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Bryan Adams picks Harshdeep Kaur, Aditi Singh Sharma, Abi Sampa for opening acts on India tour

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Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams will be joined by women-led acts  -- Harshdeep Kaur, Aditi Singh Sharma, Abi Sampa and Threeory Band -- as the official opening acts on his five-date greatest hits India tour that will kick off from Ahmedabad today.
 
Adams will be joined by Harshdeep in Mumbai and New Delhi, Aditi in Bengaluru, Abi Sampa in Ahmedabad and Threeory Band in Hyderabad, a press release from the organisers said.
 
The gigs are lined up in support of the music veteran’s current 21-track compilation, Ultimate, which released in November last year. 
 
Adams will perform at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad today, Hitec City in Hyderabad on October 11, Jio Gardens in Mumbai on October 12, Ozone Urbana in Bengaluru on October 13 and Leisure Valley Open Ground in New Delhi on October 14.
 
The gates will open at 6 pm and the event will conclude by 10 pm, the release said.
 
While the singer has performed in India previously, his fifth outing in this country  and his 19th concert tour promises to be one of the biggest productions of the year.
 
Shyam Tallamraju, Business Head, ENIL said, “The artiste and the management feel Harshdeep Kaur, Aditi Singh Sharma, Abi Sampa and Threeory Band would be the ideal fit as the opening acts since their music sensibilities are quite similar. There was a lot of back and forth on the opening acts before a final conclusion was taken.”
 
Aditi said, “I can't overstate the impact Bryan Adams' music has had on my career. I've literally grown up listening to his music and covering his songs, with my very first band, way back in college. It is truly an honour to open for this musical legend. I can proudly cross one thing off my bucket list!”
 
Harshdeep said, “I remember performing Bryan Adams songs at my school fest. Each song of his has a memory attached to it.  I always wanted to watch him perform live but to share the same stage with him will be truly magical. I’m really looking forward to this event and I’m preparing a special Bollywood fusion set with my band.”
 
This event is produced by ENIL and has partnered with Infibeam Digital Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. for Ahmedabad. 
 
The legendary musician has performed in India before in 1995, followed by 2001, 2003, and ‘The Bare Bones Tour’ in 2011.
 
The aim of "Ultimate" is to condense his extensive back catalogue - 13 studio albums, five live albums, five compilation albums and over 75 singles - into a 21-track offering guaranteed to capture the true essence of the hitmaker's much celebrated career.
 
'The Ultimate Tour' will see Adams perform material from the album, which is a mix of new tracks and his chart-topping numbers. 'The Ultimate Tour' has travelled to 53 cities and four continents.
 
On  the India tour, the 58-year-old vegan Vancouverite is expected to entertain the audience with hits like ‘Run To You’, ‘Can’t Stop This Thing We Started’, ‘Summer of ’69’, ‘Cuts Like A Knife’, ‘Heaven’, ‘Run To You’, ‘When You’re Gone’ , ‘Cloud Number Nine’, ‘Everything I Do I Do It For You’, ‘Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman’, ‘All for Love’ as well as 'Ultimate Love' and 'Please Stay'.
 
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Hailed as Sufi Ki Sultana by Amitabh Bachchan, Harshdeep Kaur who started singing when she was 12 years old has delivered hit tracks in Rockstar, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Rang De Basanti, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Raazi and more recently Manmarziyaan.
 
Aditi Singh Sharma never gave up on her dreams and continues her quest today. From not knowing Hindi properly, to being the only girl singing in a rock band, to fighting racism as a teenager, to going door to door with a demo CD to all musicians while her single mother battled cancer, Aditi has done it all. She made her playback singing debut in the film industry with Anurag Kashyap's Dev. D and thereafter has contributed to films like Roy, Veere Di Wedding, 2 States, Dhoom 3.
 
From a young age, London-born Abi Sampa has been passionate about music, learning to play the saxophone and veena when she was only 8 years old! After her parents worried that a career in the music industry would be risky, Abi opted for a career in dentistry. Combining western popular music elements with qawwali, carnatic and hindustani classical music, she and her band have moved from strength to strength and inspired a generation of young British-Asian artistes.
 
Based out of Oxford, The Fusion Project founded by Rushil Ranjan is a collective of specialist musicians and producers that focus on bringing Indian classical music to audiences across the globe.
 
Threeory is a progressive rock fusion band which blends Indian classical with different kinds of world music. With Nagaland resident, Syntyche Mongro giving her jazz and blues touch, Tarun Vishal on drums, Parsa Datta Sai on the violin, Mark on keyboard and Shillong based guitarist Sentilong the band is complete.
 
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