News Archive

2009

Yulia Volkova's 24th Birthday
Posted on February 21, 2009
Yesterday, Yulia Volkova celebrated her 24th birthday! Congratulations and all the best wishes from the Tatu.us team and the forumers! More on the Tatu.us forum, here: Happy Birthday, Yulia! [February 20, 2009]

2008

t.A.T.u. are "MTV Legends"
Posted on December 13, 2008
On November 28, t.A.T.u. were given the "Legend of MTV" Award during the 5th MTV Russian Music Awards in Moscow.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: t.A.T.u. @ MTV Russian Music Awards [Nov 28]

Happy Smiles UPDATE
Posted on October 21, 2008
t.A.T.u.'s third studio album "Happy Smiles" (Veselye Ulybki) is now available on iTunes.
The CD can be ordered online at the official Shop.Taty.ru.

New Album Out on October 21
"Happy Smiles" to be released in Russia
Posted on October 15, 2008
t.A.T.u. management announced today that "Happy Smiles" (Veselye Ulybki) will be released next Tuesday (October 21). First, the album will be delivered to two SOYUZ stores in Moscow, with more stores to follow in a few weeks. The release day will start off with a photo-and-signing session.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: New t.A.T.u. album: Veselye Ulybki/Happy Smiles

Lena Katina's 24th Birthday
Posted on October 4, 2008
Today, Lena Katina celebrates her 24th birthday! Congratulations and all the best wishes from the Tatu.us team and the forumers!
More about Lena's birthday on the Tatu.us forum, here: Lena's 24th Birthday [October 4, 2008]

Upcoming t.A.T.u. Performances
Posted on September 29, 2008
At least two performances are scheduled for next month - on October 11, t.A.T.u. will take part in the "Ukrainian European Television Music Awards" in Donetsk. A week earlier, on October 2, t.A.T.u. are going to be the headliners of the "Viva Comet Awards" in Poland. More info on the Tatu.us forum, here:
t.A.T.u. at Viva Comet Awards [Poland/Oct 2, 2008] and
t.A.T.u. at Ukrainian European TV Music Awards [Oct 11]

Osnabrueck (Germany) Concert Cancelled
Posted on September 29, 2008
The official website Tatu.ru reports that the Osnabrueck concert that had been rescheduled to October 12, has unfortunately been cancelled. Tickets are subject to return.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: t.A.T.u. perform in Germany [Oct 12] -cancelled-

t.A.T.u. Wow the Crowd
Concert at Bacardi B-Live in Moscow
Posted on September 15, 2008
Lena, Yulia, and their band wowed the crowd at the Bacardi B-Live music event in Moscow on September 12. An energetic show, and a successful mix of old and brandnew songs captivated and electrified the audience.
Read about it on the Tatu.us forum, here: t.A.T.u. perform at Bacardi B-LIVE Moscow [Sept 12]

"Veselye Ulybki" - "Happy Smiles"
Album title changed
Posted on September 10, 2008
In a somewhat surprising move, t.A.T.u. announced that the title of their third studio album has been changed from "Waste Management" / "Upravleniye Otbrosami" to "Happy Smiles" / "Veselye Ulybki". The press release - posted on the official website yesterday - also presents a new cover and the tracklist of the album.
More information on the Tatu.us forum, here: New t.A.T.u. album: Veselye Ulybki/Happy Smiles

New t.A.T.u. Song "You and I"
Premiere on Love Radio on September 12
Posted on September 9, 2008
t.A.T.u.'s new single "You and I" is going to premiere on Moscow radio station Love Radio this week. "You and I" is also the title of the Roland Joffe directed "t.A.T.u. movie" that was presented at the Annual Film Festival in Cannes last May.
More information on the Tatu.us forum, here: New t.A.T.u. song "You and I" premiere on Sept 12

t.A.T.u. and Marc Jacobs
Posted on August 28, 2008
Tatu.ru reports that t.A.T.u. are the faces of fashion designer Marc Jacobs' new fall/winter 2008 campaign.
More information on the Tatu.us forum, here: Marc Jacobs Photo Shoot / Campaign

"220" - Video Premiere
Posted on June 5, 2008
Today at 12:01 AM, t.A.T.u.'s new video "220" (Dvesti Dvadsat) premiered on t.A.T.u.'s Official YouTube Channel. More information on the Tatu.us forum, here: 220 (Dvesti Dvadsat) - Second Single

