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10.Oktober 2001

Einlass: 21.00 Uhr

Mumiy Troll

Special Club Concert

Karten im Vorverkauf DM 24.-

DKB, Torstr.60, Berlin-Mitte (neben Kaffee Burger), Mi - So, 18.00 - 24.00

an der Abendkasse nur reservierte Karten zu DM 29.- /kein freier Verkauf

Reservierungen unter


Tel. 030/771 90 356

Mumyi Troll im E -E Atelier Evgenij Kozlov
Mumiy Troll im E -E Atelier Evgenij Kozlov"

Die Europatournee von Mumiy Troll


weiterer Termin in Berlin: 11. Oktober Kulturbrauerei


Mumiy Troll


Ilia "Laguta"
Lagutenko - Vokals


Uri Tsaler - Guitars

Oleg "Punga"
Pungine - Drums

“Vive le Rockapops!”

Mumiy Troll (pronounced Moo-me Troll) is undoubtedly the top band on the current ex-Soviet Rock and Pop scene and has really made its mark with startling albums and live performances that are bursting with energy, combining warmth with total debauchery.

The charismatic frontman, lead singer and songwriter of the band, Ilia Lagoutenko, has been the driving force since the beginning.
Originally from the port of Vladivostok, in the Far East of Russia, he formed his first psychedelic punk band named Bunny Pee at the age of 11. This was at a time when Russia was still isolated behind the Iron Curtain, and any rock’n’roll activities were considered
subversive and were forced underground.
During the eighties Ilia formed Mumiy Troll, experimenting with different music styles from neo-romanticism to big beats. Mumiy Troll released two cassette only albums and became established a following in the underground scene of many Russian cities. However, being labelled “the most socially dangerous band in the world - alongside Black Sabbath and the Sex Pistols” by local Communist Party Chief, but “sweet popsters” by aggressive rock critics, did not help the band to become recognized by the general public. Ilia spent the first half of the next decade in oriental studies and traveling the world in search of some purpose!

In 1996, having been almost forgotten, Mumiy Troll was offered a modest record deal in Russia.  It enabled Ilia and his long-term collaborator, Leo Burlakov (now the band’s manager), to start their first proper studio project in London. The resulting album,“Morskaya” (Nautical), along with some fantastic promo videos (with constant rotation on MTV Russia), intrigued the Russian audience enough to get Mumiy Troll the status of “Best Band of the Millennium”, and “Morskaya’’ reached Number 1 in the Russian charts, as well as their other albums.
Mumiy Troll then delivered a successful live version of the album, exploding all the rumours about Mumiy Troll being a “one-hit wonder” studio project.

Having found their audience, Mumiy Troll are now seen a Russian treasure – ‘The Dostoyevskys of Modern Pop’. Their enigmatically smiling leader has not only became a sex-symbol of his generation but also a most desirable and adorable figure for the Russian media, who found they had finally met an intelligent, human, faithful and independent creator amongst the morass of second-rate Russian pop stars.

Mumiy Troll is now a household name in Russia, throughout the former Soviet bloc, and in an increasing number of other countries. Fan mail and interview requests arrive all over the world. Still independent and even without any distribution outside Russia, Mumiy Troll successfully played concerts in the UK, USA, Israel and Japan. Their live performance at Kanemori Hall, Hakodate, Japan, was broadcast by satellite to over 40 million viewers in Asia. Hong Kong’s Channel V has broadcast television documentaries about the band. Scandinavian radio stations play their songs...

In Russia Mumiy Troll usually play 5,000 - 20,000 seat arenas on their tour. They headlined the Moskowsky Komsomoletz Festival in Luzhniki, playing for over 100,000 people!

The band is currently on tour promoting their latest CD, “ Exactly Mercury Aloe”, and are working on new English language material.
The most socially dangerous band in the world” has arrived!

What the papers say:

“…the meteoric rise of Mumiy Troll, a Vladivostok band that has sparked a Beatlemania-like phenomenon in Russia.”
- Time Out, UK

"... the charismatic lead singer, with his raw energy, biting sarcasm and catchy choruses, is at present perhaps the only truly vital singer on the Russian music scene. The rest are either crushing bores, fools, or just con-artists…"
- St Petersburg Times, Russia

“...The band with no borders.”
- Hokkaido Simbun, Japan

“…Russia’s hottest band. Young Russians do not believe in Santa Claus, they believe in Mumiy Trolls…”
- Dagens Nyheter, Sweden

PR-photography and text courtesy of Mumiy Troll

all other photographs © Hannelore Fobo

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