Statement from A. R. Rahman:
Dear friends, fans and well-wishers,
As you may know, members of our tour miraculously escaped a big disaster in Detroit this past Saturday, when part of the stage infrastructure collapsed. All the artists, singers, musicians, dancers, technicians (myself included) have been almost given a second life.
We are working to recoup all that has been lost (the lights, the sets) which will take us over three weeks to complete. The vision for the show includes beautiful choreography and circus acts and it feels less than, not to include them. All the world over, the show has received a very positive response from those who have seen it, which makes it absolutely necessary for us to present a complete show and feature all the components that were lost due to the incident. ï»¿
With that, we have decided to postpone the remaining dates of the North American leg of this tour and will reschedule them at a later date. We will go ahead with the concerts scheduled in Europe and UK. That is the best option we have, considering the circumstances.
While I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our friends in the U.S. and Canada, maybe it’s a blessing in disguise, as we will have the opportunity to perform for you with even more energy and perfection.
Once again, let us all pray that we are alive and thank you in advance for your understanding, love and cooperation.
With deep respect and love,
A. R. Rahman
JAI HO to everyone
Update on AR Rahman U.S. Tour Dates:
AR Rahman was forced to cancel his June 19th show in Detroit due to an infrastructure collapse at The Pontiac Silverdome which damaged the set. The incident occurred during stage construction. No one was seriously injured. All remaining dates for the North American leg will be rescheduled due to the incident. The tour will resume on July 16th in Zurich. Mr. Rahman regrets any inconvenience this causes his fans and is deeply grateful no one from his team or the local Detroit stage crew was seriously injured.
Q: What U.S./ Canada dates have been postponed and will be rescheduled?
June 19, 2010, Saturday: Detroit, MI (Pontiac Silverdome)
June 20, 2010, Sunday: Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)
June 26, 2010, Saturday: San Francisco, CA (Oracle Arena)
June 27, 2010, Sunday: Los Angeles, CA (The Forum)
June 30, 2010, Wednesday: Vancouver, BC (PNE Collesium)
July 3, 2010, Saturday: Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
July 4, 2010, Sunday: Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
July 9, 2010, Friday: Boston, MA (Tsongas Center)
July 10, 2010, Saturday: Trenton, NJ (Sun National Bank Center)
July 11, 2010, Sunday: Raleigh, NC (RBC Center)
Q: When will the tour resume?
The tour will resume in Zurich on July 16th.
Q: Have the European dates been affected?
No European dates will be affected by this incident. They will remain as scheduled.
Q: When will new dates be announced?
We are still in the process of rescheduling the tour, but we hope to announce the new dates in the coming weeks. The dates will be rescheduled for after the European leg of the tour.
Q: Where can I refund my tickets?
This information will be announced soon. Please check back for details.