The long-awaited Laibach Revisited (quadruple!) album has been announced for release at the beginning of 2018.
The Liberation Day film will available from July 17th as a digital download at iTunes.
The Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid are hosting the exhibition 'NSK from Kapital to Capital. Neue Slowenische Kunst An Event of the Final Decade of Yugoslavia'. It opens on June 28th and will run until 8th January 2018.
More details at www.museoreinasofia.es
June '17 - Laibach received the lifetime achievement Golden Whistle award on June 13th. The Golden Whistle (Zlata pišcal) award is a Slovenian professional music prize awarded by the Cultural and Arts Society for achievements in the field of Slovenian popular music.
The Also Sprach Zarathustra tour has been lined up for this autumn around November. The one UK concert will be in London at the O2 Academy Islington.
May '17 -
Laibach collectors may be interested in the upcoming sale of an original serigraph titled POSITIVE/NEUTRAL/NEGATIVE.
More information can be found at serigraphicsystems.com/
April '17 -
ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA will be released by Mute Records on July 14th. The music for the album was originally created last year for a theatre production of Thus Spoke Zarathustra based on Nietzsche’s novel of the same name.
Laibach will perform a concert in Tel Aviv, Isreal on May 12th at Reading 3. The film Liberation Day will be shown the day before. The events are in collaboration with the DocAviv International Film Festival. Tickets
Laibach will return to the Korean Peninsula, this time in the south half with a concert in Jeonju as part of the Jeonju International Film Festival on May 1st. They will also present the film Liberation Day at the festival.
Laibach have announced that they'll be part of a special concert in Trbovlje marking the Day of Uprising Against Occupation during WW2. The concert will take place at the Delavski dom Trbovlje on April 26th, the whole show will be televised.
February '17 -
Laibach have released the Bossanova Remixes as an digital EP.
1. Laibach / Bossanova (A.I. Zero Remix) 04:02
2. Laibach / Bossanova (Flash Beach Remix) 03:10
3. Laibach / Bossanova (Melting Rust Opera Remix) 03:06
The files can be obtained from fleshbeach.bandcamp.com
Laibach and RTV Symphony Orchestra have announced a joint concert in Zagreb on 9th May 2017. It will take place at the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall.
Tickets can be bought from www.eventim.hr/
January '17 -
Laibach Live in Hell at V2 LP has been released by VOD. Originally released on tape back in 1985 and later as very limited edition of 99 bonus record to the VOD84-Release Gesamtkunstwerk on Vinyl-on-Demand. The LP can be ordered direct from www.vinyl-on-demand.com/-1-432-615.htm
November '16 - AUSSTELLUNG LAIBACH KUNST MASCHINE
Laibach exhibition featuring early graphic works and posters at the Gallery Sveta srca (Sacred Hearts) church in Pula, as part of the 22nd International Book Fair in Istria.
At the opening of the exhibition Laibach will perform a short experimental-industrial concert, performing songs from early 80s. Special guest will be Peter Mlakar.
Saturday, 3rd of December, 2016, at 21:00h, free entrance.
More info here: www.sanjamknjige.hr/en/2016/programme/
COLD FRONT FROM THE BALKANS
Laibach will feature in the exhibition 'Balkanlardan Gelen Soguk Hava' (Cold Front From The Balkans) at the Pera Müzesi (Pera Museum) in Istanbul, Turkey. Ccurated by Ali Akay and Alenka Gregoric. Exhibition will open between 10 November 2016 - 07 May 2017.
More details www.peramuseum.org/
October '16 - LIBERATION DAY will be presented at the 2016 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) during the opening weekend of IDFA Melkweg. The film will be preceded by an introduction from reknowned culture critic and philosopher Slavoj ŽIŽEK and afterwards with a live concert by Laibach.
Laibach Kunst's 'RED DISTRICTS + BLACK CROSS' exhibition at the Galerie Caesar in Olomouc (Czech Republic) opens on November 1st and runs until December 3rd. Laibach members will make an appearance on November 9th at 6pm.
More details www.galeriecaesar.cz/Galerie
September '16 - The documentary film of Laibach's visit to North Korea 'Liberation Day' will feature at the Films From the South Festival, Oslo Oct 6-16.
