INDIA GETS ALL SET TO ROCK ON
We don’t know how bright India’s shining but with these gigs, India’s surely rocking
India is getting ready to host some of the biggest international gigs in the coming months. Popular American electronic music producer, Skrillex will be kickstarting his four-city tour in Bengaluru today.
The 27-year-old will be wrapping up his maiden tour in the Capital on Sunday, October 11. Popular British musician and producer, Mark Ronson will be debuting in India as part of a popular music festival in November. The Uptown Funk hitmaker will perform in Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru and Mumbai. American rock band, Guns ‘N’ Roses’ former guitarist Slash too is coming to the country for the first time alongside singer Myles Kennedy. They will be performing in Mumbai and Bengaluru in November.
That’s not all, electronic music trio — Major Laser are also scheduled to perform in Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru in December.
“It’s great to see so many musicians coming to India to perform. Around 15-20 years ago, India wasn’t a great destination to go to and perform. Now, there are more sponsors, the event organisers have got better and people have been lucky to witness all these great acts,” says Subir Malik, member of rock group Parikrama.
The first part of the year has been equally happening. Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin played a 20-minute impromptu gig at a café in Delhi. American alt rock band, Puddle of Mudd, too recently concluded their first-ever tour in India.
“The first reaction to all these big names coming to India is yayy! But, there is a bit of a problem. Most of the audiences will be students. There is a pretty short time between the performances and it will be difficult for them to go to all these gigs as they have finite budgets,” says VJ Nikhil Chinapa.
Chris Martin performing at an impromptu gig in Delhi
Puddle of Mudd
Slash Mark Ronson
Around 15-20 years ago, India wasn’t a great destination to go to and perform. Now, there are more sponsors... the event organizers have got better
Subir Malik, musician
...AND THEY WERE HERE
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