Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Eagles or Mark Knopfler or Norah Jones?

Eagles coming to India!

Sumit Bhattacharya in Bangalore | February 07, 2005 15:05 IST (Rediff)

Sting may have left crowds in Bangalore and New Delhi begging for more, but the swell season continues for rock music enthusiasts in India.

The Eagles (best known in these parts for their anthem Hotel California) are due to tour India, possibly sometime in June, according to sources close to the proceedings.

That is, of course, besides the Mark Knopfler treat confirmed for March first week.

The former Dire Straits frontman (who, we hear, is Sachin Tendulkar's favourite musician) with one of the most instantly identifiable guitar sounds in the history of music will play in Delhi and Mumbai. He has returned to music from a near fatal motorcycle accident last March with Shangri La, named after the studio the album was recorded in.

Bangalore, reeling from the imminent live band ban, is going to miss out.

There are also whispers of Norah Jones, Pandit Ravi Shankar's daughter who created a sensation at the Grammies with her debut album Come Away With Me, performing in India.

"She is, of course, among the smaller artistes who the event managers are in talks with," say sources.

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