The Come Back Tour by Junoon returns to the UK after 14 years. The most popular rock band of South East Asia is all set to perform at The SSE Arena, Wembley on the August Bank Holiday Weekend.
Salman Ahmad is the alchemist behind Junoon's sweeping melodies,bhangra rock rhythms and driving guitars. The band known to many as the "U2 of South Asia” blends a powerful, arena rock sound with the epic tranquility of Sufi Muslim love poetry.
Junoon has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, including the multi-platinum albums Azadi and Parvaaz produced by bass player John Alec. The band's career has spawned numerous hits like Sayonee, Dum Mast Qalandar, Ghoom Tana, Dosti, Alvida, Saeen and others. Junoon has shared the stage with artists such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Melissa Etheridge ,Alicia Keys, Sting, A.R. Rahman, Earth Wind and Fire, and Wyclef Jean and performed at diverse venues like the U.N. General Assembly Hall—the first performance of its kind in 2001.
In December 2007, Junoon performed at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo.
Jon Pareles of the New York Times describes Junoon as "South Asia's answer to Santana," and the Wall Street Journal called Junoon's eclectic music "a powerful combination of Led Zeppelin and traditional South Asian percussion like tabla and dholak."
The tour is presented by PME & GEO TV.