Santa Clara Concert Postponed
Yulia Volkova "seriously sick"
Posted on June 5, 2008
t.A.T.u. management reports that the US concert that was scheduled to take place in Santa Clara on June 6 had to be postponed indefinitely. Tickets will be refunded. According to t.A.T.u. manager Boris Renski, Yulia Volkova - who had medical problems in St. Petersburg two weeks ago and could not perform then (Lena Katina gave a solo concert) - is "seriously sick". We wish her all the best and hope she will get well soon!
More information on the Tatu.us forum, here: t.A.T.u. to Perform in Santa Clara, USA [June 6]

t.A.T.u. at the Cannes Film Festival
Posted on May 17, 2008
t.A.T.u. paid a visit to the South of France to promote the movie "You and I (Finding t.A.T.u.)" at the Annual Film Festival in Cannes. They also gave a live concert with their band.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: t.A.T.u. at the Cannes Film Festival [May 2008]

t.A.T.u.'s Moscow Performances
New songs performed live
Posted on May 17, 2008
This month saw two t.A.T.u. performances in Moscow where Yulia and Lena introduced their second single "220" to live audiences. "Beliy Plashik" - the first single from the upcoming Russian album - already is an integral part of their concerts, and was performed as well. On top of this, the "220" performance surprised the audiences with new stage outfits and a dance routine.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: t.A.T.u. perform in Moscow [Poklonnaya Gora, May 3]
AND t.A.T.u. perform in Moscow [Club Body + Soul, May 10]

Concert in Germany Postponed
Posted on May 17, 2008
The official website Tatu.ru reports that the May 29 concert in Osnabrueck (Germany) had to be rescheduled "due to production and technical reasons on promoter's side". The new date is October 12, and all tickets will remain valid. More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: t.A.T.u. perform in Germany [Oct 12]

Another t.A.T.u. Concert in the U.S.
Posted on May 9, 2008
On June 6, t.A.T.u. will give a concert at the Avalon Club in Santa Clara (California).
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: t.A.T.u to Perform Again in US!! Santa Clara [June 6]

"Beliy Plashik" Released
t.A.T.u. shop starts shipping the "hyperion plate"
Posted on May 9, 2008
On May 8, the official t.A.T.u. shop started shipping "Beliy Plashik". The release - which has been dubbed "hyperion plate" - consists of a CD and a DVD. t.A.T.u.'s second single "220" is included as well. The first 1,000 copies are numbered and hand-signed by Yulia and Lena. On May 20, Russian Soyuz stores will start selling "Beliy Plashik". There will be autograph sessions in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: White Robe / Beliy Plashik

"220" Premieres on April 25
New single on Russian radio
Posted on April 22, 2008
Yulia and Lena will introduce their new song "220" on Russkoye Radio on Friday, April 25. "220" (Russian: Dvesti Dvadsat) is the second single from the upcoming t.A.T.u. album "Upravleniye Otbrosami" (tentative album release date: June 2008). The video which is in post-production at the moment will premiere in May.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: 220 (Dvesti Dvadsat) - Second Single

t.A.T.u. Support "Eyes to Eyes. Women Against AIDS"
Photo exhibition by Serge Golovach
Posted on April 13, 2008
On April 10, the photo exhibition "Eyes To Eyes. Women Against AIDS" opened in the Moscow Polytechnic Museum. Next to portraits of HIV-positive women, the exhibition presents photographs of well-known women who support the project. Lena and Yulia were photographed by Serge Golovach, and they also attended the opening of the exhibition in Moscow.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: "Eyes To Eyes. Women Against AIDS"

Release Date of New Album Postponed
No definite date as of yet
Posted on April 20, 2008
The release of the new album "Upravleniye Otbrosami" (Waste Management) seems to have been postponed once again. In a recent interview Yulia and Lena gave a hint that it may, in fact, not be released until June. The maxi-single "Beliy Plashik" (CD + DVD) can now be pre-ordered in the Official t.A.T.u. shop, although no official release date has been announced by t.A.T.u. management.
More info in the Tatu.us forum News section, here: Tatu.us forum News section

Minsk Concert Cancelled
Posted on April 13, 2008
The official website Tatu.ru reports that the Minsk concert that had been rescheduled to May 2, has unfortunately been cancelled. More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: t.A.T.u. perform in Minsk [cancelled]

