Bon Jovi fans will be delighted to hear that the rocker will return to Abu Dhabi to perform at the du Arena, Yas Island, on Thursday October 1. Internationally celebrated thanks to their huge back-catalogue of chart-toppers, Bon Jovi have been making hits for more than 30 years. Fans will be treated to classic anthems including ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’, ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’, ‘It’s My Life’, ‘Have A Nice Day,’ and the Grammy-winning ‘Who Says You Can’t Go Home’. The band have played more than 2,800 concerts worldwide and have received 21 music awards including Grammys, Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. Tickets cost Dhs295-30,000 and go on sale to the general public through www.ticketmaster.ae on Wednesday June 10 at noon.
In more band news, Universal Music MENA has signed its first-ever Arabic band, UAT. The group is made up of lead singer Nina Abdel Malak, rapper, singer and songwriter Bachir Baccour, and hip-hop artist Tarek Ali Foudah. The artists hail from Lebanon, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. Their debut album is a fusion of musical styles including international mainstream genres and a classical Arabic sound. The band have already filmed six music videos and have finished their self-titled album, which will be released later this year. Their first single, ‘Mashiha’, will be released on Monday June 15. The official video will go live on YouTube and Vevo on the same day.
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