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Backstreet Boys to perform in India

Published: Friday, February 19, 2010, 9:45 [IST]

Nevada (ANI): American pop group 'Backstreet Boys" will be performing live for the first time in India this coming weekend. As a part of their “This is Us" world tour, they will be headlining “Rock 'n India", claimed to be “India's only international music festival", in Delhi (NSIC, Saturday February 20) and Bangalore (Palace Grounds, Sunday February 21). Tickets are Rs. 1,500 and Rs. 1,000 respectively.

Other groups performing in Delhi include Prime Circle, Richard Marx, Swarathma, Indigo Children, and Jayce Lewis; while other groups performing at Bangalore include Prime Circle, Richard Marx, Swarathma, Jayce Lewis, and Five Little Indians. Formed in 1993 in Florida (USA); its current four members include Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, and A. J. McLean; as fifth Kevin Richardson left in 2006.

Its genres include pop, pop rock, R & B, teen pop and adult contemporary. It has released seven studio albums and has sold over 130 million records worldwide, making it one of the most successful groups in music history.Welcoming “Backstreet Boys" to India, acclaimed Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged business conglomerates and central-state-municipal governments of India to patronize and promote music festivals throughout the country.

India had abundance of musical talent (with tradition going back to Sama-Veda), and all it needed was to channelize it and give it a direction, Zed, who is chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, added.

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