Ace playback singer Sonu Nigam has vowed to deliver the biggest Bollywood concerts the UK has ever seen. The golden voice behind super-hit songs like Kal Ho Naa Ho, Saathiya and All Izz Well says he has been preparing to such an extent for the mega-shows at LG Arena in Birmingham on November 13 and Wembley Arena on November 14 that he will deliver shows that have never been witnessed before.
The last I came to the UK was for the legendary Rafi Resurrected tour, with the CBSO. People worldwide still talk about that one. But meanwhile my regular live performances have gone to another level! There has been some kind or renaissance! Wherever we have gone, it has been an opening of sorts for following artistes. We have been able to open dead sectors like Australia and New Zealand in the last five years for big tours now. Thus a UK concert is overdue said Sonu.
Unlike other A-list artists who spend less than an hour on stage, Sonu will perform for an incredible three hours. For me live performance is a high that’s incomparable to anything else musically. For me it’s a three hour-long orgasm – the foreplay being the preparation time for it! You have to be vocally, physically, mentally and spiritually fit and involved for a perfect one. That’s the clear test of a true singer. Every other platform can be manipulated with, but not live shows. That’s why I get so involved during my performances. And that’s why perhaps, we are so loved by the audiences world wide.
Leicester based promoter Jayesh Kotak, who is bringing the multi-award winning singer over to England, reckons Sonu’s shows will be real game-changer and eclipse the multi-million pound ones delivered by AR Rahman earlier this year. Although AR Rahman is a genius, these shows will be a lot better because Sonu will be on stage for three hours. Unlike Rahman who handed over most of the singing duties to unknown singers and only performed his own songs, Sonu will be on stage the whole time and will mix up material from different eras. I would urge people to see these two shows because they will be talked about for a very long time said Jayesh.