Internationally renowned musician and composer A.R. Rahman will embark on his 2015 North America tour this spring. JBL Presents “A.R. Rahman: The Intimate Concert Tour” will kick off in May and come to Newark, New Jersey and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Prudential Hall on May 27th. Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 6th. VIP tickets go on sale March 4th. Fans who purchase VIP packages will receive premium tickets along with a meet & greet and photo with A.R. Rahman.
“I’ve been wanting to return to North America to perform for a while now, and I’m excited to be coming back for a series of concerts this spring,” said A.R. Rahman. “These are going to be very special performances and I’m grateful to have the chance to share them with you.”
Rahman’s upcoming concert will feature a range of material from his illustrious career, which has spanned two decades. A two-time Academy Award® winner, A.R. Rahman was hailed by Time magazine as “the musician who has helped redefine contemporary Indian music” and is one the world’s best-selling recording artists of all time. Rahman has sold more than 150 million albums comprising of music from more than 100 film soundtracks and spanning over half a dozen languages, including landmark scores such as Roja, Bombay, Dilse, Taal, Lagaan, Vandemataram, Jodhaa Akbar, Delhi 6, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, Rockstar, Couples Retreat, People Like Us, Highway, Million Dollar Arm, and The Hundred-Foot Journey. He is currently working on a composition for the forthcoming film Pele, a biopic chronicling the legendary Brazilian soccer player’s life.
To date, his accolades include winning two Academy Awards®, two Grammy Awards®, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe®, four National Film Awards, twenty nine Filmfare awards and countless others. He has also been awarded six honorary doctorates, the most recent being from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Rahman’s non-film projects include orchestrations for athletic and other big events, including the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and the London Olympics opening ceremony in 2012.
Tickets may be purchased at www.njpac.org, by calling 1-888-GO-NJPAC or by visiting the box office at One Center Street in Downtown Newark.
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This performance is part of NJPAC’s World Music Series sponsored by American Express.
Programming has been made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, and by Discover Jersey Arts.