Upcoming Concerts in Egypt, Russia, Italy and Germany
t.A.T.u. management announces May concert dates
Posted on April 7, 2008
The next t.A.T.u. concerts are set to take place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt (May 5), Moscow, Russia (May 10), San Bonifacio, Italy (May 17), and Osnabrueck, Germany (May 29).
More info in the Tatu.us forum News section, here: Tatu.us forum News section

Minsk Concert Rescheduled
Posted on March 20, 2008
The official website Tatu.ru reports that the Minsk concert that was supposed to take place on March 25 has been rescheduled to May 2, "due to reasons beyond t.A.T.u.'s control".
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: t.A.T.u. perform in Minsk [May 2]

t.A.T.u. Rock Santa Barbara
Concert at the University of California (USA)
Posted on March 8, 2008
The concert that took place at The Hub (UCSB) on March 6 was a smashing success! The people who managed to snatch one of the 800 coveted tickets experienced an energetic, one hour-long performance by Lena, Yulia and their band. It was t.A.T.u.'s first performance in the US since 2003.
More info in the Tatu.us forum News section, here: t.A.T.u. perform at University of California, USA

Concerts in Santa Barbara, Minsk and Dubai
t.A.T.u. management announces March concert dates
Posted on February 26, 2008
The official website reports that t.A.T.u. will perform at the University of California (Santa Barbara, USA) on March 6, in Minsk (Belarus) on March 25, and in Dubai (UAE) on March 28.
More info in the Tatu.us forum News section, here: Tatu.us forum News section
t.A.T.u. perform in Dubai, UAE [March 28]

Will "220" Be the New t.A.T.u. Single?
New video to be shot in the US
Posted on February 26, 2008
During their recent promo visits to Russian radio stations, Lena and Yulia mentioned that "220" (Dvesti Dvadset) will be the second single taken from their upcoming album "Upravleniye Otbrosami" (Waste Management). The first single, "Beliy Plashik", was released at the end of November 2007, as of yet there is no release date for the English version ("White Robe"). In an interview Yulia reported furthermore that t.A.T.u. will go the US this month to shoot a new video for the new single which is rumoured to be released at the end of March. Please note that none of this has been officially confirmed yet.
Please watch the Tatu.us forum News section for updates.

Yulia Volkova turns 23
Posted on February 20, 2008
Today Yulia Volkova celebrates her 23rd birthday. Congratulations from the Tatu.us team and the forumers! More about Yulia's birthday on the Tatu.us forum, here: Yulia's 23rd Birthday [February 20, 2008]

t.A.T.u. Promotion in Russia
Posted on February 20, 2008
This month, Lena and Yulia are promoting the new album, the new video and the upcoming movie in Russia.
More about their recent visits to TV and radio stations can be found on the Tatu.us forum, here:
t.A.T.u. Radio + TV Promotion in February

Yulia and Lena Dub "Finding t.A.T.u."
Posted on February 3, 2008
Tatu.ru reports that Lena and Yulia finished the dubbing (ADR) of the upcoming movie "Finding t.A.T.u." at Mosfilm Studio (Moscow). On January 22, it took both girls less than an hour to complete the unfamiliar procedure.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: t.A.T.u. to shoot a movie [Finding t.A.T.u.]


2007

Yulia Gives Birth To A Son
Posted on December 27, 2007
The official website Tatu.ru has confirmed that this morning at 6:35 (Moscow time) "Yulia Volkova's son was born". The birth happened safely and quickly, mother and child are well. Congratulations! This is Yulia's second child, her daughter Viktoria ("Vika") was born on September 23, 2004.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: Yulia gives birth to a son

Album Postponed, Maxi-Single Release
Russian Album out in April 2008
Posted on December 14, 2007
t.A.T.u. management reports that the release of "Upravleniye Otbrosami" has been postponed to April 2008. The maxi-single "Beliy Plashik" is planned to be released in early February, it will contain not only the new song, but a number of remixes and the uncensored video.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: New t.A.T.u. album: ... Upravleniye Otbrosami

"Beliy Plashik" - Video Released
Posted on November 29, 2007
t.A.T.u.'s new video "Beliy Plashik" was released today.
More information - and fan reactions - on the Tatu.us forum, here: White Robe/Beliy Plashik

Release Date Confirmed
New Russian Album out on December 25
Posted on November 23, 2007
t.A.T.u. management has confirmed that December 25 is the planned release date for the new Russian t.A.T.u. album "Upravleniye Otbrosami" (Waste Management).
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: New t.A.T.u. album: ... Upravleniye Otbrosami

