ANNIVERSARIES:

! Boz Burrell (Bad Company) 1-Aug ! Chuck D (Public Enemy) 1-Aug ! Coolio 1-Aug ! Joe Elliot (Def Leppard) 1-Aug ! Robert Cray (1953) 1-Aug ! Tiger Varadachariar 1-Aug ! Prema Hariharan (Chennai) 2-Aug ! Sushama Reddy 2-Aug ! Zelma Davis (C+C Music Factory) 2-Aug ! Chhannulal Mishra 3-Aug ! James Hetfield (Metallica) 3-Aug ! Tony Bennett (1926) 3-Aug ! Sharon Prabhakar 4-Aug ! Vellore Ramabhadran 4-Aug ! Vishal Bhardwaj 4-Aug ! Ganesh Jain 5-Aug ! Kumbakonam Rajamanickam Pillai 5-Aug ! Pat Smear (formerly of Foo Fighters) 5-Aug ! Aditya Narayan 6-Aug ! Cyrus Sahukar 6-Aug ! Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice of Spice Girls) 6-Aug ! Bruce Dickenson (Iron Maiden) 7-Aug ! Cyrus Broacha 7-Aug ! Suresh Wadkar 7-Aug ! JC Chasez ('N Sync) 8-Aug ! Raza Ali Khan 8-Aug ! Shawn Mendes 8-Aug ! Asgari Bai 9-Aug ! Sawan Kumar Tak 9-Aug ! Sulkshana Pandit 9-Aug ! Trichur V.Ramachandran (Chennai) 9-Aug ! Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) 10-Aug ! Ustad Alladiya Khan 10-Aug ! Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande 10-Aug ! Ramashreya Jha 11-Aug ! T.H.Vinayakram 11-Aug ! V. Doreswamy Iyengar 11-Aug ! Kid Creole 12-Aug ! Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) 12-Aug ! Pat Metheny 12-Aug ! Nalin Shah 13-Aug ! T.K.Murthy 13-Aug ! Dash Crofts (Seals & Crofts) 14-Aug ! David Crosby (Crosby, Stills & Nash) 14-Aug ! Manohar Iyer 14-Aug ! Michael Graham (Boyzone) 14-Aug ! Sunidhi Chauhan 14-Aug ! Amir Khan 15-Aug ! Bharati Pradhan 15-Aug ! Pandit Prasun Banerjee 15-Aug ! Prof. T.Viswanathan 15-Aug ! R.Durga Prasad 15-Aug ! Srimushnam V.Raja Rao 15-Aug ! Emily Erwin (Dixie Chicks) 16-Aug ! Hemlata 16-Aug ! Kishan Bhutani 16-Aug ! Madonna 16-Aug ! Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar 16-Aug ! Belinda Carlisle 17-Aug ! Donnie Wahlberg (New Kids On The Block) 17-Aug ! Daler Mehndi 18-Aug ! Dennis Elliot (Foreigner) 18-Aug ! Gulzar 18-Aug ! Jon Higgins 18-Aug ! Pt. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar 18-Aug ! T.S.Balakrishna Sastrigal 18-Aug ! Abdul Rashid Khan 19-Aug ! Ginger Baker (Cream) 19-Aug ! Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) 19-Aug ! John Deacon (Queen) 19-Aug ! Ken Gosh 19-Aug ! Demi Lovato 20-Aug ! Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit) 20-Aug ! Naresh(Mahesh Brother) 20-Aug ! Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) 20-Aug ! Uday Tara Nayar 20-Aug ! Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) 21-Aug ! Kenny Rogers 21-Aug ! Liam Howlett (Prodigy) 21-Aug ! Melissa Schuman (Dream) 21-Aug ! Sriram Brahmanandam 21-Aug ! Howie Dorough (Backstreet Boys) 22-Aug ! James DeBarge (DeBarge) 22-Aug ! Paul Douchette (Matchbox 20) 22-Aug ! Roland Orzabal (Tears For Fears) 22-Aug ! Tori Amos 22-Aug ! Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) 23-Aug ! SkyBlu (LMFAO) 23-Aug ! Basavaraj Rajguru 24-Aug ! Billy Ray Cyrus 25-Aug ! DJ Terminator X (Public Enemy)25-Aug ! Elvis Costello 25-Aug ! Gene Simmons 25-Aug ! Rekha Chinniprakash 25-Aug ! Rob Halford (Judas Priest) 25-Aug ! Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard) 25-Aug ! Adrian Young (No Doubt) 26-Aug ! M.S.Anantaraman 26-Aug ! Shirley Manson (Garbage) 26-Aug ! Rajarathnam Pillai 27-Aug ! Shania Twain 27-Aug ! Tony Kanal (No Doubt) 27-Aug ! Voletti Venkateswarulu 27-Aug ! Chris Copping (Procol Harum) 29-Aug ! Kyle Cook (Matchbox 20) 29-Aug ! Micky Moody (Whitesnake) 30-Aug ! Debbie Gibson 31-Aug ! Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions) 31-Aug

