THEY RETURN…….AFTER 13 YEARS.....FOR THEIR FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONCERT!!
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THE U2 OF SOUTH ASIA
JUNOON RETURNS!!!!......Fans and music lovers have waited for 13 years to hear these 2 words.
Following months of rumours and speculation about a possible comeback, the world’s top Sufi Rock band, which split in 2005, has finally reunited and is set to make music again, together!!!
The iconic band’s much awaited reunion, featuring its three members – Salman Ahmad, Ali Azmat and Brian O’Connell – kicks off in Karachi, Pakistan, in December 2018 and will be followed by a series of concerts around the world, THE FIRST BEING IN DUBAI...THE INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE!!!!
Organised by Oberoi Middle East Events, the international premiere show, titled “Junoon Returns 2019 – The International Premiere: The Comeback Concert”, will be held on January 18, 2019 at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.
“We are delighted that Junoon has chosen Dubai and our company to launch their reunion world tour,” said Naresh Oberoi, Founder and Chairman of Oberoi (Middle East) Events. “Incidentally it was at ‘Jaan Yehi Dosti Hai-The sequel’, the concert organised by us in 2004, where Salman, Ali and Brian publicly performed together for the last time ever. And now, following their reunion, they will be performing at their first international concert together also at our event. It will be a historic night,” he added.
Widely regarded as the best band Pakistan has ever produced, Junoon ruled the South Asian music industry through the 1990s and early 2000s. With Salman as lead guitarist and songwriter, Ali as lead vocalist and Brian on bass guitar, the band produced several critically and commercially successful albums, including ‘Inquilab’, ‘Azadi’ and ‘Parvaaz’. Singles such as ‘Jazba-e-Junoon’, ‘Sayonee’, ‘Saeein’, ‘Bulleya’ and ‘Khudi’ conquered the charts and stayed there for months. Junoon earned raging popularity for its unique and pioneering Sufi Rock sound, which blended western rock music with elements of Pakistani folk songs and classical poetry.
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