On the 18th of May, the phenomenal Italian rock group Måneskin will perform in Riga at Mežaparks Grand Stage. Initially, the show was planned in Arena Riga but moving the show to Mežaparks will allow both, to satisfy the great demand and accommodate a significantly larger number of fans, as well as to ensure an even more ambitious show than originally planned.
Those who have already purchased tickets do not need to do anything extra, as they will also be valid at the new venue.
The rock quartet Måneskin became a worldwide musical phenomenon, and they are rolling out with their biggest-ever worldwide tour "Loud Kids Tour Gets Louder", within which Riga is lucky enough to be one of the rare stops. Get your tickets here!
With their energetic, raw and unbridled sound, perfectly combined with modern musical influences, Måneskin has brought rock music back to the top of the world charts. A band that, after a break of so many years, proved that, in the context of Eurovision, we can once again speak not only of a temporary glimmer but of a global march of fame. Moreover, such recognition has not been achieved by classic pop, but by a rock band.
Måneskin is the first Italian band to achieve such worldwide recognition. Judge for yourself - on various streaming platforms, their songs have been played more than 4 billion times, 3 full-length albums sold more than 40 million copies, 13 singles have reached the top of the charts in Italy and other European countries, receiving 6 diamond, 133 platinum and 34 gold certificates. Even the British and American musical society, which has always been a bit snooty towards foreigners, had to recognize the talent of this Italian quartet and include their hits "Zitti e Buoni" and "I Wanna Be Your Slave" in the UK top singles and the cover of "Beggin" in the Billboard Global chart. This year, Måneskin has been nominated for their first Grammy Award in the Best New Artist category.
Måneskin were officially founded in 2016, although some members of the group were already known during high school. Vocalist Damiano, bassist Victoria, guitarist Thomas and drummer Ethan met and chose the name Måneskin or "Moonlight" in Danish at the suggestion of Victoria, who is of half-Danish origin. Their sound is characterized by a combination of the music influences: a mix of rock ’n’ roll, rap/hip hop, reggae, funky and pop, all held together by lead vocalist Damiano’s soulful voice.
They started their musical career as buskers by playing in the streets of Rome until in 2017 they entered the 11th season of the Italian version of the talent show X Factor. As a result, they placed 2nd and had their first serious concert tour, in which, despite still a young age and little experience, presented themselves very convincingly. "Chosen" their debut single that was released during the show, boasted several million streams and views and was certified double platinum. The same title debut EP, released in December 2017 was certified platinum just two months after.