A.R. Rahman to perform Ahimsa with Irish rock band U2 in Mumbai
Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman is scheduled to headline Irish Rock Band U2 in India.
The Indian music director, singer, and music producer A.R. Rahman is all set to perform for the Irish rock band U2 which is scheduled to take place in Mumbai on December 15. A.R Rahman will be performing the song Ahimsa which is his collaboration with the band.
The belief of Ahimsa is reportedly in sync with the rock band’s lead singer Bono’s philosophy. “The fight against injustice has always been important to us. We were somewhat shaped and formed by Martin Luther King who was a student of Mahatma Gandhi. Martin Luther King said ‘The moral arc of the universe is long but it bends towards justice’. I don’t believe that anymore.”
“It doesn’t bend towards justice, it has to be bent towards justice. We have to be actively involved in our democracy to preserve it and show people how we feel and what we care about. We come as students to the source of inspiration. That is Ahimsa or non-violence. India gave this to us — the greatest gift to the world. It is more powerful than nuclear energy, the armies, the navies, the British Empire. It is power itself. And it’s never been more important,” Bono had said about the single in November this year.
The Irish rock band is popular for hits like With or without you, I still haven’t found what I’m looking for and Beautiful day and the band includes frontman Bono, guitarist the Edge, bassist Adam Clayton, and drummer Larry Mullen Jr.
U2 is known as one of the most famous band and they will bring their acclaimed U2: The Joshua Tree Tour in Mumbai city for the very first time and will perform at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai, on Sunday, December 15 at 4 pm.
The concert will be produced by Live National Global Touring.