Nokia brings to us another major music festival that will give us Indian metalheads a chance to witness some powerful international metal acts. They have just announced that they will be bringing to India two-time Grammy Nominated American heavy metal band Lamb of God at the ‘Nokia Alive Concert’ in Bengaluru on May 26th 2012. This is a natural extension of Nokia’s strategy of connecting to the youth of India through music.
Lamb of God, who hail from “Richmond- motherfuckin’ Virginia”, are currently the largest selling International band on the planet. A favorite of fans and critics alike, the band was formed back in 1994, and has released six studio albums so far. Their latest album ‘Resolution’ debuted at No.3 on Billboards and went on to become No.1 in the U.S, No.2 in UK and No.1 in World Wide Rock charts.
India, which is known to have a rapidly burgeoning metal following, will see the band perform again at the ‘Nokia Alive Concert’ on May 26th in Bangalore. Indian metalheads have already shown an
overwhelming response to the festival, with the Facebook event receiving more than 5000 positive responses in just a span of 48 hours! Their first ever India show saw over 8000 people attend being the biggest band among Rock Fans in colleges. India is estimated to have over 110,000 fans of the band as per facebook statistics.
A very excited Mark Morton of Lamb of God had this to say about their second coming “We are truly thrilled to announce that Lamb Of God is returning to India! It’s hard to believe that it’s already been two years since we last played Bangalore in May of 2010. That performance stands out to me, personally, as one of the most memorable shows of my entire career. Never in my wildest of rock and roll fantasies did I ever imagine that our music would take us all the way to India! It is nothing short of an honor to be invited back to play for our amazing fans in Bangalore and we look forward to leveling the Palace Grounds with lots of new material from “Resolution”, as well as healthy doses from all of our albums past. Many thanks to our fans in India for their incredible loyalty and support, and we will see y’all soon!”
The event is organized by Overture, a Bangalore based company who have carved a niche for themselves in the Live Entertainment Domain. Their flagship property, Summerstorm festival has seen
over 15000 people in two editions which featured Lamb of God, Opeth and a host of other Indian and International acts making it one of the most sought after Music festivals in India.
Overture will shortly announce other acts that will play along with Lamb Of God on May 26th. Other details on supporting acts, pre-parties, merchandising and tickets will be announced on Nokia’s and Overture’s social pages.
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