AR Rahman, his daughters to open U2 concert

12 December, 2019 12:00 AM printer

AR Rahman will be opening for U2 when the Irish rock band performs in Mumbai on December 15. He will be accompanied by singer daughters, Khatija and Raheema reports mid-day.

This is the first time the trio will be on stage together. The U2: The Joshua Tree Tour celebrates their iconic 1987 album of the same name. Rahman will render Ahimsa, his collaborative single with the band. Ahimsa features a hymn from The Tirukkural, a classic Tamil language text on ethics and morality.

The Oscar winner says that the concept of Ahimsa or non-violence is Indian tradition but we still have to remind people about it. "It requires courage and strength. A quality that is impervious to weapons or power.  It's a mission, which is most needed to heal the modern world and it is incredible timing to collaborate with U2, with their amazing legacy, to revive this movement," says the Oscar winner.