Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam attracts a large audience irrespective of where he performs. The musician – one of the biggest stars in India today – has a massive fan following around the globe. From Tumse Milke Dil Ka to Dil Doob and Akhiyon Se Goli Maare, his singles have become chartbuster hits over the years and if you don’t know the lyrics at the tip of your tongue, you cannot be a Sonu Nigam fan! The artist has once again made headlines as he gears up for his first-ever global concert in Dubai this week. The indoor and socially distant gig will be held on August 21 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Speaking about the same, Sonu said, “This is the first time I am performing with a global team. I have collaborated with international artists before in the UK, but not like this one. I had teamed up with the City of Birmingham Orchestra some time back for a show, but the musicians were all from the UK, so that wasn’t exactly a global orchestra.” He was in conversation with City Times.
In a first, an ensemble comprising 18 musicians and performers from different nationalities will set the stage on fire as they perform Sonu’s hit songs. “The team comprises musicians from Russia, Lebanon, Spain, France, UAE, and Mexico, America, Russia. Of course, there will be Indians and Pakistanis in the band too. So, you could say it’s the first-ever global concert in my life,” he added. The concert titled ‘Sonu Nigam – The Light’ is part of the Dubai Summer Surprises extravaganza and said to be the world’s first-ever live Bollywood concert with Covid Consciousness. “Initially, it took a while for the idea to sink in because I’ve been doing grand shows in this city over the years, but how does one execute a concert of that scale at a time like this,” said Sonu, while talking about the Covid-19 pandemic. “Moreover, I don’t have access to my regular band and technical team. Initially, we didn’t think it could happen. But look at the courage of the organisers, it is due to their persistence and perseverance that this gig is happening. You know, when God is presenting you with an opportunity, you should think about it, experiment, get creative and do something about it,” he concluded.