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Tomorrow PLACEBO on stage of Sigulda castle ruins

As soon as tomorrow, on June 22nd, Sigulda Medieval castle ruins will be filled with the iconic melodies of the British rock band Placebo. Before that, music lovers and fans will be entertained by the Estonian band Sibyl Vane and the local formation Purple Negative.

Sibyl Vane and Purple Negative will be special guests of Placebo concert in Sigulda

Pärnu residents Sibyl Vane and Rigans Purple Negative have been confirmed as special guests of the Placebo June 22nd concert at Sigulda castle ruins.


This week, on June 1st, the Las Vegas supergroup Imagine Dragons will perform a grand open-air show in Mežaparks. The special guests at the concert are Mother Mother and Karin Ann. The last tickets are available at www.bilesuserviss.lv network. We invite visitors to get acquainted with the rules and recommendations of the concert, which can also be viewed on the website www.fbi.lv.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds to perform in Estonia for the first time in August

On August 18, rock band Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will perform in Haapsalu Castle. Ticket sales for the Piletilevi newsletter “Piletipost” subscribers starts tomorrow, May 4th at 10AM. General sale starts on Friday, May 6th, 10AM at Piletilevi.

Ticket sales start for the concert of cult band Dead Can Dance

On April 20th, at 11.00 in the whole network of “Biļešu Serviss” (www.bilesuserviss.lv) the ticket sales begin for the concert of the legendary group Dead Can Dance, which will take place on October 31st at the Arena Riga amphitheater mode.


Their debut single “Stolen Dance” seduced millions of people in Europe and outside of its borders, now they are ready to return to the stage with new music.

General ticket sales for the Måneskin concert

Today, on March 25th, at 3pm, the public sale of tickets for the concert of the phenomenal Italian band Måneskin, which will take place onn May 18th, 2023 at Arēna Rīga, starts throughout the “Biļešu serviss” network (www.bilesuserviss.lv).


Nick Mason the drummer of the legendary British rock band Pink Floyd, will visit Latvia for the first time at the Palladium Riga concert hall on May 24th with Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets. Tickets are available at www.bilesuserviss.lv network.

Global music phenomenon Måneskin will perform in Riga next spring!

On May 18th, 2023, the winners of Eurovision and the global music phenomenon the Italian band Måneskin will perform at Arēna Rīga in framework of their first worlwide tour “Loud Kids”.

Today starts tickets sale for Sigur Rós' only concert in the Baltics

Today, on March 18th, in the entire www.bilesuserviss.lv network starts ticket sales for the only Baltic concert of the best-known contemporary Icelandic music formation Sigur Rós, which will take place on October 15th at Arēna Rīga.

Tarja's finally coming to Riga with a special Christmas program

It has become known that after such a long wait on December 21st we will finally be able to listen to and watch a live performance of the symphonic metal diva Tarja in Riga!

In August James Arthur will perform in Sigulda

On August 24th, a romantic British singer-songwriter James Arthur returns to Latvia with a special concert at Sigulda Castle Ruins.

LP's concert postponed to September

Laura Pergolizzi's or simply LP concert, scheduled for February 19th at Arēna Rīga, is postponed to September 20th.

At least 5 reasons to attend The Cure concert

On Friday, December 10th, at 10:00 am, in the entire www.bilesuserviss.lv network starts public sale of tickets for The Cure concert, which will take place on October 6th at Arena Riga.

On October 6th, for the first time and with the only concert in the Baltic States The Cure will perform at Arēna Rīga


Next summer A$AP Rocky is bringing the loudest hip hop performance to the Baltic as a Positivus festival headliner. After a two-year break, the festival returns to a new location - Riga, Lucavsala. And there's no better way to wrap up a long-awaited festival than with one of the world's biggest hip hop stars on July 16th.

With the performance of 'Placebo' a high-scale concert life returns to Sigulda

Public ticket sales from Thursday, October 14, at 10.00.

The only Sigur Rós concert in the Baltics - this autumn in Riga

On October 15th, with the only concert in the Baltic States the most successful Icelandic band Sigur Rós will perform at Arēna Rīga.

The band is embarking on their first world tour in nearly five years, which will start in both Americas in April, but will continue in Europe in the autumn. As an album is currently being recorded in the studio, there is no doubt that the concert will feature both brand new material, as well as selection from their 25-year back catalogue.

The special pre-sale for subscribers of www.bilesuserviss.lv newsletter will start Wednesday, March 16th, at 11.00am.
The general sales in the entire www.bilesuserviss.lv network, starting from Friday, March 18th, at 11.00.

Sigur Rós was formed in 1994 by guitarist and lead vocalist Jón “Jónsi” Pór Birgisson, bassist Georg Hólm and drummer Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson. Keyboardist Kjartan Sveinsson joined in 1998 and is the only participant with proper musical education. In 2013 Kjartan and the band parted ways, but this February it has been announced that he has returned, which is undoubtedly good news for the group's longtime fans.

The band's discography began in 1997 with the album "Von", but wider success, including international one, Sigur Rós gained with the second studio album "Ágætis byrjun" (1999). So far, 7 studio albums have been released and the band confirms that it currently finalises the eighth.

Critics usually places the band's music style in the post-rock category, but over the years also ambient, dream-rock and dream-pop joined to the list, comparing with such ones as Mogwai, Tangerine Dream and Bark Psychosis. The sound is described as classical and minimalist, but melodic.
Sigur Rós are best recognised by Jónsi's falsetto and guitar playing style, in which he uses a cello bow, as well as Kjartan's rich string and orchestral parts. The songs are sung mostly in Icelandic, but some of them are written in Jonsi's own invented Hopelandic language (Vonlenska), which are basically vocalizations.

Music reviewers have often competed to find exciting epithets to describe Sigur Rós' music and to highlight the high vocals of soloist and guitarist Jónsi. The artists themselves laugh at these over-syrupy ones: angelic “.. a falsetto coasts like a hang-glider riding the breeze to the edge of the sea” or “.. like God weeping tears of gold in heaven”.
At the same time, they claim that to leave their native land for any length of time would be akin to ‘cutting the umbilical chord’, confirming that the magnificent music they craft is directly inspired by the stunning topography of their immediate environment. ‘It is a wonderful place’, they have stated of their homeland. ‘We have all these big empty places where no-one lives, with glaciers and lava. The sky is so big in this country.’ Another proof that Iceland's unique nature is able to give such strong emotions not only to tourists, but also continues to thrill and inspire the indigenous people themselves. For almost 30 years now.

Although much has been written about the musical phenomenon of the small Icelandic nation - the chrestomatic Bjork, GusGus, FM Belfast, Of Monsters and Men, Emilíana Torrini and a number of lesser-known names - Sigur Rós' world recognition was determined by the coincidence of certain circumstances. Two of them were an opportunity to warm up Radiohead several times and later collaborate with the band, and the wides use of Sigur Rós' music in various genres of cinema: from Vanilla Sky to SCI detectives and BBC historical documentaries.
Of course, this does not diminish the talent and creativity of the group members themselves. That is why Sigur Rós is not only the most commercially successful Icelandic music band, but one of the most important contemporary music formations in the world.

More info:

Glósóli https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz8iEJeh26E
Hoppípolla https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZTb8WxEW78
Varúð https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf1h2PMPCAo
Brennisteinn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc6zXSdYXm8
Valtari https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfJVAoTE2PI