Backstreet Boys, Richard Marx to perform in Delhi
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Backstreet Boys, Richard Marx to perform in Delhi

Bangalore's annual music festival moves to the capital

American boy band Backstreet Boys (pictured above) and legendary singer Richard Marx are set to perform here in New Delhi on 20, as a part of the annual Rock 'n India mega music festival.

While the Grammy-nominated vocal group has been together since 1993 giving hits like "Quit playing games with my heart", "Straight through my heart" and "As long as you love me", Marx has sold over 30 million albums over 20 years and written hits like "Right here waiting for you", "Hold on to the nights" and "Endless summer nights".

Noteworthy is that the Bangalore-based annual music festival, that has earlier been graced by international bands like Megadeth, Machine Head and Iron Maiden, is being held in the Delhi for the first time. It will also be held in Bangalore after Delhi.

"We are brining Romanov Red Rock 'N India to Delhi for the first time this year and what's more this year will be even more exciting as music legends from different musical genres will rub their shoulders together so that fans can chase their passion for the best of national and international music," Debashish Shyam, Divisional Vice President (DVP), United Spirits, said in a statement.

Romanov Red, a product of United Spirits, is the official sponsor of the music festival in association with Force India, Pepsi, VH1, Hindustan Times and Daily News and Analysis.

The tone of music at the gala has also been mellowed down this year. It will now focus on classic rock than mainstream.

Also accompanying Backstreet Boys and Marx at the fest will be South African explosive alternative band Prime Circle, drummer Jayce Lewis, supported by Indian bands Swarathma and Indigo Children.

The festival will take place at NSIC Grounds, New Delhi followed by a gig in Bangalore on Feb 22 at Gayatri Vihar, Palace Grounds.

Tickets to the show are priced at Rs.1500 in Delhi and Rs.1000 in Bangalore.

Indo-Asian News Service

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