This November, Eurovision 2022 winners Kalush Orchestra will be heading to North America to tour for the third time. However, this time, the band are inviting fans to perform with them on stage while raising money for Ukraine.
How can you get involved?
For this tour across North America, Kalush Orchestra are inviting fans to make covers of their songs and upload them to social media with the hashtag #powercoverKO. For the covers that the band deems are the best, you’ll have the opportunity to go on stage at one of the shows and sing with them.
From their tours across the US and Canada, Kalush Orchestra has raised a lot of money for the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. In 2022, they raised 60 million hryvnias (over $1.6 million USD) and calculations for 2023 are underway.
Where are Kalush Orchestra going?
The bands announced the dates for their North American tour in August. They will start on the first of November in Vancouver, Canada, before travelling across the US and Canada. The tour finishes on the 26th of November in Toronto, Canada.
You can see a full list of shows here:
You can purchase tickets here. The price varies for each show but starts at $65 (US and Canada).
Kalush Orchestra’s Eurovision History:
Kalush Orchestra’s journey to Eurovision was not smooth. The band initially finished second in Vidbir 2022, losing out to Alina Pash’s “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors”. However, when it emerged that Alina’s team had illegally crossed into Crimea via Russian territory, Alina withdrew her intent to represent Ukraine at Eurovision 2022. As a result, the band accepted the right to represent Ukraine in Turin.
With the onset of the war in Ukraine, the members of Kalush Orchestra were unable to rehearse for Eurovision in person, as a result of conscription and fighting the war on the frontlines. The band were given special leave by the Ukrainian government to leave the country and represent Ukraine in Turin. After qualifying for the final, the band won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, with 192 points from the jury and 439 points from the televote. Since then, the band have been touring around Europe and North America raising awareness of the war in Ukraine.
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