Post the stupendous success of Anoushka Shankar Live in concert, Vh1 India is back with Vh1 Handpicked.
This time around the english entertainment channel is playing host to Finnish rockers Poets of the Fall. Thewill perform live across three cities – Bangalore, New Delhi and Pune on August 22, 24 and 25, 2012 respectively, as part of Nokia Lumia Vh1 Handpicked presents Poets of the Fall.
Commenting on their visit to India, Marko Saaresto – lead vocalist of the band said, “We’ve been to India before and were amazed to see the passion and love for music that the country presents. Our new album was launched in Finland earlier this year and was loved by music lovers and we’re confident that we will receive a similar response from India too. Eagerly looking forward to our India tour!”
Commenting on the initiative, Ferzad Palia, Sr. VP & GM – English Entertainment, Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. says, “At Vh1, we love creating magical experiences that enthrall music lovers. Our attempt
is to give our fans an experience of a lifetime. With a perfect partner in Nokia Lumia, Vh1 is delighted to play host to Finnish rockers Poets of the Fall… and with the kind of fan following they have, we’re certain that the audience won’t get enough!”
The talented and acclaimed band started out their musical adventure in 2003 which included singer Marko, guitarist Olli and keyboardist Captain. The first debut album of Poets of the Fall – Signs of Life was No. 1 on the Finnish album chart in January 2005. The band successfully toured Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, United States, Estonia, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania and now are all set to enthrall Indian audiences with their fifth and latest album Temple of Thought.
Among others, Poets of the Fall has received awards like ‘Best Finnish Act at MTV Europe Music Awards 2006’, ‘Best Finnish Music Video of all time in TV2's Musiikki-TV’, ‘Best Finnish band at the NRJ Radio Awards 2006’ and many more.
Vh1 Handpicked is also running a contest for all its fans. All one has to do is answer a simple question about the band and get a chance to meet the band and watch them live. Vh1 Handpicked concerts in India will be held at Hard Rock Café in Bangalore, Delhi and Pune. To watch them live, one can get in touch with the Hard Rock Café outlet in any of these three cities.