5 City Bollyboom India Tour

Bollyboom, the premium Bollywood Music Property of Percept Live, is all set to roll out a Multi-City India Tour with the chart topping artist and popular film actor Diljit Dosanjh. The enthralling 5 city pan India tour with the popular Punjabi heartthrob will kick off on 9 November 2019 in Pune and 23 November 2019 in Bengaluru.

After a highly successful first phase of the Bollyboom Guru Randhawa High Rated Gabru Tour 2.0 earlier this year which entertained fans across 6 cities, Bollyboom is all geared up to kick-off Diljit Dosanjh’s India Tour commencing early November 2019. Looking at the increasing popularity of Diljit Dosanjh through his recent impactful performances in the Bollywood film industry, this tour gives an incredible opportunity to his fans to witness the superstar perform live and up close.

 

Fresh off the success of his recent tours across Canada and U.S.A where he entertained his fans across multiple cities, Diljit Dosanjh is all set to begin his India Tour. Diljit has appeared in over 25 Punjabi and Bollywood films, and produced over 250 chartbusting songs including 5 Taara, Laembadgini, Ik Kudi, and Do you Know. As a popular actor he has delivered incredible performances in the Punjabi film industry with films like Jatt & Juliet, Sardaarji, Sardaarji 2, Sajjan Singh Rangroot and Shaada, which led to his successful Bollywood debut with Udta Punjab. Since then he has consistently wowed Indian audiences with his versatile performances in movies such as Phillauri and Soorma.

Talking about his upcoming Bollyboom tour, Diljit Dosanjh said, “2019 has been an incredible year for me. There is no better feeling in the world for an artist than to perform live for his fans, and that is the feeling I yearn for the most! After performing across Canada and U.S.A and receiving such overwhelming love and support from my fans overseas, it was time for me to come back home. I am super excited to perform live for all my fans in India with Bollyboom. As the tour date comes closer I feel really pumped to do the bhangra groove with my fans in my home country from where I receive the maximum love and support. I owe all my success to my fans and am really looking forward to meeting them and performing live for them across India.”

 

The Bollyboom Diljit Dosanjh India Tour 2019-20 will not only offer live music entertainment to fans but also a complete entertainment experience spanning live percussionists, exotic performers, visually enthralling SFX and state of art technology. Percept, India’s leading Entertainment, Media and Communications Company, will go all out to make this tour a memorable one for music aficionados and fans of both Diljit Dosanjh and Bollywood Music. Bollyboom promises to make this a once in a lifetime experience for music fans across the subcontinent.

