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Merzbow & Balázs Pándi to play at Skaņu Mežs 2017

In 2017, Skaņu Mežs will celebrate its 15th anniversary. The festival will take place at the music house “Daile” on October 13th and 14th with an opening event on October 6 at the art museum Riga Bourse. The first announced act of this festival edition is the duo of Merzbow, the Japanese noise musician, held as one of the most important artists in the field, and Balázs Pándi, a drummer active in experimental metal, noise and free jazz. They will play on October 14.

Depeche Mode To Bring Their Global Spirit Tour To Latvia In February 2018

Following succesful European and North American Tour, Depeche Mode is going to play Arena Riga in Latvia. Depeche Mode will visit Riga for the first time in four years, bringing their stunning live show to fans who have not seen the band since 2014’s World Tour of Delta Machine.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.
 
Stu grew up in a small village on East coast of Australia and he would have spent his life there, the same as his parents, because everything was serene and sorted out. But he started to travel to neighbour town for a work reason and also the song writing,  which he started in teenage years, began to break out assertively and ordered to seek after new horizons. As a result Stu met Passenger, first became his tour manager and later started to warm up his concerts. At first in smaller clubs and bigger concert halls,  then even the festivals audience started to get to know his music, first in Australia and then in other countries as well. Deciding to change his life, Stu leaves his secure job in a bank and starts his exploring the world, which is still on going.
 
Naturally his next step is recording a debut album Vagabond.  In 2014 it is released and Stu is singing, playing a guitar and harmonica on it, Passenger is involved processes and producing; and a line of very good musicians are involved as well, including well known Australian string band Enigma Qurtet.
Most known hits are Thirteen Sad Farewells, San Francisco and King Street (which is dedicated to his father who died during the recording of this album).
Some critic describes it like this: “The songs are naturally seasoned by his experiences, free spirited but not carefree and also dappled with the detail that his photographic memoir suggests. His eye and his ear are equally attuned to telling a story”.
 
The ideas and integration of new album Resonate have been brought together in such different places like small cottage in Scotland, an apartment in Spain and some old military bunker in Australia. With this album Larsen wants to tell an important thing: “I hope everyone can…” he leaves off. “Too often, we just switch off and don’t think enough. Hopefully, these songs can spark something positive in listeners. Live simply. Don’t worry about the excesses. I hope everyone can come together around this music.”
Ticket sales will start on Friday, May 19th at 10am in Biļešu serviss network and on www.bilesuserviss.lv. Ticket price is just €12.
 
More info: http://www.stularsen.com 
 
Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF6FA53aagI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROOVIRHXHcQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykLPhz3mAtk
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