The punk band Naiv has announced that the concert, which was supposed to take place on April 19 in St. Petersburg, is being postponed to the spring of 2024. As stated in a message posted on the team's Instagram, all tickets purchased are valid. Nothing was said about the reasons for the transfer.
In the comments to the post, some fans of the group suggested that what was happening was connected with the statements of the leader of "Naiv" Alexander "Chachi" Ivanov at a concert in Moscow on April 15. Then the musician took the stage in a T-shirt with the inscription "Masha Moskaleva" and advised fans to read about a schoolgirl from the Tula region, whose family is being persecuted by the authorities because of the anti-war picture she drew at school. After Ivanov's words, the hall began to chant "X*th war!". The video from the concert was published by Mediazona, having received it from a reader, after which it was distributed on social networks.
Previously, the Naiva concerts were canceled in Cherepovets and Yaroslavl due to a denunciation that Lyubov Surova, a deputy of the Yaroslavl State Duma from United Russia, wrote to the prosecutor's office. She accused Chacha Ivanov of publicly making "anti-Russian and pro-Ukrainian statements." According to the site "Niva", the next performances of the group should take place in July in Perm and Chelyabinsk.