128 Northeast Russell Street
Portland, OR, 97212
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
The band which identify themselves as Evergreen Far Eastern romantics, was founded in Vladivostok (Russian biggest port on the Pacific 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.
When, in 1997 the 1st album “Morskaya” was released, everyone who was seeking new revelations in Russian music, became obsessed with “Mumiy-mania” and got addicted to the album. The story began in London, at Alaska Studio under the Waterloo Station bridge, where the album was first recorded. Afterwards 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.
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 Pacific 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 film, music, cuisine, fashion, and comics was presented in Los Angeles.
During their North American tour in 2018, they played 8 sold-out gigs followed by several sold-outs in Australia. In the beginning of 2018 Mumiy Troll released their new album “EAST X NORTHWEST“ recorded in Los Angeles.
2019 will see Mumiy Troll play a series of gigs entitled “Morskaya.20”. The programme will feature the greatest hits of this celebrated record, as well as other favoured tracks from their comprehensive back catalogue. Mumiy Troll will also play some songs from their latest record, “EAST X NORTHWEST.”