New Video to Premiere on November 29
"Beliy Plashik" on MTV Russia
Posted on November 21, 2007
It has been officially announced that t.A.T.u.'s new video "Beliy Plashik" (White Robe) will be aired on November 29 on MTV Russia. The trailer will be shown two days earlier, on November 27. Tatu.ru calls the new video "kick-ass", and adds that "faint-hearted fans are urged to get some tranquilizers." As a reminder: "Beliy Plashik" is the pre-single of the new album "Waste Management/Upravleniye Otbrosami". An official release date for the new (Russian) album has not been announced, but December 25 has been mentioned unofficially. The new English album will be released in 2008.
More info on "Beliy Plashik" on the Tatu.us forum, here: Beliy Plashik / Video Shoot L.A.

Release Date of Russian Album
"Upravleniye Otbrosami" released in December?
Posted on November 2, 2007
In its latest edition, Russian OK! Magazine published a new interview with Lena and Yulia, along with stunning new photos of the duo. A photo caption pinpoints December 25 as the release date of the Russian album. An official confirmation is still pending.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: t.A.T.u. in OK! Magazine [November 2007]

"Beliy Plashik" Video Shoot Finished
t.A.T.u. return to Moscow
Posted on October 11, 2007
After shooting the new video almost non-stop on Saturday and Sunday (October 6 + 7) in Los Angeles, Lena and Yulia returned to Moscow where they arrived safely on Tuesday night. The video is expected to be released in November. More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: Beliy Plashik Video Shoot L.A.

Lena Katina turns 23
Posted on October 4, 2007
Today t.A.T.u. member Lena Katina celebrates her 23rd birthday! Congratulations from the Tatu.us team and the forumers! Lena is in Los Angeles at the moment, shooting a new t.A.T.u. video with Yulia.
More about Lena's birthday on the Tatu.us forum, here: Lena's 23rd birthday [October 4, 2007]

t.A.T.u. Shoot New Video in Los Angeles
"Beliy Plashik" to be filmed in October
Posted on September 27, 2007
The official website Tatu.ru reports that Lena and Yulia will go to Los Angeles on October 2 to shoot the video for their new single "Beliy Plashik" (White Robe). The new album is expected to be released later this year.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: White Robe/Beliy Plashik + Video Shoot L.A.

Movie Update: "Finding t.A.T.u." = "You and I"?
Posted on September 13, 2007
Recently there's been some confusion over the Roland Joffe directed movie "Finding t.A.T.u." (starring Mischa Barton and Shantel van Santen). The Internet Movie Database (imdb.com) changed the title to "You and I", then changed it back to "Finding t.A.T.u.", but not before a UK based website (4rfv.co.uk) mentioned the change of title as well. It should be noted that "You and I" is the title of a brandnew t.A.T.u. song that will be part of the movie soundtrack. The official website still refers to the movie as "Finding t.A.T.u.". Reportedly, principal photography of the movie in Moscow has wrapped. The editor of the movie, Mr. Richard Nord, stated in an exclusive interview with Tatu.ru that " it's turning kind of... Felliniesque. By that I mean we have a bunch of crazy characters whose story lines are interweaving beautifully with each other." The movie is said to premiere in Cannes in May 2008.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: t.A.T.u to shoot a movie [Finding t.A.T.u.]

Live DVD "t.A.T.u. TRUTH" Released in Japan
2006 St. Petersburg Concert
Posted on September 12, 2007
Finally people will be able to see t.A.T.u.'s April 28, 2006 concert in St. Petersburg on DVD. This was the first concert of the 2006 "Dangerous and Moving Tour", and it is widely considered to be a milestone in t.A.T.u.'s career. The release had been rescheduled last year because of legal issues with the (former) record company. Today Amazon Japan starts selling the DVD. Additionally to the concert, the DVD will contain behind the scenes footage of Lena and Yulia. More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: Live DVD "TRUTH" Available Sept 12

t.A.T.u. Concert at Moscow's B1 Maximum Club
Posted on August 13, 2007
On August 15, t.A.T.u. will give a concert at Moscow's B1 Maximum Club. The concert will be filmed for the movie "Finding t.A.T.u.", the entrance will be free, fans can apply for tickets via the official website Tatu.ru. As a special treat, fans will get to hear two new songs: You and I and Little People.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: Free Tatu concert in Moscow [15 August]

t.A.T.u. Concerts in Kazakhstan
Headliners of the Planet of Music Festival
Posted on July 20, 2007
t.A.T.u. are now on concert tour in Kazakhstan, playing stadium gigs. The first concert took place on July 12 in Astana, the tour will be concluded on July 27 in Qaraghandy.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: t.A.T.u. in Kazakhstan (July 2007)

