May 24, 2024

Indian superstar Diljit Dosanjh, kicked off his North American DIL-LUMINATI tour in Vancouver’s BC Place on Saturday making history as the first ever South Asian star to sell out the 55,000 seat stadium. The show, which was the first of two sold out stadiums alongside the upcoming Rogers Center date in Toronto on July 13, earned critical praise from the Vancouver Sun, who called his music “high-energy…with slick contemporary pop production on seductive jams” and “fiercely addictive.” The tour continues this month with massive arena and stadium shows including Prudential Center in Newark on May 30 and Crypto.com Arena in LA on July 10.

Dosanjh, also one of India’s leading actors, stars as Chamkila in the Netflix original biopic Amar Singh Chamkila. The film was the #5 most streamed non-English film globally and the #1 most streamed film in India upon its release.

In March, Dosanjh collaborated with rapper Saweetie for the sizzling “summer banger” (HNHH) “Khutti” and joined Ed Sheeran on stage at his Mumbai show performing Dosanjh’s 300-million streamed hit “Lover.” Watch the video for “Khutti” HERE and see Dosanjh and Ed Sheeran perform together HERE.

The announcement of Dosanjh’s DIL-LUMINATI TOUR sent waves of excitement through the music industry, particularly among South Asian communities. It is being hailed as the largest tour ever by a Punjabi artist outside of India, a showcase to Dosanjh’s widespread appeal and influence – the enthusiasm surrounding Dosanjh’s shows reflect the growing impact of South Asian artists on the global music scene. Dosanjh’s success symbolizes a pivotal moment in this journey, showcasing the power of music to bridge cultural divides and unite audiences worldwide.

Of the concert, Diljit Dosanjh says, “Creating history isn’t just about breaking records; it’s about shattering stereotypes and showcasing the rich tapestry of Punjabi culture to the world. As I stand on this stage, I carry the pride of my heritage with me, knowing that every beat, every lyric shows the resilience and vibrancy of Punjabi identity. This moment isn’t just for me; it’s for every Indian who dares to dream and strives to make their mark on the world.”

Dosanjh’s global business manager, Sonali Singh said “This signifies a historic moment, breaking barriers in Indian music on the global stage. This triumph underscores the transformative power of representation, paving the way for regional artists, particularly from minority communities, to claim their place in the mainstream narrative. Our collaboration with Live Nation positions Diljit as their first Indian artist, highlighting the untapped potential of regional Indian music and culture. Through this tour, we aim to catalyze a seismic shift in the industry, fostering an environment where diversity isn’t just celebrated but embraced as a cornerstone of innovation and success.”

TOUR DATES

Fri May 03 — Winnipeg, MB — Canada Life Centre

Mon May 06 — Edmonton, AB — Rogers Place

Wed May 08 — Calgary, AB — Scotiabank Saddledome

Sat May 11 — Oakland, CA — Oakland Arena

Wed May 15 — Chicago, IL — Allstate Arena

Fri May 17 — Duluth, GA — Gas South Arena

Tue May 21 — Orlando, FL — Kia Center

Fri May 24 — Dallas, TX — American Airlines Center

Tue May 28 — Washington DC — Capital One Arena

Thu May 30 — Newark, NJ — Prudential Center

Wed Jul 10 — Los Angeles, CA — Crypto Arena

Sat Jul 13 — Toronto, ON — Rogers Centre

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