Mumiy Troll

Мумий Тролль


The band which identify themselves as Evergreen Far Eastern romantics, was founded in Vladivostok (Russian biggest port on the Paci c coast) by Ilya Lagutenko.

Since then, they have played gigs across the globe: from Siberia to the Baltics, Mongolia to Greenland, Shanghai open-airs to St Petersburg’s Palace Square. Being a successful band, they are still fresh, hungry, and in search of new musical discoveries.

Starting with the release of their first self-funded album in 1997, Mumiy Troll (Мумий Тролль) rapidly became one of Russia’s most popular and influential bands. They were the first to appear on Russian MTV, represented Russia at Eurovision, and have won every award going in their native land. Furthermore, they are often called “Russian Rolling Stones” — and with every gig and tour they prove it.

In 2016 the band released their 13th studio album “Malibu Alibi”. The English-language “Malibu Alibi” was recorded during the band’s round-the-world trip on a 19-century sailing ship in locations as diverse as LA, Moscow, China, Singapore and South Africa.

During the European tour to support the album, they played sold-out gigs in Germany, UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Baltic States followed by the North American tour.

In 2016 at the 69th Cannes Film Festival Mumiy Troll presented their movie “Vladivostok Vacation”, filmed during band’s round-the-world trip.

Being the participants of famous festivals and music conferences in different countries (SXSW, Culture Collide, Zandari, Mucon, Sound City, Visual Japan Summit, etc.), in 2013 they founded their own showcase festival “Vladivostok Rocks” (V-ROX) which is held in Vladivostok annually and has become a massive cultural phenomenon recognized by NY Times as “A small Paci c Woodstock...”. In 2017 the festival was held for the 5th time and gathered the audience more than 120 000 people during 3 days.

In 2016 Ilya Lagutenko became a music curator for the annual “Piens Festival” (Milk Festival) in Riga (Latvia). In collaboration with UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) he has established “Far From Moscow Festival”. In December 2016 it was held for the first time: an alternative brand of Russian culture in lm, music, cuisine, fashion, and comics was pre- sented in Los Angeles.

In 2017 the band celebrates the 20th anniversary for their honoured “Morskaya” album. During the 20 years (since 1997) it was re- released several times. Several million copies were sold — it became an absolute record for Russian indie rock band. In Spring 2017 their “Morskaya.20” concert tour started — there were sold-out concerts in St Petersburg, Moscow, Sochi, Vladivostok. In collaboration with Gosha Rubchinskiy Mumiy Troll released a limited capsule collection exclusively at Dover Street Market London, New York, Ginza and Singapore, Paris Trading Museum and Comme des Garçons Seoul shop. The collaboration high- lights the mutual respect and understand-ing for each other’s craft, Russian heritage and the longtime friendship between Mumiy Troll frontman Ilya Lagutenko and Gosha Rubchinskiy. By the way, Kanye West and ASAP Rocky are great admirers of Gosha as well.

In December 2017, by the numerous fans’ requests, the band will play
an additional concert in Moscow. The pro-gram of jubilee concerts consists of Mumiy Troll’s super hits, such as Vladivostok 2000 (the first video that aired on MTV Russia), Utekay, Devochka from “Morskaya” album, songs from every MT album, including Tak Nado, Dolphins, Ranetka, and new songs from the upcoming album.

During the North American tour Feb, 2018, they’ll play 8 gigs followed by concerts in Australia. In the beginning of 2018 Mumiy Troll will release their new album recorded in Los Angeles.

Ilya Lagutenko’s wide cultural interests allow him to collaborate with musicians, artists, directors all over the world. Along with international creative team he took part in the “Paradis” project — performance organized by philanthropic lm studio “Elysium Bandini Studios” and James Franco (Cannes, France). Also, he is permanently involved in nature preserve projects connected with Amur tiger protection, in different charity programs.

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