Sunrise Avenue is a Finnish rock band originally formed in 1992 in Espoo, Finland. In the early days the band was called "Sunrise" and the name was changed to "Sunrise Avenue" in 2001. Sunrise Avenue is known for their catchy melodic and modern songs and energetic live performances. Their style varies from rock and pop-rock to rock ballads. The band has sold more than 700,000 albums and 1,000,000 singles and has played several tours and more than a thousand shows in twenty European countries and Japan.