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Michael Learns to Rock will perform in 5 major cities in India

Michael Learns to Rock will perform in 5 major cities in India

Danish soft rock/pop band Michael Learns to Rock (MLTR) is back to India to “paint their love” on their loyal fans in the country, where they will perform in five cities starting here from Friday night. It’s going to be a big adventure, says the band’s drummer Kare Wanscher.

“I think it’s been seven to eight years since we performed in India. So, yes, we are excited to come back,” Wanscher, who along with his bandmates singer-keyboard player Jascha Richter and guitarist Mikkel Lentz visited cities like Shillong and Bengaluru in the past, told media in an interview here.

With a global record sale of 11 million physical albums, over six million paid downloads and estimated 50 million video views on YouTube, the three-piece band has been entertaining music lovers with their melodic numbers since 1988.

And now, to celebrate their 25th anniversary tour ’25 Live’, they are set to play at Showshaa Arena at Kingdom of Dreams here on Friday. Then they will head to Guwahati (December 13), followed by Dimapur (December 15), then Kolkata (December 17), and finally to Goa (December 19). The Indian tour has been put together by 7 Sisters Entertainment.

“It’s the most extensive tour we are going to do in India. These cities… we have never been to before. It’s going to be a big adventure,” added Wanscher.

India, where genres like Electronic Dance Music (EDM) and rap are booming, is an important audience for the band, and irrespective of the change in taste for music here, they say they would like to stick to what they are known for – soft, romantic and easy-listening songs. In fact, they give credit to maintaining their style for their survival in the industry, where one-time pop stars have mostly gone the hip-hop way.

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