Summer 2017 delights Kyiv dwellers and city guests not only with pleasant warm weather, nice beach relaxation and diverse outdoor activities, but also with a plenty of fascinating musical events. July might seems a bit slow on big events after astonishingly busy June, however this is the month that brings the iconic Depeche Mode to the capital of Ukraine as well as a few other interesting acts.
Depeche Mode is one of the most influential bands in modern music. They will perform in Kyiv in the frame of their Global Spirit tour. In the beginning of March, Depeche Mode released their new “Spirit” album, and now they are going to make the world tour. Its first European part includes 32 cities, 21 countries and more than 1.5-million audience. The new album concept is different from the previous ones. The musicians have told that their new record reflects their view of life. The kings of electronic music will perform on Kyiv scene in the very height of summer. A composer, singer and an awesome DJ Maya Jane Coles will be a supporting artist at Depeche Mode show.
When: 19 July 2017, 19:45
Where: 55, Krasnoarmeyska street, Olympiyskiy National Sports complex
Price: UAH 790-4990
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This announcement can be surely called as long awaited, because Foals indie rock band annually plays more than a hundred solo and festival performances in the whole world, but Ukrainian fans have not had a chance to see them live yet. Foals started as a house-party band, announcing their performances in abandoned buildings on Myspace social network. The musicians have left Oxford in order to develop their show business career. And it was the right choice, because each of their albums reached top positions in the charts. Foals has recorded 4 studio albums, becoming better with each new record. Nowadays, Foals are headliners of the largest European festivals such as Readind&Leeds, Glastonbury, Latitude, Rock en Seine, they play on Sziget, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Opener. Their last album «What Went Down» was released in August 2015 and became one of the brightest records of the year. By the way, video for the main song of their album was filmed in Kyiv at Troeschina district and on Kyiv water storage.
When: 27 July, 20:00
Where: 1, Bilomorska street. Art-Zavod Platforma cultural space
Price: UAH 790-1500
Fusing lo-res electronic noise and pop hooks so effortlessly that it can seem accidental, Crystal Castles began as producer/multi-instrumentalist Ethan Kath's solo project in late 2003. Kath got the moniker from the name of She-Ra's dwelling in the He-Man and Masters of the Universe cartoon series; it's also the name of a 1983 Atari video game, which is oddly appropriate, considering that one component of the band's distinctive sound comes from a keyboard modified with an Atari 5200 sound chip. When Kath collaborated with singer Alice Glass on some songs in spring 2005, Crystal Castles' lineup was complete. Glass left the project in October 2014 to pursue a solo career; in April 2015, Kath resurfaced with a new Crystal Castles track, "Frail," which featured new vocalist Edith Frances. Another new song, "Deicide," surfaced that July, a few months before the new lineup's live debut at the Soundswild Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa that November. The duo debuted more new material in early 2016, and Crystal Castles' fourth album Amnesty appeared that August.
When: 26 July, 20:00
Where: 11, Shota Rustaveli street, Kyiv. Centrum Concert Club.
Price: UAH 770
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