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Formed in Tokyo in the 90's EES left their native Japan at the end of the millenium to see what they could make of America. They have since toured 40 countries around the world on 4 continents and performed on pretty much everymajor rock festival in Europe. Some highlights include: Headlining a stage at the prestigious Roskilde Festival in Denmark and Bonnaroo, One of biggest US festival, following The Black Crowes and closing the main stage at Azkenna Rock Festival in Spain, playing every state in America except Alaska and Hawaii. Performing at SXSW 4 times, playing with a full orchestra at Beached Festival in Scarborough...
Bands they have toured with along the way include: Sepultura, Bloodhound Gang, Presidents of USA, The Dwarves, Turbonegro, Peter Pan Speedrock, Danko Jones, Michael Monroe, Grinspoon, The Hard Ons, The Cum Shots, Nashville Pussy, The Datsuns, The D4, MC5, The Black Keys, Fu Manchu, UK Subs, The Subways, Robochrist, Enter Shikari, Living End, Anvil... (And believe it or not in a very strange booking they once supported Mark Owen, the shy one from Take That!)
From 2015, they were back in EU with their vinyl best of album “BEST OF LP” followed by their latest album “SWEET GENERATION” in 2016.
They got a chance to play in the new country “Singapore” on 2017, and in 2018 they came back to EU with the new EP “So Much 80’s” for European summer festivals, Amplified UK, Zwarte Cross NL, Gutter Island DK, Oyafestivalen NO (Cafe Mono), Nilvana Tuinfeest NL etc.
2019 was a particulatly fun year for EES, They played at the Library of Alexandria, Egypt and supported Michael Monroe in the UK .
When EES were in Egypt, they had received a message from Sami Yaffa who wanted to have a secret gig in Tokyo to film their new MV “Last Train To Tokyo”, EES organized it just two weeks later at a small club in Shimokitazawa and shooting in Shinjuku. That’s an Incredible memory.
All of that was in the 'before times'! Then the Covid19 disaster forced the cancellation of their 2020 EU tour and the band's activities have been limited to Japan for a while...
But EES will finally return to Europe in 2024. They are still alive!