Website for Liberation Day www.liberationday.film
Ausstellung Laibach Kunst - Kontinuiteta ciste forme
Laibach exhibition at the Gallery Gallery, Trg prekomorskih brigad 1, Ljubljana.
Opens on 22nd September at 19:30. The exhibition will be open till 21st of October 2016.
The central artworks exhibited at the GalerijaGallery represent a reconstruction and interpretation of the tense events which accompanied Laibach’s activities in the Croatian capital at the start of the 1980s. http://www.galerijagallery.com/
NSK from Kapital to Capital, Neue Slowenische Kunst – An Event of the Final Decade of Yugoslavia exhibition will be on view in Moscow, Russia.
30th September to 9th December 2016, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow.
More information garagemca.org and www.mg-lj.si
A representative from Laibach will participate at the Salzburg Forum seminar, titled Open Societies Under Attack: The Return of ideology. Laibach's Ivo Saliger will have a presentation, titled ‘Laibach and the Sound of Ideology’, on Monday, 5th September, at the Parker Hall at 18:30. The seminar is organised by International Peace Institute between 4th and 6th September 2016 at the historic Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria.
More information www.ipinst.org
August '16 - Laibach features with their version of Warm Leatherette on the CD sampler with the magazine Electronic Sound, issue 22, September 2016.
July '16 -
Laibach and RTV Symphony Orchestra are preparing a unique show in Ljubljana on September 2nd 2016, that will be held inside the courtyard of Križanke. The first part of the concert will include the premiere performance of a brand new work, a 30-minute original composition based on France Prešeren’s Baptism By The Savica, set in the period of the conversion of Slovenes to Christianity and the battles between Christians and pagans.
Tickets can be ordered from FESTIVAL LJUBLJANA
May '16 - Laibach and the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra will repeated the concert performed in Brussels earlier this year on 2 September 2016 in Križanke, Ljubljana.
Trailer for "Liberation Day", the upcoming full-length documentary about Laibach's groundbreaking North Korea concerts in August 2015. The World premiere is planned for Autumn 2016.
April '16 -
NSK: From Kapital to Capital. An Event in the Final Decade of Yugoslavia
The exhibition will feature as part of wider programme titled The 1980s Today's Beginnings? an alternative view on the 1980s. The NSK feature will run until June 26th. The opening of the exhibition takes place on Saturday 16 April at 3 p.m. with a welcome by Charles Esche, director of Van Abbemuseum, and a speech by Zdenka Badovinac, director of Moderna galerija Ljubljana.
5611 NH Eindhoven
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Ivan Novak will present the Laibach lecture at the Van Abbemuseum on Thursday 28 April, 18:30 - 19:30
March '16 - THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA
Anton Podbevšek Teater (APT) is staging the premičre of Thus Spoke Zarathustra, directed by Matjaž Berger, on 15th March 2016 at 8 pm at the Božidar Jakac Art Museum in Kostanjevica na Krki. The project features original Laibach music.
Opening night: 15 March 2016 at 8 pm
Repeat performances: 16 - 29 March 2016 at 8 pm
Staged at the monastery church in the Božidar Jakac Art Museum / Kostanjevica na Krki
More information at email@example.com
February '16 - Das Phänomen Laibach in Text und Kontext
The one-day symposium on Laibach takes place on 23 May 2016 in Ljubljana, comprising academics from Slovenia, Austria, Germany and the United Kingdom. The conference language will be German, attendance is free. It is hoped that the conference will result in an edited volume.
More details at http://www.aston.ac.uk/lss/news/events/das-phnomen-laibach-in-text-und-kontext/d
January '16 - Laibach features in the exhibition 'Monuments Should Not Be Trusted' which brings together over 30 leading artists and groups from the “golden years” of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - the period between the early 1960s and the mid 1980s. Runs from 16th Jan 2016 to 4th Mar 2016 at the Nottingham Contemporary, UK.
