Ali Azimi and The Need Concert: Ezzat Ziad World Tour Past

Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 ,
8:00 PM
- Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Ali Azimi and his band the Need are coming back for the second time to create a joyful rare night of the finest Persian Rock in Vancouver.
The Persian inspierd local band KEEJAA will be the show's guest artists.
Age limit for this event is 18+, Proper ID Required.
Ali Azimi is the leader of the band "Ali Azimi and the Needs". An Iranian rock and alternative band with all British musicians. He also was the singer-songwriter of the band Radio Tehran which became noticed after their first album 88, released in the Persian year 1388 (2009/2010).

Born and raised in Tehran, Iran. Ali Azimi began his interest in music at a young age. Coming from a musical family, he self learned to play the Piano and studied classical guitar with Kazem Moazen.

Ali got his bachelors in engineering at Tehran University and Masters in United Kingdom in the same field.

In his early 30's, after years of work and study in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Ali Azimi set aside his work as an engineer in UK and began to follow his passion for music. The song "33" from the album, Mr. Mean and the song Tatilat, from Radio Tehran album are both based on this experience.

During the same time Ali founded his own production company Sakkou, which documented underground Iranian music to help promote his fellow musicians who are unable to freely express their love for music in the Islamic republic of Iran.

After quitting his engineering career Ali Azimi went to Iran and in the year 1388 (2009) and formed the Iranian rock band Radio Tehran. Leading this new band, Ali recorded the album 88. Touching on the issues of the young Iranians, the album gave a fresh sound and perspective within the Iranian alternative music scene.

Departing from his previous band, Ali Azimi's first solo album, Mr. Mean, was released in October 2013. This album includes major hit songs such as "Prelude", and "Aghaye Past". The music video for the song "Mr. Mean" was first prize winner at Farhang Foundation's short film festival.

In 2016, Ali Azimi and the Need released their new album, "Ezzat Ziad." The group are taking their new album on a world tour in the Fall of 2016.

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