North American Tour (Autumn 2009) — August 12th, 2009


Digital EP of Previously Unreleased New Material Coming on the Heels of “Comrade Ambassador■ and Sold Out Tour – Their First Ever in North America

LOS ANGELES, CA & MOSCOW, RUSSIA — The Russian rock band, Mumiy Troll announced today a 42 city, two month North American tour that begins October 2nd, 2009 at The Fillmore at Irving Plaza in New York.

Mumiy Troll (pronounced MOO-Me Troll) also plans to release a digital EP before the kickoff of the tour featuring the band`s first official track recorded in English, remixes, unreleased tracks and/or new material. Details will be announced shortly.

The band`s North American tour of 16 dates earlier this year was a huge success. Many dates sold out in markets the band had never played live in or had music released such as Chicago, Toronto, Denver and others. Confirmed tour dates are:

10/02 @ The Fillmore @ Irving Plaza, New York, NY

10/03 @ Café Nine, New Haven, CT

10/04 @ Jerky`s Live Music Hall, Providence, RI

10/05 @ Middle East, Boston, MA

10/06 @ Pearl Street, Northampton, MA

10/08 @ Il Motore, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA

10/09 @ Babylon, Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA

10/10 @ MOD Club, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

10/11 @ Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac, MI

10/12 @ Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH

10/13 @ Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago, IL

10/16 @ First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

10/17 @ Waiting Room, Omaha, NE

10/18 @ Record Bar, Kansas City, MO

10/20 @ Blubird, Denver, CO

10/21 @ Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT

10/23 @ Starlite Room, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

10/24 @ The Whiskey, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA

10/28 @ Berbati`s Pan, Portland, OR

10/29 @ The Independent, San Francisco, CA

10/30 @ Key Club, Los Angeles, CA

11/01 @ Casbah, San Diego, CA

11/02 @ Martini`s, Phoenix, AZ

11/05 @ Granada Theater, Dallas, TX

11/06 @ Emo`s, Austin, TX

11/10 @ Club Downunder, Tallahassee, FL

11/14 @ Tim, Atlanta, GA

11/16 @ Cat`s Cradle, Carboro, NC

11/17 @ Canal Club, Richmond, VA

11/18 @ Black Cat, Washington, DC

11/19 @ Theater of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Additional dates to be confirmed shortly.

This flurry of activity comes on the heels of Comrade Ambassador, Mumiy Troll`s first commercially available release in North America in early 2009. Reviews of Comrade Ambassador were overwhelmingly positive, with coverage in Entertainment Weekly, Toronto Star, and San Francisco Examiner. New City Chicago music critic Tom Lynch said, “Comrade Ambassador is Mumiy Troll s North American debut, and its devilish slickness impresses throughout all proper thirteen tracks. It feels delightfully fresh.■

Mumiy Troll began as “one of the most socially dangerous bands in the world■ as noted by a local Communist party chief; yet, was hailed as “Best Band of the Millennium■ by leading Russian music critics after the fall of communism. Mumiy Troll began playing club dates in Siberia in their hometown of Vladivostock and steadily built a large fan base that now packs arenas in Moscow and St. Petersburg as well as the Baltic States. Having played over 1,000 gigs since the turn of the century, and boasting a back catalogue of eight full-length CDs, Mumiy Troll are the most influential and successful independent artists in Russia today.

Part of Mumiy Troll`s success can be attributed to their multi-genre sound, a hybrid of rock and pop which songwriter Lagutenko calls «rockapops». The Los Angeles Times has described the band «a nuclear meltdown of The Bravery, Tom Petty and The Afghan Whigs.»