B-2 band was founded in late 80s by Shura and Leva B-2 and since the breakthrough in the 90s with B-2 eponymous album remains one of the most successful and popular independent rock bands in Russia.
Every year B-2 plays over 100 headline shows in Russia, Europe, Great Britain, Israel and USA at all types of venues: from clubs (capacity from 1K and more) to stadiums or open air gigs (capacity from 10K to more than 20K) and takes part in the main Russian music festivals such as Nashestvie (capacity 200K people), Rock nad Volgoy (capacity 700K people), Krylia (capacity 300K people), VK FEST (85K) etc. headlining most of them.B-2 Discography
The band released ten official studio records as well as soundtracks, multiple records with symphonic orchestra and duet albums. The number of the albums sold accounts for more than 15 million copies (excluding downloads).
B-2 released their latest album “Gorizont sobytiy” (“Event horizon”) on the 29th of September, 2017. Three singles have been released prior to the record:Layki
(around 6 million views on YouTube)The Pilot
(more than 4 million views on YouTube)Whiskey feat. John Grant
(over 2.5 million views on YouTube)
Event Horizon tour
The world tour in support of Event Horizon album started in October, 2017.
Specially for the tour the band has created new stage design, new original lightning show and visuals that are broadcast on a 12 X 2,5 meters turning screen designed and made for B-2 new shows. As for the sound - B-2 gigs have always been famous for the top-level 4.1 live sound.
In October-November 2017 and February-September 2018 B-2 played over 50 sold-out shows including the concert at Moscow VTB Ice Palace - the gig won Russian music award “Chartova dyuzhina” as “The Best Show of the Year”.
The attendance of the Moscow concert exceeded 12K but the capacity appeared too small for all the fans to attend the gig so B-2 played Event Horizon show in Moscow again – this time at the Olympic Stadium (attendance 30K) on the 27th of October 2018.Event Horizon tour teaser
Over the years B-2 got a fair amount of music awards including World Music Award as the best selling Russian Group (2001), Zolotoy Grammophone (Golden Grammy – 2000, 2001, 2002, 2017), MTV Russia Music Award (2007), MTV Russia Movie Award (2008), Muz-TV award (2003, 2010, 2013), Russian Music Award as the best rock project (2007), Zvukovaya dorozhka award (2004, 2006, 2008, 2018), MusicBox Award (2015, 2017), Ru.TV Award in 2014, the biggest rock music award in Russia - Chartova Dyuzhina (2011, 2017, 2018) etc.
Leva B-2 (vocals, arrangements)
Shura B-2 (guitars, vocals)
Andrei Zvonkov (guitars)
Max Lakmus (bass)
Boris Lifshits (drums, percussion)
Yan Nikolenko (back vocals, keyboards, flute, percussion)