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The 69 Eyes

Formed: 1989
From: Helsinki, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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H.I.M., Apocalyptica To Play Finnish Benefit Gig

H.I.M., THE RASMUS, APOCALYPTICA, NEGATIVE and THE 69 EYES, in cooperation with the Finnish Red Cross, will stage a benefit concert for the victims of the Asian earthquake/tsunami disaster at Helsinki's 12,000-seater Hartwall Arena on Monday, January 17. The concert will starts at 7:00 p.m. and tickets are priced at 30 euros. Tickets will go on sale through Lippupalvelu at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 11. There is no age limit.

Finland's YLE X national radio will broadcast the concert live starting at 7:00 p.m. YLE TV2 will do a two-hour special of the event to be broadcast on Sunday, January 23 at 7:15 p.m. and repeated the following Monday on TV2.

Hartwall Arena, RMC Light & Sound and RGB are among the many parties providing facilities and services for free and all income from the show will be channeled, without deductions, to the victims of the Asian disaster.

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The 69 Eyes Drummer Hospitalized, Gigs Postponed

Finnish Gothic rockers THE 69 EYES have posted the following message:

"Only after the first show of the Devils tour The 69 Eyes drummer Jussi 69 was rushed to the hospital in Porvoo and later taken by ambulance to Helsinki: his appendix perforated and was later removed.

Mr.69 is now recovering but will be on the sick leave for a couple of weeks. The 69 Eyes has postponed this weekend's and Stockholm shows but will continue the tour from Savonlinna on Friday, December 3rd.

Please notice also the very first 69 Eyes show in 2005: 1.1.2005 at Tavastia, Helsinki! “

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The 69 Eyes New Album Track Listing Revealed

Finnish goth-metallers The 69 Eyes have revealed the track listing of their new album, entitled "Devils", tentatively due this fall through EMI/Virgin Records.

The follow-up to 2002's "Paris Kills" was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., Moonspell, Sentenced) and Johnny Lee Michaels and will be preceded by a single containing the album's title cut.

"We worked for about one and a half years on this record [between songwriting and recording]," singer Jyrki 69 told Finland's Sonera Plaza Kaista. "I sometimes felt like the sessions were never going to be completed. But now, when I listen to the final result, I've gotta say that I'm totally satisfied and so happy! Whenever I think of our previous releases, there are always some little things I don't like about them, but 'Devils' is perfect record, in my opinion."

With regards to the album title, Jyrki said, "'Devils' is great title for a rock 'n' roll record, but no one has ever used it. And with 'devils,' we don't necessarily mean that goat-headed figure' [that most people think of when they hear the word] — our 'devils' refers to something else... It can mean, for example, the guys in this band."

"Devils" track listing:

01. Devils
02. Feel Berlin
03. Nothing on You
04. Sister of Charity
05. Lost Boys
06. Jimmy
07. August Moon
08. Beneath the Blue
09. Christina Death
10. Hevioso
11. Only You Can Save Me

THE 69 EYES Finnish tour dates:

Nov. 25 - Pori, FIN @ Bar Kino
Nov. 26 - Seinäjoki, FIN @ Duuni
Nov. 27 - Seinäjoki, FIN @ Duuni
Dec. 03 - Savonlinna, FIN @ Savonlinnasali
Dec. 04 - Tampere, FIN @ Pakkahuone
Dec. 10 - Vaasa, FIN @ Hullupullo
Dec. 11 - Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia
Dec. 16 - Jyväskylä, FIN @ Lutakko
Dec. 17 - Kuopio, FIN @ Hotelli Puijonsarvi
Dec. 18 - Alavus, FIN @ Alavuden Nuorisoseura
Dec. 31 - Turku, FIN @ Caribia, 994-halli
Jan. 21 - Lahti, FIN @ Finlandia -Club /Sibeliustalo
Jan. 22 - Kurikka, FIN @ Mietaan NS
Jan. 28 - Kouvola, FIN @ Night Club Riviera
Jan. 29 - Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi

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The 69 Eyes Chart Positions

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES have topped the Finnish single chart with their latest single, "Lost Boys", in its second week of release. The song is also in "high radio rotation" on the main radio stations in Finland, according to a posting on the band's web site. To celebrate the release of the single, the original classic rock 'n' roll vampire movie "The Lost Boys" (1987) was shown on the big screen in Helsinki as a part of the horror movie festival "Night Visions".

THE 69 EYES are currently working on their new album, "Devils", with producers Johnny Lee Michaels and Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., MOONSPELL, SENTENCED). An October 2004 release through EMI/Virgin Records is expected.

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The 69 Eyes' New Album On The Way

Finnish Goth-metallers THE 69 EYES are currently in pre-production for the follow-up to 2002's "Paris Kills", tentatively due late summer/early fall.

THE 69 EYES' "best of" CD, "Framed In Blood - The Very Blessed Of The 69 Eyes", and the group's first-ever DVD, "Helsinki Vampires", were issued on the same day last September. "Framed In Blood - The Very Blessed Of The 69 Eyes" is a compilation CD featuring THE 69 EYES' "goth 'n' roll classics," while "Helsinki Vampires" includes a live performance filmed at Tavastia in Helsinki in November 2002 along with all of the band's promo video clips and other extra material.

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