Described as the greatest living Russian poet and singer, cult music hero Boris Grebenshikov or “BG” will make his return to North America this December for a multi-city tour, in celebration of the 45th anniversary of his iconic band Aquarium that begins in Los Angeles at the Avalon on December 3.
Grebenshikov has been popular with Western audiences since 1986, when Aquarium was featured on “Red Wave,” the first compilation of rock music from St. Petersburg, Russia ever released by a US record label.
Over the years, he has been compared to Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Marc Bolan, and in 1989, he released English language album “Radio Silence,” produced by Eurhythmics’ Dave Stewart and released on Columbia Records.
In recent years, he has toured extensively throughout Europe, playing sold out concerts in the renowned Théatre de la Ville in Paris and The Royal Albert Hall in London.
Today, Grebenshikov strives to transcend cultural, religious and spiritual borders and to explore his craft, delving into Celtic, Reggae and other music genres, and collaborating with great masters of traditional instruments, including Armenian duduk player Djivan Gasparyan, Indian flautist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and American guitarist Henry Kaiser. His talented band of international musicians includes Irish flautist Brian Finnegan and drummer Liam Bradley, bass player Alexander Titov from London and guitarist Alexey Zubarev from Russia.
After Los Angeles, Grebenshikov will make stops in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, New York City, Toronto and Miami.
December 3, Los Angeles, CA – Avalon, Hollywood
December 5, San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts
December 6, Seattle, WA – Showbox Presents
December 8, Chicago, IL – Park West Theater
December 10, New York City – The Beacon Theatre
December 12, Toronto, Canada – The Phoenix Concert Theatre
December 14, Miami, Florida – Lauderhill Performing Arts Center