Due to the current state of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic enforced travel and local restrictions, it is with deep regret that the EELS have had to reschedule their 2022 ‘Lockdown Hurricane’ headline tour dates to Spring 2023. 

See full details below in a statement from the EELS team: 

We’re sure you’re getting tired of seeing announcements like this. When we planned our 2022 tour 7 months ago we hoped we would be in a more ideal place to carry it out by now. Hopefully things are improving but unfortunately, because of the current state of the pandemic and travel & local restrictions, we’re not quite at a point where we can pull off a tour. Our spring ’22 tour of Europe and the U.S. will have to be postponed to spring ’23. We’d come sooner but the rest of this year has been reserved by artists who previously had to cancel. We’re extremely disappointed we won’t get to see you this year, it was going to be doubly rocktastic after not being able to tour in 2020, so we will rock you triply in 2023. Hold on to your tickets, they’ll be valid for the new dates (except Colorado, see below) and if the new date doesn’t work for you you’ll be given a full refund at the point of purchase. All of the cities and venues remain the same except the Boulder, CO show will be refunded and moved to Denver’s Gothic Theatre, the venues in Vienna and Milan have changed but your tickets will be honoured, and we’ve added a new show in Nimes, France. 

See all the new tour dates here:

EELS released their triumphant fourteenth studio album ‘Extreme Witchcraft’ in January 2022 to extensive critical praise. MOJO stated “Extreme Witchcraft works magic”, the New York Times praised the album as “succinct, dry-eyed and well aware of life’s ironies”, DIY Magazine declared “honest to god rock and roll”, Rolling Stone UK saw “a record fuelled by audible joy”, Uncut heralded “wit, tunes and third-degree self awareness” CLASH applaud the “Eels at their most playful… it more than delivers”, and The Times praised “an appealingly smart album of modern rock ‘n’ roll”. E co-produced ‘Extreme Witchcraft’ with PJ Harvey producer and guitarist John Parish, marking the first time the two recorded together since 2001’s Souljacker album.

EELS have had one of the most consistently acclaimed careers in music. The ever-changing project of principal singer/songwriter E (Mark Oliver Everett), EELS have released 13 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. 

2023 Tour Dates


26 – Nottingham, UK, Rock City

27 – London, UK, Roundhouse

30 – Belfast, UK, Telegraph Building

31 – Dublin, Ireland, Olympia Theatre


2 – Glasgow, UK, Barrowland

3 – Manchester, UK, Albert Hall

4 – Southampton, UK, 02 Guildhall

6 – Hamburg, Germany, Edel-Optics Arena

7 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, AFAS Live

8 – Brussels, Belgium, Forest National

10 – Berlin, Germany, Verti Music Hall

11 – Koln, Germany, Palladium

12 – Munich, Germany, Zenith

14 – Vienna, Austria, Arena 

17 – Bologna, Italy, Estragon 

18 – Alcatraz, Milan, Italy, Live Club 

20 – Reims, France, La Cartonnerie 

21 – Paris, France, Salle Pleyel

24 – Zurich, Switzerland, Hall 622

25 – Lausanne, Switzerland, Les Docks

26 – Nimes, France, La Paloma 

27 – Barcelona, Spain, Razzmatazz

29 – Vigo, Spain, Auditorium 

30 – Madrid, Spain, Riviera 


8 – Solana Beach (San Diego), CA, Belly Up

10 – Los Angeles, CA, Fonda Theatre

11 – Berkeley, CA, The UC Theatre

13 – Portland, OR, Revolution Hall

14 – Seattle, WA, The Neptune Theatre

16 – Salt Lake City, UT, Metro Music Bar

17 – Denver, CO, Gothic Theatre 

18 – Lawrence, KS, Liberty Hall

20 – Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue

21 – Chicago, IL, Metro

23 – Munhall (Pittsburgh), PA Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall 

24 – Glenside (Philadelphia), PA, Keswick Theatre

25 – Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club

27 – New York, NY, Webster Hall

28 – Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore 

29 – Carrboro, NC, Cat’s Cradle

30 – Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse

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