Album Title Revealed
Posted on July 15, 2007
There are now strong indications that t.A.T.u.'s upcoming album will be titled "Waste Management" - "Upravleniye Otbrosami" in Russian. More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: New t.A.T.u. album in 2007

Ne Zhaley - Do Not Regret
t.A.T.u. perform a new song at Zvukovaya Dorozhka Festival
Posted on June 25, 2007
During their musical set at the "Zvukovaya Dorozhka Festival" in Moscow on June 24, t.A.T.u. performed a brandnew song from their new album (which is still in production). This is the first new material fans have heard since the release of "Dangerous and Moving" / "Lyudi Invalidy" in 2005.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: New t.A.T.u. song: Ne Zhaley

Will t.A.T.u. Perform A New Song?
Zvukovaya Dorozhka Festival News
Posted on June 22, 2007
Russian newspaper Moskovskie Komsomolets, host of the "Zvukovaya Dorozhka (ZD) Awards", reports on its website that t.A.T.u. will perform at the ZD open air festival in Moscow on June 24. It is possible, they write, that a new t.A.T.u. song will be presented - "Ne Zhaley" which translates as "Do Not Regret". This would be a first foretaste of t.A.T.u.'s new album which is still in production.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: New t.A.T.u. album in 2007

Lena Confirms Yulia's Pregnancy
Posted on June 18, 2007
Today Lena Katina posted a message on the official Tatu website, where, among other things, she talked about her feelings regarding Yulia's pregnancy - by that officially confirming what had been rumoured to be true for some time: Yulia is expecting her second child. Answering a number of questions from fans, Lena wrote, "I am so glad for Yulka!" She concluded her message with "Be happy together with us!"
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: Yulia pregnant again

Update: t.A.T.u.'s New Album
Posted on June 18, 2007
Lena Katina disclosed a few details regarding the new t.A.T.u. album: Though no release date has apparently been set, she confirmed that there will once again be a Russian and an English version. She writes that "the album is almost ready" and that a new video can be expected soon. Recently it was reported that a few of the new songs will be used for the soundtrack of the movie "Finding t.A.T.u." (in production).
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18821

Yulia Volkova Expecting a Baby?!
No official confirmation yet
Posted on June 14, 2007
Last week the first rumours that Yulia Volkova is pregnant with her second child appeared on various websites and forums. Although this has not been officially confirmed on the Tatu.ru website by way of a management bulletin, or a statement by Yulia herself, a source close to management confirmed her pregnancy on the official forum. Moreover, in a new interview with the Moscow Times about the movie "Finding t.A.T.u.", Lena Katina is quoted as saying that "t.A.T.u. will appear in the film, playing themselves, although Volkova is currently pregnant." At this time, an official confirmation on the Tatu.ru website is still pending.

Filming of "Finding t.A.T.u." to start in June
Leading Actress Mischa Barton in Moscow
Posted on June 3, 2007
According to the latest reports, the shooting of the feature film "Finding t.A.T.u." is about to start in Moscow. One of the leading actresses, Mischa Barton, has already arrived in Russia's capital and, along with t.A.T.u., gave an interview on Russian TV last night. Next to Mischa Barton, Danielle Panabaker [EDIT: replaced by Shantel van Santen], Igor Desyatnikov and Olesya Sudzilovskjaya have reportedly been cast. Lena and Yulia will play themselves. The preliminary budget of the film is said to be 12 million US dollars, the director is two-times Oscar nominee Roland Joffe. The movie is based on the novel "Tatu come back" by Alexei Mitrofanov.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: t.A.T.u to shoot a movie [Finding t.A.T.u.]

