My favorite Helsinki vampires found their way back to US soil this January and February, and I had the sincere pleasure of coming along for the ride! Having been booked as the official photographer for the tour, we got to know each other significantly better sharing a home on a tour bus traveling across the United States.
The 69 Eyes are proudly celebrating 30 years as a band- "Conceived in Finland in 1989, dark rockers THE 69 EYES have come a long way and shaped the genre of ‘Goth ‘n’ Roll’ like no other. With several platinum selling albums like »Blessed Be« and »Paris Kills« released around the millennium, the quintet not only reached #1 of the single and album charts in their home country of Finland, but also plunged the world into their sinful cosmos of love, death and eternal melancholy and outlived any other band emerging from the goth hype of the early 2000s. By developing their sound further into sleaze rock on »Devils« (2004) and »Angels« (2007) and not shying away from pitch black Elvis allusions in singer Jyrki 69’s majestic dark voice and unique dance moves on stage, the band established their worldwide following by relentlessly touring Europe, America, Asia and Australia." writes the bands official website.
Below are some of the candid, fun, promotional snaps we took on our various adventurous stops.