Ukrainian band Okean Elzy will headline at Manchester Academy next week off the back of latest single Voices Are Rising.

Okean Elzy have become one of Ukraine’s most believed bands and biggest success following the releases of their anthems На небі (Na Nebi) and Без бою (Bez boyu).

Latest track Voices Are Rising will feature on the band’s upcoming all-English album with more details expected soon.

Speaking about the track Okean Elzy’s lead singer Sviastoslav Vakarchuk (aka Slava) said, “Voices Are Rising is a song about energy. Everyone has an enormous amount of energy inside. The challenge is to be able to use this energy for the benefit of good things. It is an important skill I like to use every time I face difficulties. A very necessary song for me and millions of people in these turbulent times.”

Whilst he added about the decision to record an album entirely in English, “We’ve always been influenced by English-speaking rock and pop music.  Now, we’re excited to share our music with the world in a language everyone can understand.”

When do Okean Elzy headline at Manchester Academy?

Okean Elzy headline at Manchester Academy on 22 April 2024.  The Manchester gig is one of four UK dates they are headlining:
19 April   –   Edinburgh, O2 Academy
21 April   –   Birmingham, O2 Academy
22 April   –   Manchester, Manchester Academy
27 April   –   Brighton, Centre

Image of Okean Elzy courtesy Maksym Getman