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Akon Set for Two April Shows in India

Akon
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The birthday gig marks the second time the Senegalese-American singer will perform in India.

NEW DELHI -- Akon will head to India performing on his birthday, April 16, in Gurgaon near New Delhi and on April 17 in the south Indian city of Bengaluru.

This will be the second time the multi-platinum selling artist will perform in India, following his 2007 gig in New Delhi.

“I can’t wait for my fans to join me where I’ll be performing all of your favorites and some new songs from my upcoming album, Stadium. It’s also my birthday so I have something very special planned for all my fans so you know it’s going to be one big party," Akon said in a statement.

Akon’s India connection also includes the singer’s upcoming contribution to the soundtrack of Bollywood superhero caper Ra.One starring top star Shah Rukh Khan slated for release this October.