Hard Rock Cafe India, in association with the Bombay Teen Challenge, is presenting March On Stage, a 3-city Freedom Tour featuring Ocean Colour, James Walsh & Luke Kenny. The tour starts on 31st March at Mumbai, moves to New Delhi on 1st April and ends at Hyderabad on 2nd April. The Freedom Tour 2010 is part of the March On Stage initiative by Hard Rock Cafe India and a continuation of part of the line-up from Europe, ‘March On Stage', aiming at combining efforts to raise the maximum funds for the Bombay Teen Challenge.
The Bombay Teen Challenge is an organization dedicated to helping women used in prostitution and their children, and its Stop Sexual Slavery movement aims to bring about real change in India by exposing the business of human trafficking, bringing it into public consciousness, and urging people to take a proactive role in abolishing the sexual exploitation of women. Proceeds from March on Stage 2010 initiatives at cafés in Europe and India will benefit this foundation.
Birmingham’s emperors of rock’n’folk, Ocean Colour, had knocked Oasis’ Be Here Now off the top spot, prompting Noel Gallagher to send them a plaque engraved with the inscription: ‘To The Second Best Band In Britain’. The band recently released their 9th studio album, entitled Saturday. In the two years since 2007’s On The Leyline – described by Uncut as their “career best” – they’ve played with thrash metal bands in Korea, stolen the show at this year’s ‘V’ (where they were named ‘Band Of The Festival’ by Radio 2 and Absolute Radio) and are just off a debut show in Dubai.
Though Luke Kenny has been around for a while, and has assumed various roles in his life, after his role in Rock On (2008) he is immediately associated with the keyboardist that he played in the film. Some people still associate him with Channel V, and few know of his rock band. There are even fewer who know that he has directed a feature film.
James Walsh is the front man to Starsailor, who have sold more than 3 million albums since their 2001 debut album Love Is Here. In the last 2 years, Starsailor have toured the world, including supporting the Rolling Stones, The Police, U2 and The Killers. James has recently started working on his own solo material, and is excited to be back in the studio.
Established in 2006 to raise funds for local children’s charities, March On Stage was created by Hard Rock Cafe worldwide in 2006 to raise funds for local children’s charities, and is a live music program featuring emerging and established artists performing at Hard Rock locations worldwide throughout the month of March to raise funds for the Bombay Teen Challenge.
Please contact the venue at 6660-4242 for further details.