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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.

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!

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.

Judith Belushi and Dan Aykroyd present - The Blues Brothers

The well-known American show is in Baltic now! Hits and choreography of cult movies The Blues Brothers on one stage. Heroes of the musical, alter ego of soloists of the group, Jake and Elwood will act with blues rhythms in original history about the brothers’ adventures "The Blues Brothers Aproved. The smash hit".

Producers and founders of the musical - Dan Aykroyd, who has acted one of the brothers in the legendary movie, and Judith Belushi, the widow of the soloist John Belushi.

The musical was created in England, in 1991. First the project was presented in provinces. But in half a year it appeared in London, and the initial plan for one and a half months of daily representations was prolonged for a year because of huge success! The musical was very successful in the USA, in the homeland of the group.

Performances were visited by hundred thousands of people, which is a tremendous success for the show, which took small initial financial investments.

Over time the musical became more popular, at the same time scale of statement also grew, new scenic elements such as big orchestra, corps de ballet were added.

The Blues Brothers were heroes of two cult movies, a book, three computer games. It is not an exaggeration to tell that the genre of the blues is obliged by the present popularity to these people.

Even the typical image of the BluesMan in our representation — a hat, a strict suit, dark glasses — was offered by founders of this unique collective  Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. Contrary to the project name musicians were not brothers, however on a twist of fate after John Belushi's death his brother James, well-known actor and musician, played in the group.

The Blues Brothers are an American blues and rhythm and blues revivalist band founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live.

The band began to take on a life beyond the confines of television, releasing an album, Briefcase Full of Blues, in 1978, and then having a Hollywood film, The Blues Brothers, created around its characters in 1980.

After the death of Belushi in 1982, the Blues Brothers have continued to perform with a rotation of guest singers and other band members. The band reformed in 1988 for a world tour and again in 1998 for a sequel film, Blues Brothers 2000.

They make regular appearances at musical festivals worldwide, and the musical continuous to be sold out, making the audience to clap hands and click fingers in a rhythm of favourite hits.

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