Laibach’s upcoming Sarajevo concert rescheduled for March 29, venue changed as well

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Legendary Slovenian avant-garde band Laibach’s upcoming concert in Sarajevo has been rescheduled for March 29

The band was originally announced to perform on April 1 in the Bosnian Cultural Center (BKC).

However, due to changes in band’s ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’ tour dates, the Sarajevo concert has been moved to Thursday, March 29. Also, the concert will take place in ‘Youth House’ (‘Dom Mladih’) instead of in BKC.  

Laibach released their new album ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’, the follow up to 2014’s ‘SPECTRE’, on July 14, 2017.

The music for the album was originally created for a theatrical production of ‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra’, based on German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical novel of the same name, which premiered in March 2016.

The album is actually an update of the music Laibach created for the play, directed by Matjaz Berger for the Anton Podbevsek Theatre in Novo Mesto, Slovenia.

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Formed in Trbovlje in 1980, Laibach represents the musical wing of the Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) collective, a group which Laibach helped establish in 1984.

The band is also famous for performing in Pyongyang on August 19, 2015, thus becoming the first foreign rock group ever to perform in North Korea. 

Members of Laibach perform at the Ponghwa Art Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea [EPA/KCNA]

The concert is the subject of the documentary film Liberation Day by Ugis Olte and Morten Traavik, which premiered in 2016.