Coldplay, the world’s biggest-selling musical act for 2008, have confirmed that they will do a gig in the UAE for the first time as part of their current world tour. They’ve certainly chosen an impressive venue, none other than the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. This will be the final stop on the world tour for their critically acclaimed fourth album, ‘Viva Le Vida’ which has earned the band three Grammys.
Emirates Palace is an experience in itself, being a magnificent structure on the shores of the Gulf with its own 1.3 kilometre stretch of private beach. Emirates Palace is more than just a hotel - it is fast becoming the cultural hub of the UAE, and over the past year has hosted performances from names such as Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, Shakira, Christina Aguilera and Elton John.
Speaking on behalf of Live Nation (Middle East), co-promoters of Coldplay live in Abu Dhabi, Elissa Murtaza, Managing Director commented, ‘Coldplay’s debut performance in the Middle East is set to attract one of the biggest attendances in the UAE. Regional fans of the band have waited a long time for this show and they won’t be disappointed. With limited tickets available this is definitely the concert of the year and is not to be missed!’.
Those wanting to catch Coldplay at this one-off gig had better be quick - the concert is predicted to sell out of its 15,000 tickets in record time.
Tickets go on sale 15th February 2009 and are available on www.timeouttickets.com, www.ticketingboxoffice.com and www.boxofficeme.com. A limited amount of offline tickets will be available from Virgin Megastores in UAE.