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EELS Share Special New Version Of ‘Archie Goodnight’ Ahead Of Royal Christening

Frontman Mark E Everett sends a special message to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during the track.

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Eels photo by Hayley Madden and Redferns
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EELS’ E (aka Mark E Everett) has recorded a special video message and a new version of ‘Archie Goodnight’ for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ahead of the christening of their son, Archie.

The frontman shared the clip earlier today, 5 July, in which he told the Duke and Duchess of Sussex he had forgiven them for giving their first child the same name as his son.

“I wanted to send you this special message to say no hard feelings about stealing my son’s name,” he said. “In fact, I’m going to sing you a special song from the new EELS album, The Deconstruction, a lullaby for my Archie. You can sing along to it with your Archie. We can both use it.”

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E then performed ‘Archie Goodnight’, which features lyrics including: “So it’s time to go to sleep/Don’t make a peep/Little Archie, goodnight to you.” You can watch the video below.

EELS - Archie Goodnight - from THE DECONSTRUCTION

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Elsewhere in EELS news, Everett and company will return to the UK next month as part of their latest European tour in support of 2018’s The Deconstruction. The band will play three shows in England, including one at London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on 21 August. For more information on these dates, please visit the band’s official website.

EELS play the following shows:

14 August: Switzerland, Zurich, X-TRA
15 August: Switzerland, Le Locle, Rock Altitude Festival
19 August: UK, Nottingham, Rock City
20 August: UK, Southampton, O2 Guildhall
21 August: UK, London, Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
24 August: Netherlands, Amsterdam, Once In A Blue Moon Festival
27 August: Denmark, Copenhagen, The Grey Hall
28 August: Norway, Oslo, Rockefeller
29 August: Sweden, Stockholm, Debaser Medis
2 September: Italy, Milan, Circolo Magnolia
4 September: Austria, Linz, Posthof
6 September: Spain, Barcelona, Razzmatazz
8 September: Spain, Santiago de Compostela, Auditorio De Galicia
10 September: France, Lyon, The Radiant.

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