More details at http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/art/monuments-should-not-be-trusted
November '15 -
Laibach's new tour programme for 2016, The Sound of Music Tour Part 1 kicks off in January. The concert in Berlin will be part of events commemorating 100 years since the Great War. In Brussels Laibach will be joined by RTV Symphonic Orchestra and Mixed Choir to mark the occasion of the 2016 Green Capital of Europe Award being presented to the city of Ljubljana.
October '15 - Two new concert dates have been announced.
7.12.15 Skopje, Macedonia – Metropolis Arena, Taksirat Festival
9.12.15 Belgrade, Serbia – Mikser house
September '15 - Laibach's founding members will be appearing at Let's CEE film festival in Vienna where they will be discussing the 'principle of overidentification' through their collaboration on films. They will also be answering related questions. More details at LET'S CEE FILM FESTIVAL 2015
NSK from Kapital to Capital
Lavishly documented book on one of the most significant art collectives of the late twentieth century. In 1984, three groups of artists in post-Tito Yugoslavia (music and multimedia group Laibach, the visual arts group Irwin, and the theater group Scipion Nasice Sisters Theater) came together to form the Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) art collective. Now on sale from MIT Press.
Amazon UK should have it in stock by October.
August '15 - Merchandise related to Laibach's visit to North Korea is currently available for a limited period from wtc.laibach.org.
July '15 -
Those interested in travelling to North Korea to see Laibach should contact one of the two North Korea travel operators. UPDATE: Both operators are now not taking any new applications for this tour. www.koryogroup.com www.youngpioneertours.com
June '15 -
Tickets are now on sale for Laibach's anniversary concerts on July 4th in the town of Trbovlje, where the group was established 35 years ago. The group will be presenting two concerts with a special program which will also include songs from the upcoming North Korean Liberation Day Tour in August.
Tickets and information www.laibach.org/35th-anniversary/
Laibach have lined up two concerts in Pyongyang, North Korea. Currently scheduled for the 19th and 20th of August, Silence will also join Laibach on stage. The so-called Liberation Day Tour will mark the 70th anniversary of the Korean peninsula's liberation from Japanese rule. The concerts will also be subject of a documentary film scheduled for premiere in 2016.
Update on the 35th Anniversary of Laibach event. On July 4th Laibach will celebrate with two concerts and an installation in the Delavski Dom Trbovlje plus a party gathering on Mount Kum.
Laibach will perform an open-air rooftop concert at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb on July 11th, within the context of its thematic exhibition on Bauhaus.
Tickets are available from www.entrio.hr.
The international conference on the NSK opens on Friday, 19th June, at 6 p.m.
NSK from Kapital to Capital: Neue Slowenische Kunst – an Event of the Final Decade of Yugoslavia. The conference runs from 19th to 21st June at the auditorium of the Moderna galerija. It will be in English. Admission is free, but registration is required. More details at http://nsk.mg-lj.si/program/
The Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana is currently presenting an extensive exhibition on the Neue Slowenische Kunst, open until August 17th. On the terrace of the museum the original 1980s Laibach members will perform an industrial sound improvisation titled 'Music Nocturno' on June 20th at 10pm.
Ivan Novak and Dejan Knez will give a guided tour of the exhibition on July 3rd, 12:00 noon.
Last few days of the Indiegogo campaign to support the North American Tour and get some unique Laibach merchandise.
May '15 -
Laibach will record all the American Tour shows for a digital download compilation. The download of the tour compilation is only available at Laibach's Indiegogo campaign. It can now be ordered in advance from Indiegogo/Laibach.
NSK from Kapital to Capital at Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana
Don’t miss the biggest and most complex exhibition on the Neue Slowensiche Kunkst (NSK) movement (1984 – 1992) so far. Laibach was an important part of the organisation.
Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, 11 May – 16 August 2015.
There will also be a special Laibach performance in front of Moderna Galerija on 20 June 2015.
April '15 -
Laibach is setting off on a new tour of North America this May, where it last toured in 2008. The tour is expected to result in a loss of USD 60,000. In order to offset some of the cost Laibach have set up a crowdfunding site where Laibach fans can offer to donate and also buy some very unique merchandising. More details
SPECTRE PARTY REVENUE STAMPS
In order to finance planned projects for the near future Laibach are issuing Spectre Party Revenue Stamps. The value of the stamps are 100 II (WTC), 50 II and 30 II, now equal to 100, 50, and 30 Euros. The stamps gain credit in the WTC store and a discount on the merchandise for one year.
