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Sonu Nigam creates history! ‘Overwhelmed’ to perform for eight hours at Sydney Opera House

May 18, 2024 04:41 PM IST

Marking his debut at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, Sonu Nigam will perform two back-to-back shows, a first by any solo musician

In his four-and-a-half decade-long career as a musician, Sonu Nigam has won several laurels and awards, including the coveted Padma Shri. Now, the singer is set to add another feather in his cap. On June 10, Nigam will perform two back-to-back shows at the prestigious Sydney Opera House in Australia, a first by any solo musician. This also marks his debut at the venue.

Sonu Nigam
Sonu Nigam

Talking about the upcoming feat, the singer, who’s currently touring the UK, tells us exclusively, “I'm overwhelmed beyond words by just the realisation of what's happening to me. God has been smiling at me from many decades, but the last two years have been exceptional and very humbling. From the beautiful songs I have been getting to the amazing concerts I have been having, makes me very emotional. To have two shows at a prestigious venue like the Sydney Opera House in a single day, with both being sold out a month before the concert, is only divine intervention.”

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Sonu Nigam
Sonu Nigam

Nigam would be performing two concerts of three-and-a-half hours each. “That's the challenging part. I am a one-man show and I put such mammoth effort in each show like there's no tomorrow. But I have been noticing lately that even after performing for three hours at a stretch, I feel I can go on for another show. That's why I gave my consent for the second show on the same day. My combined singing hours for the day, including my riyaaz, will be nothing less than eight hours. I am happy that God wants me to take up this challenge,” says the Papa Meri Jaan (Animal; 2023) singer.

A coincidence is that Nigam and the Sydney Opera House both turned 50 last year. “I figured that out when I did some research on the venue. We were destined to meet in our 50th year. I can’t wait for the celebrations,” he ends.

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