A. R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour

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A. R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour
Tour by A. R. Rahman
Start date June 11, 2010
Shows

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A. R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour is the first world tour by Indian musician A. R. Rahman. Rahman organised the tour in 2010, following the success of his soundtrack album Slumdog Millionaire, and particularly the song "Jaiho". The tour was kicked off on June 11 at the Nassau Coliseum in New York and was initially decided to span 16 major cities worldwide.[1] Amy Tinkham is the choreographer and director of the tour, and Deepak Gattani of Rapport Productions produces it.[2][3] The tour features 23 playback singers from India, along with several instrumentalists and dancers.

The tour was highly successful, with tickets of many of the concerts being sold out several days before the respective event.[4] The Detroit concert was originally planned on 19 June but was postponed when the stage at Pontiac Silverdome collapsed.[5] No injuries were reported, but the concerts had to be rescheduled and the U. S. concerts were resumed only in September.[6]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
June 11, 2010 New York United States Nassau Coliseum
June 12, 2010 Atlantic City, New Jersey United States Boardwalk Hall Arena
June 13, 2010 Washington, D.C. United States Patriot Center
June 18, 2010 Chicago United States Sears Center Arena
July 23, 2010 Birmingham United Kingdom LG Arena
July 24, 2010 London United Kingdom The O2
July 25, 2010 London United Kingdom Wembley Arena
September 11, 2010 Los Angeles, California United States L.A. Forum
September 12, 2010 San Francisco, California United States Oracle Arena
September 14, 2010 Vancouver Canada PNE Colesium
September 17, 2010 Houston, Texas United States Houston Toyota Center
September 18, 2010 Dallas United States American Airlines Center
September 22, 2010 Boston United States DCU Center
September 23, 2010 Newark, New Jersey United States Prudential Center
September 25, 2010 Detroit, Michigan United States Pontiac Silverdome
September 26, 2010 Toronto, Ontario Canada Air Canada Centre
September 29, 2010 Raleigh United States RBC Center
November 20, 2010 Johannesburg South Africa The Sun City Super Bowl
November 24, 2010 Cape Town South Africa The Grand Arena, Grand West
November 26, 2010 Durban South Africa Moses Mabhida Stadium

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A.R. Rahman Announces World Tour". Billboard. Archived from the original on 8 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Rahman teams up with Madonna's choreographer". Chennai, India: The Hindu. March 25, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-25. 
  3. ^ "AR Rahman all set for world tour". Indo-Asian News Service. The Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  4. ^ "Rahman fans to shell 50 k for concert". The Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 8 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  5. ^ Gary Graff. "A.R. Rahman Concerts Postponed After Stage Collapse". Billboard. Archived from the original on 26 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-21. 
  6. ^ "Are tickets for Rahman's world tour too steep?". Rediff. Archived from the original on 27 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 

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