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Hop into the co-driver’s seat and let Helsinki’s longest serving gothic rock vampires take you on a wild ride through a warm summer night in the city! With 12 albums under their belt and several #1 chart positions in Finland, THE 69 EYES return with this catchy new single as the first of several new tracks to be released in the next months. “Goth’n’roll will never die!” still being their motto, the band is currently in the studio recording their lucky 13th offering to be released in 2023. However, fans don’t have to wait any longer to finally hear new sounds from the crypt, and today, THE 69 EYES present their new single ‘Drive‘!

The inspiration came from the same pool of music I have always liked, mostly from the 80s. I never plan anything; just grab my guitar and see what comes up. We jammed a lot more as a band this time and came up with song ideas from all the guys. ‘Drive’ started from one little riff, which I had for a long time. It took a while, but it was worth it. It still sounds exiting and that was the goal“, guitarist Bazie comments, and singer Jyrki 69 adds: “Bazie delivered this music and I was blown away by how fresh it felt again. Sounded like some rock radio stuff! Our songs are on daily rotation on the rock channels here in Finland, but they are the ones that we did 15 years ago. So, I thought that we could have some fresh options now, let’s take the airwaves! ‘Drive’ is a traditional 69 Eyes sounding, fast rocker with a Sunset Strip slap on it!

The music video was directed by Vicente Cordero and you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/76ls-EtQSMM

In addition, the band just recently announced that they will hit the roads of Europe in November and December 2022, together with America’s industrial pioneers MINISTRY and horror rockers WEDNESDAY 13. Catch the band live at one of the following dates this year:

10.06.22 FI Rock in the City – Kuopio
11.06.22 FI Rock in The City – Vantaa
18.06.22 FI Tuhdimmat Tahdit – Nokia
02.07.22 FI Rock in The City – Kouvola
09.07.22 DE Rockharz – Ballenstedt
16.07.22 FI Kuissi Rock – Loimaa
20.07.22 FI Krapin Pajan kesäkonsetit – Tuusula
05.08.22 FI Amarillo – Kotka
20.08.22 FI Rock in the City – Pori
02.09.22 FI Tavastia – Helsinki
03.09.22 FI Rytmikorjaamo – Seinäjoki
11.09.22 UK HRH Goth Festival – Leeds
16.09.22 FI Basso Ravintola – Oulu
23.09.22 ES Shoko – Madrid
24.09.22 ES Salamandra – Barcelona
15.10.22 FI Kulttuurikuppila Brummi – Rauma

Special Guests:

28.10.22 DE Dortmund – FZW
30.10.22 NL Tilburg – 013
31.10.22 DE Frankfurt – Batschkapp
02.11.22 UK London – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
03.11.22 UK Glasgow – SWG3 TV Studio
04.11.22 IE Dublin – National Stadium
07.11.22 FR Paris – Elysée Montmartre
08.11.22 FR Rennes – Antipode
09.11.22 ES Bilbao – Santana 27
11.11.22 ES Madrid – But
12.11.22 ES Murcia – Gamma
13.11.22 ES Barcelona – Razzmatazz
14.11.22 FR Lyon – Transbordeur
16.11.22 CH Zürich – Komplex
17.11.22 DE München – Muffathalle
18.11.22 IT Milan – Fabrique
19.11.22 SL Ljubljana – Kino Šiška
21.11.22 HU Budapest – Barba Negra
22.11.22 CZ Prague – Forum Karlin
23.11.22 PL Warsaw – Progresja
24.11.22 DE Berlin – Huxleys
26.11.22 DE Hamburg – Gruenspan
27.11.22 DK Roskilde – Gimle
28.11.22 NO Oslo – Rockefeller
29.11.22 SE Stockholm – Fållan
01.12.22 FI Helsinki – Black Box

THE 69 EYES are:
Jyrki 69 | lead vocals
Bazie | lead guitar & backing vocals
Timo-Timo | guitar
Archzie | bass & backing vocals
Jussi 69 | drums

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