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• AR Rahman To Conceptualise First India Road Tour After Two Decades -
• AR Rahman To Travel To Four Different Cities In India & Sydney For One Of His Most Highly Anticipated Tours -
• Techfront To Produce A First Of Its Kind Musical Rendition With Innovative Technical Wizardry-
• Rapport Global EventsTo Celebrate 100 Shows & 17 Years With AR Rahman-
• Concept Of Infinite Love Adopted To Spread The Message Of Friendship, Peace & Happiness Through Music -

India- Described by many as the world’s most prominent and prolific music composers of recent times, Indian music maestro AR Rahman is teaming up with promoters, Techfront and Rapport Global Events to produce a one-of-its kind musical extravaganza in the sub-continent for the first time ever towards the latter half of 2013. The legendary icon will embark on a one-month long expeditiontouring Kolkata (Salt Lake Stadium, 1st), Visakhapatnam (Indira Priyadarshni Cricket Stadium, 12th),Jaipur(BhawaniNiketan Education Trust, 20th) and Ahmedabad(Sardar Patel Stadium,27th)in October 2013to give fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness a live interactive theatrical experience encompassing his award winning musical renditions over the years blended with state of the art technology, great visual effects, synchronised choreography and powerful dance arrangements. The tour aims to showcase the technological progression of the music industry through a modern interactive presentation featuring high voltage music in its’ purest form. As part of this tour, the enigmatic legend will be travelling to Sydney to put up an exhilarating performance at the All Phones Arena on the 24th of August 2013. Interestingly this is the very first time in 20 years; the world figure will be embarking on a road tour of this stature.

The Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician, multi-instrumentalist and philanthropist with his ensemble of singers will be performing his all-time classics from his prolific career, including acclaimed songs from landmark Indian films like Jodhaa Akbar, SlumdogMillionaire,Lagaan, Jab TakHaiJaan,JaaneTuYaJaane Na, Dil Se, Rang De Basanti, Rockstar and Bombay. AR Rahman captivating music has not only redefined contemporary Indian music but also transcends boundaries. Other specialists of the likes Sukhwinder Singh, Javed Ali, Neeti Muhan, ShwetaPandit, HarshdeepKaur, Vijay Prakash, Mano, RanjitBarot will also be accompanying the stalwart on this tour.

AR Rahman states, “Music for me is an expression of unconditional and unlimited love. I find joy in the smallest of pleasures which I share with the world through my music. This tour is a gesture of the love I have for my fans in India and I thank Techfront and Rapport Global Events for putting this together. I want to closely interact with my fans while we celebrate my music at the tour. We are a great prosperous musical nation and tours like these are a great way to rekindle theconnect with the audiences on a more personalised level. Music is the language of the souls and what cannot be put into words can be expressed through music. I would like to take this opportunity to give back to my fans what they gave me. We hope that this will mark a new beginning for many more such tours that will benchmark the music industry”

Mr. MS Muralidharan, Managing Director, Techfront & Promoter, RahmanIshq states, “The Indian entertainment industry is simply remarkable. Over the decades it has produced entertainers who have evolved to become global superstars. As one of the front runners in the technology sector, we are ecstatic to be hosting one of the greatest artists in the creative industry. A. R. Rahman has proved to the world that the Indian entertainment industry has come of age when he took home the Academy, and Grammy awards. It takes once-in-a-lifetime musical genius to give once-in-a-lifetime musical experience and we will be delivering a world class audio visual viewing pleasure to the senses with technical sorcery we have designed especially for this tour.We are creating special mobile applications which we will leverage during this tour with the help of augmented reality. Anything AR Rahman does raises expectations amongst his fan following all over the globe and we will remain committed to uphold that promise.RahmanIshq is a strategic endeavour to bring international standards across all production platforms and showcase next generation technology for entertainment events worldwide."

Mr. Deepak Gattani, Managing Director, Rapport Global Events & Show Director, RahmanIshqstates, “It feels good to have completed a century of shows with AR Rahman. I haveworked alongside him since the past 17 years and I have witnessed the run-away success he has gainedwith his elaborate and exquisite live performances. However we aim to inculcate and establish a tradition of road trips like witnessed globally with the establishment of this tour. Through the vast tapestry of music that is AR Rahman, he takes us on a virtual journey through beauty, culture, and spirituality. This tour will be an everlasting experience that will be a feast for the eyes and ears with a full cast of dancers, singers, performers and musicians. We are reaching out to untapped metropolises where we envisagemyriad potential for such kind of interactive entertainment. Moreover every piece of music he creates is so unique and starts growing on you finding a place in everyone’s heart. It touches people, regardless of class, culture or boundaries giving the concept of infinite love its true meaning.”

Rahman's musical interests and outlook stem from his love of experimentation. Rahman's compositions bring out auteuristic uses of counterpoint, orchestration and the human voice, melding Indian pop music with unique timbre, forms and instrumentation. By virtue of these qualities, his broad ranging lyrics and versatile style, the appeal of his music cuts across the spectrum of classes and cultures within Indian society.In a notable career spanning two decades, Rahman has garnered particular acclaim for redefining contemporary Indian film music and thus contributing to the success of several films. Rahman is currently one of the highest paid composers of the motion picture industry. He has also become a notable humanitarian and philanthropist, donating and raising money for beneficial causes and supporting charities.

Tickets for India will go live from 15th August 2013 on Independence Day.

The RahmanIshq concert is a Techfront and Rapport Global Events presentation. It is supported by creative and artist management partner Rapport Global Events and radio partner Radio Mirchi. The event is managed and produced by Techfront.

It’s time to get up close and personal with the John Williams of the Indian film industry.Get entertained and feel the infinite love. RAHMANISHQ - A.R. RAHMAN LIVE IN CONCERT!

Saturday, 24th August, 2013 Sydney, Australia All Phones Arena
Tuesday, 1st October, 2013 Kolkata, India Salt Lake Stadium
Saturday, 12th October, 2013 Visakhapatnam, India Indira Priyadarshini Cricket Stadium
Sunday, 20th October, 2013 Jaipur, India BhawaniNiketan Education Trust
Sunday, 27th October, 2013 Ahmedabad, India Sardar Patel Stadium

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Atul Malikram

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