Eurovision reigning champions Kalush Orchestra have announced a North American tour, spanning two countries and thirteen cities, including Los Angeles and New York. 

Kalush Orchestra frontman Oleh Psiuk announced the tour on his Instagram story. It will begin in Seattle on 20th October and conclude in Toronto on 6th November. 

Proceeds from the tour will go to Help Heroes of Ukraine, an organisation which is supporting Ukrainian families affected by the war. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Since their Eurovision victory, Kalush Orchestra have been raising money and awareness to support Ukraine in the war effort.

In May, the band auctioned their glass microphone trophy in aid of the Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation, which helps support the Ukrainian Army.

The Eurovision 2022 trophy sold for $900,000 to the WhiteBIT cryptocurrency community.

The band also staged a raffle for the signature pink bucket hat, which frontman Oleh wore onstage in Turin.

A grand total of 11,000,000 hryvnas were collected in the raffle for the pink bucket hat, which is almost 350,000€. The winner of the bucket hat was selected at random during a live-streamed auction on Instagram.

Kalush Orchestra are not the only Ukrainian Eurovision artists who are touring abroad in order to promote Ukrainian culture and identity to a wider audience. Eurovision 2020 and 2021 participants Go_A are embarking on a European tour, similarly to raise funds to help Ukraine. 

In a statement on Instagram, Go_A spoke about the importance of Ukrainian artists showcasing their music during a time of war:

We believe that our concerts draw attention to our unique Ukrainian culture and we do our best not to let people around the world forget that the war is still going on here. 

We are doing everything to debunk the myth that Ukraine is part of Russia. Ukraine is an original country with its own history, its own language and its own sovereign territory. So it has always been, so it is and so it will be.

Are Kalush Orchestra performing in a city near you? Will you be buying a ticket? Let us know in the comments! 

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Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago

North Americans dont give a sh*t about songs sung in what they consider strange languages.

Alex Bedenko
Alex Bedenko
1 month ago

Philadelphia!!! Going

Lambert
Lambert
1 month ago

Heroes. They will be popular and help Ukraine with additional positive PR … contributing to this madness to stop.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 month ago

I’m glad more and more ESC artists are touring outside of Europe. I’ve got tickets to see Måneskin in Chicago in november. Maybe if my schedule permits I could see Kalush too <3

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 month ago

I will say though all those jumps day by day from city to city sounds a bit ambitious since many of these cities are not close to each other. I hope the group also makes sure to rest and take care of themselves though all this

Tamela
1 month ago

How much of the tickets cost?

Alex Bedenko
Alex Bedenko
1 month ago
Reply to  Tamela

$85

Green
Green
1 month ago

I dont wanna be rude but, do people even know them in USA? Most people in Europe dont even know them, so i doubt they will get many tickets sold in USA and Canada

Yankee
Yankee
1 month ago
Reply to  Green

You do realize there are many Eastern Europeans who live in America and Canada. Lots of Russian speakers. I’m sure they’d know who Kulash is.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Green

Conversation with and American:
Kalush orchestra is coming to town
What is that?
The ones who won Eurovision.
The what?

58 Points (JE)
1 month ago

No Vancouver or Edmonton? That’s a mistake: there are huge Ukrainian diaspora communities around both cities.

ete sech
ete sech
1 month ago
Reply to  58 Points (JE)

Well, there’s also a sizeable Ukrainian community in several Mexican cities and they’re not gonna tour here either 🙁

Brian
Brian
1 month ago

Seattle?! For real? Tickets purchased! So excited!

Brian
Brian
1 month ago
Reply to  Brian

And thanks for putting this on my radar!

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Oh my god… Måneskin era

Alfie2
Alfie2
1 month ago

Every night, I pray for Ukraine to win, survive, and succeed during Russia’s senseless war.