“We promise you an evening of love, laughter and entertainment."
Houston was the grand opening for SLAM! The Tour on Friday 19th September 2014, and what a slamming show it was!
The Happy New Year cast saw fans going crazy when they landed in Houston; and they all received a huge welcome from their loyal American fans.
Shahrukh Khan, Farah Khan, Deepika Padukone, Malaika Arora Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah, Kanika Kapoor and Yo Yo Honey Singh, all amazed with their great talents and stunning stage performances.
Vivaan Shah opened the performance with the ‘Slam’ track. The beautiful Deepika Padukone made her graceful entrance and stole the audience’s hearts with her amazing dance moves.
She performed modern and traditional type songs including her much loved movie songs including Love Aaj Kal’s ‘Aahun Aahun’ and ‘Titli’ from Chennai Express.
Shahrukh Khan made an extravagant entrance to the stage by being carried through the air on an Aerial Cable!
He performed his most popular and loved movie songs including ‘Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhein’ (Baazigar), ‘Suraj Hua Maddham’ (Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham), the ‘Main Hoon Don’ title track, and Ra.One’s ‘Chammak Challo’.
Abhishek Bachchan joined SRK on stage and rapped live to Bluffmaster’s ‘Right Here Right Now’ (Ek Main Aur Ek Tu Hai). He also performed much loved ‘Kajra Re’ from Bunty Aur Babli, as well as, ‘Maa Da Ladla’ and ‘Desi Girl’ from Dostana.
Malaika Arora Khan had the audience rolling their hips with her performance of Kick’s ‘Devil’. Sonu Sood joined her with their thrilling performance to the hip busting song ‘Munni Badnaam Hui’ from Dabanng.
A special comedic stage by Farah and Boman had the audience in stitches. They were talking about Boman’s demand to be the lead role in Farah’s movie, reminding the B-Town lovers about their comedy duo in the movie Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi.
Yo Yo Honey Singh performed ‘Blue Hai Paani’, ‘Char Bottle Vodka’, ‘Tere Town Main’ and not forgetting ‘The Lungi Dance’.
King Khan, Abhishek, Boman, Vivaan and Sonu joined him on stage and joined in on the ‘Lungi Dance!’
The show returned to the main lead’s chemistry as SRK and Deepika Padukone entwined with one another with the (never performed live) romantic song ‘Satrangi Re’ from Dil Se.
This is SRK’s return to Houston after a whopping 10 years: “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.”
In the press conference before the show, SRK said he had been anticipating the tour after such a long time:
“I am super excited and looking forward to being in your city along with the director and the cast of our next film Happy New Year and my colleagues Farah, Deepika, Malaika, Abhishek, Boman, Sonu, Vivaan, Kanika and Honey Singh.”
He promised his fans that it will be a tour to remember: “We promise you an evening of love, laughter and entertainment. So mark your calendar and be there at SLAM! THE TOUR,” said SRK at the Houston press conference.
SRK certainly delivered his promise to his many fans, the SLAM! The Tour shows so far have been a huge success!
The shows are still to take place in Chicago, Vancouver and San Jose, before heading to the UK on October 5th, 2014!