Thursday, March 26, 2009

India Tour!

Hey everyone!

We're pleased to announce our first ever tour of India, starting this April 2nd!

02/04/2009 - Zenzi, Mumbai, Maharashtra
03/04/2009 - Club One, Pune, Delhi
05/04/2009 TC, New Delhi, Delhi
09/04/2009 Blue Frog, Mumbai, Maharashtra
10/04/2009 Park, Kolkata, West Bengal
11/04/2009 Kyra, Banglore, Karnataka
12/04/2009 Opus, Banglore, Karnataka
14/04/2009 Backyard Party, New Delhi, Delhi
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Here's the official press release:


New York, NY. - March 26, 2009 – Epic Records Recording Artist Bamboo Shoots has announced it will tour India April 2-15. This tour marks the first time the band will perform in their “motherland.” Four out of the five members are of Indian descent, and the band’s debut album, produced by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads, is infused with a subtle Indian influence. Many rock bands travel to India on the heels of major tours throughout Asia, but in a rare move for a young band, Bamboo Shoots has decided to actively build and cultivate an Indian fan base from a grassroots level prior to their debut record release.

The band consists of long-time friends Avir Mitra, Karl Sukhia, Shiv Puri, Ankur Patel and Ahmed Mahmoud. Although most of the members were born and raised in the United States, the members have a strong ancestral connection to India. The Indian media has already taken notice of the band as they have been interviewed by Rolling Stone India, Vogue India, and CNN India. A tour of this country will help solidify Bamboo Shoots’ presence in India.

In 2007 Bamboo Shoots won mtvU's Best Music On-Campus "Artist of the Year" contest and were subsequently signed to Epic Records and performed on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Their debut album, entitled Armour, will be released later this year.

The tour will include stops in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Kolkata and Bangalore.

1 comment:

  1. The Indian hospitality industry has seen a major hike in the recent times owing to the astounding industrial growth of the country. The growth in the IT sector has also hugely led to the revolving fortunes of the metros and major cities of the country. Offshore business flowing in and the eagerness of the MNCs to come up in India has led to the obvious growth of the hospitality sector also. Most of the big names in the hospitality industry from India and abroad have their properties in the important commercial hubs of the country. However, surprisingly, the hospitality industry is not that vigorously promoted in one of the most important metros of the country, Kolkata. In the past decade Kolkata has also seen major industrial growth. But unfortunately, the West Bengal state Government hasn’t shown much inclination towards the development of the hospitality industry of the state in general and the hotels in Kolkata in particular. Inspite of the repeated appeals from the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Eastern India, the state government hasn’t come up with steps that would boost the growth of the hospitality industry. Most of the suggestions and appeals made by the Association have gone unheeded. On the contrary, the state government increased the luxury tax payable by the air conditioned budget hotels in Kolkata and the ones in the rest of the state by a whopping 650%. Change in excise duties, reduction in the bar license renewal fee etc have also not been worked upon. In one word, the government seems to be underestimating the need to strengthen and boost the hospitality industry in the wake of unprecedented industrial growth. With proper etching out of the taxes and fees payable by the hotels of the state, the state government can make the business hotels in Kolkata and other renowned hotels of the state bring in huge profits for the state.