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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.

PALLADIUM RIGA TO HOST BRITISH MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST SOHN

On Thursday, November 27th the Palladium Riga concert hall will host a true virtuosos of contemporary electronic soul, the up-and-coming musician, songwriter, and producer Sohn. The highly anticipated music event will be opened by the acclaimed local producer and beat-maker Niklāvz. Tickets starting from EUR 15.

Sohn (stylised SOHN), born Christopher Taylor, is an English musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer based in Vienna, Austria. Critics often compare his musical style to those of James Blake, Bon Iver and How to Dress Well. Along with his own work, Sohn has also worked extensively with other artists, including Lana Del Rey, BANKS, Kwabs and Rhye. Sohn’s live performances are always marked by a mix of his distinctively powerful vocals, sombre piano chords and a clear electronica accompaniment, delivering a fascinating surrealist feeling.

In a recent interview, Sohn admitted that his Riga performance will be like “[…] a story from the beginning to the end, and not a show that one can simply run out  of and then return for the two final songs.” Sohn’s performance will be opened by the popular local producer and Dirty Deal Audio collective member Niklāvz, real name Niklāvs Sekačs. Electronica aficionados will know him from local events, such as Tallinn Music Week and Satta Outside festival, as well as international festivals, like Spain’s Primavera Sound and others.

Sohn’s debut album Tremors (2014) was recently released by 4AD, whose artist roaster includes The National, St. Vincent, Pixies, Grimes, Future Islands, Daughter and many more. The Guardian describes Sohn’s music as sadwave and slowtronica-like minimalist electronic soul, with vocals that, unlike with other artists of the genre, are “intrinsic to his work” rather than an afterthought and often take centre stage.

Tickets are available at www.bilesuserviss.lv and in all Biļešu Serviss box offices. Tickets starting from EUR 15. Palladium concert hall entry - from 19:00, Niklāvz - from 20:00, Sohn stage times to be specified.

Additional information:
www.palladium.lv
www.sohnmusic.com