If any of the three stamps are ordered before the end of May 2015, you can also order merchandise and products to the full value of the stamp. See WTC for full details.
Party Meeting in Trbovlje and Kum Mountain
Laibach is celebrating its 35th Anniversary with a special concert in Trbovlje on the 4th of July. There will also be a Laibach installation and both will take place at the Delavski dom. Holders of the Spectre Revenue Stamps (SRS) will receive a substantial discount on the concert ticket. After the concert the Spectre party meeting will continue at Kum Mountain. More details will follow soon.
An official Laibach app is now available on iTunes and GooglePlay for pocket and mobile devices.
February '15 -
Laibach will feature in the exhibition ‘Grammar of Freedom, Five Lessons’ at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, curated by Zdenka Badovinac, Snejana Krasteva and Bojana Piškur.
February 6th - April 19th 2015
More information: http://www.mg-lj.si/node/1398
January '15 -
Spectremix - A new digital album featuring remixes from Spectre is due for release on March 31st. It will also be available as part of a digital deluxe version of Spectre.
Eurovision (Torul remix)
The Whistleblowers (Marcel Dettmann remix)
The Whistleblowers (Diamond Version remix)
Koran (Alex Smoke remix)
Eat Liver! (Gramatik remix)
Resistance Is Futile (Function remix)
Koran (iTurk remix)
We Are Millions and Millions Are One (Konstantin Sibold remix)
Eurovision (Marcel Dettmann remix)
From Kapital to Capital - A major exhibition on the Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK). Laibach was one of the main groups in the art collective which had a significant impact during the last decade of Yugoslavia. The exhibition takes place at the Moderna Galerija in Ljubljana.
12th May – 17th August 2015
Curator - Zdenka Badovinac
Press preview: Monday, 11th May 2015, 8pm
Promotional video for 'No History' made by artist Vuk Jevremovic, a big fan of Laibach.
North American dates have now been confirmed with more due to be added. The tour will start in Washington DC on 11th May.
Laibach is collaborating with director Milo Rau on the theatre production 'The Dark Ages' for the Bavarian State Theatre and in co-operation with the International Institute of Political Murder (IIPM). Laibach will be composing the music for the production.
The premiere of "The Dark Ages" starts at 8pm in Bavarian State Theatre, Munich. After the performance Laibach will play a solo show at the Residenztheater on 11th April, 2015 at 10.30pm.
November '14 - Laibach have announced more dates for the upcoming European tour. Two dates so far have been lined up for the UK in April - London's Electric Ballroom 02/04/15 and Manchester Academy 03/04/15.
Cold Spring have now released 'Neu Konservatiw' as a limited picture disc with new artwork, based on the traditional German ehrenscheibe style. More details at coldspring.co.uk
Promo for the upcoming film - Iron Sky The Coming Race.
As in the first film Laibach will be providing the soundtrack.
September '14 - Laibach will feature in an exhibition titled Evil Clowns, opening on September 26th at HMKV at Dortmunder U, curated by Inke Arns and co-curated by Marie Lechner.
Exhibition will last till March 8th, 2015.
More information can be found at: www.hmkv.de/_en/
UPDATE - Due to a heavy weather forecast in the area of Labin Laibach’s concert in the courtyard of the Labin mines is unfortunately cancelled. The Laibach Kunst exhibition for the opening of the festival, at 20:00h still remains as planned.
Laibach will open the Industrial Art Biennial in the city of Labin, Croatia, September 19th, 2014 with a Red District exhibition and a concert.
Laibach - Concert & Exhibition “Crvenireviri”
When: 2014/09/19 @ 9:00 pm – 2014/09/23 @ 10:00 pm
Where: KuC Lamparna (Club + Gallery 1, 2), Rudarska ulica, 52220, Labin, Croatia
August '14 - The re-release of Laibach’s Nova Akropola LP is now available for pre-order. The LP includes 2 reproduction A1(594mm x 841mm) posters. Resurr Exit & Die Liebe ist die Grosse Kraft.
