The Grammy-winning American rapper Eminem will perform the final Yasalam After-Race concert at the du Arena at Yas Island on Sunday, November 4, announced organisers Think Flash.
Now in their fourth year, the Yasalam After-Race concerts are staged at the du Arena, Yas Island, exclusively for ticket holders of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Sunday finale concert has become a landmark event for Abu Dhabi and a fitting finish to one of the most eagerly awaited sporting events in the region.
Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers III, catapulted to fame in 1999 with his debut album The Slim Shady LP. With hits like Lose Yourself, The Real Slim Shady and Not Afraid, the 39-year-old singer-songwriter has sold more than 90 million albums worldwide and has achieved 10 number-one albums on the Billboard 200 charts.
He was the first rapper to win an Academy Award (for Best Original Song), adding to his 13 Grammys. Rolling Stone magazine has dubbed him one of the greatest artists of all time. His seventh and most recent studio album, Recovery, was released on 2010.
Full details of the whole Yasalam programme, including Live Across the City, Live on the Corniche and Live on Yas Island, will be announced on September 18.
In a change to previous years, 2012 race-goers will need to visit the Yas Marina Circuit each day to collect their concert wristband, to get access to the Yasalam After-Race Concerts. Each day of the race, 2,000 Golden Circle upgrades for that night’s concert will be given away free at Yas Marina Circuit. In addition, a promotion dubbed 2 Friends Friday grants the first 15,000 domestic F1™ ticket buyers a pair of complimentary invitations to see Kylie Minogue on Friday, November 2. The Canadian rock band Nickelback will take the stage on Saturday, November 3.