HYST agency presents
Opium Live • Tue 21 May 2024 • 7:30pm
“Druga Rika” announces a tour in the UK and Ireland in support of Ukraine with an exclusive presentation of songs from the upcoming album
“Druga Rika” is one of the leaders of the Ukrainian rock scene. They were among those who set the scene and developed Ukrainian music and remain one of the most popular bands in Ukraine. Over 27 years of activity, the musicians have released 7 studio albums, 2 compilations and an acoustic live album “INSHA RIKA”. Their creativity is a synergy of drive, melodicism and tenderness, which, combined with sincere lyrics, immerse each listener in the picture of their personal experiences.
From the very beginning of russia’s invasion of Ukraine, “Druga Rika”, like many of their colleagues on the stage, took on the fundraising mission. Holding charity concerts in Ukraine and abroad has already become traditional for musicians. Thanks to the support of their fans, the band has already collected over 13 million hryvnias to help the Ukrainian army.
In May, the Ukrainian rock band “Druga Rika” will delight its fans in the UK and Ireland with a unique tour presenting a combined program including the best hits of “Druga Rika” and an exclusive performance of songs from the upcoming album. This will be the musicians’ first tour in the UK.
“As this will be our first tour in the UK and Ireland, we decided to make this performance special. We considered playing an acoustic program “INSHA RIKA” but decided to go further. Thus, in addition to songs in acoustic sound, we will present several compositions from our future album for the first time”, – commented the band’s frontman Valery Kharchyshyn.
The band will continue to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine – part of the profit will be transferred to the needs of the military. “We understand that Ukrainians who are currently abroad may be financially exhausted, but at the same time, we must do everything possible and impossible to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine in this difficult time”, – the band notes.
Early Bird / General admission / VIP Balcony: €38–€70 available online from Whelanslive.com
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.