Popular 90s band Lucie celebrates 30 years since release of iconic album with series of exclusive concerts

Czech rock band Lucie albums selection

It will have been 30 years next fall since Czech rock band Lucie released their now-iconic album Černý kočky mokrý žáby (Black cats, wet frogs). To celebrate the anniversary, the popular 90s band played three exclusive concerts this autumn in České Budějovice, Brno and Prague, where they performed the entire album live from start to finish. The Prague concert took place on Thursday this week in the O2 arena.

Lucie | Photo: official website of the band

Lucie was one of the most successful Czech bands of all time, with sell-out shows and chart-topping albums in the years following the Velvet Revolution that few other musical acts could rival. Even nowadays, their songs remain instantly recognisable to most Czechs and are still a staple played around campfires.

Founded by singer/guitarist Robert Kodym together with bass guitarist Petr Chovanec (known as P.B.CH) in 1985, they entered the music scene with their first single "Pár fíglů" in 1988. The group achieved their first major success in 1990, when their self-titled first album was released and went on to win a Gold Record. That same year, Lucie symbolically escorted the last Russian soldier out at a sold-out stadium show. By 1991, they were well-established as the most popular band in the country.

Černý kočky mokrý žáby, the album that this autumn’s concerts were dedicated to, was their third studio album, and was released in 1994.