Gigs

JUNE 22 | Papa Roach

Kosmonavt

California rockers Papa Roach have performed their mix of alternative metal, hip-hop and rock since the early 1990s. Formed in Vacaville, the band has sold more than eight million album copies worldwide starting with its triple-platinum album "Infest" in 2000.

Its most recent offering was a live album called "Time for Annihilation" last year.

NCA

JUNE 23 | Duran Duran

Ice Palace

Reformed in 2009 as a quartet with original members Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor, Duran Duran has been delivering excellent pop songs since forming in Birmingham in 1978.

The band is named after a villain from "Barbarella," Roger Vadim's 1968 psychedelic sci-fi film starring Jane Fonda.

PMI

JUNE 25 / JULY 2 | Stereoleto

Vozdukh Project, Krestovsky Ostrov

Now marking its 10th anniversary,

St. Petersburg's major summer music event will be split into two dates.

Mumii Troll frontman Ilya Lagutenko's electronic project Keta will headline the first, while the second will feature Germany's Apparat Band, Austria's Architecture in Helsinki (pictured), Finland's Uusi Fantasia and Norway's Casiokids.

Light Music

JUNE 26 | Sinead O'Connor

Glavclub

Irish singer/songwriter Sinead O'Connor, whose smash-hit cover of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" was on the air for years, has written dozens of worthwhile alt-pop songs of her own throughout her 25-year career.

Now 46, O'Connor, known for her bold statements and gestures dealing with politics, religion and sexuality, comes to 

St. Petersburg for the first time.

Glavclub

JUNE 29 | Cavalera Conspiracy

Glavclub

Formed from the ashes of thrash metal groups Sepultura and Soulfly by Brazilian brothers Max and Iggor Cavalera, Cavalera Conspiracy describes itself as "unleashed" and "explosive."

The band is on tour in support of "Blunt Force Trauma," its second studio album released earlier this year.

Glavclub

JUNE 30 | Slipknot

Ice Palace

American alternative metal band Slipknot from Des Moines, Iowa is notorious for its sinister masks, aggressive performances and the fact that several murderers have cited it as an inspiration.

Reformed after the death of cofounding member Paul Gray last year, the nine-member act is embarking on a tour of which the band's singer Corey Taylor has said, "If this tour doesn't work, Slipknot might be over."

PMI

JULY 1 | Gogol Bordello

Kosmonavt

Fronted by Ukraine-born Eugene Hutz, Gogol Bordello is a combination of gypsy folk, Brechtian cabaret and punk. The New York band, whose most recent album was last year's "Trans-Continental Hustle," is a motley crew of players from different parts of the world.

Its most recent feats include performing at WOMAD and opening for System of a Down.

NCA

JULY 10 | Iron Maiden

Peterburgsky Sports and Concert Complex (SKK)

Seen as one of the world's most successful heavy metal bands, Iron Maiden formed in East London in 1975 and was a pioneer of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

Since August 2010, the veteran band has been on its Final Frontier World Tour to promote "The Final Frontier," its most recent and highly successful studio album, boasting "brand new stage production and lights."

PMI

JULY 13 | Thirty Seconds to Mars

Telebashnya Stadium

Fronted by film actor Jared Leto ("Requiem for a Dream"), pictured (center), Thirty Seconds to Mars started as a small family enterprise when formed by Leto and his brother Shannon in Los Angeles in 1998. It has sold more than

3.5 million albums worldwide since then.

The alternative metal band describes its newest album, "This Is War," as a "commentary on global crises and economic turmoil."

Thirty Seconds to Mars will be supported by the British rock band Skunk Anansie, which reformed in 2009 after an eight-year hiatus.

NCA

JULY 27 | Robert Plant

Ice Palace

Robert Plant once fronted one of rock's greatest and most influential bands ever.

Led Zeppelin sadly folded when drummer John Bonham died in 1980, but at 62, Plant appears to be fairly fit, touring and recording with the Band of Joy that he formed last year. At recent concerts, he performed songs including "Black Dog," "Gallows Pole" and "Ramble On."

PMI

White Nights June 2011
White Nights June 2011
The guide White Nights has an exciting article about famous St. Petersburg parks, recommends the best restaurants of the city, and also publishes a city map with useful information about places to eat and famous landmarks.
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