Junoon Returns! After 13-year hiatus, the very famous Pakistan’s rock trio, Ali Azmat, Salman Ahmad and Brian O’Connell, is reuniting for a highly anticipated concert in Dubai for the first time in the band’s history. Having sung the persisting hit tracks including “Sayonee,” “Saeein,” “Jazba-e-Junoon” and more, the band continues to be an authoritative figure in rock music in South Asia.
“We are delighted that Junoon has chosen Dubai and our company to launch their reunion world tour,” said Naresh Oberoi, Founder and Chairman of Oberoi (Middle East) Events. “Incidentally it was at ‘Jaan Yehi Dosti Hai-The sequel’, the concert organised by us in 2004, where Salman, Ali and Brian publicly performed together for the last time ever. And now, following their reunion, they will be performing at their first international concert together also at our event. It will be a historic night,” he added.
Widely regarded as the best band Pakistan has ever produced, Junoon ruled the South Asian music industry through the 1990s and early 2000s. With Salman as lead guitarist and songwriter, Ali as lead vocalist and Brian on bass guitar, the band produced several critically and commercially successful albums, including ‘Inquilab’, ‘Azadi’ and ‘Parvaaz’. Singles such as ‘Jazba-e-Junoon’, ‘Sayonee’, ‘Saeein’, ‘Bulleya’ and ‘Khudi’ conquered the charts and stayed there for months. Junoon earned raging popularity for its unique and pioneering Sufi Rock sound, which blended western rock music with elements of Pakistani folk songs and classical poetry.
INFO: Dhs 150 onwards, January 18, 7 PM onwards, Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Stadium.