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Kaspars Roga is a drummer and founding member of the most successful band in Latvia called Prāta Vētra. The story of Prāta Vētra is that of best friends who grow up together, went to the same school, shared the same dreams and together fulfilled them. They come from a unique generation. Born in Latvia, which was then part of the giant Soviet Union, they experienced a Soviet upbringing, the battle for a freedom and were part of the first generation to embrace new possibilities the freedom brought. Experiencing these two radical systems has shaped their musical style. After Prāta Vētra conquered the hearts of music lovers in native Latvia and became a household name, the band took a chance on reaching the audiences beyond the borders of their motherland. PRĀTA VĒTRA during their career have released albums in Europe and Russia, supported bands like “R.E.M.”, “The Rolling Stones”, “Depeche Mode”, etc..

IN the Summer of 2012, Prāta Vētra toured their native Latvia attracting 89,500 people in 7 show dates. (Latvia’s population is 2 million) In the Autumn of 2012 the band did a tour Russia in support of the album release there. Last festival season they played festivals like - "The Great Escape" and "Glastonbury", UK, "Music Matters", Singapore, “Rock For People”, Czech Republic, "Nashestvije", “Kubana”, “Krilja” and "Red Rocks", Russia, “Watergate”, Estonia, “Sziget”, Hungary “Vilnius Music Week”, Lithuania”, “LMT Summer Sound”, Latvia and “Culture Collide”, USA.