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White Lion set for Dimapur gig

(From right) Organizers of the ''White Lion'' show in Dimapur, ''Finishing Touches'' MD Vikali Zhimomi, director Tovikali Assumi, advisory board member Apolo Assumi, along with DMC chairperson Khekaho Assumi, at a press briefing, Tuesday. (NP)
Staff Reporter Dimapur
Published on 26 Nov. 2008 1:21 AM IST
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It's official and confirmed - popular American/Dan-ish glam metal band 'White Lion' will be coming out from the concrete jungles of New York roar their way into the hearts of fans here in Nagaland on December 16 at DDSC Stadium with their distinct and pulsating music. The date with Dimapur is listed on the band's website and the organizers of the show, 'Finishing Touches', told mediapersons at a press briefing here at 'The Cellar' on Tuesday that both sides have agreed to keep the gentleman's word they have agreed upon in an MoU. The organizers including Finishing Touches' managing director Vikali Zhimomi, director Tovikali Assumi, advisory board member Apolo Assumi and special guests, Dimapur Municipal Council chairperson Khekaho Assumi and DMC member Simon Yepthomi informed that the band members would be arriving December 14 after their gig in Shillong (Dec 13). While thanking 'White Lion' for being gracious enough to entertain music lovers here during the festive season, the organizers also expressed gratitude to district administration, police, various NGOs and public leaders for their cooperation to ensure smooth conduct of the show. With the countdown for the show less than three weeks away, sales of tickets will kick off Wednesday (Nov 26) and ticket outlets will be set up in almost all districts. The organizers are expecting a record turn out of at least 30,000 audiences. The curtain raiser for the show will be local bands XTC and Native Rising. It may be mentioned 'White Lion' rocketed to fame and achieved double platinum status with their hit single 'When the children cry' and their other hits include 'Till death do us part', 'You're all I need', 'Broken heart', 'Leave me alone' and 'Cry for freedom.' For the band, this will also be their first show in India. The band members are Mike Tramp (vocals), Jamie Law (guitars), Troy Patrick Farrell (drums), Claus Langeskov (bass) and Henning Wanner (keyboards). The show in Dimapur is organized by Finishing Touches, an event management group, in collaboration with The Northeast Today, with Reliance Mobile as title sponsor, Vivel and Star Cement as co-sponsor and Nagaland Post as media partner. Tickets for the concert are priced at Rs. 2,000 (donors), Rs. 700 (front row) and Rs. 400 (gallery). With Nagaland Government declaring music as an industry, the 'White Lion' gig is expected not only to entertain music buffs but also give valuable insights to aspiring local bands on how to conquer the stage.

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