Internationally renowned musician and composer, A.R. Rahman will embark on his 2015 North American tour this coming spring. JBL Presents "A.R. Rahman: The Intimate Concert Tour" will kick off May 21, 2015 and travel to major cities across North America.
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 music from more than 100 film soundtracks and albums across over half a dozen languages, including landmark scores for "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, Boston, USA. 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. A.R. Rahman is also the subject of a new documentary called "Jai Ho" that will premiere at The Museum of The Moving Image in New York on February 25. "Jai Ho" is directed by Umesh Aggarwal and traces the journey of Mr Rahman's professional and personal life. It explores the evolution of his style of music -- a fusion of Eastern sensibilities and Western technology -- and includes concert footage and interviews with the music maestro himself as well as director Danny Boyle, Shekhar Kapur, Mani Ratnam. The film celebrates an Indian icon who is no less than a global phenomenon.