Nervecell in Dubai

UAE rock band kick off Middle East tour in city

Nervecell are about as close to a UAE superstar rock band as you can get. No, they don’t sell out stadiums or travel by private jet, but they do regularly tour Europe, and were recently named the UAE’s third best-selling act ever. Add a career-defining gig supporting Metallica in Abu Dhabi last year, and it’s fair to say Nervecell have achieved as much as any group from these shores. Quite a feat when you consider some people find them unlistenable. Stopping off in Dubai on the first leg of their Psychogenocide Middle East tour, expect doomy guitar riffs, growling vocals and pneumatic drums. An acquired taste, and an admirable achievement.

Dhs50. 7.30pm, Thursday June 28. Ratsky 3, Holiday Inn Express, Bur Dubai (050 453 9727).

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