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Cirque du Soleil Is Coming Back to Riga with Varekai!

For the first time in four years, Cirque du Soleil is coming back to Riga with Varekai this fall. The performances will take place from September 20th till 24th, 2017, at Arena Riga.

Sunset Festival program is enriched by Jessie Ware and The Naked and Famous

Sunset Festival, which takes place in the picturesque Sigulda castle ruins, completes this summer’s program with two additional concert days: on July 31st, it will be headlined by elegantly sensual Jessie Ware, while on August 9th indie-pop and electro-rock band The Naked and Famous have been confirmed to perform. As it was announced already earlier, on August 15th the festival will be headlined by British electronic indie-rock sensation, The xx.

Folk singer Stu Larsen will perform in Riga coming fall

On September 28th an Australian singer, songwriter and folk musician Stu Larsen will perform at Latvian 1st Rock Cafe (Riga, Marstalu 2/4). It will be his first time in Latvia and this concert is to support his brand new album Resolute (to be released on July 21st). The previous, his debut album, is called Vagabond and was released in 2014. A relevant role in its making, record and producing took his friend, a romantic British singer songwriter Passenger, also known as Michael Rosenberg. It’s worth mentioning that Passenger show in Riga last fall was completely sold out.

Sarah Brightman returns in Riga with Royal Christmas Gala

As 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-J

Pixies, 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 2017

With 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 time

British 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.

International music festival LABA DABA/GOOD NATURE

International 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.

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.

Band of cellists 2CELLOS from Croatia will perform in Arena Riga

On December 4, 2014, the duo of young cellists from Croatia Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, known as 2CELLOS, will perform in Arena Riga. Duo has performed in Latvia in 2011 when they were “warming up” the audience before the concert of Elton John in Riga. Young musicians have already gained recognition all around the world by combining different genres of music in their play and offering wide choice of music to their audience starting from Vivaldi up to AC/DC.

Band 2CELLOS very rapidly started to gain recognition in 2011 when they inserted their record in the website Youtube.com giving their cover version of the Michael Jackson song Smooth Criminal. This record helped the band to sign an agreement with Sony Masterworks and go on a world tour together with Sir Elton John also with the chance to visit Latvia.
Tickets are available in all box-offices of Biļešu serviss and website www.bilesuserviss.lv. Tickets cost starting from 25 EUR.

2CELLOS is the first instrumental ensemble who performed in the TV series Glee – they filmed in the episode devoted to Michael Jackson and performed the already mentioned composition Smooth Criminal.

Within the frameworks of their tour young musicians have already visited USA, Japan and several other European countries, as well as participated in TV shows, for example, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Lopez Tonight etc.

Setting of Naya Rivera of the 2CELLOS composition has reached the Top 10 of the Billboard HOT 100.
In January, 2013, 2CELLOS released their second album In2ition produced by the legendary Bob Yerzinin who has also  worked with several other world class stars like Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Deep Purple.  Also Elton John, Steve Vai, Lang Lang, Naya Rivera and Dzukkero took part in the 2 CELLOS new album record.

About participants of 2CELLOS:
Members of the Duo Sulic and Hauser began playing cello already during childhood. Sulic graduated from the famous Royal Music Academy in London but Hauser Royal Northern Music College in Manchester.
 
Sulic has won several prestigious awards: first and special award in the seventh Music Contest of Lutoslawski, has won the international cello play contest in Warsaw (2009), as well as has gained the first place in the contest organised by the European Broadcasting Union “Young Talent” and won the Pastron award in Wigmore Hall in 2011. 
 
Hauser has worked with many renowned representatives of the classical music field like Mstislav Rostropovich, Bernard Greenhouse, Menahem Pressler and Ivry Gitlis. Stjepan is also the winner of more than twenty national and international music contests. He has twice performed for the Prince Charles in the Beckingham and Saint James palace. 
 
Both musicians has played in the main classical music concert halls like Vigmor Hall, Albert Hall, Saufbenk Centre, Konsertgebay in Amsterdam, Musikverein in Vienna and in the Dramatic Theatre in Berlin.
 
2CELLOS has also performed together with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age and Georges Michael. They have collaborated with famous producers T-Bone Burnett and Humberto Gatica, as well as legendary composer James Newton Howard.
 
More information:
http://www.2cellos.com/us/home