Fifth album


According to Ryan’s words during Asian tour OneRepublic is working on a new “miniature album” (aka “condensed play”) to be released in 2018. They also plan to pick one of new songs as the lead by the end of 2017.

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OneRepublic to party with SRK, Deepika Padukone and other Bollywood stars


After Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran and Wiz Khalifa, the next international music sensation set to enthral India is OneRepublic. The American pop group, known for its hits like Apologize, Secrets, Good Life and Counting Stars, will land in the country three days ahead of their Mumbai gig on April 21.

Since it is their maiden visit, the band members are keen to explore the country. Ryan Tedder, founder of OneRepublic, tells mid-day, “We’ve wanted to visit India for years. Besides getting a chance to perform for our Indian fans, we are also excited about exploring your beautiful country.”

A source reveals that the organisers are charting out a sightseeing itinerary for them. “The cities haven’t been finalised yet, but they want to check out some historical sites.” Visiting a film set and indulging in local shopping are among the activities planned. “They will go shopping in Colaba and try desi food in Bandra.” The source adds that the organisers will throw a bash in their honour, and a guest list that includes Bollywood stars has already been drawn up. “The party will take place a day or two before the gig. Several B-Town celebrities, including Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, are likely to attend the do.”

Explaining how they managed to get the celebrated band on board, Cyrus Gorimar, director, Opium Events And Production (organisers), says, “We started the talks with their management more than six months ago. Our pre-registrations have seen a phenomenal response with more than 10,000 registrations received in just 24 hours. We are anticipating close to 15,000 fans for the event.”


OneRepublic announces maiden gig in India


American rock-pop band One Republic will be performing in India for the first time in April, and they are looking forward to exploring the “beautiful country” along with playing for the Indian audience.

The band, which is made up of Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, Eddie Fisher, Drew Brown and Zach Filkins, will perform at MMRDA Grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex here on 21 April.

In a joint statement, the band members expressed their excitement about the gig.

“We’ve wanted to visit India for years, and are beyond excited to finally get the chance to not only perform a full concert but also explore your beautiful country. See you soon,” they said.

India’s event management company Opium Events is getting the band to India.

“We have been in talks with the management since over six months now as we realise that the band enjoys a great repertoire in the country with a significant fanbase originating out of India,” said Cyrus Gorimar, Director, Opium Events And Production.

“Our pre-registrations have seen a phenomenal response with more than 10,000 registrations received in a span of 24 hours and we are anticipating close to 15,000 fans for the event.

“The production and scale of the event will be extraordinary with a multi-crore spend invested into the event,” added Gorimar, who is also an avid rock musician.

The band was formed in Colorado in the year 2002, and is credited for hits likes ‘Apologize’, ‘Secrets’, ‘Good Life’, ‘Counting Stars’ and ‘Oh My My’.

Apart from India, the Grammy-nominated band will also perform in Singapore, South Korea, China, Malaysia as part of their two-week Asia tour.



OneRepublic Live in South Africa: Don’t Look Down documentary


REVIEW: OneRepublic: Live in South Africa


It’s hard to imagine a time without the incredible music of OneRepublic. The band, made up of Ryan Tedder, Zach Filkins, Drew Brown, Brent Kutzle, and Eddie Fisher, have been a staple part of our lives since they burst onto the scene in 2007 with ‘Apologize’.

Since then, the five-piece have gone on to achieve global success, with one of their highlights being their mammoth Native World Tour, which travelled across five continents between 2013 and 2015. One of the landmark performances from the tour was their show at The Ticketpro Dome (then known as The Coca-Cola Dome) in Johannesburg, South Africa in front of 20,000 fans.
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OneRepublic guitarist reflects on new documentary about their career: “Absolutely no part of it was easy”


OneRepublic’s new DVD, Live in South Africa, is out today. In addition to the concert the band played in Johannesburg in 2015, the package also includes a documentary about their insanely rocky road to the top of the charts. Watching it, OneRepublic guitarist Zach Filkins says it makes him “feel blessed” and “extremely thankful.”

The documentary includes early footage of OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder winning an MTV contest years ago that was supposed to be his big break, but that went nowhere. He puts the band together, but they run into many obstacles before finally scoring a hit with “Apologize.” After that, there’s more struggling to prove they weren’t one-hit wonders.

“When I look at [the DVD]…I’m struck by how nothing was easy. Absolutely no part of it was easy for anyone of us,” Zach tells ABC Radio. “The reality was, for a long time, we had no clue whether any of our sacrifices were gonna work…we bet it all.”

“I’m…also extremely thankful for where we are now,” he adds. “I definitely feel blessed and feel like we have to keep going from here to the next step.”

That “next step” is new OneRepublic music, which Zach says they’re working on now, in an attempt to get what he calls “that one or two songs that really represent where we’re going and what we need to do…and as soon as we get those, then they inform everything else.”

But no matter what happens in the future, Zach says the documentary has reminded him that OneRepublic can make it through.

“If we run across difficulties now, we’ve had those before, none of it is a surprise,” he notes. “We should know what to do with difficult times because we’ve had many of them.”



OneRepublic’s cover of ‘For What It’s Worth’ on the new Rhythms Del Mundo album


Ed SheeranMaroon 5James Bay and OneRepublic are among the artists featured on a new charity compilation album in support of marine conservation.

The album, Plastic Oceans, features remixes of popular songs by Afro/Latin collective Rhythms Del Mundo. The track list includes Ed’s “Bloodstream,” Maroon 5’s “You Will Be Loved,” James Bay’s “Hold Back the River,” and OneRepublic’s “For What It’s Worth.

You can digitally download the album for a minimum donation of $10 that goes toward Rhythms Del Mundo’s charity Artists Project Earth – specifically their campaign to combat plastics in our oceans and other maritime causes.

For What It’s Worth was previously featured on Rhythms del Mundo: Classics from 2009, you can find it here.

Listen to the song below.



Ryan Tedder’s EDM songs


Paul Oakenfold, Flashing Lights

Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso, Calling (Lose My Mind)

Zedd, Lost At Sea

Alesso Vs. OneRepublic, If I Lose Myself

David Guetta, S.T.O.P

Alesso, Scars

Kygo, Stranger Things