DUBAI // Paolo Nutini will perform his blend of pop, rock, soul and reggae at the Irish Village on March 12, the event organisers said. The Scotsman's second album, Sunny Side Up, was No 1 in the British music charts this week. Nutini will perform songs from Sunny Side Up and from his 2006 album These Streets, including "Last Request", which reached No. 5 in the UK singles charts.
"I'm really looking forward to the gig," he said in a press release. "We have a big band, a big sound and hopefully people will enjoy the show." Nutini broke on to the scene in 2006 in support of Paul Weller, the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. His two shows in April at the Royal Albert Hall in London are both sold out, and he will be supporting Pink at shows in Germany. Thomas Ovesen, the managing director of AEG Live, said: "Music fans always ask us to bring more current and upcoming talents to Dubai. So it is a great pleasure to present one of the best new talents and a performer that in many ways has already established himself as a star."
Tickets cost Dh225 (US$61) and can be purchased online or at selected Costa Coffee, Virgin Megastore and Spinneys outlets, as well as from the Irish Village. @Email:firstname.lastname@example.org