Abu Dhabi // Tickets for the Christina Aguilera concert at the Emirates Palace hotel will go on sale this Sunday. The 27-year-old US singer will follow in the footsteps of Justin Timberlake and US rock bands Bon Jovi when she performs on the lawns of the exclusive hotel resort on Oct 24. Tickets, available from www.boxofficeme.com, will cost Dh295 to Dh890 and with a venue capacity of 20,000, and demand is expected to be high.
The New York-born Grammy Award winner, who had her first child, Max, in February, has scheduled the capital as her third stop on a worldwide Back To Basics tour, following performances in the UK and Russia. A website, christinaaguilera.ae, giving more information about the concert will be up and running from Sunday. Aguilera has sold more than 37 million albums, with hits including Candyman, Genie in a Bottle and Dirrty.
Aguilera, whose daring outfits have sometimes commanded as much attention and headlines as her music, was also enlisted to help publicise the Trump International Hotel and Tower, one of Dubai's largest developments, at Donald Trump's Los Angeles estate last month. Aguilera's show-business career began in the 1990s, when she was member of the Mickey Mouse Club cast on American television. She has recorded five albums and another is scheduled for release next year.
She married marketing executive Jordan Bratman in California three years ago. The two of them met in 2002. firstname.lastname@example.org