Composer/songwriter/singer A.R. Rahman brings his special show to Oakland Arena, Saturday, July 23. The tour stop, produced by Nederlander Concerts, will include his greatest hits as well as new material for the audience. Tickets for the shows go on sale Friday, Feb. 18, 10AM local, at Ticketmaster.
A. R. Rahman is popularly known as the man who has redefined contemporary Indian music. Rahman has scored for more than 150 projects, comprising of music in multiple languages, including landmark scores such as 'Roja', 'Bombay', Dil Se', 'Taal', 'Lagaan', ‘Vandemataram', 'Jodhaa Akbar', 'Slumdog Millionaire', '127 Hours' ‘Rockstar’ and many more. The composer is a six-time recipient of the Indian National Award and has bagged 32 Filmfare awards to his credit. Rahman wrote the music for “Bombay Dreams”, produced by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, grossing remarkable numbers at London’s West End and Broadway. Notably, he also composed for the stage musical, “Lord of The Rings”, along with the Finnish band, Varttina.
Currently, AR Rahman is working with Expo 2020 Dubai, having setup a state of the art recording facility, called “The Firdaus Studio”, and mentoring an all women orchestra comprising of incredibly talented musicians from over 23 nationalities called “The Firdaus Orchestra.”