On October 18, 2019 at 8:30 p.m., Junoon, Pakistan’s biggest rock, will bring sweeping melodies, bhangra rock rhythms and driving guitars to the CURE Insurance Arena. Founded in 1990 by Salman Ahmad, singer, songwriter, musician, author, teacher and film presenter, Junoon is the band known to many as the “U2 of South Asia.” The group blends a powerful, arena rock sound with the epic tranquility of Sufi Muslim love poetry.
Junoon has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, including the multi platinum albums Azadi and Parvaaz produced by bass player John Alec. Having shared the stage with artists such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Melissa Etheridge, Alicia Keys, Sting, A R Rahman, Earth Wind and Fire, and Wyclef Jean, the group has performed at diverse venues like the U.N. General Assembly Hall—the first performance of its kind in 2001.
Jon Pareles of the New York Times describes Junoon as “South Asia’s answer to Santana,” and the Wall Street Journal called Junoon’s eclectic music “a powerful combination of Led Zeppelin and traditional South Asian percussion like tabla and dholak.”
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