Belgrade, 12 February 2023, 16:52 — REGNUM The Belarusian punk rock band Lyapis Trubetskoy did not perform in Belgrade. The concert scheduled for February 12 has been cancelled. This was reported in the local Youth House. Where was the performance supposed to take place?
The organizers of ATF Booking said that the event was canceled due to the poor health of the band’s soloist. Sergei Mikhalok.
“The concert of the group “Lyapis Trubetskoy” scheduled for February 12 at the Youth House was canceled due to poor health of the group’s frontman“, the message says.
Those who have already bought tickets for the concert are offered the opportunity to return the money for the ticket or exchange it for other events.
Earlier it became known that the Serbian nationalist movement “Doors of the Srpske” demanded to ban the performance of “Lyapis Trubetskoy”, “recognized as an enemy and supporter of the Kyiv Maidan.”
As recalled by RuSerbia, the song “Warriors of Light”, the music and lyrics to which Mikhalok wrote, became the anthem of the Maidan in 2014.
“Under his songs, Ukrainian soldiers bombed the Donbass, and the lead singer of the group a couple of years ago received citizenship from the hands of Vladimir Zelensky as a people’s artist.the publication says.
The leader of the group himself initially spoke of the song “Warriors of Light” as creating a ballad about exploits, about quixoticism. However, in the historical context of 2014, it takes on a different meaning.
The portal also reports that on February 12, at the Lyapis Trubetskoy concert, it was expected to raise funds for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine – for cars or drones. Mikhalok himself wrote about this in advance on the Internet.
As reported IA REGNUM, August 31, 2014 “Lyapis Trubetskoy” officially announced its dissolution. Soloist Sergei Mikhalok explained this decision by saying that “self-respecting bands should not live so long.”
Belarusian punk rock band was formed in 1989. The name of the group is a reference to the character of the novel by Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov “12 chairs” – the poet Nikifor Lyapis. The group has released 13 studio albums in total.
Later, the frontman of the disbanded group announced the creation of a new team called Brutto. In turn, vocalist Pavel Bulatnikov, guitarist Ruslan Vladyko and drummer Alexander Storozhuk created a group Trubetskoy.
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