t.A.T.u. come to Moscow to support Gay Pride 2007
Posted on May 25, 2007
The official website Tatu.ru has announced that Lena and Yulia have taken time out from recording their new album in Los Angeles and have come to Moscow to support Gay Pride 2007. They will attend the Gay Pride press conference and plan to take part in the Pride march on May 27. Earlier this month, Lena and Yulia posted a statement on their website proclaiming their support and saying that "we think that every person should express his or her love to another person in the way these two people wish, and no third parties may interfere with their dogmas." More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: t.A.T.u. Appearance in Moscow Gay Parade

t.A.T.u. and Moscow Gay Pride 2007
Posted on May 17, 2007
Despite the fact that Lena and Yulia are in L.A. recording the new album right now, they not only posted a message in support of Moscow Gay Pride 2007 on their official website, but announced that they will, in fact, try to take time out from the studio work and come to Moscow for the event.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: t.A.T.u. Appearance in Moscow Gay Parade [May 26-27]

t.A.T.u. Return to the US
After spending some time at home in Moscow, Lena and Yulia flew back to Los Angeles on May 11 to resume the recording of the new album.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: New t.A.T.u. album in 2007 / t.A.T.u. in L.A.

t.A.T.u. Performance in Sharm el-Sheikh in May
t.A.T.u. management has announced that on May 3, t.A.T.u. will give a concert in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Lena and Yulia who are residing in Los Angeles until the end of spring, will take a short break from recording the new album for this concert. UPDATE: On May 1, the official t.A.T.u. website reported that the concert was postponed because of technical reasons.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://www.tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18613

Update: Lena and Yulia Going to L.A. in April
According to a new Lena Katina diary entry on the official website Tatu.ru, she and Yulia Volkova will be leaving for Los Angeles on April 13, to start recording the new album. Initially it had been reported that they would be leaving for the United States in March.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://www.tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18596

t.A.T.u. Leaving For Los Angeles
It has now been officially confirmed that Lena and Yulia will be leaving for Los Angeles on March 18. They are going to record their new album in a North Hollywood studio.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?p=545221#545221

"Finding t.A.T.u." - Movie Update
Reportedly the casting for the movie "Finding t.A.T.u." will begin shortly. It's the story of two girls, an American and a Russian, who fall in love at a t.A.T.u. concert, a story of "fatal passion and love". A large part of the movie will be filmed in Russia, but as the movie is primarily aimed at a Western audience, the lead roles are said to be played by American actresses, and the script will be in English (the movie will be dubbed into Russian as well). t.A.T.u. will have a cameo appearance as themselves. Shooting will probably start in April, the director will be Oscar-decorated Roland Joffe ("The Killing Fields", "Goodbye Lover", "The Scarlet Letter"). Please note that none of this has been officially confirmed by t.A.T.u. management.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18091

Yulia Volkova turns 22
On February 20, t.A.T.u. member Yulia Volkova celebrated her 22nd birthday. Congratulations from the Tatu.us team and the forumers! While Yulia spent a few days in Thailand, Lena congratulated her "significant other" on the official website Tatu.ru with a heartfelt, loving message. More about Yulia's birthday on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://www.tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18438

An All New t.A.T.u. Album in 2007
Despite the fact that t.A.T.u. and Universal/Interscope parted ways in August 2006 (see here), the timetable for the recording of the new album has not changed. It's been reported that t.A.T.u. will go to the US this month to start recording the new album, a part of the album is rumoured to be recorded in London (Great Britain). The tentative release date is September 2007. (This has not been officially confirmed.) According to t.A.T.u. guitarist Troy Maccubbin, Lena and Yulia already recorded demos in Germany last month, with t.A.T.u. keyboarder Sven Martin. More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://www.tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18278

A t.A.T.u. Pyjamas Party
Before going to Germany (see above), t.A.T.u. organised a pyjamas party (yes, a pyjamas party) in a hotel near Moscow on January 13-14. Yulia Volkova and Lena Katina not only sported an adorable PJ look, but reportedly Yulia also gave an impromptu performance of five songs.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://www.tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18343


2006

t.A.T.u. in the Movies
Alexei Mitrofanov (a member of Russian parliament and an acquaintance of t.A.T.u.) has written a book, an "SMS-novel", called "t.A.T.u. come back" (in Russian), a story about two girls who fall in love at a t.A.T.u. concert. Reportedly the book will be made into a movie which will be filmed in April 2007. Lena and Yulia will play themselves, the director will probably be Roland Joffe. This has not been officially confirmed by t.A.T.u. management, but Lena and Yulia have talked about this a few times in interviews.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://www.tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18091

t.A.T.u. Concert in Lithuania
On December 14, t.A.T.u. gave a concert in Lithuania's capital Vilnius, and wowed their fans in the Siemens Arena. More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18075

t.A.T.u. Gig at the B1 Club, Moscow
On December 10, t.A.T.u. played a full length concert at the new Club B1 in Moscow.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18127

t.A.T.u. @ Moscow's Prado Cafe
On the occasion of the famous restaurant's birthday, t.A.T.u. gave a short concert at Moscow's Prado Cafe on December 5. Lena and Yulia entertained the jam-packed venue with five songs, a kiss, and an outfit (Yulia) that gave everybody something to talk about.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18211

t.A.T.u. Concert in Moldova
On December 20, t.A.T.u. performed in Moldova's capital, at the People Club in Chisinau.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18233

