Popular singer Guru Randhawa is all geared to perform in 15 cities this year as part of the Bollyboom Guru Randhawa High Rated Gabru India Tour 2.0. The first phase of the event will be held from 18 May to 8 June 2019 in seven cities including Hyderabad, Surat, Indore, Navi Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune and Jamshedpur. Details of the second phase are yet to be revealed. The first edition of the Bollyboom Guru Randhawa High Rated Gabru tour last year went across eight cities in the country and he also had his first concert in Malaysia. The shows saw audiences flock to and groove to his popular tracks including 'High Rated Gabru' which reached 345 Million+ views, 'Ban Ja Rani' from the movie Tumhari Sulu, 'Yaar Mod Do', 'Patola', 'Fashion', and 'Lahore'. A highly trending artist with the youth populace across social media platforms, Guru Randhawa has also bagged the award category of "Best Male Debut" at the PTC Music Awards 2014 and in another category of "Best Duo Song" at the PTC Music Awards 2016. Version 2.0 of the Bollyboom Guru Randhawa High Rated Gabru India Tour will not only witness popular numbers from the sensational Punjabi hit-maker Guru Randhawa, but also serve up live percussionists, exotic performers and a jaw-dropping experience combined with visually mesmerising SFX and state of art Technology. The event will offer a curated F&B and seamless experience for all attendees making the overall India Tour 2.0 a grand success.
"The year 2018 has been an incredible year for me. There is no better feeling in the world for an artiste than to perform live for his fans and that is the feeling I crave the most," Guru Randhawa said in a statement to the media. "I am really excited and charged for my performance in this tour on a grander level this year."
Commenting on Guru Randhawa High Rated Gabru India Tour 2.0, Janamjai Sehgal, Business Head of Bollyboom, Percept Live, said, "After the success of the tour last year, we are elated to bring back Bollyboom with Guru Randhawa to the Indian audience. It surely will be bigger, grander and better than the last time."
Bollyboom is an existing Intellectual property, which belongs to Percept Live, a forerunner that introduced a new genre called Bollywood Electro Music, a fusion of Bollywood music and electronic sounds in the festival market in India since 2013. The first editions have seen live performances by Sonu Nigam, Salim-Sulaiman, Shaan, Shveta Pandit, Shraddha Pandit sharing the platform with DJ Lloyd, DJ NYK and Acid in various cities such as Mumbai, Delhi and Jaipur. In the second edition, Bollyboom did events such as Bollyboom Holi Bash 2017 and another in 2018 with an accumulative attendance of over 10,000. Another massive event called Bollyboom NSCI Nights which pulled 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. Last year Bollyboom hosted a pop up party offering customers a unique fresh and an exclusive nightclub experience, along with an exclusive guest list and an unforgettable experience at Marriot in Mumbai. Apart from arenas and Pop-ups Bollyboom has hosted multiple club nights in various metro and tier 2 cities.
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.