A.R. Rahman to embark on US tour


 A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman

Music maestro A. R. Rahman will kick start his three month long North American tour March 21. He promises to deliver “special performances”.

The tour will begin May 21 in Huntington, NY at The Paramount before travelling to major cities across the US, including the Beacon Theatre in New York City, Bass Concert Hall in Austin, The Auditorium Theatre in Chicago and the Nokia Theatre at Los Angeles.

“I’ve been wanting to return to North America to perform for a while now, and I’m excited to be coming back for a series of concerts this spring,” Rahman said in a statement on his Facebook page Tuesday.

“These are going to be very special performances and I’m grateful to have the chance to share them with you,” he added.

The Oscar-winning composer will perform various tracks from his 20-year career on the 13-city tour, which will stop on May 28 at the Beacon Theatre in New York and Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on June 10.

Titled “A.R. Rahman: The Intimate Concert Tour” and sponsored by JBL, the tickets for the show will go on sale March 6, with VIP packages available on March 4.

The 48-year-old is also the subject of a new documentary about his music, titled “Jai Ho”, which premiered on Februray 25 at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York.

Rahman has won two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe and six honorary doctorates.

He has delivered landmark scores in films like “Roja”, “Bombay”, “Dil Se..”, “Taal”, “Lagaan”, “Delhi 6”, “Slumdog Millionaire”, “127 Hours”, “Rockstar”, “Highway”, “Million Dollar Arm” and “The Hundred-Foot Journey”.

He is currently working on a composition for the forthcoming film “Pele”, a biopic chronicling the legendary Brazilian soccer player’s life.