Superheavy turns down Olympics show

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2012, 12:32 PM IST

Los Angeles: Newly formed group Superheavy, comprising Mick Jagger, AR Rahman and others, turned down the chance to perform at the upcoming London Olympics because they wanted their first proper gig to be in a more intimate setting.

Bandmember Dave Stewart said that the group, which also features Damian Marley and Joss Stone, snubbed the chance to stage a special gig to mark the upcoming sporting event as they want their first show to be more low-key, reported The Examiner.

"We always talk about making it, well, not a secret gig, but just a small place in New York or something like that. We haven`t set anything. We went through a million different ramifications. Everybody wants to do something. Everybody`s busy doing things, but we can all regroup at one point. It`s a mixture of five managers," said Stewart.

"The funny thing is, SuperHeavy was approached to perform at the 2012 Olympics, because we are mixed culturally - Indian, Jamaican, British. It`s all very interesting.

"SuperHeavy, when people realised what it was, we were asked to do everything - The Grammys, the Olympics, the opening of a balloon in Bangkok. There`s a wall of invitations," he added.

PTI