x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Westlife to perform at Jebel Ali concert

The Irish band Westlife will play a one-night gig in Dubai on April 14.

ABU DHABI //Fans of the Irish pop group Westlife will have a chance to see them perform next month in the Emirates.

The Irish four-piece band will be in Dubai on April 14 at the Jebel Ali International Centre of Excellence to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the complex and the Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa next door.

Westlife, who formed in 1998, are the only act in British or Irish history to have their first seven singles go straight to the top of the charts. They have sold more than 46 million records worldwide and recently released their eleventh album, Gravity.

The group has performed live with Mariah Carey, Sinead O'Connor and Lionel Richie, winning multiple awards in the UK and Ireland.

Their biggest-selling record, Flying Without Wings, was released in 1999 and has sold 390,000 copies.

Their single You Raise Me Up, which is based on a traditional Irish folk melody, has been covered more than 125 times by different artists.

Tickets are on sale for Dh250 or Dh450 from www.boxofficeme.com, www.timeouttickets.com, www.virginmegastore.me and all branches of Virgin Megastores.

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