Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 15 September 2019

James Arthur is coming to Dubai

The UK 'X Factor' winner and former Bahrain resident is set to perform at Zero Gravity next month

James Arthur will be performing live in Dubai at Zero Gravity on Friday, April 26. Getty Images
James Arthur will be performing live in Dubai at Zero Gravity on Friday, April 26. Getty Images

James Arthur is bringing his musical talent to the UAE for one night only.

The 31-year-old British singer is coming to Zero Gravity, Dubai on Friday, April 26, and is set to perform his biggest hits, like Can I Be Him, Say You Won’t Let Go and Impossible.

A limited number of early-bird tickets go on sale at 9am, Thursday, March 28, for Dh165. Regular tickets will then be available for Dh195, and tickets will be Dh255 on the door.

James Arthur spent much of his childhood in Bahrain, living there from 1997 until 2001. Courtesy Zero Gravity 
James Arthur spent much of his childhood in Bahrain, living there from 1997 until 2001. Courtesy Zero Gravity

Having found fame after winning the British X Factor in 2012, Arthur has sold more than 25 million records worldwide, has over one billion YouTube streams and recently featured on The Greatest Showman: Reimagined album, performing Rewrite the Stars with fellow British singer, Anne-Marie.

A background in the GCC

Although Arthur was born in Middlesbrough, England, he spent some of his childhood living in Bahrain. The singer lived in the country from 1997 to 2001 with his mother, step-father and two of his sisters, attending the British School of Bahrain.

According to his mother, Shirley Ashworth, it was while living in Bahrain that he first started to stand out as a musical talent.

"James started to show his potential back then," Ashworth told the Gulf Daily News of his time in Bahrain. "I think the time I knew he would be something big would be when he did a play, The Pirates of Penzance. He first started showing his vocal ability when he played the role of the Major General – he was 12 years old at the time. He also won singing competitions as well as other competitions in school.”

James Arthur live at Zero Gravity Dubai, Friday, April 26, tickets available from Dh165 from Thursday, March 28, 04 399 0009, www.0-gravity.ae

Updated: March 27, 2019 10:14 AM

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