Exclusive: A.R. Rahman Sets First U.S. Tour in Five Years

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Ar Rahman 

A.R. Rahman will start his first North American tour since 2010 in Huntington, N.Y., at the Paramount on March 21. The Oscar-winning composer will include material from throughout his 20-year career on the 13-city tour, which will stop May 28 at the Beacon Theatre in New York and Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on June 10.

Titled A.R. Rahman: The Intimate Concert Tour and sponsored by JBL, tickets go on sale March 6, with VIP packages available March 4. Venues for the upcoming tour are smaller than places he played in 2010 -- such as O2 arena in  London and the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.

Billboard Q&A: A.R. Rahman

Best known for his score and songs in Slumdog Millionaire, Rahman has worked on more than 100 films, among them 127 Hours, Rockstar, Couples Retreat and The Hundred-Foot Journey. He is working on a composition for the film  Pele, a biopic on the Brazilian soccer legend.

He is also the subject of a new documentary about his music, called Jai Ho, which premiered Wednesday at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York. Rahman has won two Academy Awards, two Grammys, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe and six honorary doctorates.

AR Rahman: The Intimate Concert Tour dates:
May 21 Huntington, N.Y. - The Paramount
May 22 Hartford, Conn. - Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
May 25 Toronto - Sony Center for the Performing Arts
May 27 Newark, N.J. - New Jersey Performing Arts Center
May 28 New York - Beacon Theatre
May 29 Vienna, Va. - Wolf Trap Center for Performing Arts
May 31 Chicago - Auditorium Theatre
June 3 Grand Prairie, Texas - Verizon Theatre
June 4 Austin, Texas - Bass Concert Hall
June 7 Las Vegas, Nev. - The Axis at Planet Hollywood
June 10 Los Angeles - Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
June 11, 12 San Jose, Calif. - San Jose Civic Center
June 14 Redmond, Wash. - Marymoor Amphitheater


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