. tour this Sunday in Denver, CO with further shows in MinneapolisChicago,BostonNew YorkNashvilleLos Angeles and more. The band will then make their way to Europe for a summer run starting in Zurich on August 14. See below for full tour details, purchase tickets HERE. More dates TBA.

Frontman E (Mark Oliver Everett) sat down with Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air, listen HERE.American Songwriter calls The Deconstruction “another expressive, rugged and diverse gem.” 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.”


August 14—Zurich, Switzerland—X-TRA

August 15—Le Locle, Switzerland—Rock Altitude Festival
August 17—Hasselt, Belgium—Pukkelpop

August 18—Crickhowell, UK—Green Man Festival
August 19—Nottingham, UK—Rock City

August 20—Southampton, UK—O2 Guildhall

August 21—London, UK—Hammersmith Apollo

August 23—Paris, France—Rock en Seine

August 24— Amsterdam, Netherlands—Once In A Blue Moon Festival

August 25—Leipzig, Germany—Haus Auensee

August 27—Copenhagen, Denmark—Grey Hall

August 28—Oslo, Norway—Rockefeller

August 29—Stockholm, Sweden—Debaser Medis

August 31—Stuttgart, Germany—Im Wizemann

September 1—Prato, Italy—Settembre Prato è Spettacolo

September 2—Milan, Italy—Circolo Magnolia

September 4—Linz, Austria—Posthof

September 6—Barcelona, Spain—Razzmatazz

September 8—Santiago de Compostela, Spain—Auditorio De Galicia

September 10—Lyon, France—Radiant

September 11—Frankfurt, Germany—Batschkapp

September 12—Luxembourg City, Luxembourg–Den Atelier

September 14—Glasgow, UK—02 Academy

September 15—Manchester, UK—Albert Hall


April 21—Denver, CO—Gothic Theatre

Apr 23—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue

Apr 24—Milwaukee, WI—Turner Hall Ballroom

Apr 25—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall

Apr 26—Detroit, MI—Majestic Theatre

Apr 27—Pittsburgh, PA—Mr. Smalls Theatre

Apr 29—Buffalo, NY—Town Ballroom

Apr 30—Boston, MA—The Wilbur

May 1—New York, NY—Irving Plaza

May 3—Nashville, TN—Cannery Ballroom

May 4—St. Louis, MO—Delmar Hall

May 5—Dallas, TX—Canton Hall

May 6—Austin, TX—Emo’s

May 8—Phoenix, AZ—The Van Buren

May 9—Santa Ana, CA—The Observatory

May 11—San Diego, CA—The Observatory North Park

May 12—Los Angeles, CA—The Theater at Ace Hotel

May 13—San Francisco, CA—The Regency Ballroom

May 14—Sacramento, CA—Crest Theatre

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