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. For ticket information, visit www.arrahman.com.
Here are the tour dates for the A.R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour:
Jun. 11: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)
Jun. 12: Atlantic City, N.J. (Boardwalk Hall Arena)
Jun. 13: Washington, D.C. (Patriot Center)
Jun. 18: Chicago, Ill. (Sears Centre Arena)
Jun. 19: Detroit, Mich. (Pontiac Silverdome)
Jun. 20: Toronto, Ontario (Air Canada Centre)
Jun. 26: San Francisco, Calif. (Oracle Arena)
Jun. 27: Los Angeles, Calif. (The Forum)
Jul. 2: Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center)
Jul. 3: Houston, Texas (Houston Toyota Center)
Jul. 9: Amsterdam, Netherlands (Ohio Arena)
Jul. 10: Paris, France (Bercy)
Jul. 18: Oslo, Norway (Oslo Spektrum)
Jul. 23: Glasgow, Scotland (SECC)
Jul. 24: Manchester, England (M.E.N. Arena)
Jul. 25: London, England (O2 Arena)
Jul. 26: London, England (Wembley Stadium)