The legendary rock band Parni Valjak will celebrate its 44th anniversary at a big Belgrade concert on November 8th (20:30) in Štark Arena, as part of the tour called ’44 Rounds’.
The band was officially founded on November 11th, 1975 from the remnants of the group 220 also from Zagreb. Parni Valjak’s first-ever performance was actually in Belgrade on November 29th the same year.
As years went by, their refusal to change style proved to be the important factor in the band’s longevity. They kept a loyal following in the 1980s and in 1990s, refusing to allow elements of folk and turbo folk music to become part of their repertoire. Because of that the band enjoys great respect among many Croatian rock critics, being seen as the embodiment of “true” rock and urban culture and many of their songs are considered evergreens in the former Yugoslavia like “Sve još miriše na nju”, “Jesen u meni”, “Ugasi me” and “Zastave”. Parni Valjak kept a dedicated following for 30 years, and many people tend to gather at their concerts that feature energetic performances, despite advanced age of the band’s members: Aki Rahimovski – vocals, Husein Hasanefendić-Hus – guitars, Marijan Brkić Brk – guitars, Berislav Blažević-Bero – keyboards, Zvonimir Bučević-Buč – bass guitar, Dražen Scholz-Šolc – drums, Tina Rupčić – vocals, and Anita Mlinarić – sax.
Tickets for the 44 Rounds concert will go on sale on Wednesday, April 17th, at Štark Arena box office and Ticket Vision outlets, and can also be bought via www.tickets.rs . The prices range from 1,800 dinars for the floor and 1,800, 2,000, 2,500 and 2,800 dinars, for the stands, all the way to 15,000 dinars for the VIP section.
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