SLAM! Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and Abhishek Bachchan rock the stage in Chicago
Chicago IL (Sept 30, 2014): The Biggest Concert Tour, in Bollywood's history set the stage on fire on September 26th 2014, at the Sears Centre Arena. The SLAM concert was a spectacular live stage show with mind blowing music and dance routines that kept the audience spellbound for the entire duration of the show. King Khan along with Farah Khan, Deepika Padukone, Malaika Arora Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah and singer Kanika Kapoor took their fans on a magical journey of Bollywood hits which were professionally choreographed for this concert tour. They mesmerize enthusiastic crowd for about 2.5 hours. Tickets for show range from $59, $79, $99, $150, $250, $350, $500, $600, $700, $800, $900, $1000, $2000, $3000, $4000 (VIP) and $5000 (VVIP).
The organizers were very pleased with the audience response to this grand show. Produced by - Front stage Media FZ-LLC and International promoter - Balaji Entertainment Inc, this event was organized in Chicago show was organized by Babubhai Patel, Bhavesh Patel from Sahil and Nick Patel and Mayur Patel from L.A. TAN. Organizers Nick Patel and Bhavesh Patel deserve huge credit for smoothly executing this magnificent show.
Sahil and LA TAN are pioneer in USA for organizing big shows of Bollywood star in Chicagoland area. Explaining the reasons for success in show business, Bhavesh CEO of Saahil said that it could be because of much bigger group with more musicians and sophisticated equipment including State of the art stage decoration with flickering rotating colorful coordination hypnotizing laser light system to augment the performance impact. With such state-of-the-art set up on the stage, Sears Centre Arena never looked like this before. It was a collective effort of Bhavesh Patel, Babu Patel CEO of Shahil, Mayur and Nick Patel, CEO of L.A. Tan.
The SLAM tour was for 10 days in The United States and Canada covering total 6 shows. The first show was on 19th Sept 2014: Toyota Center, Houston, 20th Sept 2014: Continental Arena, New Jersey, 21st Sept 2014: Air Canada Center, Toronto, 26th Sept 2014: Sears Center Arena, Chicago, 27th Sept 2014: Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), Vancouver and last show on 28th Sept 2014: SAP Center, San Jose. Aims was to promote Happy New Year film and to give his audience a state-of-the-art show better lighting and sound while retaining the essence of his Bollywood style of music and magical journey of Bollywood hit film.
The Chicago show was the 4th concert of their United States and Canada trip. A lot of glamour, glitz, Bollywood music and dance was on display creating a lot of excitement among the audience. It was a rare opportunity for audience to see so many top rated Bollywood stars all at one time, performing live on stage. A lot of planning and coordination went on behind the scenes resulting in a fabulous concert experience.
From start to finish it was out of the world concert experience, creating great excitement among the audience. They really set the bar very high with state of the art lighting, sound, pyrotechnics and visual effects. The star ensemble made their individual entrance one by one leaving the audience spell bound.
The show began with Nick Patel saying a few words about all the stars who have worked tirelessly to put together the show. He acknowledged their dedication and hard work. "Meaning of SLAM is Sound, Light, Action and Movie also Seduce, Love, Amaze, Mesmerize" said by Nick Patel.
This was followed by an introduction dance which done by Vivaan. Deepika Padukone's grand entrance left the audience awe stricken, she was simply gorgeous and glamorous. A versatile dancer and a seasoned actress captured everyone's heart with her graceful dance moves. This was followed by Abhishek Bachchan's entrance which was another class act. He interacted with the audience and showed his Chicago spirit, by wearing a BEARS jersey under his costume. The crowd went wild at this point.
Next came the one and only- Shah Rukh Khan, who came flying on a rope from the audience area. It was truly spectacular. Boman Irani and Farah Khan provided lot of laughs with their comedy routine and dance moves. Sizzling Malaika Khan and handsome hunk Sonu Sood took to the stage next and performed an electrifying dance number which thrilled the audience. Every star in their dance routine were accompanied by backup dancers, who did an amazing job and made the show very colorful.
Shah Rukh Khan selected a very special couple from the audience which was totally unexpected, because he saw the gentleman wearing an attractive white tuxedo which caught his attention. Chicago community leader Sunil Shah and his beautiful wife Rita Shah were the lucky couple selected to come on stage to interact with Shah Rukh Khan. They got to sing, dance and talk with him on stage for nearly 7 minutes making it the most memorable moment of their lives. The couple were given a signed photograph of King Khan, a bike helmet and a brand new Harley Davidson motorbike. Audience were impressed with their dressing style and their spontaneous inner actions on stage.
King Khan is his speech repeatedly thanked his good friends Nick Patel and Bhavesh Patel for making this event possible. He commended them for bringing the SLAM tour to the windy city. Their efforts truly paid off and brought a memorable concert to our city. Audience will never forget this concert experience in their life.
“I am blessed to get a lot of love and support from people around the world. This is our way of giving this love back and thanking you all'.said Shah Rukh Khan.