German rock band Scorpions and popular Bangladeshi band Chirkutt will perform in a concert to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence at Madison Square Garden in New York City on May 6.
The concert is organised by the ICT Division in collaboration with the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority, the United Nations Development Programme, the US Embassy in Bangladesh, and a number of local sponsors.
The vocalist of the band, Shumi has confirmed the news to The Business Post saying, “There will be a press conference about the concert on April 2. We are going to reveal the details on that day. We are delighted about performing at historic Madison Square Garden with Scorpions. We still don’t know if we can collaborate with them. Let’s hope for the best.”
Scorpions announced this on their official social media handles and website on Wednesday, breaking the news that Chirkutt will accompany them on this historic musical celebration titled ‘The Golden Jubilee Bangladesh Concert’.
Scorpions Rock Zone fan club members will have an exclusive, first access to tickets available starting Thursday March 31 at 10:00 am (EST),”
Proceeds from the event will benefit the United Nations Development Programme’s global awareness campaign on cyber security programmes for the youth and children, especially in underdeveloped countries, the band added.
This concert will also commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic ‘Concert for Bangladesh,’ a charity concert organised by former lead guitarist of cult popular band ‘The Beatles’ George Harrison and world-famous Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar at the same venue for the aid of Bangladesh during the 1971 Liberation War.
With over 110 million records sold around the world, Scorpion will play fan favourites including ‘Wind of Change,’ ‘Still Loving You among many others.
Bangladesh’s one of the popular band ‘Chirkutt’ was founded in 2002. Their first album ‘Chirkuttnama’ was released in 2010. Their hit songs include ‘Jadur Shohor’, ‘Kanamachi’, ‘Morey Jabo’ among others.