Indian actor and singer Gurdas Maan Announces UK Tour: tickets go on sale

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Gurdas Maan’s UK tour was originally planned for 2021 but had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Popular Indian actor and singer Gurdas Maan will be returning to the UK after four long years to perform in the summer.

The performer won the Indian national award for Best Male Playback Singer at 54th National Film Awards in 2006. He won for his songs in the film Waris Shah: Ishq Daa Waaris. The film was entered at the Academy Awards in General Category but did not win.

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He was born in Punjab, India and has been interested in singing since childhood. He sings in Folk and Bhangra genres usually. In 2009, he won “Best International Album” at the UK Asian Music Awards for Boot Polishan.

Before starting his singing career, he worked for the electricity board but was approached by a producer in 1980 to perform the song “Dil Da Mamla Hai” in DD National - the national broadcasting channel in India. He shot to fame with it, and has not looked back since.

Apart from working in Bollywood, he works in other regional film industries in India as well having sung in Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Haryanvi and Rajasthani.

His highly anticipated tour titled Akhiyan Udeek Diyan (“My eyes are longing for you”) will be coming to Birmingham in May 2023. Maan has not performed in the country since 2019, culminating in a mutual yearning for both fans and Maan alike - just as the title of the tour suggests.

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Indian President Pratibha Patil (L) presents The Best Male Playback singer award to Gurdas Maan (R) at the 54th National Film Awards Function.  (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP via Getty Images)Indian President Pratibha Patil (L) presents The Best Male Playback singer award to Gurdas Maan (R) at the 54th National Film Awards Function.  (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP via Getty Images)
Indian President Pratibha Patil (L) presents The Best Male Playback singer award to Gurdas Maan (R) at the 54th National Film Awards Function. (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP via Getty Images)

The tour was originally planned for 2021 but had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic; a four-show tour was then pencilled in for November 2022. However, due to extraordinary public demand, UK Box Office had no alternative but to reschedule and add a further three shows, resulting in the forthcoming seven-show spectacular this May including a date in Birmingham.

Having recently released his new motivational track Chinta Na Kar Yaar(“Worry not, my friend”)Gurdas Maan is planning the release of a further two tracks ahead of his UK Tour - both penned to be powerful dance tracks.

He will be performing at the Utilita Arena Birmingham on May 20, 2023. Tickets for Gurdas Maan at Utilita Arena Birmingham are on-sale to general public Friday 20th March. Pre-sale begins on 11am on March 9, 2023.

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