Finland, Men of PKN, 1

Regardless of whether you’re into their head-banging sound, you’ll likely remember the four guys of Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät — the Finnish band that brought punk to Eurovision for the first time ever. They also brought the shortest song in Eurovision history, with “Aina Mun Pitää” clocking in at just 90 seconds. Don’t worry if you blinked and missed it: the band is on tour and you still have a chance to see them perform live this year.

The band has been on tour all summer and will continue this autumn. They’ve already rocked the Finnish towns of Joensuu, Lappeenranta, Oulu, Vantaa and Kupio. Their most recent gig was on August 8 in Rovaniemi, and their next gig takes place on September 11 at the Happytime Bar in Savonlinna. Go on, get your happy! There are still 10 more gigs this year — and one of them will take place in Berlin’s Bi Nuu on October 23.

PKN tour dates for 2015

18.7 – Ilosaarirock, Joensuu
18.7 – Raakunarock, Lappeenranta
24.7 – Qstock, Oulu
25.7 – Tikkurila Festivaali, Vantaa
31. 7 – Kuopiorock, Kuopio
1.8 – Porispere, Pori
8.8 – Simerock, Rovaniemi
11.9 – Happytime Bar, Savonlinna
12.9 – Kylpylähotelli Peurunka, Laukaa
25.9 – Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki
26.9 – Viihderavintola Konsta, Kaustinen
10.10 – Lutakko, Jyväskylä
11.10 – Viitasaari Areena, Viitasaari
23.10 – Bi Nuu, Berlin
7.11 – Naisvuoritalo, Mikkeli
20.11 – Ravintola Kerubi, Joensuu
21.11 – Osmo’s Cosmos Bar, Imatra

PKN’s Greatest Hits and planned Break-up

As Iltalehti reports, the band plans to split in December 2016 when Pertti Kurikka — the band’s guitarist — turns 60. As the countdown to the end begins, you may want to check out their greatest hits album, which came out a few weeks before Eurovision. It’s called “The Best of Greatest Hits” and includes 37 songs. Yes, you heard right: 37. Every song is almost as long (or, rather, almost as short…) as “Aina mun pitää”. They are all in Finnish, but some English words sneak through: watcher, keys, I hate this world, and six cups of coffee.

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Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

Guys, leave Mario alone. He has a right to comment here as much as anyone else.

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

@ Yeah indeed…This IS the reason why straight people actually hate us…You found it ‘smart’ guy..
You are the one that is shame instead to mind about the fact that i’m writing this harmless word…There is absolutely nothing wrong that i use it..
Just go and f**k off please..

gagaga
gagaga
6 years ago

I think, Mario is shame for all gay people. His words like GreAtY etc. are the reasons, why normal people hate gays.

#MarioVision ~ Everything Comes To Its GreAtY FIN(land)...Nothing Lasts 4Ever..
#MarioVision ~ Everything Comes To Its GreAtY FIN(land)...Nothing Lasts 4Ever..
6 years ago

Well PKN might not get along with each other but thats ok.. They should not break up & continue their band for a while longer.. Before their permanent separation they can make enough money from their tour gigs.. They are not fool to not do this of course…Money talks here.. 🙂 This IS their GreAtY big lifetime chance of course.. 🙂 They might have syndrome down technically but they are not dumb at all…They are even smarter than most of us ‘normal’ ones.. 🙂 The guy that will be 60 years old next year in his youth was good looking… Read more »

#MarioVision ~ Aina Mun Pitaa!
#MarioVision ~ Aina Mun Pitaa!
6 years ago

Well they were definitely from the acts that stood out on this Vision.. They were even considered hot favorites to win 4 the bookies.. They finished 10th in the televoting on SF & they would be finalists if only this method had been used instead.. Their song might was horrible & even the worst ever song in history of the Vision.. I only could stand listening to it just 2 whole times.. Well now they have become popular in their own country Finland after their participation in EuroVision.. They are like stars there…Their live gigs concerts will be crowded with… Read more »

Sarmi
Sarmi
6 years ago

Eiher I’ve dreamt this or.I’m turning crazy but I swear I saw an article on here say they split up and they Dont get along? Please tell me if I’ve read this our if I’m going crazy