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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 15 December 2018

Ariana Grande to perform in Abu Dhabi for UAE National Day weekend

Chart-topping pop singer Ariana Grande is to perform in Abu Dhabi to mark the UAE's 44th National Day festivities.
Ariana Grande will perform at Du Arena on December 3. Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
Ariana Grande will perform at Du Arena on December 3. Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

Ariana Grande is to perform in Abu Dhabi to mark the UAE’s 44th National Day festivities.

The 22-year-old chart-topping pop singer will perform at Yas Island’s Du Arena on Thursday, December 3.

Priced from Dh250, exclusive pre-sale tickets will open to du customers on Monday, October 26 at noon, and Flash pre-sale members 24 hours later. General release tickets go on sale from noon on Wednesday, October 28.

Grande arrives in the midst of her globe-conquering The Honeymoon Tour, which has visited more than 75 cities worldwide. Audiences can expect to hear hits including One Last Time, Break Free and Iggy Azalea collaboration Problem.

After launching her career on Broadway, Grande first found fame on the small screen starring in Nickelodeon series Victorious, and later spin-off Sam & Cat, which left the air last year.

Released in 2013, her debut album Yours Truly topped the Billboard album charts in the USA, as did last year’s follow-up My Everything.

She has worked with some of the biggest names in pop right now, including Azalea, The Weeknd on hit Love Me Harder, and Jessie J and Nicki Minaj on Bang Bang.

Known for her powerful vocal delivery, Grande made history last year when she became the first female artist to place three singles among the top six US downloads at the same time. The last artist to achieve this fear was Michael Jackson in 2009.

To register for Flash’s pre-sale options, head to info.thinkflash.ae/ariana before 9am on Tuesday October 27. General release tickets will be available from www.ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Megastore shops in the UAE, from noon on Wednesday October 28. See www.thinkflash.ae for more.

rgarratt@thenational.ae