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AR Rahman embarks on his first US tour in five years

Chennai: Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman is all set to start his three-month long North American tour from March 21.

The 'Jai Ho' hitmaker will include material from throughout his 20-year career on the 13-city tour, which will come to an end on June 14 at Redmond in WA Marymoor Amphitheater.

AR Rahman embarks on his first US tour in five years
AR Rahman

Titled 'AR Rahman: The Intimate Concert Tour' and sponsored by JBL, tickets go on sale on March 6, with VIP packages available till March 4.

"I've been wanting to return to North America to perform for a while now, and I'm excited to be coming back for a series of concerts this spring," Rahman, who has earlier performed in US in 2010, said in a statement on his Facebook page.

"These are going to be very special performances and I'm grateful to have the chance to share them with you," he added.

Known for his score and songs in 'Slumdog Millionaire', Rahman has worked on more than 100 films, including landmark compositions in 'Roja', '127 Hours', 'Rockstar', 'Couples Retreat' and 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'.

Rahman, 48, is currently working on a composition for the film 'Pele', a biopic on the Brazilian soccer legend.

He is also the subject of a new documentary about his music, called 'Jai Ho', which premiered on Februray 25 at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York.

Rahman has won two Academy Awards, two Grammys, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe and six honorary doctorates.

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