19 August 2010
Erja Lyytinen Set for European Tour
Blues guitarist Erja Lyytinen and her band will kick off a European tour at the
end of September. Erja Lyytinen tours with her band on a constant basis both
in Finland and abroad with an average of 100 shows a year.

Ms Lyytinen will start her tour in Sodertalje, Sweden on September 29th. The
tour consists of five shows in Sweden, ten concerts in Germany, four gigs in
Switzerland, four dates in the UK and one in Denmark. She will even play two
prison concerts in Germany. Erja and her band will get in the mood of touring
already at the end of August in Lugano, Switzerland, where they will play three

The band's line-up features Erja Lyytinen (guitar and vocals),
Davide Floreno
Harri Taittonen (keyboards), Matti Vallius (bass) and Rami Eskelinen

This summer they have performed at blues festivals in Norway and Sweden, in
addition to their native Finland, where they had gigs at the Lakeside Blues
Festival (Puistoblues) – one of Europe's major events – among others. Erja is
known as an energetic performer -- she has played in clubs, concert halls, prisons
and religious conventions.

Last year Erja and her band had a mini-tour of a dozen shows in the UK. They will
head back to the UK in March 2011.

Erja Lyytinen is an ambitious artist with a strong musical vision, which she has
maintained from the beginning of her career. Known as a hard-working, touring
musician, she wants to emphasize how fantastic it is to perform in front of
different kinds of audiences. "The blues belongs to everybody", she says.

Ruf Records released Erja Lyytinen's third international solo album "Voracious
Love" in April 2010. Distinguished visitors on her album are
Marco Hietala (from
the Finnish band
Nightwish) and Paavo Lotjonen (from Finland's Apocalyptica)
among others. Erja has written the majority of the songs on the album. Ruf
released Erja's international debut "
Dreamland Blues" in 2006. "Grip of the Blues"
followed two years later.

Check out Erja Lyytinen's website and MySpace.



07.08     FIN - Seinäjoki, Panimoravintola Mallaskoski
11.08     FIN - Helsinki, On The Rocks
26.08     CH - Lugano, Blues To Bop Festival
27.08     CH - Lugano, Blues To Bop Festival
28.08     CH - Lugano, Blues To Bop Festival
31.08     FIN - Helsinki, Santa Fe

03.09     FIN - Kuopio, Blues For MS
08.09     FIN - Helsinki, Storyville
09.09     FIN - Kouvola, Club Red Moon
10.09     FIN - Toteemi, Lappeenranta
11.09     FIN - Wanha Walimo, Lahti
15.09     FIN - Espoo, Sellosali
17.09     FIN - Parainen, west blues fest, Työväentalo
18.09     FIN - Parainen, west blues fest, Työväentalo
25.09     FIN - Tampere, Tampere-talo
29.09     SE - Södertälje, Estrad
30.09     SE - Uppsala, Katalin


01.10     SE - Örnsköldsvik, Brux
02.10     SE - Härnösand, Metropol
04.10     SE - Ronneby
07.10     CH - Sempach, Bierhaus Pub
08.10     CH - Pontresina, Voice on Top
09.10     DE - Hannover, Blues Garage
11.10     DE - Koblenz, Cafe Hahn
13.10     DE - Gießen & Friedberg (Jail concerts)
14.10     DE - Bremen,  Meisenfrei
15.10     DE - Lübeck, Rider's Cafe
16.10     DK - Horsens, Blueskartellet
18.10     DE - Weinheim, Muddys
19.10     DE - Erfurt, Museumskeller
20.10     DE - Bad Muskau, Turmvilla
21.10     DE - Eutingen, Bob's House Of Blues
22.10     CH - Frick, 17. Fricktaler  Blues Festival
23.10     CH - Münchwilen, Dance Inn
25.10     UK - Oxford, Bullingdon Arms
26.10     UK - Scarborough, Scarborough Blues Club
27.10     UK - Wolverhampton, Robin 2
28.10     UK - Chislehurst, Beaverwood Club


03.12     FIN –  Helsinki, Il Treno  – acoustic trio
04.12     FIN -  Espoo, Gallow´s Bird, – acoustic trio
10.12     FIN -  Turku, Graceland –  acoustic trio
11.12     FIN -  Helsinki, Britannia,– acoustic trio

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