Dark folk act Rome to release ‘Live in Kyiv 2023’ on double CD in October

Rome to release 'Live in Kyiv 2023' on double CD in October
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Out on October 6th is Rome’s “Live in Kyiv 2023” which comes as a double-CD in an 8-page digipak limited to 1000 copies.

In February 2023 Rome embarked on what Jérôme Reuter calls “its most important, as well as easily its most dangerous live mission in the band’s entire history.” Exactly a year before, in February 2022, with Putin’s henchmen already on Ukraine’s doorstep, Reuter had ignored the travel warnings and played several solo appearances in Ukraine. He had also given his word to his Kyiv fanbase that he would come back with the full band as soon as possible. This happened just mere days before Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine and a year after, with the war still raging, Reuter played two shows in Ukraine, regardless of travel restrictions and regular missile attacks on the country’s capital. It made Rome the first foreign act to perform a full-length show in Ukraine during the war.

“For the duration of the show, it felt like we had already won,” so one fan said. This historical recording captures that unique moment in the band’s history.

Rome has since then released “Gates of Europe”, an album based on the events of the war, and the band have given several other performances on Ukrainian soil in support of the country’s troops and to help raise money for refugee shelters.

Jérôme adds: “It is anyone’s guess where this war is heading and when Ukraine will be victorious but the heroism of the Ukrainian people will never be forgotten.” Damn right!

Here’s an idea what you can expect.

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