Commenting on the upcoming Bollyboom Diljit Dosanjh India Tour 2019-20, Janamjai Sehgal, Business Head – Bollyboom, Percept Live said, “Indian audiences have embraced many talents from the Punjabi music industry with open arms. Be it Guru Randhawa, Jassie Gill or the extremely talented actor and singer Diljit Dosanjh, all of these young artists have made their mark with their incredible talent around the world. At Bollyboom we have constantly strived to associate with artists who not only have an amazing fanbase, but are also trendsetters who have repeatedly innovated, experimented and delivered outstanding melodies which has changed the way Indian audiences consume music. Diljit Dosanjh is one such extraordinary artist who has made his mark around the world via his muti-talented singing and acting prowess. We cannot wait to begin the India tour with him and connect him with his ever-increasing fan base to offer them a mind-blowing live music experience”

Bollyboom is an existing Intellectual Property, which belongs to Percept Live, a potential forerunner that introduced a new genre called Bollywood Electro Music, a fusion of Bollywood music fiesta and electronic dance music in the dynamic Indian market since 2013. 'Bollyboom' is known to provide a unique live entertainment experience for Bollywood music fans and is seen in different variants across the country. The first editions saw live performances by Sonu Nigam, Salim-Sulaiman, Shaan, Shveta Pandit, and Shraddha Pandit sharing the platform with the sensational DJ Lloyd, DJ NYK and Acid in various cities such as Mumbai, Delhi and Jaipur. The Bollyboom NSCI Nights drew a crowd of over 4,500 Bollywood music enthusiasts with DJ Raftaar, DJ Aqeel, DJ Shilpi Sharma, DJ Zulfi Syed and DJ Aman who rocked the NSCI Dome at Worli in 2017. The Bollyboom Holi Bash of 2017 and 2018 were spectacular. In 2019 Bollyboom hosted 8 Holi Bashes across the country entertaining more than 50,000 fans with a range of multi-talented artists including The Doorbeen, Ali Merchant, and Emiway Bantai. Bollyboom recently completed Phase 1 of the Bollyboom Guru Randhawa High Rated Gabru India Tour 2.0 across 6 cities, entertaining over 50,000 people and also hosted a Bollyboom Arena with Jassie Gill & B Praak in Mumbai that saw over 2,000 fans groove to their BDM beats. Bollyboom has also hosted multiple Club Nights in multiple Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities pan India.

The tickets for the premiere shows of Bollyboom Diljit Dosanjh India Tour 2019-20 in Pune (9th November 2019) and Bangalore (23rd November 2019) are available on BookMyShow.Com

ABOUT BOLLYBOOM
‘Bollyboom’, a Percept Intellectual Property, is the world’s first and biggest Bollywood Dance Music Festival, offering a scintillating blend of music, dance and entertainment. Bollywood music has been an intrinsic part of every Indian and combined with a large than life production, infusion of dance music and incredible SFX, Bollyboom provides a completely new twist to this genre of popular music to create a unique live entertainment experience for Bollywood music fans across the globe.

Bollyboom offers a blend of Trance, House, Hip Hop, Electro Funk, Synthetic, Pop, Club Music, Techno, Trance, Hardstyle, Sufi and Dubstep music. The concerts belt out popular Bollywood numbers combined with visually mesmerizing SFX and state-of-the-art technology, thereby enhancing the entire musical experience. Bollyboom has been seen in multiple variants across India such as Arenas, Club Nights, Mini Arenas, and has also hosted a couple of Pop Up Parties with an exclusive guest list offering customers a unique and fresh nightclub experience. Bollyboom also offers a holistic Bollywood experience with shopping zones, food courts, and a host of fun and interactive activities thereby creating a magical and memorable experience for Bollywood music aficionados.

Bollyboom is a Percept Intellectual Property. With capitalized billings of INR 9.35 billion (FY’18), Percept is at an enviable leadership position in the Entertainment, Media and Communications domain with a team of over 400 people and 32 offices across India and the Middle East.

ABOUT PERCEPT LIVE

Percept Live, established in the year 2012, is the live entertainment division of Percept Limited. It owns and manages all the Intellectual Properties created in the Live Entertainment, Sports, Fashion, Digital and Media space. Percept has been in the ‘Ideas’ business for the past 35 years and has been instrumental in creating many legendary ‘Intellectual Properties’ in the past for its clients. The creation of a dedicated ‘Intellectual Properties’ business was but a further extension to Percept’s existing knowledge and expertise in the Entertainment, Media and Communications domain with a vision to convert path breaking innovative ideas into Assets in order to create long term value for all its Stakeholders

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Best Jazz Venue in India

Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival  of live music.