Russia’s biggest rock band, Mumiy Troll will make their U.S. network television debut on CBS’ Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson on Nov. 2! Could this be the first Russian band to perform live on Ferguson?
To coincide with this event, Mumiy Troll has also confirmed that they will release their first English language package on Oct. 13, 2009 as a digital EP “Paradise Ahead” with five tracks in English. All this surrounds the band’s 40+ tour dates in the US, Canada and Mexico beginning Oct. 2 in New York @ Irving Plaza. All info below!
Please let us know if you have an interest in interviewing head Troll Ilya Lagutenko (who is fluent in English – and Mandarin!) need an EP, want to attend a show, etc.
JPGS, bio, etc. can be found here: http://ambassador.mumiytroll.com
Josh & Tracy
RUSSIA’S MUMIY TROLL CONFIRMED FOR NETWORK TELEVISION DEBUT ON CBS’ LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON ON NOVEMBER 2
Band’s First English Language Digital-Only Five-Song EP Paradise Ahead Confirmed for October 13, Coinciding With Massive Two Month Tour of United States, Canada and Mexico
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES, CA (TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2009) – Mumiy Troll (http://www.mumiytroll.com/en), Russia’s biggest rock band, have confirmed today that they will make their network television debut on November 2, 2009 on CBS’ Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
The band also confirmed the October 13th release of a digital-only, five-song EP Paradise Ahead which features the band’s first English language songs. Tracks include “Paradise Ahead”, “Smog”, “Me Eskimo (Polar Bear)”, “Mothers and Daughters” and “Nuclear Station”. The EP will be available to all major online retail outlets to coincide with Mumiy Troll’s massive two-month North American tour. Physical copies will be made available to consumers on demand via Amazon. Confirmed dates include:
10/02 @ The Fillmore @ Irving Plaza, New York, NY
10/03 @ Café Nine, New Haven, CT
10/04 @ Jerky’s Live Music Hall, Providence, RI
10/05 @ Middle East Downstairs, Boston, MA
10/06 @ Pearl Street, Northampton, MA
10/08 @ Club Lambi, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
10/09 @ Babylon, Ottawa, Ontario CANADA
10/10 @ MOD Club, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
10/11 @ The Pike @ Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac, MI
10/12 @ Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
10/14 @ Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago, IL
10/16 @ First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
10/17 @ Slowdown, Omaha, NE
10/18 @ Record Bar, Kansas City, MO
10/20 @ Blubird, Denver, CO
10/21 @ Urban Lounge, Salt Lake, City, UT
10/23 @ Starlite Room, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
10/24 @ The Den, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
10/25 @ Teatro De Ciudad, Mexico City, Mexico (with Omar Torres)
10/27 @ Cervantino International Festival, Guanajuato, Mexico (with Omar Torres)
10/28 @ Berbati’s Pan, Portland, OR
10/29 @ The Independent, San Francisco, CA
10/30 @ Key Club, Los Angeles, CA
11/02 @ Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS)
11/02 @ Casbah, San Diego, CA
11/03 @ Martini Ranch Scottsdale, AZ
11/05 @ Granada Theater, Dallas, TX
11/06 @ Emo’s Alternative Lounge - Inside, Austin, TX (with Electric Six)
11/07 @ Meridian, Houston, TX.
11/09 @ Republic, New Orleans, LA
11/10 @ Club Downunder, Tallahassee, FL
11/13 @ 1982 Bar, Gainsville, FL.
11/14 @ The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
11/16 @ Cat’s Cradle, Carboro, NC
11/17 @ Canal Club Downstairs’ Lounge, Richmond, VA
11/18 @ Black Cat, Washington, DC
11/19 @ Theater of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
11/21 @ Venue, Vancouver, BC CANADA
11/22 @ Chop Suey, Seattle WA
Shortly after performing on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Mumiy Troll will head down to San Diego to perform at The Casbah as previously scheduled.
This flurry of activity comes on the heels of Comrade Ambassador, Mumiy Troll’s first commercially available release in North America in early 2009. Part of Mumiy Troll's success can be attributed to their multi-genre sound, a hybrid of rock and pop which songwriter Lagutenko calls "rockapops". Reviews of Comrade Ambassador were overwhelmingly positive, with coverage in Entertainment Weekly, Toronto Star, and San Francisco Examiner.
Mumiy Troll began as “one of the most socially dangerous bands in the world” as noted by a local Communist party chief in the former Soviet Union; yet, was hailed as “Best Band of the Millennium” by leading Russian music critics after the fall of communism. Mumiy Troll began playing club dates in Siberia in their hometown of Vladivostock and steadily built a large fan base that now packs arenas in Moscow and St. Petersburg as well as the Baltic States. Having played over 1,000 gigs since the turn of the century, and boasting a back catalogue of eight full-length CDs, Mumiy Troll are the most influential and successful independent artists in Russia today.
ABOUT MUMIY TROLL
Originally founded in Vladivostok, Russia Mumiy Troll earned early success in Moscow with startling albums and live performances that burst with energy, warmth and debauchery. The band's "rockapops" sound has taken the band to dizzying heights in Russia where they graced the covers of Russian editions of GQ, Time Out, Rolling Stone and Hello!. Mumiy Troll is: Ilya Lagutenko – vocals, guitars, songwriting, Yuri Tsaler – guitar, keyboards and saxophone, Eugene "Sdwig" Zvidionny – bass, Oleg Pungin - drums.
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Tracy Blackburn, 323-464-6315, firstname.lastname@example.org