We are happy to announce that famous Red Hot Chili Peppers funk rock band are coming to Riga in July 2017.

They gonna perform live on the open-air arena in Lucavsala on 27 July 2017.


the sisters of mercy

The sisters of mercy

On Wednesday, 3 August, at the “Palladium” concert-hall in Riga, Latvia, the gothic rock legend “Sisters of Mercy” will perform! The concert is organized by “Live Fest”.

The band was created in 1977 in Leeds (UK) when Andrew Eldritch and Gary Marx met, but only Eldritch with the drum-machine Doktor Avalanche – his companion since 1981, have been the only substantive members of “The Sisters Of Mercy” for all these years. Of course, it is not really right to call the drum-machine a band member, but actually Doktor Avalanche’s programmed drum rhythms combined with Eldritch’s deep baritone create the “The Sisters of Mercy” sound. However, nowadays the drum-machine has been replaced with three “MacBook Pro” computers.

At concerts Eldritch is assisted by two guitarists – Ben Christo and Chris Catalyst.

The band had its commercial breakthrough in 1983 with the hit-single “Temple of Love”, seducing the fans of gothic rock with sounds of post-punk, gospel and the mix of pop-music.  It was followed by other massive songs such as “The Corrosion”, “Domination”, “More” and others, gaining fan crowds all over the world.

In 1990 the band’s third and final album “Vision Love” was released.  For its promo tour, “The Sisters of Mercy” toured together with the political rap group “Public Enemy”, causing unintentional collisions between the fans during their concerts. It got cancelled mid-tour. At the same time, the band had strife with their record label “EastWest Records” and only in 1997, Eldritch got out the record-deal with the label.  Instead of making and recording a new album, Eldritch refused to “play by the rules” and till this day he has not recorded and released a new song.

From 1991 Sisters of Mercy is a concert band. They perform the songs that are already well-known from their popular records, and new songs, which have been created in the last couple of years, but have not been recorded.


World Jazz Festival Riga

It’s Year Three for the “World Jazz Festival” in Riga, and another lineup of superstars is ready to entertain you. This time out, the Festival will feature three major concerts: under starry skies in the heart of Riga, on Dome Square (July 28), the free-of-charge festival opener, and the festive evening gigs in Arena RIGA (July 28, July 29).


28.07.2016, 3 p.m.

Dome Square

– Festival opening event; a celebration; free of charge.

28.07.2016, 7 p.m.

Arena RIGA

The long-awaited appearance in Riga of Italian soul music star Mario Biondi, who has been doing festivals in Europe in recent years. Also on the bill – a rare chance to also hear the Russian virtuoso Oleg Akuratov /piano/. He will surely please fans this time, making up for hisnon-appearance several years back for various reasons.

29.07.2016, 7 p.m.

Arena RIGA

Two living legends of jazz – American pianist Bob James  and Africa’s-own Hugh Masekela /trumpet/. will man and command the stage.

Tickets: http://www.bilesuserviss.lv/eng/tickets/muzika/dzezs-un-bluzs/world-jazz-festival-183780/

Black Sabbath in Riga
It’s the Beginning of THE END.

It started nearly five decades ago with a crack of thunder, a distant bell ringing and then that monstrous riff that shook the earth. The heaviest rock sound ever heard.

In that moment Heavy Metal was born, created by a young band from Birmingham, England barely out of their teens.

Now it ENDS, the final tour by the greatest Metal Band of all time, BLACK SABBATH. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler close the final chapter in the final volume of the incredible BLACK SABBATH story.

BLACK SABBATH’s farewell tour, THE END, begins in Europe on June 01, 2016 and it promises to surpass all previous tours with their most mesmerizing production ever.

When this tour concludes, it will truly be THE END,
THE END of one of most legendary bands in Rock ’n Roll history…
7/05 Latvia, Riga – Arena Riga
Buy tickets: http://www.bilesuserviss.lv/eng/tickets/muzika/roks-un-pops/black-sabbath-the-end-ozzy-osbourne-tony-iommi-geezer-butler-172377/

Ackeemama – urban reggie band from Saint-Petersburg – performers of live music in a reggae style.
We are proud to announce that during the band’s performance in Riga, musicians chose “Amalienhof hostel Riga” as place of residence!