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.