Okean Elzy is the most famous and most decorated Ukrainian rock band. Okean Elzy has been recognized many times as the best rock-and live-band of the CIS by their admirers and music critics. The band vividly express themselves through in-depth lyrics, a unique musical style, and an impressive on-stage drive and energy.
Further afield, Okean Elzy has one of the highest popularity ratings not only in Ukraine but also the love of many fans from Russia and other countries, which is quite phenomenal for a Ukrainian group, considering that all the lyrics are written in Ukrainian. Their solo concerts, the cornerstone of which is always the genuine live sound, are always powerful. With its musical drive, combination of Ukrainian poetry, of Slavic melodies and powerful European sound, Okean Elzy break down linguistic barriers and conquer listeners irrespective of geography. Their previous most wide scale concert tour in 2006 was a massive success playing to audiences in North America, Western Europe and Russia. In 2010 Okean Elzy went for another worldwide tour supporting "Dolce Vita" album.