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Eläkeläiset

Humppa versions of rock classics and lyrics dealing with life of the elderly, heavy on the sarcasm.

Eläkeläiset was started as a joke in the spring 1993. The idea was to play rock classics in humppa style.
Over the years the joke has proved to be far reaching – Eläkeläiset has earned wide recognition with bold humppa style and released not less than eight albums as well as couple of live albums and compilations alongside nine EPs.
Eläkeläiset has become a fixture…. an anarchistic and inebriated institution of sorts.

In addition to cover songs, it has dabbled in composing its own humppa classics. Over the last fifteen years, it has toured all over Europe and has recording contracts in Central Europe and Russia. It has generated a book, a DVD, a couple of live albums and a plethora of merchandise raging from towels to hip flasks.

Not bad for a disposable joke!

The strangest thing so far is to try and qualify as Finland’s entry to the Eurovision Song Contest of 2010. The competing song, Hulluna humpasta, is included in the compilation Humppabingo and is also available as a 7” vinyl single.

Dates

Humppa Aktivität Tour 2017

DateCityLocation
21.04.2017 Hamburg Markthalle
22.04.2017 Hannover Faust
23.04.2017 Münster Gleis 22
24.04.2017 Bochum BH Langendreer
25.04.2017 Köln Underground
26.04.2017 Karlsruhe Substage
27.04.2017 Wiesbaden Schlachthof
28.04.2017 München Technikum
29.04.2017 AT – Wien Szene Wien
30.04.2017 Bamberg Live Club
01.05.2017 Leipzig Moritzbastei
02.05.2017 Regensburg Alte Mälzerei
03.05.2017 Annaberg Buchholz Alte Brauerei
04.05.2017 Jena F-Haus
05.05.2017 Dresden Beatpol
06.05.2017 Berlin Astra
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