Rahman to go on India road tour this October

Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Legendary composer, singer and songwriter A.R. Rahman is all set for his India road tour "Rahmanishq" in October, the first such event in two decades.

The tour will be encompass cities like Kolkata, Visakhapatnam, Jaipur and Ahmedabad. A concert will also be held in Sydney in August.

Rahman is very excited about the concert.

"It will be an experience of music, great production, joy and fun," he said at a press conference on "Rahmanishq" here Monday.

Talking about the cities selected for the tour, Rahman said: "I always wanted to go to cities you usually don't think of. You generally think of Delhi, Mumbai...the idea was to meet fans in these cities".

On the event coming after 20 years, he said that this is the right time to have it now.

"Everything has a right time. It is so good that this is happening now. Three years back I didn't even know my future," he said.

Rahman will also be joined by other singers like Javed Ali, Neeti Mohan, Shweta Pandit, and Harshdeep Kaur among others during the tour. The singers also joined the press conference through video conferencing of press meets held simultaneously in Ahmedabad and Kolkata.