Spring is universally known as a time for revival. What can be a better way to shake off the winter blues than listen to live music? Destinations picked the best concerts in Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa to help you find The One to unwind.
Spring in Kyiv will start with the concert of Californian rapcore band which will present a new longplay Five. Hollywood Undead skillfully combines hip-hop, rock, industrial and metal in their songs. Since beginning their career in 2005, the band released four albums and climbed on the Billboard top. The new release is 14 stories about rich and poor California, as well as personal experiences of the group. Moreover, Dan Lancaster from Bring Me The Horizon took part in recording of the new album.
When: March 1, 8 P.M.
Ticket price: UAH 1599 — 3150
It won't be an exaggeration to say that sometimes Ukrainians know French singers and bands better than English-speaking ones. Lara Fabian is no exception — popular and beloved in Ukraine, she returns to the Kyiv audience, this time to present the new album Camouflage. The singer will give three concerts at the Ukraina National Palace of Arts. Camouflage is the thirteenth studio album by Lara, yet to be released this year. Expect quality and sensual French pop in new songs mixed with the greatest hits.
When: March 2-4, 7 P.M.
Ticket price: UAH 550 — 5500
Read: March 2018 Kharkiv Music Fest
All Star Jazz - Nat King Cole, Nina Simone
House of the Architect will traditionally host All Star Jazz - one of the popular jazz concert programs. This time, the concert will feature songs of Nat King Cole and Nina Simone, performed by Pavel Ignatyev, Anyanya Udongwo and Kemi Oke. Without doubt, Nat King Cole and Nina Simone are legendary names not only in the world of jazz, but in the world of music — both of them conquered the scene and fought racial prejudice. Their greatest hits will be revived in Kyiv this spring.
When: March 9, 7. P.M.
Ticket price: UAH 250 — 600
The third concert dedicated to a legend of pop, David Bowie, will be hosted by ATLAS club. Bowie Night has an interesting concept — 20 songs performed by 20 artists. Needless to say, audience will receive a great performance by the best Ukrainian bands, such as Latexfauna, a new and bright name of dance pop. Apart from listening to the best and beloved hits live, it's a great opportunity to find new intriguing artists to follow.
When: March 16, 5 P.M.
Ticket price: UAH 150 — 330
ONUKA & HAOHI
The start of Ukrainian folk-electronic, Onuka, will give a concert in the October Palace this spring. Magnificent compositions will be accompanied by the National Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments. This will certainly be a discovery for those who have never heard about folk Ukrainian instruments like zozulka, kozobas, surma-horn, drymba and many others.
When: March 20, 7 P.M.
Ticket price: UAH 650 — 3200
This rock-band doesn't focus just on music, but delivers a full-blown performance with lights, SFX, visual effects and theatrical elements. Of course, the main drive of IAMX appeared thanks to the front-man, Chris Corner, who works himself to the bone to record and perform in the best way possible. The band often gives concerts in Kyiv – it almost became a tradition among rock fans to start spring with IAMX, now in ATLAS club.
When: March 25, 7 P.M.
Ticket price: UAH 880 — 1600
This indie-rock band is well-known for their hits Unsteady, Renegades and Jungle, that topped the charts for several months and appeared in various ads to movies. Do you know that one of the band members is blind? Casey Harris, the keyboard player, calls himself the voice of musicians with special needs, and proves that nothing is impossible. The band will perform in ATLAS club.
When: 31 March, 7 P.M.
Ticket Price: UAH 990 — 1690
This spring, a Georgian band Mgzavrebi will give a concert to present the album Krebuli in Lviv. The name of the album is translated from Georgian as "collection" — it includes twenty songs from six albums of Mgzavrebi written throughout 11 years of the band's existence. The band was created in 2006; up to date they remain a musical symbol of Georgia.
When: March 7, 7 P.M.
