Female-fronted, truth-telling, Russian-imported hard rockers LOUNA are pleased to announce their first ever U.S. tour with The Pretty Reckless and Heaven’s Basement, hitting 26 U.S. cities this fall! The tour kicks off on September 25th in Jacksonville, FL and comes to a close in Washington, D.C. on November 3rd. Tickets are on sale now, so get them while you can experience LOUNA during their first visit to the U.S.!
Today, the band released a personal video to fans announcing their involvement in the tour, exclusively with Revolver Magazine. View the video here! The video discusses the band’s excitement to perform for fans in the United States, and also discusses how they are pleased to come to the states to show American fans that outside of all of the oppression and discrimination going on in Russia right now, there are good, real people that want to spread a message of peace and bring people together.
“This is the first time that a major rock band from Russia has visited America since the 1980’s,” states frontwoman Lousine Gevorkian. “We’re happy to visit 26 cities with The Pretty Reckless and our new friends in Heaven’s Basement and to play our music to you, because we’re a band that wants to sing about peace, wants to sing about love, wants to sing about freedom, friendship, and no wars, no pain and no discrimination.”
See below for all confirmed tour dates:
LOUNA On Tour with THE PRETTY RECKLESS & HEAVEN’S BASEMENT
9/25 – Jacksonville, FL, Jack Rabbits
9/26 – Tampa, FL, The Orpheum
9/27 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Revolution Live
9/28 – Orlando, FL, The Social
9/29 – Pensacola, FL, Vinyl Music Hall
9/30 – New Orleans, LA, House of Blues
10/02 – Houston, TX, House of Blues
10/03 – Austin, TX, The Parish
10/04 – Dallas, TX, House of Blues
10/05 – San Antonio, TX, Sam’s Burger Joint
10/07 – Scottsdale, AZ, Pub Rock Live
10/09 – San Diego, CA, House of Blues
10/10 – Anaheim, CA, House of Blues
10/11 – Los Angeles, CA, House of Blues
10/12 – San Francisco, CA, Slim’s
10/14 – Portland, OR, Hawthorne Theatre
10/15 – Seattle, WA, El Corazon
10/23 – Minneapolis, MN, Varsity Theatre
10/25 – Detroit, MI, St. Andrew’s Hall
10/26 – Indianapolis, IN, Deluxe at ONC
10/27 – Chicago, IL, House of Blues
10/29 – Columbus, OH, A&R Music Bar
10/30 – Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE
10/31 – Cleveland, OH, House of Blues
11/01 – Cincinnati, OH, Bogart’s
11/03 – Washington DC, The Fillmore
No other rock group from Russia has exploded onto the music scene quite as rapidly as LOUNA. Their first English language album, Behind A Mask, was released on April 30, 2013 via Red Decade Records and MEG/RED. Frontwoman Lousine Gevorkian was named the best female rock vocalist in Russia in February of 2013 at the annual Nashe Awards, the closest award show in Russia to the Grammy’s or American Music Awards for rock musicians. She was nominated for the same award the year before.
LOUNA are the most commercially successful rock band of the modern protest movement (of which Pussy Riot has become the most internationally renowned). They donated their song “The Time of X” to the White Album project raising funds for Pussy Riot’s support and defense. MTV USA came to Moscow in the Fall of 2012 and will feature LOUNA in an upcoming documentary about protest musicians around the world called “Rebel Music” airing in October on MTV.
After the release of their first EP, which lyrically focused on the many modern social problems that exist, they were quickly named the 2009 Best New Artist of the Year at the annual Russian Alternative Music Prize (RAMP) awards. They released their first album, “Let’s Get Louder” in December of 2010, selling out every venue during their first national tour of Russia supporting the album. Two singles, “Fight Club” and “Let’s Get Louder” reached #1 on the Russian radio charts, with “Fight Club” remaining in the top 10 for a record-breaking 16 weeks and also being named the 2011 Rock Song of the Year at the annual Nashe Awards. Along with this, LOUNA was nominated for Breakthrough Artist and Solo Performance of the year. “Mama,” their first single from their February 2012 album, “The Time of X”, went straight to #1 on the Russian radio charts.
LOUNAhas performed on the main stage as a headliner at every major festival throughout Russia, and is almost universally considered the most in demand young rock band in all of the Russian world. They have played in Russia with numerous international artists such as Limp Bizkit, Billy Talent, Paramore, The Killers, Bullet for My Valentine and many others. In early 2012, they were invited to perform as one of the main headliners at the 50th-birthday concert festival honoring Russian rock legend Victor Tsoi of the band KINO, playing to audiences of over 15,000 people in both Moscow and St. Petersburg.
|Lou Gevorkian (vocals)
Vitaly Demidenko (bass)
Rouben Kazariyan (guitar)
Sergey Ponkratiev (guitar)
Leonid “Pilot” Kinzbursky (drums)