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Junoon performed live in Karachi, Pakistan on December 25. Image Credit: Twitter

  • Junoon, Pakistani Sufi-rock band, performed live in Karachi on December 25.
  • Social media users from the country shared several pictures and videos online.
  • Junoon will be performing in Dubai on January 18. 

Dubai: On Tuesday, residents of Karachi, Pakistan, witnessed the biggest band from South Asia come together after 13 years. Junoon, the popular Sufi rock band, performed at their ‘Reunion Concert’ and social media users in the country flooded various platforms with pictures and videos from the performance.

After much speculation, rumours and conversations over the past decade, on whether fans would ever get to see the Pakistani rock legends perform again, the concert was confirmed in August. And that’s not it. Members Ali Azmat, Salman Ahmad and Brian O’Connell will be heading to Dubai in January for their next concert.

Their performance in Karachi, at the Moin Khan Academy, was a night of classics and fond memories. According to a report in The News International, the biggest Pakistan-based English newspaper, the concert began with the song ‘Jazba Junoon’ and many tweeps from the country were seen reminiscing their favourite songs online.

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Social media users from Pakistan shared videos and pictures from the performance. Image Credit: Twitter

Tweep @aasma_shine wrote: “‘Hai jazba junoon, toh himmat na haar (if you have passion, then don’t lose hope).’ Thanks for this spiritually motivational anthem #Junoon.”

@syedsalman_t tweeted: “One of the best nights. Music, which I grew up listening to, music that inspired me to pick up a guitar, the trio that was part of every household are back together. Guitar solos, raags, rock, sufi-blues. #Junoon @sufisal”

Tweep @naziarubbani wrote: “@sufisal I must say Salman [Ahmad] this #SuperJunoon show was a great gift for Karachiites. You people are our asset no doubt. After a long time it felt this way. Love you #Junoon. Stay blessed.”

@FarazAhmedJan tweeted: “Thank you, dear Salman and @RealAliAzmat, for providing us with unmatched entertainment through your #Junoon and exhilarating performance. Every moment of the show also induced #nostalgia. This #JunoonReunion should continue for long. #Karachi loves you.”

After the concert was over, Ahmad posted a thank you note on his official twiter account, @sufisal: “Thank you Karachi for the most incredible night of 2018.”

Many Pakistani celebrities and actors were also spotted at the concert, including former cricketer Wasim Akram, Ayesha Omar, Ainy Jaffri and Ali Rehman Khan. All of them also shared clips from the concert on their respective Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Some fans requested they perform in other cities in Pakistan, too.

Tweep @Fatimaimran94 wrote: “#Junoon should also do one concert in Islamabad. @sufisal @RealAliAzmat”

Junoon will be performing in Dubai on January 18, at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.