Akon starts India tour on birthday

March 24th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Popular Senegalese American singer Akon is really excited about his debut performance in India and the first concert April 16 coincides with his birthday. The songwriter-producer says he will belt out the favourite numbers his fans at his two concerts in the country.

Akon, famous for hits like “Beautiful”, “Lonely”, “Right Now”, “Dangerous”, “I’m So Paid” and ” Angel”, will start his tour with a performance at Gurgaon’s Huda Grounds followed by a show April 17 at Bangalore’s Gayatri Vihar Palace Grounds.

“The wait is finally over and now for the first time ever, I’m excited to bring my live show to India. I can’t wait for my fans to join me where I’ll be performing all your favorites and some new songs from my upcoming album, ‘Stadium’,” Akon said in a statement.

“It’s also my birthday so I have something very special planned for all my fans so you know it’s going to be one big party,” he added.

Kyazoonga.com is the official ticketing partner for the concert and the ticket prices will be Rs.1,500 for the silver category and Rs.3,000 for the gold category.

The Venky’s Akon Live In Concert is being brought to the country by Netsurf Entertainment and B.M. Group and IVNO Events and Productions, in association with Thrive Entertainment and S. Raj Entertainment. Venky’s, arguably the single largest poultry brand in Asia, is the title sponsor of the two concert.

“India is a huge market for international artists and we aim to capitalise on this opportunity by identifying a confluence of musical styles, bringing together world class performers across genres on a single platform,” said Sujit Jain, MD, Netsurf Entertainment.

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