Each year more and more famous artists and bands discover that, in fact, they have a huge fan base in Ukraine. What a miracle it is when your favorite band finally decides to include your place of living in their tour. 2018 promises to be full of those miracles – check out which concerts are the most expected this year.
Without doubt, announcement of their concert was the hottest news in Kyiv for several weeks. On August 31, Imagine Dragons will perform at Olimpiyskiy stadium as a part of their tour in support of the Evolve album. The waiting line for the cherished ticket usually is estimated to be at least 20 thousand people, so no wonder this indie band chose a stadium as a concert platform.
When: 31 August, 8 P.M.
Ticket price: up to UAH 8000
Another concert announcement that stirred the pot of Kyiv dwellers. Totally unexpected, yet wished for by many, Gorillaz will take the stage at People's Friendship Arch as headliners of UPark Festival. Once dubbed "The most successful electronic band", Gorillaz keep up to their title, releasing enchanting music videos with a continuous story and giving an A+ performance in real life.
When: 31 July, 4 P.M.
Ticket price: UAH 1430 — 2380
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The golden boy of the world of electronic music will perform at the International Exhibition Centre. It's not his first time in Ukraine, but surely every concert is long-awaited, and the tickets are sold out in hours. This time, his solo performance as a part of European Arena Tour will shake Kyiv's walls with the new and well-known hits. Guetta's fame precedes himself – two times Grammy winner who doesn't leave charts for long, this French DJ surely has some tricks up his sleeve to show.
When: 28 January, 7 P.M.
Ticket Price: UAH 699 — 1199
This indie-rock band is mostly well-known for their hits “Unsteady", “Renegades” and "Jungle", that topped the charts for several months and appeared in media from ads to movies. Did 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 a popular ATLAS indie club.
When: 31 March, 7 P.M.
Ticket Price: UAH 990 – 1690
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Whispers and gossips are spreading among the musical community that this concert of the legendary rock band will be the last one in Ukraine. The name of the tour, The Long Goodbye, suggests this might be true – as the final fireworks in their 50 years career. Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jan Pace, Steve Morse and Don Airey will perform the greatest hits, along with the songs from the InFinite new album.
When: June 6, 8 P.M.
Ticket Price: UAH 700 – 3200
Known to many from the "How To Get Away With Murder" soundtrack, 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 – this time at Bel Etage club.
When: March 25, 7 P.M.
Ticket Price: UAH 800 – 1600
Thirty Seconds to Mars
More than 15 million sold albums, million-counting fan-base and hundreds of concerts that gather stadiums – it’s all about Thirty Seconds to Mars. Just like with IAMX, the drive here comes from the front-man Jared Leto, who is in time to star in movies like "Blade Runner 2049" or "Suicide Squad" and release new EPs at the same time. This time, Thirty Seconds to Mars will gather its Ukrainian fans at the Palace of Sports in Kyiv.
When: April 30, 8 P.M.
Ticket Price: UAH 1100 — 5200
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You can purchase tickets to all of the above-mentioned concerts at tickets.ua.
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