Lahore-based rock band AKASH recently returned from a highly successful tour of India. Akash is famous for their thrilling live performances and that was the very reason they were invited to perform a number of shows across the border. As Sam puts it, “The Indian Tour was quite exciting and surely more than what we had expected. Over all, we performed four shows in India; one in Punjab, three in Delhi but we decided not to play in December because of the tense situation between India and Pakistan. We now think that we made a wise decision regarding the cancellation of the shows.”
During the tour, Akash also represented Pakistan at the 9th International Children’s Festival of Performing Arts. They unfortunately could not represent Pakistan on World Aids Day in India
because of the tense scenario but the band hopes to perform next time whenever it happens.
All the Akash’s shows were sold out and hit in every aspect. The four-member band played hit songs like their identity rock extravaganza, Ji Liya, sensational Armaan, melodious Aaj Phir and covers like Lal Meri Pat & Dosti in Akash’s signature style.
Expressing his feelings regarding the tour, Sam excitedly said, “We surely cannot forget the response we got from the crowd. An artist can only dream of such a response but for us it turned out to be a reality. No matter what was happening in Mumbai (political issues), Indian people gave us a lot of respect and love that we will remember for the rest of our lives. We also gave interviews to their top newspapers in fact one news channel even made made a 1-hour documentary on Akash.”
SOURCE : MAG THE WEEKLY JAN 03-09 2009