Ticket price: UAH 250 — 800
Pianoбой is a solo project of Ukrainian musician Dmytro Shurov, who is a former keyboardist of Okean Elzy, Esthetic Education and Zemfira. The project was created in 2009 and ever since gained wide popularity – Pianoбой is often in the list of headlines of such popular music festivals as ATLAS Weekend in Kyiv. Dmytro performs his songs in Ukrainian, Russian and English. This time in Lviv, his music will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra.
When: March 12, 7 P.M.
Ticket price: UAH 140 — 790
Read: Most Expected Kyiv Concerts 2018
Violinist and singer Assia Ahat gives a tour in the biggest cities in Ukraine to support her new album All-In. Besides a unique music performance, audience will have a chance to witness the Freedom show-ballet. The program will include international hits in new orchestral arrangement, including such famous compositions as Unbreak My Heart by Tony Braxton, S.O.S. by ABBA, Viva La Vida by Coldplay, and Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5.
When: March 19, 7 P.M.
Ticket price: UAH 200 — 1200
Luckily, IAMX are on of those bands that recognize importance of the all-country tour. That's why dwellers of Lviv will be able to enjoy energetic rock along with the fans from the capital. The band will present a new album Alive In New Light, full of melodic and intense songs already adored by fans. Naturally, all the old hits like I Come With Knives, My Secret Friend and Volatile Times will be performed by Chris Corner and his band as well.
When: March 24, 5 P.M.
Ticket price: UAH 550 — 1390
The well-known concert returns to the stage of Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Rock Symphony is a fusion of orchestra, choir and rock band, who create a unique sound wave when united on the stage. Scenography, directing and special effects help to create a unique perception of music, and a sense of drama which catches the audience's breath.
When: 28 March, 7 P.M.
Ticket price: UAH 350 — 1200
Notre Dame de Paris
Les meilleures chansons de Notre Dame de Paris is a true legend in the world of musicals: more than 150 artists, a powerful duo of violins and cellos and, of course the power of love. Up to date, it became one of the most successful world productions, marked in the Guinness Book of Records. The grandiose show is based on the story of the famous novel Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo. Musical is performed in the language of original work.
When: March 3, 7 P.M.
Ticket price: UAH 300 — 1750
Read: Main Cultural Events 2018
An impressive baritone and jazzman, now accompanied by Big Band orchestra, Allan Harris presents a new program – Color of a Woman. The bright jazz vocalist constantly performs at major music festivals. Besides, he is a three-time winner of the New York Nightlife prize. Even Tony Bennett, a legend of American pop and jazz, called Allan Harris his favorite singer. The concert will feature the most famous hits as well as new works.
When: March 7, 7 P.M.
Ticket price: UAH 250 — 950
Один в Каное / Odyn v Kanoe
This indie band was formed in 2010 in Lviv. The musicians gave their first solo concert the same year, and afterwards engaged in a tour program, known as a group without studio recordings. This spring, Один в Каное will grace Odesa Philharmonic Theater to perform their greatest hits and present the new album.
When: March 15, 7 P.M.
Ticket price: UAH 250 — 600
Друга Ріка / Druha Rika
A well-known Ukrainian band will give a concert in the Palladium club in Odesa to present their new album Пiрамiда (Pyramid). For the musicians this album is the long-awaited result of twenty-one-year history of musical experiments. Each step of the winding road to find their own style influenced the end product, which audience will have a chance to experience firsthand this spring.
When: March 16, 7 P.M.
Ticket price: UAH 250 — 450
Мельница / Melnitsa
The most popular folk-band in Eastern Europe, Мельница returns with a new concert program to gather a full hall of avid listeners. The unusual name of the program, 36'6, is a number of guitar and harp strings combined. As a result of numerous performances on the radio, TV programs and 'apartment concerts', the group has figured out that a new chamber format will suit their music the best. This March, Odesa fans of folk will hear the beloved hits by Мельница live.
When: March 31, 7 P.M.
Ticket price: UAH 180 — 650
You can buy tickets at tickets.ua.
Spring 2018 in Ukraine is bountiful with various events no matter your music taste. Enjoy!
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