A.R. Rahman Announces World Tour
Thursday, March 4, 2010
A.R. Rahman, best known for his work on the score for the Academy Award-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire," announced today (Mar. 4) that he will embark on a world tour this summer.
The "A.R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour" kicks off June 11 at the Nassau Coliseum in New York and will span 16 major cities worldwide.
For the trek, Rahman is collaborating with creative director Amy Tinkman, who has worked to create concerts for Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys and Mariah Carey. The tour will not only feature Rahman's music, but also dance arrangements and acrobatics inspired by his native India. A press release described the concert as a "theatrical experience" utilizing "new technologies."
The announcement comes after Rahman took part in the 2010 remake of "We Are The World" to benefit Haiti.
Performances on the A.R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour will include songs from Slumdog Millionaire as well as the Indian films Lagaan, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Dil Se, Rang De Basanti and Roja'.
Additional dates have yet to be announced.
Here are the tour dates for the A.R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour:
June 11, 2010, Friday: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)