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BC Place just held a record-breaking concert

Indian popstar Diljit Dosanjh played to a sold out crowd at BC Place
Diljit Dosanjh's April 27 concert at Vancouver's BC Place set a record.

Indian superstar Diljit Dosanjh has set a record in Vancouver.

The popstar and actor played to a sold out crowd at BC Place last night, April 27, and in doing so broke the record for largest Punjabi concert outside of India. With the show selling more than 50,000 tickets, the record was expected to be broken.

It was the first date of his Dil-luminati tour, which will be playing more than a dozen dates across North America. However, Vancouver's record is likely to remain for now as only Toronto's Rogers Centre (aka the SkyDome) has a capacity close to BC Place.

On social media it appeared Dosanjh enjoyed his visit to Vancouver, arriving days before and meeting staff at BC Place. He also shared a note posted at the Marriott Parq Hotel that alerted him to his own concert happening nearby, in case he wanted to listing from the hotel's lounge.

The note also came with ear plugs in case he wanted a "tranquil" rest.

It's not Dosanjh's first trip to Vancouver. Notably he starred in the film Honsla Rakh which was shot in Vancouver and the region. It went on to be one of the biggest Punjabi-language films of all time.