Music maestro AR Rahman is all set to embark on a multi-city tour to commemorate 25 years in music that began with Mani Ratnam’s 1992 film ‘Roja’. The tour, A R Rahman ENCORE- The Concert, will travel to Hyderabad (November 26), Ahmedabad (December 3), Mumbai(December 17) and Delhi (December 23). “It has been an incredible journey over these last 25 years. Sometimes when I ponder I get goose bumps because the Almighty has been kind in giving me happiness that has only multiplied year after year. I’ve been immensely blessed to have the love and support of my fans, friends and family,” Rahman said in a statement.
“From husband to father to composer to mentor, I have embraced different roles but the music has always been constant. Music for me serves as the spiritual bond between the audience and myself. I am excited to be performing at home after such a long gap,” he added. The Oscar-winning composer is expected to be accompanied by talented musicians from across the country. LIVE Viacom 18, along with official ticketing partner BookMyShow.com have partnered to bring the tour in association with MTV.
AR Rahman is a two-time Oscar winner. He won the Academy Award in the categories ‘Best Original Score’ and ‘Best Original Song’ for ‘Slumdog Millionaire” and was also nominated in these same categories for ‘127 Hours’. Interestingly, both films were directed by Danny Boyle.
He also won two Grammys for his soundtrack of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ in the categories ‘Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media and ‘Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media’.