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The last chance to enjoy Udo Dirkschneider performing ACCEPT tunesOn November 8, in Palladium concert hall will be a unique opportunity to hear all the best “Accept” hits performed by band’s legendary vocal Udo Dirkschneider. With the band “Dirkschneider” Udo will perform Metal Heart, Princess Of The Dawn and of course Balls To The Wall for the last time. A tour is named “Back To The Roots Part II”, and in its two hour-long program is selected all the best hits from 10 albums which Udo have made with Accept.
Sarah Brightman returns in Riga with Royal Christmas GalaAs part of the Royal Christmas Gala, international recording artist and the most successful soprano of all time, Sarah Brightman returns in Riga on 1st of December this year, together with Gregorian and other special guests, she will perform in Arena Riga.
DAVID GARRETT for the first time on tour in Latvia!Fresh on the heels of the striking success of the first leg of his “EXPLOSIVE – LIVE” tour DAVID GARRETT announces his first ever date for his spectacular crossover program in Latvia for December 2017. This is the first time for David performing in the Baltics!
POSITIVUS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST HEADLINERS - PIXIES, ELLIE GOULDING AND ALT-JPixies, Ellie Goulding and Alt-J are among the first announced acts set to perform at the 2017 Positivus Festival, which will be taking place at the beloved Fisherman’s park of Salacgrīva for the 11th time this year - from July 14 - 16.
The xx – first anounced artists of Sunset Festival 2017With The xx – one of the world’s most recognised British bands, highly regarded by music critics – Sunset Festival starts announcing the program of coming Summer. This Summer in Sigulda Castle at least 4 worldwide artist shows are being planned, in each will perform local and foreign new artists as well. The next big names will be announced on Friday, March 3rd.
Fink will perform in Latvia for the first timeBritish Folk-Rock, Blues and Indie band “Fink” will perform in Riga on Friday, 29th of September in concert hall Palladium. The trio will visit Latvia during a support tour of their upcoming brand new album to be rolling out in spring. “Fink” has released 7 albums until now, of which commercially most succesfull have been “Perfect Darkness” (2011) and “Hard Believer” (2014). The best known hits are Looking Too Closely, This Is The Thing, Perfect Darkness, Sort Of Revolution, Yesterday Was Hard On All Of Us.
Evanescence – for the first time in BalticsSunset Festival, which started with great success and responsiveness in Sigulda will now expand to include Lithuania next summer. Festival concept remains the same - one-day performances from well-known artists of different genres. Separate concerts will be happening in different dates and venues. The key is a unique architectural place with an extraordinary feel to it.
FOO FIGHTERS TO PERFORM IN LATVIA THIS SUMMER FIRST EVER APPEARANCE IN THE BALTICSThe last great American arena/stadium rock band will visit Latvia for the first time in its 21-year career: Foo Fighters have confirmed that they will headline Lucavsala Island in Riga at the bank of Daugava River on the 21th of June. Special guests on this historic day will be Scottish trio Biffy Clyro, British-American The Kills and Elephants From Neptune. Marking the bands first appearance in Baltics many visitors from neighboring Estonia and Lithuania are expected. The event's ticket sales start on Thursday 15 December at www.bilesuserviss.lv.
International music festival LABA DABA/GOOD NATUREInternational music festival Laba Daba will take a place from August 4th to August 6th, 2017 in the Ligatne Parish, University of Latvia conference and recreation centre ’’Ratnieki’’. Reggae, ethno-folk, rock, electro, and other world music will be played – the kind of music that brightens up the world and cheers up people!
Neste World RX of Latvia. Tickets already on sale!Neste World RX of Latvia is a world-class motorsport event taking place in Latvia, which puts the world’s best drivers – Petter Solberg, Sébastien Loeb, Mattias Ekström, as well as local stars Reinis Nitišs and Jānis Baumanis – in six hundred horsepower cars and lets them battle it out on the legendary Biķernieki track.
First time in Riga – soul music diva ImanyAuthor of phenomenally successful hits “Don’t Be So Shy” (Nr.1 in 11 European countries!) and “You Will Never Know”, French soul music diva Imany on 29th of April will perform for the first time in Latvia. The talented artist with suede voice will visit Riga concert hall “Palladium” during promotional tour of her newest album “The Wrong Kind Of War”.
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS WILL PERFORM IN LATVIA FOR THE FIRST TIME!Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced they will come to Latvia and play the impressive outdoor concert in Lucavsala, Riga on the bank of Daugava river on Thursday, 27 July 2017.
ROBBIE WILLIAMS THE HEAVY ENTERTAINMENT SHOW TOUR 2017.At a press conference in London today, Robbie Williams announced his highly anticipated 2017 European stadium tour. Twenty-nine shows in eighteen countries are announced, opening with a date at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on June 2nd 2017. Erasure will be joining Robbie Williams on the tour as special guests. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 11. Robbie will perform a special one-off show at The Troxy in London this evening to celebrate receiving the prestigious BRITs Icon Award. The award is the highest accolade given by the BRIT Awards and has previously only been given to Elton John and David Bowie. It is only presented to artists whose writing, recording and performances have set them apart as having made a lasting impact on British culture, recognising the very highest level of achievement in music.
Phantogram will perform in Riga in April
In 6st of April, with the only show in Baltics, American electronic rock and triphop duet Phantogram will perform in Riga. The show will take place in concert hall “Palladium” for their latest album “Three” support.
Ticket sales will start on Friday, January 13, 10 AM in “Biļešu serviss” ticketing network. Ticket start price will be €29.
Phantogram was found in 2007, by two childhood friends Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel. They describe their music style as electronic rock, dream pop and triphop combination, characterized with words: “a lot of different rhythms, guitar sound whirls, terrestrial synthesizers, echoes and airy vocals”. For their authorities both musicians consider a line of artists from The Beatles to David Bowie, but critics mark special Portishead and Sneaker Pimps impact.
Despite the fact that most of the vocal parts are performed by Sarah, the lyrics are mostly composed by Josh. He admits that the mood in lyrics is pretty dark, even gloomy, but with “a drops of hope”. Especially, it refers to the last album, during which making process Sarah’s sister committed suicide. “[Mood was set by] anger and sorrow, and other things. Our lyrics has always been influenced by dark and personal depths, and that was as liberating, as motivating to show the pain”, both artists comment.
Their songs are melodious reminder for the fact that every fight generates growth and that with a small hope one can travel far ways.
Three studio albums have been released till now, from which the biggest hits are: When I’m Small, Mouthful Of Diamonds, Black Days Out, Fall In Love, As Far As I Can See, Don’t Move and, of course, You Don’t Get Me High Anymore from the latest album “Three”.
The last song for interesting enough have found Canadian rock band Three Days Grace, which perform in Riga with sold out show in last January.
Parallel Phantogram Sarah and Josh have worked with Big Boi from OutKast (took part in 2 of their albums), Skrillex, Flaming Lips and even with Miley Cyrus (Sarah participates in her song Slab Of Butter (Scorpion)).
Until now the band has performed in Latvia once, in Positivus Festival in 2014.
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