KATHMANDU, July 4: Folk rock band Nepathya is flying to Australia for a musical tour, which includes series of concerts.
"We are flying to Australia today (Tuesday) and Nepathya will put up series of concerts there. Probably, the tour could be extended to New Zealand," said Arpan Sharma of nepa-laya, the management company for Nepathya.
Nepathya has toured Australia several times in the past as it has been the preferred choice of Nepalese living there. Keeping in mind the local taste of Nepali students in Australia, Nepathya has been prioritizing Australia in their concert tours.
This year, Nepathya will touch down in Melbourne for their first concert. Organized by Yeti Football Club, the band is scheduled to perform at the Planet Shakers on July 8.
The band will move towards Adelaide for their second concert. The Adelaide concert is being organized by 3KG entertainment and the band will perform at the Norwood Concert hall on July 15.
Nepathya will than move to Sydney for their final concert. The band will perform in Sydney on July 22. The concert in Sydney is being organized by Nepathya’s long-time associate ‘Myagdi Overseas’. Nepathya will perform at the Big Top auditorium located at the Luna Park close to the iconic Harbour Bridge. The band has already performed a concert at the Big Top Auditorium in 2015.
‘Since Nepathya’s concert went houseful at the Sydney Town hall some years ago, we decided to organize Nepathya’s concert at a much larger venue’ says Hari Ramjali, organizer of the Sydney Concert.
‘Nepathya has always been greeted with love and admiration in Australia and we are making every effort to make our Australia concert tour a memorable one’, says Nepathya Amrit Gurung. ‘Coincidently, this is Nepathya’s 25th year celebration and we want to carry a message for Nepalis, living away from home, from their loved ones back home."
Amrit is accompanied by Dhruba Lama on drums, Suraj Kumar Thapa on Keyboards, Subin Shakya on Bass, Niraj Gurung on Guitar and Shanti Bahadur Rayamajhi on Percussion.
A separate four-member management and technical team is also traveling with the band to Australia.