The Bangla quintet are set to play at the Kolkata cricket stadium before the first match between local team Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils.
Recently, we reported that American pop star Katy Perry would be performing at the opening ceremony of the fifth season of the Indian Premier League. Further developments indicate that long-time Bangla rockers Fossils will be playing on April 5 at the newly renovated Eden Gardens before the Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders match. Eden Gardens is the home stadium of the Kolkata Knight Riders and also the second largest cricket stadium in the world, by seating capacity.
On a side note, it’s a well-known fact that the Shah Rukh Khan-owned franchise lost a lot of local support in the city because of the non-selection of
local national hero Sourav Ganguly. Pune Warriors is now home to the poster boy.
Talking of the performance, Fossils frontman Rupam Islam said to Hindustan Times
We have a couple of songs that talk about victory. We’ll mostly be performing hard rock numbers.
Fossils formed in 1998 in Kolkata and have released five albums, their most recent being Fossils 3 in 2009. The same year, the band toured the UK, and in 2010 played in Nashville, USA. 2010 also saw Rupam Islam winning a National Film Award (Rajat Kamal) in the Best Male Playback Singer category from the Government of India for his work in the film Mahanagar @ Kolkata. Fossils are also well-known for advocating causes like the welfare of HIV positive people, blood donation, relief for those affected by Cyclone Alia, etc.
Check out this video of Fossils playing their song ‘Acid’ below.