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Boris Grebenshikov Begins North American Tour on December 3rd in Los Angeles

International Music Legend, “The Russian Bob Dylan” Boris Grebenshikov

by Dr. Laura Wilhelm, LauraWil Intercultural

Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 12/3/17 – International music legend Boris Grebenshikov, described variously as the Russian David Bowie, Jim Morrison, or Bob Dylan, will make his return to North America this December for a multi-city tour in celebration of the 45th anniversary of his iconic band Aquarium.  The tour is scheduled to begin on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 at the Avalon located at 1735 Vine Street in Los Angeles.  Doors open at 7 pm!


Often considered the greatest living Russian poet and singer, cult music hero Boris Grebenshikov or “BG” has been popular with Western audiences ever since 1986.  At this time Aquarium was featured on Red Wave, the first compilation from St. Petersburg, Russia ever released by a US record label.

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In recent years Grebenshikov has toured extensively throughout Europe, playing sold out concerts in the renowned Théatre de la Ville in Paris and The Royal Albert Hall in London.  His talented band of international musicians includes flautist Brian Finnegan and drummer Liam Bradley from Ireland; bass player Alexander Titov from England; and guitarist Alexey Zubarev from Russia.


After Los Angeles, Grebenshikov will make stops in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, New York City, Toronto, and Miami.

California tour dates:

December 3rd, Los Angeles, CA–Avalon, Hollywood


December 5th, San Francisco, CA–Palace of Fine Arts



About Boris Grebenshikov:


Boris Grebenshikov, born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1953, is the “founding father” of Russian rock.  He and his band Aquarium, active since 1972, are household names throughout Russia!  Aquarium can be compared in influence and popularity to the Beatles.

Grebenshikov’s first solo public performance (of a song by Cat Stevens) took place in 1973.  This was soon followed by the release of his first solo album, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MIRROR GLASS, in 1976.

Boris Grebenshikov has written over 500 songs and recorded dozens of albums with rather eclectic lyrics.  He has always been known as a voracious consumer of world culture.

“BG” is also known as a lifelong student of religion and mysticism.  Intimately familiar with the Russian Orthodox tradition, he has translated several Hindu and Buddhist books into Russian for publication and traveled the Orient widely.

Since 2005 Grebenshikov has hosted a weekly radio program on Radio Rossii called “Aerostat.”  The range of songs he plays varies from 1960s and 1970s rock classics to reggae, new wave, jazz, alternative rock, electronica, punk, world music, classical, and avant-garde.  Clearly, he’s got the whole world in his hands!

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