Buy A.R. Rahman with Benny Dayal, Neeti Mohan, Jonita Gandhi, Haricharan - Manchester Tickets
A.R. Rahman is a man that needs no introduction. The multi-talented, internationally renowned composer, musician, singer and record producer is set to bring his spectacular live show to the UK this September. The A.R. Rahman UK Intimate Tour will be a feast for the senses, showcasing his inimitable style and mix of eastern classical music with modern electro, world music and traditional orchestral arrangements.
One of the world’s most prolific and respected composers and musicians, Rahman has enjoyed an extraor-dinary career since the 90s and was already a massive and highly sought after talent in his native India. The enormous success of his first Hindi venture was followed by the chart-topping soundtrack albums of films such as Bombay (1995), Dil Se.(1998),Taal (1999), Zubeidaa (2001) and the Oscar nominated film Lagaan – Once Upon A Time In India (2001).
His rise to international prominence came when he captured the world’s spotlight with his work on the film score for Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire. The rapturous score and accompanying title track earned him a Golden Globe, two Academy Awards and two GRAMMY’s. Other notable film soundtracks include; Pele - Birth of a Legend, Million Dollar Arm, 127 Hours and The Hundred Foot Journey.
As a touring musician, composer and performer, Rahman has long been filling arenas with his elaborate and stunning live performances. He has collaborated with everyone from Mick Jagger and Will.I.Am to Andrew Lloyd Webber, Shekhar Kapur and Baz Luhrmann, as well as many of the world’s most respected orches-tras. Rahman remains one of the few mainstream artistes, whose works have been classically interpreted by the likes of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Babelsberg Film Or-chestra and the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Among his many accolades are two Academy Awards, two GRAMMY Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards and six honorary doctorates.
Rahman has sold-out international arenas around the globe including the prestigious Hollywood Bowl and has played for crowds as large as 120,000 in his home country of India. This summer, UK audiences will have the rare opportunity to experience an incredible must-see concert by a musician revered as one of the true greats of our time.
As a special treat, A.R. will be inviting Benny Dayal on stage to perform a selection of songs as a duet and solo. The singer’s acting debut in By The People, first earned him attention from A.R. Now, 11 years later, the singer will be sharing the stage with the two-time GRAMMY award winning artist. No stranger to the limelight, Benny Dayal is known for lending his voice to hit songs from popular Bollywood films including: 24, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Student of the Year and Band Baja Baraat.
Another familiar face joining A.R is Neeti Mohan who has graced Indian TV screens for the past few years – first as a contestant in Channel V’s Popstars and I currently a judge on The Voice India. Mohan made her signing debut five years ago lending her voice to "Ishq Wala Love" in Student of the Year, "Jiya Re" from Jab Tak Hai Jaan, and has since gone on to become one of the hottest properties on the playback scene with a great line-up of songs to her name including “Bang BangI” with Benny Dayal.
Also gracing the stage will be Indo-Canadian singer Jonita Gandhi, who sings in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Gandhi kicked off her playback career with Vishal Shekhar in Chennai Express and then in Highway and most recently has been heard in the hit Dishoom. Gandhi's work as a playback singer is not just limited to film soundtracks, having been featured on AR Rahman's album Raunaq as well. Her association with Rahman continued with a backing vocal performance for Mani Ratnam's Tamil film OK Kanmani. On July 26, 2016, she performed at the 2016 Jubilee Games in Dubai with Salim-Sulaiman as well as other well-known Ismaili Muslim artists as part of a Global Concert.
The final artist joining AR for this unique tour is Tamil star Haricharan, best known for one of his debut songs, Unakkena Iruppen, which was nominated for the National Film Awards in 2005. After storming the Tamil music charts with his fantastic debut, Haricharan has become a leading artist for Tamil and Malayalam music.
Age Range - Open to All
Dress Code - Smart/Casual
All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
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