The possibility of reunion of 90’s popular sufi-rock band, Junoon, has once again come alive as band lead guitarist Salman Ahmed has recently informed his fans about it on social media.
In his latest tweet he mentioned that the band is coming together with a bang in 2018.
“Junoonis, Are you ready to see Khudi, Jazba & Junoon & Sayonee in 2018 with the classic line up? There are no impossible dreams only infinite possibilities,” he wrote.
Junoonis, Are you ready to see Khudi, Jazba & Junoon & Sayonee in 2018 with the classic line up? There are no impossible dreams only infinite possibilities. https://t.co/DPirnf1XvM
— salman ahmad (@sufisal) February 4, 2018
When a local daily contacted him for further confirmation, he had this to say:
“The classic Junoon line up is ready to take off in 2018,’ he said. “We’re doing it for the fans who deserve to see unity and hope once again.”
In one of his earlier interview while sharing his future plans added that he would be paying tribute to the greatest Pakistani bands of all time such as Junoon and Vital Signs.
“In 2018, I am producing a unique Broadway-style show which will pay tribute to three legends, Nazia and Zoheb Hassan, Junoon and Vital Signs. I’ve already been in talks with Zoheb, JJ’s sons, Momina Mustehsan, Asim Azhar, Irtaash and a few others.”
“The classic Junoon line up is ready to take off in 2018, Salman Ahmed
This is not the first time that Salman Ahmed has talked about the Junoon reunion. In fact, he has indicated towards this possibility umpteen times in the past. On the other hand, other band members have hardly shared their views on the matter. So, for now, we are just keeping are fingers crossed and hoping that the Junoon reunion to happen soon.
Formed in 1990, Junoon, is directed by founder, lead guitarist and songwriter, Salman Ahmad, who was soon joined by keyboardist Nusrat Hussain and vocalist Ali Azmat. It is Pakistan’s and one of South Asia’s most successful bands; the Q magazine regarded them as “One of the biggest bands in the world” and The New York Times called Junoon “the U2 of Pakistan”.
Since their inception, the group has released a collective total of nineteen albums: seven studio albums; one soundtrack; two live albums; four video albums; and five compilations. Their music has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.