LAIBACH : NOVA AKROPOLA LP re-release
Catalogue Number: OPT4.016
Release Date: 8/12/2014
Optic Nerve website for the pre-order price of Ł11.99. Regular price Ł14.99: opticnerverecordings.com
The USA, it is distributed by Darla and available to pre-order: darla.com/
Distributed everywhere else by Cargo Germany: www.cargo-records.de
Laibach have invited Peter Mlakar to appear at the concert at Škofja Loka Castle on August 29th. Peter will explain the hidden meaning of Spectre.
An NSK-Irwin presentation regarding the NSK State will be held in Dobbia (near Staranzano - province of Gorizia, North-East of Italy, not far from the border with Slovenia). The meeting will be on Tuesday, 19 August (at 21:00) in the occasion of the "DobiaArtEventi" festival. The festival will take place from 19 August to 23 August.
Links to the event and venue are found here (Italian language):
A comprehensive study of the art collective Neue Slowenische Kunst has recently been published in Poland. The book 'Geografia artystyczna Neue Slowenische Kunst. Wieloaspektowosc i kolektywizm' ("The Artistic Geography of Neue Slowenische Kunst. Multifariousness and Collectivism") published by Joanna Szczepanik in collaboration with Katedra Wydawnictwo Naukowe and SWPS (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw).
The book (Polish language) can be ordered from the following link:
July '14 - 5 Spectre tracks reworked as ringtones are now available for download on iTunes Store. At the moment the ringtones only work for iOS phones.
UPDATE: Now also available for Android platforms from http://wtc.laibach.org/
Bossanova (I Want Torture!)
The Whistleblowers (Whistle & Snare)
Eurovision (Europe is Falling Apart)
Resistance Is Futile (Borg Theme)
Laibach was invited by the Polish National Centre for Culture for a project commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. A new Laibach EP, 1 VIII 1944. Warszawa is now available in Poland - weblink.
Laibach - 1 VIII 1944. Warszawa EP Tracklist:
1 - Warszawskie dzieci
2 - Zog Nit Keyn Mol
3 - Mach Dir Nichts Daraus
On the 24th October, Laibach will premiere the songs live at the Soundedit Festival in Lodz, Poland.
Laibach will be performing a special concert at the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival as part of the Norwegian Constitution Bicentennial. They will perform new material from the Spectre album, as well as a brand new version of Edvard Grieg’s unfinished opera “Olav Tryggvason”.
Oslo's Sentrum Scene
Saturday 13the September 2014
More details: http://ultima.no/en/news/563/
The video for Eurovision was filmed in the industrial area of Trbovlje, the home town of Laibach, and the nearby Kum mountain. Video was directed by Rátneek
April '14 - Presentation of the book “Celostna umetnina Laibach” by Barbara Borcic will be held at Škuc Gallery in Ljubljana at 7pm on April 22nd.
New Spectre Tour dates have been confirmed:
21.05.14 - Sofia Live Club, Sofia, Bulgaria
22.05.14 - The Silver Church, Bucharest, Romania
14.06.14 - Beograd Dom Omladine, Serbia. (Note the change of date for the Belgrade show.)
New and updated French and German translation of Alexei Monroe's book on Laibach and NSK have just been published. Following 2003's Slovene language Pluralni monolit (Maska) and 2005's Interrogation Machine (MIT), new editions are now available from Le Camion Noir in France and Ventil Verlag in Germany.
These editions both contains new illustrations, updated chronology and extensive new material covering developments over the last decade.
March '14 - A SPECTRE is haunting Europe, the Spectre of Laibach! The tour has now started.
Totalitarian style promotional video by director Morten Traavik of The Whistleblowers can be seen on www.nowness.com/
February '14 - Please note the change of venue for the London show:
New venue: VILLAGE UNDERGROUND 12 March
Tickets already purchased are valid. Web Link
The DICTATOR'S CUT of Iron Sky is now out on DVD. It's all-new take on the film, following the original vision of the director Timo Vuorensola. This version is 20 minutes longer, loaded with new visual effects and new music from Laibach. The DVD includes a 75 minute Making of Iron Sky and also bonus material and behind the scenes footage.
