Miles to celebrate 40th anniv with world tour

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Jun 18,2019


Miles members at the press conference. — Ali Hossain Mintu

Popular rock band Miles is all set to celebrate its 40th founding anniversary through concerts in different countries.

The band is going to perform at concerts in the USA, Canada, Australia and Bangladesh as part of the celebration tour, said members of the band at a press conference at Tawfiq Aziz Khan Seminar Hall of Daily Star Bhaban on Monday.

Miles members Shafin Ahmed, Hamin Ahmed, Manam Ahmed, Syed Ziaur Rahman Turjo and Iqbal Asif were present at the press conference.

‘Miles will perform at around 22 concerts in the United States, Canada and Australia. Returing home, the band will perform at road shows in four divisions in the country— Chattogram, Rajshahi, Shylet and Khulna. The celebration programme will end with a gala concert to be held at International Convention City Basundhara in the capital’, said Miles vocal Shafin Ahmed.

‘At the Gala concert, Miles will share stage with other renowned music bands like Nagar Baul, Warfaze, Artcell, Maksood o’Dhaka’, shared Sabbir Rahman, managing director of advertising and event management agency Windmill, which will organize the concerts.

Dates of the concerts will be announced later, Rahman added.

‘We hope that rock lovers will be with us in the grand celebration of the 40th founding anniversary of Miles, the first rock band in the country,’ said Hamin Ahmed Ahmed.

Miles started its journey in 1979. The band has maintained their Karishma and popularity for decades. Albums released by the band includes Miles (1982), A Step Further (1986), Protishruti (1991), Prottasha (1993), Prottoy (1996), Proyash (1997), Probaha (2000), Protidhhoni (2006), Prottichobi (2015) and Proborton (2016).

The current lineup of the band comprises of Shafin Ahmed (vocal and bass), Hamin Ahmed (vocal and guitar), Manam Ahmed (keyboard and vocal), Syed Ziaur Rahman Turjo (drums and percussion) and Iqbal Asif Jewel (guitar).

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