The Jakarta Post
Indonesian guitarist Dewa Budjana during a press conference in Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, on Wednesday. (JP/Vellen Augustine)
Noted guitarist Dewa Budjana is set to tour five Indonesian cities in September prior to launching his 10th solo album Mahandini at the end of the year.
The "Samuccaya Roadshow to Mahandini" instrumental concert is set to take place in Central Java on Sept. 12, Cirebon in West Java (Sept. 13), Yogyakarta (Sept. 18), Semarang in Central Java (Sept. 20) and Surakarta in Central Java (Sept. 25). Plans are reportedly in place to add more cities in October.
The Balinese musician told a press conference in Jakarta on Wednesday that he would perform one or two tracks from his upcoming album during the tour.
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Dewa Budjana (center) will perform 12 songs alongside other musicians, namely Shadu Rasjidi (right) , Demas Narawangsa (second right) , Marthin Siahaan , Saat Syah (left) and Irsa Destiwi. (JP/Vellen Augustine)
“I talked to [the album's executive producer and tour promoter from Lemmon ID] Lemmy [Ibrahim] and we agreed that it has been over 10 years since the last instrumental tour was held [in Indonesia],” said Dewa.
Surakarta is said to be the tour’s highlight as it will host the concert in an outdoor area, which has a capacity of 1,400 people, while the concerts in other cities will take place in hotel ballrooms.
Presale tickets can be purchased online with prices starting from Rp 350,000 (US$23) for the festival to Rp 650,000 for VIP categories.
Dewa will perform 12 tracks alongside other musicians, namely Shadu Rasjidi on bass, Demas Narawangsa on drum, Saat Syah on flute, Irsa Destiwi on piano and Marthin Siahaan on keyboard.
Following the roadshow and album launch, Dewa plans to hold a solo concert in Jakarta in December, which will involve Jay Subiakto as creative director. (kes)