Internationally renowned musician and composer A.R. Rahman will embark on his 2015 North American tour, it was announced today. JBL Presents “A.R. Rahman: The Intimate Concert Tour” will kick off May 21, 2015 in Huntington, NY at The Paramount before traveling to major cities across the U.S. including the Beacon Theatre in New York City, Bass Concert Hall in Austin, The Auditorium Theatre in Chicago and Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 6. VIP tickets go on sale March 4. Fans who purchase VIP packages will have various options to choose from including premium tickets; a meet & greet and photo with A.R. Rahman; access to the pre-show hospitality lounge with appetizers and beverages; and exclusive merchandise. For more information, please visit www.arrahman.com.
“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,” said A.R. Rahman. “These are going to be very special performances and I’m grateful to have the chance to share them with you.”
Rahman’s upcoming concert will feature a range of material from his illustrious career, which has spanned two decades. A two-time Academy Award® winner, A.R. Rahman was hailed by Time magazine as “the musician who has helped redefine contemporary Indian music” and is one the world’s best-selling recording artists of all time.
Rahman has sold more than 150 million albums comprising of music from more than 100 film soundtracks and spanning over half a dozen languages, including landmark scores such as Roja, Bombay, Dilse, Taal, Lagaan, Vandemataram, Jodhaa Akbar, Delhi 6, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, Rockstar, Couples Retreat, People Like Us, 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.
To date, his accolades include winning two Academy Awards®, two Grammy Awards®, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe®, four National Film Awards, twenty nine Filmfare awards and countless others. He has also been awarded six honorary doctorates, the most recent being from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Rahman’s non-film projects include orchestrations for athletic and other big events, including the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and the London Olympics opening ceremony in 2012.
A.R. Rahman is also the subject of a new documentary called Jai Ho that premiered at The Museum of The Moving Image in New York on February 25. Jai Ho is directed by Umesh Aggarwal and traces the journey of Rahman’s professional and personal life. It explores the evolution of his style of music, a fusion of Eastern sensibilities and Western technology, and includes concert footage and interviews with the music maestro himself as well as directors Danny Boyle, Shekhar Kapur and Mani Ratnam. The film celebrates an Indian icon who is no less than a global phenomenon.