We recently updated you on the addition of Akshay Kumar to select cities of the Bachchan world tour titled “The Unforgettable Tour”. Knowing how excited fans are at this point, we provide another update as to the kick-off of the tour.
As was earlier announced, the tour will consist of two legs: the first during July-August 2008 and the second during November-December 2008. The first leg will travel to Canada, the USA, UK and Europe. The second leg will go to places like Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc.
Recently, Wizcraft Entertainment who is behind the tour released a statement announcing that the first show will be on Friday July 18th, 2008 in Toronto. They also revealed that Akshay Kumar will be part of the first show. This makes it extremely likely that he will at least be present for the Canada-USA part of the tour.
The official line-up for the Toronto concert (and most likely all North American concerts) is: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Bipasha Basu, Ritesh Deshmukh and composers Vishal-Shekhar.
Just to get you pumped, here’s a few reasons to make sure you get your tickets!
Amitabh Bachchan – He’s legendary and an Indian icon. With countless hits to his credit, he’ll have a huge volume of material to perform and for audiences outside India, this could very well be the only time you’ll see him perform on stage.
Akshay Kumar – Over the last few years, he’s become one of the most popular mass-oriented Bollywood actors with hits like Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Andaaz, Phir Hera Pheri and Namastey London to his credit. He’s always been amazing on stage, so expect the same this time!
Aishwarya Rai – The last time she toured was with Hrithik Roshan years ago and since then she’s further consolidated her status as a leading actress with movies like Jodhaa Akbar, Dhoom 2 and Guru.
Abhishek Bachchan – After consecutive flops, he has finally created a niche for himself and last year gave a powerhouse performance in Guru. It’ll be very interesting to see how he does on his first world tour!
Bipasha Basu – The queen of sensuality, she’s sure to set the stage on fire with numbers like Beedi, Namak and Race Saanson Ki. She’s got an unbelievably long list of chart-buster songs to perform…so you can count on great entertainment!
Riteish Deshmukh – He’s the funny-man of the industry and is one of the most promising of his generation.
Vishal-Shekhar – After ages, we’re going to see established composers tour with stars. Get ready for fireworks by these two who have done amazing work in Tashan, Om Shanti Om, Bluffmaster, Salaam Namaste and Dus. They’re currently on a roll and are likely to continue straight through the tour!
Convinced yet? Stay tuned for further updates including a list of all tour dates when they are available!