Zero, April 16
WHAT’S SO SPECIAL? As India’s top rock band, Zero has played to sold-out concerts and successfully toured the US. The band finally came into their own when Procrastination was voted as the fifth best album of 2005 by CNBC.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT? Cover versions of songs by the Eagles, Pearl Jam and Led Zeppelin will get you head banging. But also watch out for their original tracks from Albummed and Procrastination.
WHERE CAN I SEE THEM? The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, at 9.30pm. Tickets cost Dh50. Call: 04 359 8888.
AR Rahman Live, April 18
WHAT’S SO SPECIAL? AR Rahman is only the first Asian composer and singer to successfully rule the number one spot in both Bollywood and the South Indian film industry. He has also successfully composed for the musicals Bombay Dreams and The Lord of the Rings.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT? With 12 singers sharing the stage, including Hariharan and Chitra, expect hits from Roja, Bombay and Guru.
WHERE CAN I SEE THEM? They’re performing at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, with tickets costing Dh125, Dh175, Dh500 and Dh1,000. Call: 04 367 6699.
Baishaki Night, April 18
WHAT’S SO SPECIAL? Bombay Rockers, Mona Singh and Mika Singh will set the stage on fire. While Rockers and Mona seem scandal free, Mika gained notoriety when he forcibly embraced Bollywood “item girl” Rakhi Sawant.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT? While Bombay Rockers will dish out their hits, Mika’s fresh from his hit film tracks, Mauja Hi
WHERE CAN I SEE THEM? At the Dubai Tennis Stadium, with tickets priced at Dh65, Dh100 and Dh125. Show starts at 8pm. Call: 04 282 4122.
Jashn-e-Dubai, April 12
WHAT’S SO SPECIAL? It’s only Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor, Bollywood’s hottest couple who set tongues wagging with their clandestine romance before announcing their plans to get married later this year.
While Khan recently tasted success with his film Race (released earlier this month), Kapoor is probably still reeling from winning every single award for Best Actress in last year’s Jab We Met. The duo will be joined on stage with Dia Mirza, Pritam and several singers.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT? Aside from their respective hit numbers, they will certainly groove to the tracks of the upcoming Tashan. Also, you can sneak a peek at the infamous tattoo that Khan now sports – the same one that spells ‘Kareena’.
WHERE CAN I SEE THEM? At the Al Ahli Stadium, with tickets priced at Dh75, Dh250, Dh500 and Dh1,000. The show starts at 7.30pm. Call 06 559 9511 for details.