Fresh off the heels of a sold-out European tour, Mumiy Troll returns to North America with a multi-city tour culminating in Austin, Texas, at the V-Rox Showcase during SXSW. The band will play songs from their second English-language album, Malibu Alibi; their 11th Russian language release, Pirate Copies; and hits and classics from their extensive repertoire.
MARCH 2 - CHICAGO - LINCOLN HALL
MARCH 3 - TORONTO - LEE'S PALACE
MARCH 4 - BOSTON - MIDDLE EAST DOWNSTAIRS
MARCH 5 - NEW YORK - GRAMERCY THEATER
MARCH 7 - LOS ANGELES - EL REY THEATER
MARCH 8 - SAN FRANCISCO - BIMBO'S
MARCH 10 - SEATTLE - THE CROCODILE
MARCH 15 - 20 - AUSTIN - SXSW
Malibu Alibi was recorded while circumnavigating the globe on a 19th century tall ship which docked in such diverse locations as China, Los Angeles, Moscow, Singapore and South Africa. It’s a new take on the concept of ‘World Music,’ incorporating themes, moods and arrangements directly inspired by the multi-cultural circumstances and locations of its creation. Mumiy Troll’s chameleon-like front man, Ilya Lagutenko, met musician DZA (aka Sasha Ho)at a noodle joint in Hong Kong while producer/composer/session man extraordinaire Keefus Ciancia (Kimbra, True Detective, The Fall) was recruited for production duties over a bowl of tom yum in Los Angeles. North Carolina’s modern crooner Benji Hughes lent a co-writing hand. Click here or on the Soundcloud icon below for more music!
With obvious pride, Lagutenko describes Malibu Alibi as “my vision of contemporary music from urban Asia to rural Africa — modern rock music from outside traditional rock territories.” Indeed, with the release of this album, Mumiy Troll has become arguably the world’s first truly international band.
The Russian-language Pirate Copies release further cements the band as creative and clever DIY groundbreakers. Released last year, the band took a puzzle-like approach to packaging the album in a way which made the listener’s discovery process curious and fun while managing to use the opportunity to promote some of their favorite Far Eastern bands. (Curious copies are available on request!)