The famous Ukrainian rock band will perform in the Baltics, as part of their "Help for Ukraine" tour. All proceeds from the concert tickets and artist earnings will be donated to Ukrainian children who have suffered as a result of the war, as well as to medical institutions that provide medical assistance to all war victims and Ukrainian defenders.
Okean Elzy's first charity concert took place only two months after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, on April 24, in a location that has become a refuge for many Ukrainians during Russian missile strikes - the Kyiv metro. The concert "I все буде добре" was live streamed and watched by people in over 22 countries. More than 9 million Ukrainian hryvnias were donated during the broadcast, allowing for the purchase of medical supplies and funds for children's hospitals in Mykolaiv, Zaporizhia and Dnipro. The wounded and children with amputations who have been injured by occupying forces in eastern and southern Ukraine are taken to these hospitals.
"Our tour will primarily raise funds to help Ukrainian children who have suffered as a result of the war, as well as to remind the world that Ukrainians today are not only fighting for their country, but also defending democracy, freedom, and development throughout Europe and the world", says the group's leader, Sviatoslav Vakarchuk.
Okean Elzy is one of the most popular Ukrainian rock bands, with a worldwide audience. Their music captivates and unites, and their unique sound and powerful lyrics penetrate to the depths of the soul. The band's concerts are always an emotional experience, filled with sincerity and love. The musicians have repeatedly conquered the hearts of audiences in Poland, Germany, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and many other countries.
The band's leader, Sviatoslav Vakarchuk, has joined the territorial defence in the Lviv region since the beginning of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. He takes part in the retaking of occupied territories, supports the defenders and volunteers his help, and continues to inspire soldiers and Ukrainian people through his music, performing songs at train stations and refugee shelters, in trenches and military units. Sviatoslav Vakarchuk recently performed at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the first musical performance at the station in its history.