Dangerous & Moving Tour 2006 concluded in Yaroslavl
The first stop on this leg of the D+M tour was Sochi in Southern Russia on August 4. Samara, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Kiev (Ukraina), Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraina), Kirov, Yekaterinburg, Volgograd, Ufa, Surgut, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk + Erevan (Armenia) followed. On November 19, the tour ended in Yaroslavl.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://www.tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17817

t.A.T.u. "Women of the Year 2006"
GQ Magazine (Russia) awarded Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova the prize as "Women of the Year 2006" at Moscow's Mossovet Theatre on September 22.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://www.tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18017

Short trip to Paris
From October 22 to 24, t.A.T.u. visited Paris (France) to promote "The Best" CD/DVD.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://www.tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18081

Lena Katina turns 22
On October 4, everybody's favourite redhead, t.A.T.u. member Lena Katina, turned 22. Congratulations from the Tatu.us team and the forumers! Please see here: http://www.tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18034

"The Best" at the Top of the Taiwanese Charts
Tatugirls.com reports that t.A.T.u.'s "The Best" has entered the Taiwanese charts at number one. "The Best of t.A.T.u." was released worldwide in September, it features t.A.T.u.'s most famous and impressive songs, chronicling their career from 2002 to 2006. The bonus DVD features exclusive video material (Making Of's, TV spots), a live club performance from Paris (2005), music videos and remix music videos.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://www.tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17851

Live concert DVD "TRUTH" rescheduled
The release of the concert DVD "TRUTH" in Japan has apparently been rescheduled. A new date has not been announced yet. The DVD was supposed to be released on October 20. It shows the St. Petersburg concert from April 28, and also contains bonus material (previously unseen footage from the reality show "t.A.T.u. Expedition".)
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://www.tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17756

t.A.T.u. in South Korea in September
t.A.T.u. gave their first concert ever in South Korea in the Olympic Hall in Seoul (Russian Nights Festival) on September 19.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://www.tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17699

Best of t.A.T.u. - CD/DVD release
September saw the worldwide release of "The Best of t.A.T.u."(CD plus DVD), featuring t.A.T.u.'s most famous and impressive songs, chronicling their career from 2002 to 2006. The DVD features exclusive video material (Making Of's, TV spots), a live club performance from Paris (2005), music videos and remix music videos.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://www.tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17851

t.A.T.u. and Universal/Interscope part ways
On August 30, the official website Tatu.ru reported that "t.A.T.u. and Universal/Interscope Music have come to a mutual decision to end their contractual relationship." This does not mean the end of t.A.T.u., though, as some fans feared. 2007 will see the release of t.A.T.u.'s third album, and the musicians Troy, Sven, Steve and Doman will remain with t.A.T.u. as well. Which new record label t.A.T.u. will work with in the future is not known at this point. Reports that t.A.T.u. will start their own record label have not been officially confirmed.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://www.tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17945

MTV RMA 2006: "All About Us" - Best Video of the Year
"All About Us" won the award in the category "Best Video" at the annual MTV Russian Music Awards. The ceremony took place in St. Petersburg on September 21. Allegedly t.A.T.u. did not attend the event, because they were not invited to perform. Having been nominated an impressive five times, t.A.T.u. prevailed over their competitors in the "Best Video" category.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://www.tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17927

t.A.T.u. promo-tour in Japan in August
t.A.T.u. will be promoting the DVD release with an extended visit to Japan from August 15 - August 23. There will be three live performances, among them a concert at the national fireworks festival "JINGU-HANABI".
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://www.tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17639

"Red Summer" concert on Red Square (Moscow) in July
t.A.T.u. will be participating in the "Red Summer" (Krasnoe Leto) event at Vasilyevsky Spusk of Red Square in Moscow on July 22. The Black Eyed Peas and Shakira will also be performing.
More info on the Tatu.us forum, here: http://www.tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17650