January '14 - Title: Laibach: Frameworks and Short Circuits
Date: Friday, 21 February 2014
Time: 19,00 - 20,00
Venue: MC Podlaga - Youth Center, Sežana (Slovenia - address Kosovelova, 5 Sežana; www.mcpodlaga.com)
Description: the aim of this informal meeting is to shed light on one of the most interesting, well-known and yet highly controversial cultural expressions from Slovenia: namely, the musical ensemble Laibach. The presentations will attempt to provide a framework for understanding some of the characteristics of Laibach, including the symbols and imagery used by the band (e.g. within the NSK collective movement and during their live shows), and its beginnings which, in some ways, resemble the elements of punk (sub)culture. The meeting coincides with the release of Laibach's new album 'Spectre' (Mute Records, forthcoming), defined as a 'political manifesto in poetic form'.
Speakers: Aleš Erjavec; Gorazd Brne; Mitja Stefancic.
Please note: presentations will be in Slovenian.
The entry to the venue is free.
Laibach release their new album, Spectre on CD, vinyl and download on 3 March 2014. The deluxe edition of the album will come with four extra tracks plus the SPECTRE Partybook: a laminated linen bound party membership book with SPECTRE’s manifesto and an invite to register your allegiance to its thesis. This edition is limited and can now be ordered early together with all the other formats.
Pre-order at: http://spectre.laibach.org/pre-order-spectre/
The new album SPECTRE is available in four different editions:
1. Deluxe CD edition with four extra tracks plus the SPECTRE Party book
2. Special CD edition with four extra tracks (no Party book)
3. Vinyl special edition (ten tracks), with Party book
4. Vinyl edition without Party book
All four editions come with a SPECTRE STICKER. You may also purchase the SPECTRE PARTY BOOK separately from WTC.
The SPECTRE tour dates are now official and will start in Luzern, Switzerland on March 6th, more dates will be added. The single UK date is Koko in London on March 12th. See concerts section for the full list.
CIA will present Laibach: The New Cultural Revolution, a series of events with the legendary Slovenian art / music group commencing with the Laibach Kunst exhibition at CIA from 17th January 2014, followed by a seminar by Laibach in association with the City University of Hong Kong on the 21st March 2014, and culminating with a Laibach musical performance at The Vine Centre on the 22nd March 2014. Culture Industries Association - Unit 7, Block B, 8/F, Wah Tat Industrial Centre, 8 Wah Sing Street, Kwai Hing, Hong Kong.
More details at: www.ciahk.org
November '13 -
Iron Sky Director’s Cut Original Soundtrack. This new edition is stripped of the added film dialogues that were present on the Original Soundtrack and expanded with new music for the extended version of the film due for release next year. The format is Deluxe Ltd Edition Gatefold Vinyl - Double Vinyl + Double CD Set.
It can be ordered from Mutebank.
Laibach have agreed to write the soundtrack for the sequel of the film 'Iron Sky'. Filming 'Iron Sky The Coming Race' is expected to begin in 2015.
October '13 -
With the new album due out in early 2014 Laibach have released 3 tracks which can be downloaded from http://spectre.laibach.org/
Ivo Saliger (Laibach) will present a talk titled "LAIBACH: XY-UNSOLVED".
Place: Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Burgring 2, 8010 Graz, Austria
Date & Time: Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 pm
Ivo Saliger will talk about the genesis, the context, the reactions, and the results of the television interview from 1983.
More details : http://www.km-k.at/en/event/ivan-novak-laibach/
August '13 - The new Laibach studio album is expected early 2014, released by Mute Records.
Laibach have announced four 'S' concerts that will be part of a short Autumn tour. The UK is expected to feature in the Spring 2014 tour. Laibach's first ever concert in the People's Republic of China will be held on March 22nd, 2014, at The Vine Center, 29 Burrows St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
21.11.13 - Dampfzentrale/Saint Ghetto, Bern, Switzerland
28.11.13 - Kharkov, Zhara Club, Ukraine
30.11.13 - Moscow, Glav Club, Russia
01.12.13 - St. Petersburg, Avrora Concert Hall, Russia