Miles to mark its four decades

Entertainment Correspondent . Dhaka | Update:

Members of rock band `Miles`: Prothom Alo File photoMiles has touched the milestone of 40 years in the music arena this year.

To celebrate its four-decade journey, the popular rock band is all set to start a tour from the US.

"Many of our former bandmates now live in the US. We are planning to include them in our gigs," said Hamin Ahmed, a key member of Miles.

The tour is expected to begin in the US in June and end in Bangladesh via Canada and Australia.

Lead vocal and bassist Shafin Ahmed said, "It'll be like a world tour and we'll conclude our celebration of four decades here in Dhaka."

One of the pillars of band music in Bangladesh, Miles, held its first international concert in India's Bangalore in 1994.

The band took part in 10 concerts in a three-month tour in 1996. It also arranged 10 mega concerts in the US in 2013.

"Miles always tries to represent Bangladesh on a global platform. We try to maintain international standard in arranging our concerts," Shafin told Prothom Alo.

The current members of the band are Shafin Ahmed, Hamin Ahmed, Manam Ahmed, Turja and Jewel.

Miles took off in 1979 with a concert at Dhaka Inter Continental Hotel. They used to perform popular songs of European and American bands.

The members decided to take up Bangla songs in 1990.

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