Delhi 2 Dublin Album Release Concert

Comments 20 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Delhi 2 Dublin will be playing the fabulous Commodore Ballroom May 7th as they celebrate the launch of their new album, Planet Electric.

I first heard the Bhangra / Celtic sound of Delhi 2 Dublin when strolling down Granville during Juno Fest 2009. The distinct pulsating melodies mixed with Dub Reggae and Electronica caught everyone’s attention as the tent hosting the group had the crowd spilling out from the street and onto the sidewalk.

Since that time my friend Keira has become a big fan and already has her copy of the new album. She describes it as: “Slickly produced with a seamless flow, Delhi 2 Dublin’s latest effort is solid evidence that they’ve mastered their art of East-to-West fusion.”

Photo credit: Kris Krug at SXSW

Tickets for the Commodore show May 7th at 8:00pm are $19.50 and available through Live Nation. It just so happens that I have two tickets to give away as well as a copy of Planet Electric. If you would like to attend the show & win the CD please leave a comment on this post or tweet the following on Twitter:

Enter to win tickets to the Delhi 2 Dublin CD release party from @Miss604

Band members are Tarun Nayar, Sanjay Seran, Kytami, Andrew Kim and Ravi Binning. A quote from their website reads, “Audiences love to see a band transcending stereotypes and letting the music speak for itself.”

Photo credit: Kris Krug at SXSW

They’ve been on tour for a few weeks now and from Vancouver will head out on the road straight through August hitting events such as the Joshua Tree Festival in California, the Harrison Hot Springs Festival, the Shambhala Festival in Nelson, and the Ottawa Folk Festival.

I’ll draw the contest winner at 4:00pm Tuesday May 4th.

Update The winner is Tracy Bains (Twitter entry), congratulations!

Update May 7th, 2010 Last night’s performance was amazing and the band was visibly humbled by the experience. Delhi 2 Dublin fulfilled a “lifelong dream,” by playing the Commodore Ballroom said front man Sanjay and you could tell they were just as excited as the sold-out crowd.

Photo credit: Keira-Anne on Flickr for

Photo credit: Keira-Anne on Flickr for

Photo credit: Keira-Anne on Flickr for

The audience threw up their hands and pogo’ed up and down while chanting for D2D as their unique fusion sound pulsated throughout the Commodore. Sitar music blended with wicked violin as kilts and saris twirled on stage. Beats made the crowd bounce as the energy on stage was contagious — everyone was having a blast.

Delhi 2 Dublin’s new album is available this month and you can catch them this weekend with shows in Victoria and Nanaimo.

You can view more photos in Keira’s set on Flickr.

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  1. charlotteThursday, April 29th, 2010 — 11:34am PDT

    I would love to enjoy this show with my boyfriend hehe and after listen the CD ^^

  2. LyndseyThursday, April 29th, 2010 — 12:15pm PDT

    Whoo! Looks like a brilliantly great time! Would love to go.. Count me in!

  3. VinceThursday, April 29th, 2010 — 12:42pm PDT

    I love these guys! Last saw them on Canada Day at Canada Place performing with Irish and Indian dance troupes.

  4. paigeThursday, April 29th, 2010 — 5:33pm PDT

    hey- love you site, love this band. would be awesome to score tickets. thanks!

  5. LiamThursday, April 29th, 2010 — 5:49pm PDT

    What a mix!!!!!! Would love to see these guys live. Commodore is the best! Cheers!!

  6. RoshanThursday, April 29th, 2010 — 9:34pm PDT

    This would be an awesome show!!! Winning a pair of tickets would be out of this world!

  7. HubertFriday, April 30th, 2010 — 8:39am PDT

    Saw them perform at the Jazz Fest last year at David Lam park, definitely one of my favorite shows!

  8. AndreFriday, April 30th, 2010 — 9:01am PDT

    Bhangra and Celtic music! How awesome is that?!

  9. Fred BFriday, April 30th, 2010 — 9:18am PDT

    These guys are so amazing! I’ve always wanted to see them in a club…

  10. DeeFriday, April 30th, 2010 — 9:39am PDT

    What a great sound! I’d love to win tickets to see this.

  11. Susan GittinsFriday, April 30th, 2010 — 4:17pm PDT

    First introduced to Delhi 2 Dublin at Vancouver International Jazz Festival in 2009 when they had the crowd in David Lam Park jump, jump, jumping.

    Caught up with them again when they were the musical act at Richmond’s Olympic Torch Relay Celebration.

    Am a big fan, so would love tickets to their Commodore performance and a CD of their new album.

  12. rubyFriday, April 30th, 2010 — 6:27pm PDT

    I would luv to win tix to this event. I have heard them play live once and they are amazing and with such energy!

  13. lucSunday, May 2nd, 2010 — 8:36am PDT

    I saw them performing in David Lam park and would love to go!

  14. The BlackbirdMonday, May 3rd, 2010 — 10:58am PDT

    My favourite band member …

  15. The BlackbirdMonday, May 3rd, 2010 — 10:59am PDT

    Oops … … 🙂

  16. sumitraMonday, May 3rd, 2010 — 11:05am PDT

    luvs this band live. luvs them!!! can’t wait to see them at my favorite hometown venue =]

  17. ThomasMonday, May 3rd, 2010 — 11:15am PDT

    I love these guys!

  18. KatieMonday, May 3rd, 2010 — 11:35am PDT

    Would be great to get tickets to these guys. Super excited

  19. StefanMonday, May 3rd, 2010 — 3:57pm PDT

    Would love to see them at the Commodore!

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