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“He’s a banned artist.” Valery Meladze’s concerts canceled in Siberian cities



In Novosibirsk, Barnaul and Kemerovo canceled the concerts of singer Valery Meladze, scheduled for April. On this subject informed RIA Novosti in reference to the organizers of the performances.

In Novosibirsk, the concerts were to take place on April 26 and 30. “The concerts have been canceled for both days, the return of tickets is possible,” the Novosibirsk city show box office told the agency. The organization’s website also says the performances have been cancelled.

According to place According to Rolld ticket sales, Kemerovo Meladze’s concert was scheduled to take place on April 27 at the Arena sports and entertainment complex. However, the site’s deputy director, Elena Germasheva, in a conversation with RIA Novosti, said that Meladze’s concert was not scheduled “for any future date.”

In Barnaul, the performance was to take place at the Titov Arena on April 29. January 2023 reported that the sale of tickets for the event has ceased. “Tolk” edition of March 26 writing in reference to “Yandex Afisha” that ticket sales resumed.

Titov-Arena denied this information. “Which gig is Meladze?” He is a banned artist, no concert is planned. You’ve probably seen old posters,” a site representative told RIA Novosti.

Previously, the singer’s performances were canceled in Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Rostov-on-Don and Barvikha near Moscow.

Valery Meladze from the very beginning of the military operation in Ukraine opposed the hostilities. In early 2023, a video appeared on Russian-language Telegram channels in which the singer allegedly said the phrase “Glory to heroes” at a corporate party in Dubai. After that, a member of the Federation Council, Elena Afanasyeva, offered to deprive Meladze of Russian citizenship, and the leader of the Just Russia – For Truth faction, Sergei Mironov, of all ranks.

The singer himself then said that he dreamed of ending the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and was ready to devote “all his strength” to it.

According to Fontanka, Meladze is on the list of musicians whose performances are “undesirable” in Russia.

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