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Published: Thursday January 23, 2014 MYT 6:10:00 PM
Updated: Thursday January 23, 2014 MYT 6:21:57 PM

A.R. Rahman coming to town

PETALING JAYA: Music fans, take note! Double Oscar winner A.R. Rahman will be coming to Kuala Lumpur this April 26 for a concert at Stadium Merdeka.

The concert, entitled Infinite Love, is being organised by Indian entertainment company DML Live.

According to the company’s Facebook page, tickets will go on sale the first week of February with prices yet to be announced.

Rahman’s first concert in Kuala Lumpur, entitled Festival Night took place in October 1996 when he performed before a sell-out crowd of 40,000 people.

The maestro returned in Dec 20, 2003 for the Unity of Light concert at Shah Alam Stadium which saw notable Kollywood playback singers like Shankar Mahadevan, Hariharan and S.P. Balasubramaniam sharing the stage with him.

Described as the most prominent and prolific film composer by Time, Rahman’s works are notable for integrating Indian classical music with pop, modern electronica, world and Western classical music.

Rahman has to date won two Oscars, two Grammys, a BAFTA award, a Golden Globe award, four National Film Awards, 15 Filmfare Awards and 13 Filmfare Awards South. In 2009, Time placed Rahman in its list of the World’s Most Influential People.

A.R. Rahman has sold more than 150 million copies of his works comprising of music from more than 100 film soundtracks and albums in half a dozen languages including landmark scores such as Roja, Bombay, Lagaan, Slumdog Millionaire, Delhi 6, Rockstar and most recently, Raanjhana and Maryan.

The Infinite Love concert will also be performed in Singapore on April 30, a day after Rahman’s KL engagement.

Tags / Keywords: AR Rahman, Infinite Love, concert

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