The regional gig have been rather quiet of late... apart from the two huge announcements big enough to blow each other out of the water. In case you missed it: Lady Gaga is bringing her controversial ArtRave tour to Dubai’s Meydan Racecourse on September 10, while fresh-faced boyband One Direction will be stopping by the UAE in 2015, with a gig confirmed at The Sevens Stadium on April 4.
The news left us wondering what other big acts could be visiting the region soon. Rap superstar Kanye West is gigging Australia in mid-September, surely a GCC gig could be squeezed in on the way home? Robbie Williams is in Sydney a few weeks later, too, and is a proven expat hit. Added to our wish list would be retro UK singer-songwriter Jake Bugg and former Fugee Lauryn Hill, who are both hitting the road in Europe in October.
Further ahead, Katy Perry’s mammoth autumn tour is taking her all over the US in October before a long stint in Australia in November. We wouldn’t be at all surprised to see her parachute in for a local show on the way over. Keep an eye on this website for more.