2012 has been so far packed with shows, and it just gets better! Indian music fans have a reason to cheer, with more and more International acts coming to India over the next few months. We at MoZ are excited. You should be too. Here are some of the acts you can expect to see in India soon:
UPDATE : EVEN More acts confirmed!
Armin van Buuren : ASOT #600
A State of Trance 600 – The Expedition : On Saturday March 16th,2013. ASOT is considered to be the biggest and the best trance show to exist. After the great success of Above & Beyond #TATW450, trance artists feel very confident of showing up in India. Track this event here.
Third Eye Blind
Biggie band of the 90’s and 2000s, Third Eye Blind or ‘3be’, will be playing in around India
HRC, Hyderabad :: Nov 28
HRC, Mumbai :: Nov 30
Pune :: Dec 2
UPDATE : More acts confirmed!
Julian Marley, son of Ganja idol Bob Marley will be performing in Goa on December 30th. Be prepared to return to the roots of Rastafari!
And some artists who are rumored to be coming to India in 2013 :
Yes, world famous music composer Yanni has said that he’ll be visiting India in 2013. His last show here was in 1997 when he performed in front of the Taj Mahal. Grammy award winning singers – Lady Gaga and Norah Jones are also expected to perform in 2013.
Kingston-born rapper Sean Paul will be visiting India in November, and will be visiting three cities.
Delhi : November 2nd
Mumbai : November 3rd
Bengaluru : November 4th
Exact venue details and tickets can be purchased from Kyazoonga.
Dead Letter Circus
Austalian Rock band Dead Letter Circus will be performing in Goa on November 3rd as part of the BITS Goa Waves festival. More information can be found on the fests website.
Swedish House Mafia
Be a part of the madness of Swedish House Mafia! The three member electronic music giants consisting of Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell are set to perform at the Sunburn stage this November as part of their OneLastTour!
Better get your tickets, because they are selling out FAST! The student tickets for the Mumbai gig were sold out in 6 hours and the regular tickets got sold out within the first week, prompting the event managers to release a second set of regular tickets. This might be the last time you will have the opportunity of watching them live.
They will be performing in Mumbai on the 17th of November and Delhi on the 18th. Tickets can be purchased from BookMyShow.
Trance around the World with Above & Beyond
Trance giants Above & Beyond will be performing at the Jayamahal Palace in Bangalore on the 10th of November as part of their Trance around the world tour. They will be accompanied by other trance acts.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Yes, the popular Canadian punk rock band will be headlining IIT Mumbai’s famous Mood Indigo fest. The fest, which has previously featured progressive acts like Porcupine Tree and Katatonia will be doing things a little differently this time around.
You can catch them on December 22nd at the IIT Mumbai campus in Powai.
Tickets can be purchased here. You need to register to buy tickets.
The concert will charge Rs 699 for college students and Rs 999 for non-students. For the 250 people who are first to register for the gig, the organisers have announced an early bird discount where students can register for Rs 599 and non-students for Rs 699.
Metal fans unite! This one is going to be pure madness. French metal band, Gojira are going to be performing in Bangalore as part of the Indian Metal Festival on December 15th.
Exact venue is yet to be announced. Tickets are priced at Rs. 1250 and can be purchased from the Indianstage website.
They will be supported by other bands like:
Flayed Disciple (U.K)
Bloodshot Dawn (U.K)
Inner Guilt (Lebanon)
Cerebral Bore (Scotland)
Besides headlining the Bacardi NH7 weekender in Pune, Karnivool are also rumored to be performing at the NH7 Weekender in Bangalore on the 15th and 16th of December but the official lineup for the festival is yet to be confirmed.
Karnivool and 60 other acts will be performing as part of the Pune NH7 weekender on the 3rd and 4th of November. More details can be found here.
American progressive rock band Periphery will be headlining the Bacardi NH7 weekender in Bangalore, scheduled to be held on December 15th and 16th along with other International Acts – Foreign Beggars and FinkMusic.
They will also be joined by one of the most celebrated and anticipated thrash bands of all time, Testament
Tickets have not yet gone on sale but will soon on the Bacardi NH7 Weekender website.
This is not a gig you’ll want to miss!
Guns n’ Roses
Guns n’Roses, one of the greatest rock bands of all time are planning their maiden tour of India this December. Unfortunately, they will NOT be featuring Slash on guitars, since he broke off from the band, but there’s good news yet, below. The band, which currently comprises of Axl Rose, DJ Ashba, Dizzy Reed, Tommy Stinson, Richard Fortus, Ron Thal, Chris Pitman and Frank Ferrer, will be performing in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Gurgaon on December 7, 9 and 12 respectively. Tickets have not yet been released.
Ever since guitarist Slash broke away from Guns n’Roses, he has proved that he doesn’t need his former band to produce amazing music. Slash is rumored to be visiting India in February 2013, accompanied by the amazing Myless Kennedy. Prospective tour dates are : February 14 in Chandigarh, February 16 in Mumbai and February 17 in Bangalore. Nothing has been confirmed yet though. Stay tuned to MoZ for further updates!
And a list of the acts you might have already missed :
Korn (Gurgaon Sept 5th, Mumbai on September 7 and Bangalore on September 9)
Afrojack (Noida – October 7th)
Children of Bodom (Bangalore – 14th October)
Megadeth (Delhi – October 14th)
Slayer (Bangalore – October 20th)
Enrique Igleasias (Bangalore – October 21st)
Santana (Bangalore – October 26th, Delhi – October 28th)