If you grew up on a diet of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and slap bracelets, chances are the boom box was tuned into this throaty voice belting out ‘Someday’ over that scratched mixed tape of yours.
Indeed, its Michael Turns to Rock, and they are back.
The Danish soft rock/pop band, popularly known as MLTR, came out of hibernation last year with a new album and now is set to return to the emirate for its fourth concert on April 11 at the Dubai Tennis Stadium.
Organiser Edgar Gerson of Epic Events, said, “As a part of our E-Fest series of music concerts and festivals, we have carefully chosen MLTR for Dubai to reach out to thousands of diehard fans here and the surrounding countries.
“It promises to let them experience the band’s soulful ballads and celebrate 25 years of the trio’s memorable contribution to the music world.”
Since their first act in Denmark 25 years ago, MLTR has retained its original lineup with singer and keyboard player Jascha Richter, drummer Kare Wanscher and guitarist Mikke Lentz, each of whom have created a niche for themselves that has got them millions of fans around the globe, especially in Asia.
With global record sales of 11 million physical albums, six million paid for downloads and over 50 million video views on You Tube, MLTR continues to write, record and play songs that strike a chord with their fans.
Bursting onto the scene in 1988, the trip found fame with their breakthrough track, ‘The Actor’ in 1991, which was followed up by hits ‘25 Minutes’, ‘Paint My Love’, ‘Take Me To Your Heart’ and much more.
However, it was their 1995 track ‘Someday’, on their album ‘Played on Pepper’ that really gave MLTR the media boost to break through markets.
Since, the Danish band has yet to live up to that fame, but have continued to produced music, with its 2012 album ‘Scandinavia’ churning out some decent chartbusters like ‘Renovate My Life’, ‘Any Way You Want It’, ‘Make Me Feel’ and ‘Scandinavia’, a song which echoes their roots.
Tickets for the Dubai concert are priced at Dh250, Dh350, Dh500 and Dh750. Call: 050 133 7143
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