Shraddha Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar and Arjun Rampal's Rock On 2 is one of the most interesting films of this year. In fact, the sequel to the HIT film - Rock On is one of the most awaited films of the year too! We all know how Rock On took over India and after seeing the fab teaser of the sequel, we were blown away. In fact, we think that this film will catch on too! However, before the film releases, the makers had announced an extensive US tour to promote their film. The Magik band was planning to perform in Houston, New Jersey and California in mid October (14, 15 and 16).
Mid Day reported today that Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Shraddha Kapoor, Purab Kohli and Shankar- Ehsaan- Loy were to perform, but sadly the tour has been CANCELLED. Yes, the shows were extensively planned but the sponsors allegedly pulled out before the stars traveled to America. The reason? Tickets weren't selling and the show would have been disastrous. The tickets were priced reasonably at $35, $55, $75, $100 and $300. But the tour now stands cancelled! The events listing page for Oracle Arena in Oakland ( California), the venue for the first show, carries a cancelled notice, with the assurance that whoever have already paid for the tickets will get their money refunded. ALSO READ - Shraddha Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar to spread their Rock On 2 MAGIK Live in USA next month!
A source told Mid Day, "The sponsors pulled out after the film’s music received a lukewarm response. The Dream Tour (the recent Katrina Kaif-Varun Dhawan-Alia Bhatt featuring US tour) had a more Bollywood feel to it. Rock On is not perceived as a quintessential desi film and the Indian rock music it has to offer has few takers in the US."
However, Rock On 2's spokesperson has a different argument to make. She told the tabloid that the decision to cancel the tour was taken by their distribution partner - Eros International and added, "It was a strategic decision so that Magik can plan more shows in India. A 12 - city India tour is being planned now." ALSO READ - Rock on 2 song Tere Mere Dil: Shraddha Kapoor's melodious voice lifts up this average track!
But another source from Zee Music may have just revealed to the tabloid that the decision was taken coz the songs had not excited the audience. The source revealed, "The current crop of college students aren’t familiar with the popularity of Magik. They are warming up to the music. Jaago is faring well across radio channels and is ranked among the top 50 songs on Itunes which is a stable start. But, rest of the songs feature nowhere since the music released a few weeks ago. The ( India) concerts could pump new energy and help the film’s buzz."
A source at Wizcraft, the event organisers for the US tour, also revealed, "We were asked to organise the tour, which we were ready to do. When we were told it was called off, that was that. It was the production's call." Producers Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani were unavailable for comment. ALSO READ - Rock On 2 song Jaago: The first song from Farhan Akhtar's film will grow on you eventually!
What do you guys have to say about this sudden cancellation of Rock On 2's tour in America? Tell us about your thoughts in the comments section below! Also check out the Jaago song in the video right here:
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