India’s most celebrated music director, Oscar and Grammy Award winner A R Rahman, has planned a music tour to salute Bollywood and Indian music. He has reportedly teamed up with producer Deepak Gattani with creative director Amy Tinkham, who is famous for creating live musical concerts for Britney Spears, Back Street Boys and Mariah Carey.
According to Rahman’s spokesperson, The A R Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour, will be a modern presentation of traditions of India in a theatrical format. I
t is said to be a musical as well as visual extravaganza with large images on LED screens and will have a magnificent cast of musicians and dancers from across the globe, making the concert a “theatrical experience utilizing new technologies”, according to a recent press release.
Rahman had most recently participated in the 2010 remake of 'We Are The World' to benefit Haiti, and it is important to note that the concert will feature music that Rahman was working on with the late king of pop, Michael Jackson, before his unfortunate death last summer (2009).
Other performances 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. The first show of the tour will take place on 11 June, 2010 at the Nassau Coliseum in New York, and will continue on to over 20 different arenas, all over the world.