Russian alternative rock and pop band Mumiy Troll has cancelled its American concerts after lead singer Ilya Lagutenko fell ill in the early morning hours of March 1, following a three hour concert at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.

After several hours of surgery, doctors successfully removed his appendix. On doctors’ orders, Lagutenko is staying in bed for a couple of days.

Mumiy Troll’s March 3 and 4 shows at The Independent in San Francisco, CA, and March 5 and 6 at The Roxy in Los Angeles, CA, will be rescheduled at a later date. Tickets can be refunded at the point of purchase.


Additionally, their appearance later this month at the Austin, TX music conference South By Southwest (SXSW) is canceled.

In January and February, Mumiy Troll sold out shows in the United States and Canada in support of their North American debut, “Comrade Ambassador,” scheduled for release on April 7 on their independent imprint Mumiy Troll Records, via Dismanic Records and Ryko Distribution.

Last Updated on March 4, 2009