x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Rush for George Michael tickets

Tickets for the George Michael and Alicia Keys concert next month look likely to sell out within 10 days, organisers said.

ABU DHABI // Tickets for the George Michael and Alicia Keys concert next month look likely to sell out within 10 days, organisers said. The event, at Zayed Sports City, will be the biggest concert ever staged in the UAE, with an audience of 30,000. Flash, the concert presenters, have been pleased with sales, which range in price from Dh195 to Dh995. "The tickets all the way through the price ranges have been selling really well," said John Lickrish, the managing director of Flash.

Keys, a Grammy award winner, will open for the British star on the eve of UAE National Day, with Michael expected on stage at 11pm. It is the first time Keys, who has recorded the theme for Quantum of Solace, the latest Bond film, will perform on the same stage as Michael. The UAE event is said to be his last performance after 25 years in music. The show will feature fireworks to mark the national holiday as Michael sings across midnight to see in the day marking 37 years of UAE independence. The concert is Michael's first performance in the Middle East.

Tickets can be bought on www.boxofficeme.com and in person from Virgin Megastores, Hallmark, Spinneys and Cellucom. * The National